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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347941/a-five-year-retrospective-study-of-the-epidemiological-characteristics-and-visual-outcomes-of-pediatric-ocular-trauma
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Edita Puodžiuvienė, Giedrė Jokūbauskienė, Monika Vieversytė, Kirwan Asselineau
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma can lead to serious visual impairment as a result of the trauma itself or secondary to amblyopia. Precise data on epidemiological characteristics and visual outcomes of pediatric ocular injuries are valuable for the prevention of monocular blindness. METHODS: A total of 268 cases of pediatric ocular trauma admitted to the Department of Ophthalmology of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital from January 2008 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 18, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343956/essential-oil-loaded-lipid-nanoparticles-for-wound-healing
#2
Francesca Saporito, Giuseppina Sandri, Maria Cristina Bonferoni, Silvia Rossi, Cinzia Boselli, Antonia Icaro Cornaglia, Barbara Mannucci, Pietro Grisoli, Barbara Vigani, Franca Ferrari
Chronic wounds and severe burns are diseases responsible for severe morbidity and even death. Wound repair is a crucial process and tissue regeneration enhancement and infection prevention are key factors to minimize pain, discomfort, and scar formation. The aim of this work was the development of lipid nanoparticles (solid lipid nanoparticles and nanostructured lipid carriers [NLC]), to be loaded with eucalyptus or rosemary essential oils and to be used, as medical devices, to enhance healing of skin wounds...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343897/contralateral-lumbo-umbilical-flap-a-versatile-technique-for-volar-finger-coverage
#3
Akram Hussain Bijli, Sheikh Adil Bashir, Altaf Rasool, Mir Yasir, Adil Hafeez Wani, Tanveer Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad
Background: While contemplating any difficult soft tissue reconstruction, patient comfort and compliance is of paramount importance. Reconstruction of the volar aspect of fingers and hand by the ipsilateral pedicled flaps (groin flap, abdominal flaps) is demanding as the flap inset is difficult for the surgeon and very uncomfortable for the patient. This often leads to flap complications. For the comfort of the patient, better compliance and ease of complete inset, we planned to manage soft tissue defects of the volar aspect of fingers and hand by a new contralateral pedicled lumbo-umbilical flap...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322537/comparative-evaluations-of-hypertrophic-scar-formation-in-in-vivo-models
#4
Myeongjin Kim, Hyejin Kim, Hyun Wook Kang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertrophic scar (HTS) results from a connective tissue reaction to trauma, inflammation, surgery, or burn on skin. In spite of various techniques for wound generation, the degree of scar in animal models after healing is still unpredictable and less reproducible. The objective of the current study was to identify the appropriate method to create the maximal HTS tissue in a reliable manner by comparing three different methods in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 27 ICR mice were tested for the in vivo evaluations...
January 11, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301325/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-alters-the-expression-of-fibrosis-related-molecules-in-fibroblast-derived-from-human-hypertrophic-scar
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Hui Song Cui, A Ram Hong, June-Bum Kim, Joo Hyang Yu, Yoon Soo Cho, So Young Joo, Cheong Hoon Seo
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) considerably improves the appearance and symptoms of post-burn hypertrophic scars (HTS). However, the mechanism underlying the observed beneficial effects is not well understood. The objective of this study was to elucidate the mechanism underlying changes in cellular and molecular biology that is induced by ESWT of fibroblasts derived from scar tissue (HTSFs). We cultured primary dermal fibroblasts derived from human HTS and exposed these cells to 1000 impulses of 0...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297087/biobrane-dressing-for-paediatric-burns-in-singapore-a-retrospective-review
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Cong Fan, Chong Han Pek, Yong Chen Por, Gale Jue Shuang Lim
INTRODUCTION: The ideal burn dressing for children should aim to alleviate pain, decrease length of hospital stay and minimise complications, such as conversion and infection. The current literature is still inconclusive with regard to the gold standard burn dressing for the paediatric population. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed children with superficial partial thickness burns admitted to our paediatric burn unit from January 2014 to April 2015. A total of 30 patients were included in our study, of which 13 had Biobrane dressing...
