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Derek M Culnan, Beretta Craft-Coffman, Genevieve Bitz, Robert F Mullins
Meek micrografting permits wide expansion of skin grafts in true ratios from 3:1 to 9:1, as well as the utilization of poor donor sites. The proprietary glue critical to successful skin transference is unavailable in the United States. While the technique is widely employed worldwide, alternative glues resulted in poor skin transfer and frustrated use in American burn centers. The authors present their protocol resulting in effective MEEK skin transfer using Mastisol® adhesive: "The Rule of Sevens." 1) Soak the corks in normal saline for 7 minutes...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
David B Auyong, David Asher Cantor, Cynthia Green, Neil A Hanson
BACKGROUND: Continuous peripheral nerve blocks offer advantages over single-injection blocks, including extended analgesia and reduction in opioid consumption. These benefits require that the perineural catheter remain intact for the duration of the planned local anesthetic infusion. Mechanical displacement of catheters, leaking, and consequent failure are known complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate continuous perineural catheter tip-to-nerve apposition in vivo over 48 hours comparing 2 different simple fixation strategies...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Christopher R Hood, Rhonda S Cornell, Bruce Greenfield
Hypersensitivity reactions to the skin adherents used in postoperative dressings are an uncommon but unfavorable complication that can result in poor wound healing, increased scarring, and surgical wound infections. This unexpected and unforeseen complication is not well documented in the current published data. We present the case of a 39-year-old female who had undergone a bunionectomy procedure and developed allergic contact dermatitis postoperatively. We discuss the clinical findings and treatments administered after application of a commonly used liquid skin adhesive applied intraoperatively...
January 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Tzu-Yun Chung, Philip V Peplow, G David Baxter
OBJECTIVE: To develop a suitable method for dressing skin wounds in BKS.Cg-m(+)/(+)Lepr(db) mice for subsequent use in laser irradiation of wounds. The healing of nonirradiated wounds (controls) was examined histologically to provide essential reference data. BACKGROUND DATA: Dressing excisional skin wounds in mice has many advantages. However, previous studies using dressings such as Tegaderm W or OpSite, with or without adhesives, have shown that this is not easily achieved...
October 2010: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Travis J Widman, Holly Oostman, Frances J Storrs
BACKGROUND: Medical adhesive bandages are extensively used in both inpatient and outpatient medicine. However, few reports describing proven allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) from medical adhesive bandages exist in the literature. These reports do not adequately correspond to the frequency that patients report having an "allergy" to medical adhesive bandages. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a chemical present in medical adhesive bandages that causes ACD in people who identify themselves as having an "allergy" to medical adhesive bandages...
January 2008: Dermatitis
S Bloc, T Garnier, L Mercadal, M Roy, G Dhonneur
Accidental dislodgement of continuous peripheral nerve catheters remains a frequent problem that causes failure of postoperative analgesia. We have assessed the use of new synthetic glue (Mastisol) to secure and maintain catheters in the correct position among 60 patients. This method allowed securing an effective fixation in 94% of cases,resulting in efficient ambulatory orthopedic surgery postoperative analgesia. No nervous or infectious complications were observed. This technique offers a simple, complementary method to secure peripheral nerve catheters...
January 2008: Annales Françaises D'anesthèsie et de Rèanimation
Joel B Cornacoff, Kreg Howk, Bill Pikounis, Vince Mendenhall, Pauline Martin
INTRODUCTION: Numerous in vivo wound healing models have been developed to evaluate the potential of drugs to affect the processes involved in wound healing, including angiogenesis. The majority of these models are frequently conducted in rodents, rabbits, and pigs and are terminal in nature. Due to the species specificity of many biotherapeutic molecules under development a non-terminal model in the cynomolgus monkey was evaluated in this study. METHODS: To evaluate wound tensile strength, 3 full thickness skin incisions (2 cm long and 3 mm deep) were created on each side of the midline with a micro-fine surgical scalpel...
