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Burns evaluation

Tomasz Żądkowski, Paweł Nachulewicz, Maciej Mazgaj, Magdalena Woźniak, Czesław Cielecki, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek, Iwona Beń-Skowronek
Treatment of hypertrophic scars arising as a result of thermal burns in children is still a big problem. The results of the treatment are not satisfactory for patients and parents, and new methods of treatment are still investigated.We present the use of one of the most modern carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers (Lumenis Encore laser equipped with a Synergistic Coagulation and Ablation for Advanced Resurfacing module) in the treatment of hypertrophic scars in children after burns.From March to April of 2013, a group of 47 patients aged 6 to 16 years underwent 57 laser surgery treatments...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jochen-Frederick Hernekamp, Florian Neubrech, Tomke Cordts, Volker J Schmidt, Ulrich Kneser, Thomas Kremer
PURPOSE: The clinical course after major burns is characterized by microcirculatory changes and consecutive capillary leakage. However, current clinical monitoring does not properly assess microcirculation, whereas macrohemodynamic changes are continuously evaluated. Here, we assess if macrohemodynamic and microhemodynamic parameters after burn trauma are correlated in a rat model. METHODS: Burn plasma harvested from donor rats 4 hours after thermal injury (30% total body surface area, 100 °C water, 12 seconds) was administered intravenously to healthy animals during 2 hours of intravital microscopy (burn group [BG])...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
David J Tennent, Christina M Hylden, Anthony E Johnson, Travis C Burns, Jason M Wilken, Johnny G Owens
INTRODUCTION: Quadriceps strength after arthroscopic knee procedures is frequently diminished several years postoperation. Blood flow restriction (BFR) training uses partial venous occlusion while performing submaximal exercise to induce muscle hypertrophy and strength improvements. The purpose of this study was to evaluate BFR as a postoperative therapeutic intervention after knee arthroscopy. METHODS: A randomized controlled pilot study comparing physical therapy with and without BFR after knee arthroscopy was conducted...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Jin Kyung Chae, Jeong Hee Kim, Eun Jung Kim, Kun Park
BACKGROUND: The patient and observer scar assessment scale (POSAS) recently emerged as a promising method, reflecting both observer's and patient's opinions in evaluating scar. This tool was shown to be consistent and reliable in burn scar assessment, but it has not been tested in the setting of skin graft scar in skin cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate facial skin graft scar applied to POSAS and to compare with objective scar assessment tools. METHODS: Twenty three patients, who diagnosed with facial cutaneous malignancy and transplanted skin after Mohs micrographic surgery, were recruited...
October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Wojciech Witkowski, Marek Kawecki, Agnieszka Surowiecka-Pastewka, Wojciech Klimm, Katarzyna Szamotulska, Stanisław Niemczyk
BACKGROUND This study evaluated factors influencing early and late occurrence of AKI in severely burned patients and assessed the relationship between time of occurrence of AKI and mortality of AKI patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Renal function was evaluated at 3 time points: at admission, at the critical point or middle point of hospitalization, and at the endpoint for which death or a discharge from the center was considered. AKI criteria were: decrease in GFR of less than 60 ml/min at admission, decrease in GFR of more than 75% compared to baseline, and decrease in the daily diuresis of less than 500 ml/24 h...
October 17, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Pengjun Xu, Bu Tao, Zhiqiang Ye, Hu Zhao, Yue Ren, Ting Zhang, Yeru Huang, Jiping Chen
The concentrations of 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were measured in 23 farmland soil samples and 10 riverine sediment samples from Guiyu, China, and the carcinogenic risks associated with PAHs in the samples were evaluated. Guiyu is the largest electronic waste (EW) dismantling area globally, and has been well known for the primitive and crude manner in which EWs are disposed, such as by open burning and roasting. The total PAH concentrations were 56-567 ng/g in the soils and 181-3034 ng/g in the sediments...