January 3, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295606/novel-application-of-cultured-epithelial-autografts-cea-with-expanded-mesh-skin-grafting-over-an-artificial-dermis-or-dermal-wound-bed-preparation
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Sadanori Akita, Kenji Hayashida, Hiroshi Yoshimoto, Masaki Fujioka, Chikako Senju, Shin Morooka, Gozo Nishimura, Nobuhiko Mukae, Kazuo Kobayashi, Kuniaki Anraku, Ryuichi Murakami, Akiyoshi Hirano, Masao Oishi, Shintaro Ikenoya, Nobuyuki Amano, Hiroshi Nakagawa
Cultured epithelial autografts (CEA) with highly expanded mesh skin grafts were used for extensive adult burns covering more than 30% of the total body surface area. A prospective study on eight patients assessed subjective and objective findings up to a 12-month follow-up. The results of wound healing for over 1:6 mesh plus CEA, gap 1:6 mesh plus CEA, and 1:3 mesh were compared at 3, 6, and 12 months using extensibility, viscoelasticity, color, and transepidermal water loss by a generalized estimating equation (GEE) or generalized linear mixed model (GLMM)...
December 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276772/subcutaneous-injection-of-oxyfluorfen-herbicide-to-the-forearm-case-report
#8
José Couceiro, Gonzalo Garcia-Portal, Olga Garcia
Background  Oxyfluorfen, a commercially available pesticide, commonly used for weed control in crop production, has been studied in terms of its toxicity, its carcinogenic properties, and its teratogenicity. We have found no reports, however, of the effects produced by an oxyfluorfen injection to the upper limb. Methods  We present the case of a 40 years old psychiatric patient, who reportedly injected her forearm accidentally while fumigating her garden. She was treated with irrigation and open forearm fasciectomy...
October 2017: Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261762/-the-mosquitoes-that-destroy-your-face-social-impact-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-south-eastern-morocco-a-qualitative-study
#9
Issam Bennis, Loubna Belaid, Vincent De Brouwere, Hind Filali, Hamid Sahibi, Marleen Boelaert
OBJECTIVE: To document the psychosocial burden of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) in rural communities in Southeastern Morocco. METHOD: Between March and April 2015, we conducted qualitative research in communities exposed to Leishmania major or L. tropica in Errachidia and Tinghir provinces. Twenty-eight focus groups discussions (FGDs) were realized, with a stratification by gender and tradition of medicine (users of folk versus professional medicine). Data were analyzed using content analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260497/equine-pericardium-for-tectonic-globe-repair
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Konstantinos Droutsas, Dimitrios Papaconstantinou, Ilias Georgalas, Georgios Kymionis, Konstantinos Andreanos, Elli Stamou, Nikolaos Mamas
PURPOSE: To describe the use of equine pericardium as an off-label temporary emergency treatment of scleral and corneal perforations. METHODS: Three eyes of two male patients aged 34 and 38 years were included, i.e. a case with a history of severe bilateral thermal burn undergoing phacoemulsification complicated by tearing of the main port causing iris exposure and a patient with bilateral corneal perforation secondary to non-infectious corneal melt due to presumed ocular non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug abuse...
December 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259285/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-agonist-suppresses-neovascularization-by-reducing-both-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-angiopoietin-2-in-corneal-alkali-burn
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Takeshi Arima, Masaaki Uchiyama, Yuichiro Nakano, Shinya Nagasaka, Dedong Kang, Akira Shimizu, Hiroshi Takahashi
We investigated the effect of a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) agonist ophthalmic solution in wound healing using a rat corneal alkali burn model. After instillation of a selective agonist of PPARα, fenofibrate, onto the burned cornea, PPARα-positive cells were observed in vascular endothelial cells, and there was upregulation of mRNA of PPARα in corneal stroma. Fenofibrate suppressed expression of neutrophils and macrophages during the early phase, and development of neovascularization and myofibroblast generation during the late phase...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249978/prediction-of-scar-size-in-rats-six-months-after-burns-based-on-early-post-injury-polarization-sensitive-optical-frequency-domain-imaging
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Eli Kravez, Martin Villiger, Brett Bouma, Martin Yarmush, Zohar Yakhini, Alexander Golberg
Hypertrophic scars remain a major clinical problem in the rehabilitation of burn survivors and lead to physical, aesthetic, functional, psychological, and social stresses. Prediction of healing outcome and scar formation is critical for deciding on the best treatment plan. Both subjective and objective scales have been devised to assess scar severity. Whereas scales of the first type preclude cross-comparison between observers, those of the second type are based on imaging modalities that either lack the ability to image individual layers of the scar or only provide very limited fields of view...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245303/viable-placental-allograft-as-a-biological-dressing-in-the-clinical-management-of-full-thickness-thermal-occupational-burns-two-case-reports
#13
Eric L Johnson, Elisabet K Tassis, Georgina M Michael, Susan G Whittinghill
RATIONALE: Occupational burn injuries can be detrimental and difficult to manage. The majority of complex cases are referred and managed at regional burn centers where access to specialized care is available. As an alternative to hospitalization with staged surgical procedures, placental products may be used for outpatient medical management of these common burn injuries, especially if access to a regional burn center is limited or restricted.Fresh amnion has been a treatment of choice in burns for more than 100 years...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240641/low-dose-insulin-as-an-anti-scarring-therapy-in-breast-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#14
Marc-James Hallam, Elizabeth Pitt, Alexis Thomas, Charles Nduka
BACKGROUND: The role of insulin in expediting wound healing is firmly established within the context of major trauma and burns however only limited clinical evidence exists as to its effects upon scar formation. This study aims to build upon previous laboratory work to examine the potential anti-scarring properties of insulin in a clinical environment. METHODS: 91 patients undergoing bilateral aesthetic breast surgeries were recruited to receive low-dose insulin and placebo injections to the medial 3cm of their sub-mammary incisions within the context of a randomised, intra-patient, placebo controlled trial and scar quality was assessed at 3, 6, and 12-month reviews using the Manchester Scar Scale...
