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Przemyslaw Guzik, Marek Malik
Mobile electrocardiographs consist of three components: a mobile device (e.g. a smartphone), an electrocardiographic device or accessory, and a mobile application. Mobile platforms are small computers with sufficient computational power, good quality display, suitable data storage, and several possibilities of data transmission. Electrocardiographic electrodes and sensors for mobile use utilize unconventional materials, e.g. rubber, e-textile, and inkjet-printed nanoparticle electrodes. Mobile devices can be handheld, worn as vests or T-shirts, or attached to patient's skin as biopatches...
November 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
Esma Kürklü-Gürleyen, Merve Öğüt-Erişen, Onur Çakır, Ömer Uysal, Gülsüm Ak
PURPOSE: To assess 1) patient satisfaction of a mucoadhesive biopatch with citrus essential oil and 2) the change in pain severity and the oral health-related quality of life in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis participated in the study. Baseline records of personal data, ulcer assessment, visual analog scale, and Oral Health Impact Profile-14 were documented. A mucoadhesive patch was applied over the ulcer...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
Gianluca Leonardi, Giuseppe Finotto, Marinella Talaia, Angelo Nappo, Caterina Dolla, Maria Cristina Di Vico, Davide Diena, Antonio Linsalata, Cesare Guarena, Silvana Barbaro, Luigi Biancone
INTRODUCTION: We describe two measures adopted in hemodialysis outpatient population in order to reduce Central Venous Catheter (CVC) related infections. The first is a nurse staff training in the field project and the second deals with the employment of chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing devices. These actions were performed after high infection rates were observed through a dedicated register. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the limited assistance dialysis center, direct observation (12/2012-02/2013) quantified the gap between the observed and expected health care behaviour...
September 2015: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Jacob Khurgin, Bruce Garber
BACKGROUND: The use of closed-suction drains after penile implant surgery remains controversial. The use of BioPatch®, a protective disk with chlorhexidine gluconate, may reduce the incidence of drain-related infections, one of the feared complications of drains. The aim of this study is to describe a novel use of BioPatch® in penile implant surgery as well as additional techniques that may potentially minimize infection rates. METHODS: A description of operative technique and a review of the literature will be presented...
October 2014: Current Urology
Chun-Ming Shih, Che-Wei Lin, Daniel L Clinciu, Wen-Shan Jian, Terry B J Kuo, Phung Anh Nguyen, Usman Iqbal, Chun-Kung Hsu, Patrick O Owili, Yu-Chuan Jack Li
OBJECTIVE: Using mobile wireless technology to monitor ECG in participants of mass events and sports taking place in difficult-to-access location could both prevent and easier detect arrhythmias as well as provide real-time monitoring for any type of injury. We assessed the effectiveness of mobile wireless monitoring technology and IT in detecting possible emergencies during a skyscraper race. METHODS: We attached specially designed wireless surveillance biopatches on 120 individuals participating to monitor their continuous ECG and location during a skyscraper run-up race at Taipei 101 building, Taiwan...
September 2015: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Damoon Entesari-Tatafi, Neil Orford, Michael J Bailey, Martina N I Chonghaile, Jill Lamb-Jenkins, Eugene Athan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a care bundle, with a novel line maintenance procedure, in reducing the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in the intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: Before-and-after study using CLABSI data reported to the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS), in adult patients admitted to a tertiary adult ICU in regional Victoria between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2014...
March 16, 2015: Medical Journal of Australia
Katie E Weichman, Nicholas W Clavin, Helen C Miller, Colleen M McCarthy, Andrea L Pusic, Babak J Mehrara, Joseph J Disa
BACKGROUND: To decrease the rate of infectious complications, surgeons have begun to use Biopatch (Ethicon, Somerville, N.J.) disks at drain exit sites. The authors investigated whether use of a Biopatch disk could convey a reduction in perioperative infections in patients undergoing immediate tissue expander breast reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients undergoing tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction from November of 2010 to November of 2012 at a single institution...
January 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Deana Saleh Shenaq, David H Song
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January 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jin Ik Lim, Heejung Im, Woo-Kul Lee
Three-dimensional porous chitosan-polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) scaffolds were fabricated for tissue engineering applications via liquid-liquid or liquid-solid phase separation. A mixture of an acidic aqueous solution with butanol as a non-solvent and a chitosan-PVP quaternary system were freeze-dried. We then studied the homogenous open pore structure and the minute pore distribution in order to improve the mass transfer and cell seeding efficiency while also obtaining the optimal ratio of PVP to provide high interconnectivity and to improve the open-pore structure...
