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Hand burn edema

Ertugrul Kilic, Mesut Ortatatli, Sermet Sezigen, Rusen Koray Eyison, Levent Kenar
Sulfur mustard (SM) is an highly toxic and vesicant chemical weapon that was used in various military conflicts several times in the history. The severity of ocular, dermal, and pulmonary symptoms that may appear following a characteristic asymptomatic period are depending on the SM concentration and exposure duration. The aim of this study is to present the clinical features and share the intensive care unit (ICU) experiences for the medical management of mustard gas victims. Thirteen Free Syrian Army soldiers near Al-Bab region of North Syria were reportedly exposed to oily blackish smoke with garlic smell due to the explosion of a trapped bomb without causing any blast or thermal effect on 26th November 2016...
April 12, 2018: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Estela Irene Bortoli, Rioko Kimiko Sakata
Erythromelalgia is a neuropathic pain syndrome due to an autosomal dominant gene, characterized by erythema, increased skin temperature and burning pain in hands and feet, whose treatment is often unsatisfactory. In this paper, we report a case of a 9 years old female patient whose first episode of burning pain, erythema and edema of the hands, without triggering factors, had instant relief after immersion in cold water. She presented with systemic arterial hypertension and had seizures. The patient was treated with gabapentin (150mg...
February 2, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Stavros Kakkos, Andrew Nicolaides
INTRODUCTION: The use of a venoactive drug is considered an important component of medical treatment of chronic venous disease (CVD), although the efficacy of certain VADs on one or more individual leg symptoms or signs may have not been extensively studied to justify a strong recommendation in guidelines on CVD. The aim of this systematic review and metaanalysis was to study the effectiveness of the micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF, Daflon®) across the spectrum of defined venous symptoms, signs, quality of life (QoL) and treatment assessment by the physician...
January 31, 2018: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Yeon-Hee Lee, Kyung Mi Lee, Hyug-Gi Kim, Soo-Kyung Kang, Q-Schick Auh, Jyung-Pyo Hong, Yang-Hyun Chun
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is one of the most challenging chronic pain conditions and is characterized by burning pain, allodynia, hyperalgesia, autonomic changes, trophic changes, edema, and functional loss involving mainly the extremities. Until recently, very few reports have been published concerning CRPS involving the orofacial area. We report on a 50-year-old female patient who presented with unbearable pain in all of her teeth and hypersensitivity of the facial skin. She also reported intractable pain in both extremities accompanied by temperature changes and orofacial pain that increased when the other pains were aggravated...
August 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Hua-Liang Li, Yi-Tao Deng, Zi-Ran Zhang, Qi-Rui Fu, Ya-Hui Zheng, Xing-Mei Cao, Jing Nie, Li-Wen Fu, Li-Ping Chen, You-Xiong Xiong, Dong-Yan Shen, Qing-Xi Chen
BACKGROUND: Crocodile oil and its products are used as ointments for burns and scalds in traditional medicines. A new ointment formulation - crocodile oil burn ointment (COBO) was developed to provide more efficient wound healing activity. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the burn healing efficacy of this new formulation by employing deep second-degree burns in a Wistar rat model. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of COBO were also studied to provide some evidences for its further use...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
Cintia Santos Braghiroli, Rodrigo Ieiri, Juliana Polizel Ocanha, Rafael Bispo Paschoalini, Hélio Amante Miot
Hand-foot syndrome is a common cutaneous adverse effect associated with certain systemic chemotherapy drugs. It is characterized by erythema, edema, and burning sensation, especially over palmoplantar surfaces. We report the case of an elderly patient undergoing chemotherapy after a breast cancer surgery who developed symptoms two months after the start of the regimen. There are no studies that explore specific therapies. Suggestive therapy include reducing agent dosage, increasing the interval between cycles, or even stopping chemotherapy...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Vinod Kumar, Brijesh Takkar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of intravitreal phacoemulsification with torsional hand piece in eyes with posteriorly dislocated lens fragments. METHODS: In this prospective, interventional case series, 15 eyes with retained lens fragments following phacoemulsification were included. All patients underwent standard three-port pars plana vitrectomy and intravitreal phacoemulsification using sleeveless, torsional hand piece (OZiL™, Alcon's Infiniti Vision System)...