October 2016: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Charles Lowell Cantrell, Andrew Maxwell Phineas Jones, Abbas Ali
Hierochloë odorata (L.) P. Beauv. (Poaceae), commonly known as sweetgrass, has documented use as an insect repellent by the Flatheads of Montana and Blackfoot of Alberta. Both the Flatheads of Montana and Blackfoot of Alberta would use braided plant material in a sachet in clothing or burn them from one end as incense, air/clothing freshener, and insect repellent. This study evaluated the insect repellent properties of this plant using an in vitro mosquito Aedes aegypti feeding bioassay-directed approach to identify the compound(s) responsible for the observed activities...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Nicole Niehoff, Alexandra J White, Lauren E McCullough, Susan E Steck, Jan Beyea, Irina Mordukhovich, Jing Shen, Alfred I Neugut, Kathleen Conway, Regina M Santella, Marilie D Gammon
BACKGROUND: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been linked to breast cancer in many, but not all, previous studies. PAHs are lipophilic and stored in fat tissue, which we hypothesized may result in constant low-dose exposure to these carcinogens. No previous studies have evaluated whether obesity modifies associations between multiple measures of PAHs and breast cancer incidence. METHODS: This population-based study included 1,006 postmenopausal women with first primary in situ or invasive breast cancer and 990 age-frequency matched controls...
October 11, 2016: Environmental Research
Kristopher P Croome, David D Lee, Justin M Burns, Dana K Perry, Justin H Nguyen, Andrew P Keaveny, Hani M Wadei, C Burcin Taner
:  Introduction and aim. Many transplant programs have expanded eligibility to include patients previously ineligible because of advanced age. Outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation (SLK) in recipients with advanced age are not known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from patients undergoing transplantation between 2002 and 2015 were obtained from the UNOS Standard Analysis and Research file. RESULTS: SLK recipients aged ≥ 65 years (N = 677), SLK recipients aged < 65 years (N = 4517), and recipients of liver transplant alone(LTA) aged ≥ 65 years(N = 8495) were compared...
November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
Alexandre Lamaro Cardoso, Maria Márcia Bachion, Júlia de Miranda Morais, Marcelo Silva Fantinati, Vera Lúcia Lima de Almeida, Ruy Souza Lino
PURPOSE: To analyze the healing effects of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) application compared to wound dressing with 2% silver sulfadiazine in full thickness burn wounds in rats. METHODS: Animals were divided into two groups: 2% silver sulfadiazine group and SVF group. Both groups received occlusive bandages while the first one was treated with 2% silver sulfadiazine and the latter was treated with injections of SVF prepared from adipose tissue extracted from an animal donor...
September 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Maryam Banar, Mohammad Emaneini, Mhboubeh Satarzadeh, Nafiseh Abdellahi, Reza Beigverdi, Willem B van Leeuwen, Fereshteh Jabalameli
Biofilm is an important virulence factor in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and has a substantial role in antibiotic resistance and chronic burn wound infections. New therapeutic agents against P. aeruginosa, degrading biofilms in burn wounds and improving the efficacy of current antimicrobial agents, are required. In this study, the effects of α-mannosidase, β-mannosidase and trypsin enzymes on the degradation of P. aeruginosa biofilms and on the reduction of ceftazidime minimum biofilm eliminating concentrations (MBEC) were evaluated...
2016: PloS One
Mattieu Haddad, Esteban Emiliani, Olivier Traxer
We have read with interest the article recently published in the Journal of Endourology by Peplinski et al "The Effect of Laser Fiber Cleave Technique and Lithotripsy Time on Power Output". First, we agree with the conclusion of founding no benefit of using any specific cleaving technique. The authors did not include this parameter in their evaluations; this parameter is a key element in the experiments as the results might vary. Finally cleaving the laser fibers may bring other benefits: the fiber tip damage and cracking may allow back burns and retrograde laser emissions becoming a potential risk to damage the ureteroscope...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Seok-Jae Ko, Braden Kuo, Seul-Ki Kim, Hyangsook Lee, Jinsung Kim, Gajin Han, Juyeon Kim, Song-Yi Kim, Seungwon Jang, Jiyoung Son, Minji Kim, Hyejung Lee, Inkwon Yeo, Kwang Ro Joo, Jae-Woo Park
OBJECTIVES: This study was implemented to evaluate the effect of individualized acupuncture treatment (AT) on functional dyspepsia (FD). METHODS: A randomized, waitlist-controlled, two-center trial was performed. Seventy-six patients with FD were enrolled in the trial with partially individualized AT in a more realistic clinical setting performed twice a week for 15 minutes a session over 4 weeks. The participants were randomly allocated to a group receiving 8 sessions of AT for 4 weeks or a waitlist control group...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Carolina Schencke, Adriana Vasconcellos, Cristian Sandoval, Paulina Torres, Francisca Acevedo, Mariano Del Sol
BACKGROUND: In the context of the search for cost-efficient treatments, Ulmo (Eurcyphia cordifolia) honey is an excellent alternative for treating burn wounds and could have a profound medical, social, and economic impact. Ascorbic acid is an enzymatic co-factor necessary for the synthesis of collagen and the proliferation of fibroblasts and has been proposed as a coadjuvant to strengthen the healing effects of honey. The aim of this work was to evaluate by morphometric studies the healing wounds caused by burns treated with Ulmo honey alone and supplemented with ascorbic acid in guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)...