December 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224036/laser-advances-in-the-treatment-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars
#15
Shilpi Khetarpal, Urvashi Kaw, Jeffrey S Dover, Kenneth A Arndt
The realm of scar management is constantly changing. Many factors need to be considered when developing a comprehensive treatment plan, including the nature of the scar and the patient. Scar characteristics can be divided by color, scar type and thickness, and body location. Topical and intralesional agents and light- and laserbased treatments can be used to revitalize and restore damaged skin in atrophic and hypertrophic scars. The most commonly used lasers are the pulsed-dye laser (PDL) and fractional lasers...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218276/role-of-square-flap-in-post-burn-axillary-contractures
#16
Durga Karki, Ravi Prakash Narayan
BACKGROUND: Post-burn contractures are a commonly encountered problem and many techniques have been described in their treatment. Z-plasties are the commonest local flap procedure done for linear bands with adjacent healthy tissue. Our aim was to assess the use of square flap technique in axillary contractures. METHODS: Ten patients with type I and II axillary contractures underwent release by the square flap technique. All cases were followed up for at least one year and analysed for range of motion and aesthetic outcome...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214186/a-rare%C3%A2-case-of%C3%A2-failed-healing-in-previously-burned-skin%C3%A2-after-a%C3%A2-secondary-burns
#17
Stephen J Goldie, Shaun Parsons, Hana Menezes, Andrew Ives, Heather Cleland
Background: Patients presenting with large surface area burns are common in our practice; however, patients with a secondary large burn on pre-existing burn scars and grafts are rare and not reported. Case presentation: We report on an unusual case of a patient sustaining a secondary large burn to areas previously injured by a burn from a different mechanism. We discuss the potential implications when managing a case like this and suggest potential biological reasons why the skin may behave differently...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196632/automated-vss-based-burn-scar-assessment-using-combined-texture-and-color-features-of-digital-images-in-error-correcting-output-coding
#18
Tuan D Pham, Matilda Karlsson, Caroline M Andersson, Robin Mirdell, Folke Sjoberg
Assessment of burn scars is an important study in both medical research and clinical settings because it can help determine response to burn treatment and plan optimal surgical procedures. Scar rating has been performed using both subjective observations and objective measuring devices. However, there is still a lack of consensus with respect to the accuracy, reproducibility, and feasibility of the current methods. Computerized scar assessment appears to have potential for meeting such requirements but has been rarely found in literature...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180925/marjolin-s-ulcer-in-chronic-wounds-review-of-available-literature
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Dariusz Bazaliński, Joanna Przybek-Mita, Beata Barańska, Paweł Więch
Marjolin's ulcer is a rare, aggressive skin cancer developing in scar tissue, chronic ulcers and areas affected by inflammations. Its incidence is estimated to range from 1% to 2% of all burn scars. It most frequently takes the form of squamous cell carcinoma which sometimes is diagnosed during examination of lesions developing in scars and hard-to-heal chronic wounds (pressure sores, leg ulcers). Therapeutic management of Marjolin's ulcer requires well-designed treatment plan to ensure optimal medical care and good quality of life for the patient...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178479/face-allotransplantation-for-various-types-of-facial-disfigurements-a-series-of-five-cases
#20
Ömer Özkan, Özlenen Özkan, Mehmetcan Ubur, Necmiye Hadimioğlu, Melike Cengiz, İsmail Afşar
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report is to present our long-term experiences with a series of 5 face-transplanted patients in terms of surgical aspects and postoperative outcomes, and to describe possible salvage strategies in case of difficulties. METHODS: Five patients, 4 receiving full-face transplantation and 1 undergoing partial transplantation at our institution were included. The patients were aged between 19 and 54 years. Two had extensive burn scars to the face, and 3 had suffered gunshot injuries...
November 27, 2017: Microsurgery
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