July 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
M Moullan, V Ahossi, N Zwetyenga
INTRODUCTION: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJSTEN) is a rare acute drug reaction characterized by the brutal destruction of the superficial layer of the skin and mucosa. SJSTEN is favoured by some drugs (90 % of cases) and genetic factors. It occurs at any age in both sexes. The pathophysiology is not completely understood. To our knowledge, only one case linked to an insecticide has been described. We present the second case involving a combination of lambdacyhalothrin and thiamethoxam...
June 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
Won Yong Park, Soo Jin Jung, So Young Joo, Ki Un Jang, Cheong Hoon Seo, Ah Young Jun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a modified hand compression bandage in patients with a post-burn hand edema. METHODS: Patients were recruited from burn centers. We classified the patients into two groups: the modified hand compression bandage group comprising of 22 patients who had a modified hand compression bandage and received conventional physical therapy and the conventionally treated group, comprising of 20 patients who received only conventional physical therapy during the 4-week period post-burn...
April 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dale W Edgar, N Kathy Briffa, Fiona M Wood
Water displacement volumetry (WDV) is a reliable method for measurement of wrist and hand volume in lymphedema patients. However, within session WDV reliability for the whole upper limb (UL) lacks comprehensive investigation, particularly in acute edema populations. This study aimed to confirm the reliability and investigate the impact of time between repeated trials on the sensitivity of WDV as a measure of whole UL volume change in an uninjured cohort and a burn injured pilot group. Within session, duplicate measures of whole UL WDV were recorded in two groups of noninjured volunteers and a group of burn patients...
November 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Tonya C George, Todd F Huzar, James M Cross
Radiation burn injuries account for 0.2% of burn injury admissions. Treatment of radiation burns remains challenging because of unpredictable inflammatory changes and soft tissue necrosis. Conventional treatment consists of multistaged surgical procedures. Here, we present a case of an Iridium-192 exposure treated nonoperatively. A 23-year-old man presented with a 7-day-old, less than 1% TBSA radiation burn to his right hand. He initially sought treatment at an outside hospital and plastic surgeon's office postinjury days 2 and 3...
May 2014: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Noriaki Nagai, Yoshimasa Ito, Norio Okamoto, Yoshikazu Shimomura
Indomethacin (IMC) has been shown to reduce post-operative inflammation and to decrease intraocular irritation after cataract extraction and in cystoid macular edema; however, the clinical use of its most commonly used eye drops is limited due to topical side-effects that include burning sensation, irritation and epithelial keratitis. It is known that decreasing direct cell stimulation and reducing the amount applied via increasing bioavailability are useful for improving these issues. In this study, we designed ophthalmic formulations containing 0...
May 7, 2014: Toxicology
Sunghyuk Moon, Su-Ho Lim
BACKGROUND: Blank cartridge guns are generally regarded as being harmless and relative safe. However recent published articles demonstrated that the gas pressure from the exploding propellant of blank cartridge is powerful enough to penetrate the thoracic wall, abdominal muscle, small intestine and the skull. And there has been a limited number of case reports of ocular trauma associated with blank cartridge injury. In addition, no report on case with split extraocular muscle injury with traumatic cataract and penetrating corneoscleral wound associated with blank cartridge has been previously documented...
2014: BMC Ophthalmology
Julie Rosenfeld Krimsky
The disruptive effects of a hand burn injury permeate all aspects of a person's life. Hand burn rehabilitation is a multi-staged process; returning the client to functional occupational roles is its' ultimate goal. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature that examines return to work and psychosocial adjustment for the client with a hand burn. Other issues reviewed include: wound management; edema; positioning; activities of daily living; and therapeutic exercise. This paper concludes with an example of a work hardening clinic, and a case study, in order to illustrate the application of information provided...