2016: Burns and trauma
Jun Yeon Park, Jin Ho Kwak, Ki Sung Kang, Eun Bee Jung, Dong-Soo Lee, Sanghyun Lee, Yujung Jung, Ki Hyun Kim, Gwi Seo Hwang, Hye Lim Lee, Noriko Yamabe, Su-Nam Kim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Jawoongo is a traditional drug ointment (with a traditional botanic formula) used for the treatment of burns and wounds in Korea. One of the components of Jawoongo is Lithospermi Radix (LR, the dried root of Lithospermum erythrorhizon Siebold & Zucc., also known as Zicao or Gromwell), which contains deoxyshikonin and its derivatives. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of deoxyshikonin on wound healing...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Pravinkumar G Patil, Vinay Hazarey, Rekha Chaudhari, Smita Nimbalkar-Patil
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate effect of ice-cream stick exercise regimen with or without a mouth-exercising device (MED) on mucosal burning sensation in oral submucous fibrosis. STUDY DESIGN: In total, 282 patients with oral submucous fibrosis were treated with topical corticosteroid and oral antioxidant and the ice-cream stick exercise regimen. Patients in subgroups A1, A2, and A3 were additionally given a new MED. Patients in subgroups A1 and B1 patients with interincisal distance (IID) of 20 to 35 mm were managed without any additional therapy; patients in subgroups A2 and B2 with IID of 20 to 35 mm were additionally managed with intralesional injections; and those in subgroups A3 and B3 with IID less than 20 mm were managed surgically...
August 6, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Pratik R Pipalia, Rajeshwari G Annigeri, Ranjeeta Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of turmeric with black pepper and nigella sativa in oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF). STUDY DESIGN: Forty OSMF patients were randomly divided into two groups. The study was performed under a double-blind, randomized design. Group A received turmeric with black pepper and group B received nigella sativa for 3 months. Clinical evaluation was done every 15 days. Patients' serum superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels were assessed before and after treatment and also compared with healthy controls...
August 6, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Rory Windrim, John Kingdom, Hyun-Jung Jang, Peter N Burns
BACKGROUND: Morbidly adherent placentation now complicates approximately 1 in 500 pregnancies. Our group and others have demonstrated that antenatal diagnosis of invasive placentation and team-based delivery reduce severe morbidity. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are both employed in the antenatal evaluation of pregnancies with suspected placenta increta/percreta. Accurate diagnosis in this context is essential to direct resources appropriately. Ultrasound methods, including colour and power Doppler, are the mainstays of screening at-risk women, whereas MRI is reserved for diagnostic purposes because of its cost and limited accessibility...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Nunzio Denora, Angela Lopedota, Modesto De Candia, Saverio Cellamare, Leonardo Degennaro, Renzo Luisi, Antonietta Mele, Domenico Tricarico, Annalisa Cutrignelli, Valentino Laquintana, Cosimo D Altomare, Massimo Franco, Vincenzo Dimiccoli, Anna Tolomeo, Antonio Scilimati
6-[(18)F]fluoro-l-dihydroxyphenylalanine ((18)F-DOPA) is a diagnostic positron emission tomography (PET) agent, which has been used for decades in imaging the loss of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease, and more recently to detect, stage and restage neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and to search for recurrence of viable glioma tissue. The commercially available (18)F-DOPA PET radiopharmaceutical for diagnostic use in European Union countries, is formulated in an aqueous solution of acetic acid (1.05mg/mL) and has the disadvantages that, immediately before injection, the pH must be adjusted to 4...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Flemming Bjerrum, Jeanett Strandbygaard, Susanne Rosthøj, Teodor Grantcharov, Bent Ottesen, Jette Led Sorensen
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic appendectomy is a commonly performed surgical procedure, but few training models have been described for it. We examined a virtual reality module for practising a laparoscopic appendectomy. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with the following 3 groups of surgeons (n = 45): novices (0 procedures), intermediates (10-50 procedures), and experienced (>100 procedures). After being introduced to the simulator and 1 familiarization attempt on the procedural module, the participants practiced the module 20 times...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
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