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Hand burn edema

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, Joan Cole, 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...
December 10, 2014: 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
Guclu Kaan Beriat, Sefik Halit Akmansu, Hande Ezerarslan, Cem Dogan, Unsal Han, Mehmet Saglam, Oytun Okan Senel, Sinan Kocaturk
The aim of this study compares to the increase in tissue temperature and the thermal histological effects of ultrasonic scalpel, bipolar and unipolar electrosurgery incisions in the tongue tissue of rabbits. This study evaluates the histopathological changes related to thermal change and the maximum temperature values in the peripheral tissue brought about by the incisions carried out by the three methods in a comparative way. To assess thermal tissue damage induced by the three instruments, maximum tissue temperatures were measured during the surgical procedure and tongue tissue samples were examined histopathologically following the surgery...
August 2012: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Amy Forman Taub, Cara Beth Garretson
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Actinic keratoses (AKs) on the upper extremities are difficult to treat. This study compares the efficacy and tolerability of photodynamic therapy (PDT) using 20% 5-aminolevulinic acid solution (ALA) and blue light versus ALA vehicle and blue light for the treatment of AKs of the dorsal hand and forearm. METHODS: Subjects were treated twice at an eight-week interval by ALA with blue light on one hand and forearm and with ALA vehicle and blue light on the contralateral hand and forearm...
September 2011: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Dale Wesley Edgar, Joel S Fish, Manuel Gomez, Fiona Melanie Wood
Burn injury is a complex trauma that results in local and generalized edema. Edema fluid limits the exchange of vital nutrients in healing the burn wound and will compromise vulnerable tissues. Although the importance of edema control in tissue salvage is recognized, treatments targeted at edema control have not been critically reviewed. Thus, the objective was to assess the evidence for the effectiveness of local and systemic treatments for edema management immediately after burn injury. Searches for randomized controlled trials were conducted of online databases, research and thesis registers, and grey literature repositories...
March 2011: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Merilyn L Moore, William S Dewey, Reginald L Richard
Successful outcomes following hand burn injury require an understanding of the rehabilitation needs of the patient. Rehabilitation of hand burns begins on admission, and each patient requires a specific plan for range of motion and/or immobilization, functional activities, and modalities. The rehabilitation care plan typically evolves during the acute care period and during the months following injury.
November 2009: Hand Clinics
Yakup Cil, Abdul Kerim Yapici, Atacan Emre Kocman, Serdar Ozturk
Flap choices for the coverage of the proximal phalangeal soft tissue defects of the finger and web space burn contractures are limited. A unipedicled distally based venous flap was raised from the third or fourth metacarpal area of the hand for proximal phalangeal soft tissue defects of the finger and web space burn contracture. For clinical use, we operated seven male patients using this venous flap. Superficial necrosis involving two flaps did not interfere with flap survival. Mild edema and venous congestion occurred in all flaps...
July 2009: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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Trichloroethane functions in cosmetics as a solvent. Although Trichloroethane has been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used in cosmetic products, an industry survey found that it is not in current use in the cosmetic industry. Trichloroethane is considered a Class I ozone-depleting substance by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its use is prohibited in the United States, unless considered essential. The FDA has stated that Trichloroethane's use in cosmetics is considered nonessential...
2008: International Journal of Toxicology
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