January 1, 1997: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
B Altintas, A A Altintas, R Kraemer, H Sorg, P M Vogt, M A Altintas
BACKGROUND: Local cold therapy for burns is generally recommended to relief pain and limit tissue damage, however, there is limited data of its physiological benefit. This study aimed to evaluate pathophysiological effects of cold therapy in superficial burn on microcirculation, edema formation, and histomorphology. METHODS: In 12 volunteers (8f, 4m; aged 30.4±14.1 years) circumscribed superficial burn was induced on both hand back and either left untreated as control (control-group) or treated by local-cold-application (cold-treatment-group)...
August 2014: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Trish Carter, Shobha Ratnam
Calciphylaxis is a rare and potentially devastating condition also referred to as uremic gangrene syndrome, calcific uremic arteriolopathy, metastatic calcification, and uremic small-vessel disease that can present in patients with end stage renal disease. This article reports a case of a 38-year-old African-American female on peritoneal dialysis for six years with a known history of non-adherence with diet, medications, and prescribed peritoneal dialysis treatment regimen. At her monthly clinic visit, the patient complained of burning sensation in the fingers of both hands with limited fine motor movement due to edema and severe pain...
September 2013: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
H Marino, H Marino
Bipolar coagulation for hemostasis should be used more frequently than monopolar coagulation in aesthetic plastic surgery. The advantages of the procedure are manifold: considerable reduction of the amount of current, and consequent prevention of deleterious effects on other tissues and organs; minimal devitalization of tissues during coagulation; reduction of reactive edema; total separation of the patient from the power source when coagulating forceps are not in use; avoidance of burns due to defective insulation of conductors; elimination of "spark" burns of the surgeon's fingers through punctured gloves; and freedom of the assistants' hands for other duties...
December 1978: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
E A Egorova, E V Zmeeva
The results of ultrasound study of upper extremity tissues were comparatively analyzed in 74 patients with varying degrees of thermal burns. All the victims had thermal burns of the shoulder, forearm, and hand of one or both arms; the injured and contralateral normal areas were comparatively analyzed. The analysis of the findings has revealed that thermal burns of the upper extremities show certain ultrasound symptoms of soft tissue injuries that are indicative of the specific features of changes in the postburn period in relation to the degree of the injury - the duration of detection of edemas and fluid along the muscle bundles and tendon sheaths, their immobility during active and passive movements, the signs of extravasal compression, the determination of vascular wall complications, the signs of cartilaginous tissue damage, and articular complications...
November 2012: Vestnik Rentgenologii i Radiologii
Paul Cianci, John B Slade, Ronald M Sato, Julia Faulkner
A significant and consistently positive body of evidence from animal and human studies of thermal injury support the use of hyperbaric oxygen as a means of preventing dermal ischemia, reducing edema, modulating the zone of stasis, preventing partial- to full-thickness conversion, preserving cellular metabolism and promoting of healing. The vast majority of clinical reports have shown reduction in mortality, length of hospital stay, number of surgeries and cost of care. Hyperbaric oxygen has been demonstrated to be safe in the hands of those thoroughly trained in rendering therapy in the critical care setting and with appropriate monitoring precautions...
January 2013: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Muhammad Naveed Shahzad, Naheed Ahmed, Khalid Hussain Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of reverse flow posterior interosseous artery flap for the coverage of large variety of hand/wrist defects. METHODS: The prospective study was conducted a the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Burns Unit of Nishtar Hospital, Multan, Pakistan, from June 2008 to June 2010. The study comprised 53 reverse flow posterior interosseous artery flaps in 50 patients for the coverage of hand/wrist defects both in emergency and elective settings...
September 2012: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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