January 2008: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
Fiona Worsnop, Andrew Affleck, Sandeep Varma, John English
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2007: Contact Dermatitis
Evren Sarifakioglu, Nedim Sarifakioglu
BACKGROUND: The use of surgical adhesive tapes after minor surgical and dermatologic operations is widespread. Their use reduces the wound tension and separation and they ultimately improve the postoperative scar. The most commonly used wound adhesives to enhance the adhesiveness of the surgical tapes, are tincture of benzoin and mastisol. AIM: The purpose of the present study is to demonstrate the role of adhesive power of dressing spray with the adhesive tape application on the skin, which is widely used in clinics after the skin closure...
September 2006: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1960: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 1955: Medizinische Klinik
P R Carrington
For decades benzoin has been used to enhance the "stickiness" of the skin for improved adherence complementing the protective and functional aspects of well-constructed surgical bandages/dressings. The fully adherent and longer-lasting pressure dressing is both aesthetically pleasing to the patient (and surgeon) and, at the same time, functions to decrease seroma or hematoma formation, enhances antisepsis by blocking transient bacterial contamination, and inhibits traumatic sabotage of surgical wounds due to patient overactivity or inadvertent collision with a door jam, car door, table leg, or grandchild, etc...
October 2000: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
K H Katz, E B Desciak, M E Maloney
BACKGROUND: Surgical adhesive tape strips are often used in the early postoperative period after sutures are removed or are used in place of superficial sutures. There have not been any previous studies demonstrating their optimal application. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the optimal application pattern for adhesive strips. METHODS: Twelve subjects had adhesive strips applied to their forearms in four different patterns and the adherence over time was measured...
September 1999: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
N Patel, C E Smith, A C Pinchak, D E Hancock
The study evaluated the effects of different techniques used to secure intravenous (i.v.) catheters. An angiocatheter attached to standard i.v. tubing was taped to human forearm using a standard taping method. A calibrated piezoelectric force transducer was attached to the i.v. tubing. The force applied along the longitudinal axis to pull out the taped catheter was measured and recorded on paper. Three tape types, Curity, Leukopor and Transpore, were evaluated alone, with benzoin skin pretreatment and with mastisol pretreatment...
August 1994: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
W D James, S W White, B Yanklowitz
Nineteen cases of allergic contact dermatitis to compound tincture of benzoin are described. Patch testing to individual components revealed positive reactions to all ingredients except aloe. An alternative preparation, Mastisol, was successfully used without primarily inducing allergy. It should be considered for use before benzoin because once allergy to benzoin exists, cross-reactions to Mastisol usually occur. This is probably due to the presence of a common ingredient, styrax gum.
November 1984: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
T Amaaki, K Enomoto, S Shimada, K Nagai, N Minagawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 1969: Nihon Geka Hokan. Archiv Für Japanische Chirurgie
Y Nomura, T Hattori, Y Abe, K Iguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1971: Gan No Rinsho. Japan Journal of Cancer Clinics
G R Mikhail, L Selak, S Salo
Surgical adhesive strips are often used for closure of some wounds or to minimize tension on sutures after closures. The package insert of the type most commonly used (Steri-Strip), indicates that the application of compound tincture of benzoin, U.S.P. (CTB) increases strip adhesion. The increase in adhesive power by CTB was compared with a preparation containing gum mastic (Mastisol). The study clearly demonstrated that the latter preparation provided a markedly more adhesive strength than that obtained with CTB...
September 1986: Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
G R Mikhail, L Selak, S Salo, M R Balle
The use of adhesive preparations to reinforce surgical tapes and to secure dressings to the skin is standard practice. BioBrane is a biosynthetic membrane for use in dressing clean, well-debrided wounds, particularly partial-thickness burns and skin graft donor sites. The close and undisturbed contact of this material with the wound surface is important during the first 2 days after its application to achieve adherence. This has prompted a study to test the relative anchoring strength of four methods of securing the dressing to the normal skin around the wound: 1/2-inch (1...
May 1989: Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
R L Moy, M B Quan
Wound closure tapes are often used to decrease tension on wounds, to close wounds, and to reinforce wounds after suture removal. Seven different brands of wound closure tape, both with and without the additional application of the liquid adhesive Mastisol, were tested for their adhesion to the forearms of 8 volunteers when a 225-gram weight was applied. Steri-Strips with Mastisol had the longest time of adhesiveness, and the application of Mastisol markedly increased the adhesiveness of all 7 tapes evaluated...
August 1990: Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
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