2015: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
Jonathan Whitton
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2014: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Norman Franklin
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2014: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Mark Nicholls
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2014: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Jennifer B Wall, Sherrie J Divito, Simon G Talbot
Although chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) disks have been shown to help reduce the incidence of central line-associated blood stream infections, their use can result in local skin necrosis. The effects of CHG disks on patients with complex skin pathology have not been studied. We report 6 cases of dermal necrosis associated with Biopatch (Ethicon Inc, Somerville, NJ) CHG disks in adults with complex skin pathology including those with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, graft-versus-host disease, burns, and anasarca...
December 2014: Journal of Critical Care
Geng Yang, Jian Chen, Li Xie, Jia Mao, Hannu Tenhunen, Li-Rong Zheng
This paper presents a wearable biopatch prototype for body surface potential measurement. It combines three key technologies, including mixed-signal system on chip (SoC) technology, inkjet printing technology, and anisotropic conductive adhesive (ACA) bonding technology. An integral part of the biopatch is a low-power low-noise SoC. The SoC contains a tunable analog front end, a successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter, and a reconfigurable digital controller. The electrodes, interconnections, and interposer are implemented by inkjet-printing the silver ink precisely on a flexible substrate...
May 2013: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, Ghulam Murtaza, Mario Gasparri, Saqib Masroor
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of reconstruction of the right atrial wall using a novel bioresorbable patch derived from porcine small intestinal submucosa. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Our patient presented with mediastinal aspergillosis as a result of chronic steroid therapy for an oligodendroglioma. Hemodynamic compromise and syncopal episodes secondary to the mass effect of the aspergilloma prolapsing through tricuspid valve necessitated palliative surgical excision...
2013: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kristopher M Schroeder, Robert A Jacobs, Christopher Guite, Kyle Gassner, Brooke Anderson, Melanie J Donnelly
PURPOSE: Femoral nerve catheter (FNC) insertion is commonly performed for postoperative analgesia following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A wide range of rates has been reported relating to the bacterial colonization of catheters complicating FNC insertion. The BIOPATCH® is a chlorhexidine (CHG) impregnated patch designed to inhibit bacterial growth for days. The BIOPATCH has proven to be effective at decreasing bacterial colonization in epidural and vascular catheters. We hypothesized that the BIOPATCH would be effective at decreasing the rates of FNC bacterial colonization...
October 2012: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Damien Mertz, Cédric Vogt, Joseph Hemmerlé, Jérôme Mutterer, Vincent Ball, Jean-Claude Voegel, Pierre Schaaf, Philippe Lavalle
Fibronectin, like other proteins involved in mechanotransduction, has the ability to exhibit recognition sites under mechanical stretch. Such cryptic sites are buried inside the protein structure in the native fold and become exposed under an applied force, thereby activating specific signalling pathways. Here, we report the design of new active polymeric nanoassembled surfaces that show some similarities to these cryptic sites. These nanoassemblies consist of a first polyelectrolyte multilayer stratum loaded with enzymes and capped with a second polyelectrolyte multilayer acting as a mechanically sensitive nanobarrier...
September 2009: Nature Materials
Ali Mirza Onder, Jayanthi Chandar, Sheila Coakley, Denise Francoeur, Carolyn Abitbol, Gaston Zilleruelo
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate whether the application of a chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing (Biopatch) at the exit site of tunneled-cuffed hemodialysis catheters has any effect on the incidence and etiology of catheter-related bacteremia (CRB). This study was carried out over a 5-year period in a single center, where, in the first 2(1/2) years, the exit sites were cleansed with betadine at every hemodialysis session and then covered with a transparent dressing (pre-Biopatch Era). During the next 2(1/2) years, Biopatch was applied to the exit site once a week after cleansing with betadine, and then covered with a transparent dressing (Biopatch Era)...
January 2009: Hemodialysis International
Kenneth A Egol, Nader Paksima, Steven Puopolo, Jeffrey Klugman, Rudi Hiebert, Kenneth J Koval
BACKGROUND: Pin-track infection remains one of the most troublesome complications of external fixation, in some cases compromising otherwise successful fracture treatment. METHODS: One hundred and eighteen patients (120 wrists) who had been managed with the placement of an external fixation device for the treatment of a displaced, unstable, distal radial fracture were randomized into one of three treatment groups: (1) weekly dry dressing changes without pin-site care; (2) daily pin-site care with a solution of one-half normal saline solution and one-half hydrogen peroxide; and (3) treatment with the placement of chlorhexidine-impregnated discs (Biopatch) around the pins, with weekly changes of the discs by the treating surgeon...
February 2006: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Jane Banton
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are commonly used to deliver a variety of therapies such as chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition. It is well known that there are complications associated with CVCs; a major complication is catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI). Many strategies exist to prevent CVC complications and CRBSI. This paper will focus on the fight against CRBSI using 3 products at the catheter insertion site: 2% chlorhexidine, BioPatch, and transparent split dressings. Lists of key recommendations from national organizations for infection prevention are included...
February 2006: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
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