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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336904/bypass-versus-endovascular-intervention-for-healing-ischemic-foot-wounds-secondary-to-tibial-arterial-disease
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Abhisekh Mohapatra, Jon C Henry, Efthimios D Avgerinos, Aureline Boitet, Rabih A Chaer, Michel S Makaroun, Steven A Leers, Eric S Hager
OBJECTIVE: Pedal (inframalleolar) bypass is a long-standing therapy for tibial arterial disease in patients with ischemic tissue loss. Endovascular tibial intervention is an appealing alternative with lower risks of perioperative mortality or complications. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of these two treatment modalities with respect to patency and limb-related clinical outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients presenting between 2006 and 2013 with ischemic foot wounds and infrapopliteal arterial disease who underwent a revascularization procedure (either open surgical bypass to an inframalleolar target or endovascular tibial intervention)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336747/traumatic-arteriovesical-fistula-from-the-external-iliac-artery-after-gunshot-wound-to-the-pelvis
#2
Erika Simmerman, Andrew Lawson, Ashley Schlafstein, Ashley Williams, Steven Holsten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333931/hyperspectral-imaging-of-tissue-perfusion-and-oxygenation-in-wounds-assessing-the-impact-of-a-micro-capillary-dressing
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Thomas Wild, Markus Becker, Jochen Winter, Nicole Schuhschenk, Georg Daeschlein, Frank Siemers
OBJECTIVE: Experimental tests of non-invasive multi- or hyperspectral imaging (HSI) systems reveal the high potential of support for medical diagnostic purposes and scientific biomedical analysis. Until now the use of HSI technologies for medical applications was limited by complex and overly sophisticated systems. We present a new and compact HSI-camera that could be used in normal clinical practice. METHOD: We assessed the use of the HSI system on the hands of 10 healthy volunteers, looking at control parameters, and those following venous occlusion, arterial occlusion and reperfusion, including tissue oxygenation, tissue haemoglobin index, perfusion in 4-6mm depth=near infrared spectroscopy (NIR), and tissue water index...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312714/off-vs-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-on-hospital-outcomes-in-134-117-octogenarians
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Umberto Benedetto, Gianni D Angelini, Massimo Caputo, Dmitriy N Feldman, Luke K Kim, Christopher Lau, Antonino Di Franco, Leonard N Girardi, Mario Gaudino
Background: In octogenarian patients there is a potential for more tangible clinical benefits from off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) compared to conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) (COCAB). We aimed to investigate whether, compared to COCAB, OPCAB is associated with better operative outcomes in octogenarians by analyzing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) databases 2003-2011. Methods: Of the 134,117 discharge records from 797 hospitals analyzed of patients aged ≥80 years undergoing first time isolated CABG from 2003 to 2011, 70...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310800/matrix-metalloproteinases-vascular-remodeling-and-vascular-disease
#5
Xi Wang, Raouf A Khalil
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent endopeptidases that degrade various proteins in the extracellular matrix (ECM). Typically, MMPs have a propeptide sequence, a catalytic metalloproteinase domain with catalytic zinc, a hinge region or linker peptide, and a hemopexin domain. MMPs are commonly classified on the basis of their substrates and the organization of their structural domains into collagenases, gelatinases, stromelysins, matrilysins, membrane-type (MT)-MMPs, and other MMPs...
2018: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306974/the-effects-of-transcutaneous-low-level-laser-therapy-on-the-skin-healing-process-an-experimental-model
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Felipe Scholz Ramos, Laura Beatriz Mesiano Maifrino, Sarah Alves, Beatriz da Costa Aguiar Alves, Matheus Moreira Perez, David Feder, Ligia Ajaime Azzalis, Virginia Berlanga Campos Junqueira, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca
We aim to evaluate the action of transcutaneous laser in the initial wound healing process. The use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has proven to be effective on inflammatory modulation and wound healing. The trial was performed on five groups of rats, through a dorsal incision. All groups received treatment on auricular artery. Groups 1 and 3 were treated with transcutaneous LLLT over a period of 15 min. Groups 2 and 4 received one and two inactive laser applications (placebo), respectively. Group 5 was the control one...
January 6, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306852/trichosporon-asahii-septic-thrombophlebitis-following-lower-extremity-amputation-in-an-immunocompetent-host
#7
Pradeep Kumar Mada, Folusakin Ayoade, Ailing Li, John Todd
A 59-year-old man with a history of peripheral vascular disease status post femoral popliteal bypass presented with critical limb ischaemia of the left leg. An arterial Doppler ultrasound showed an occluded graft requiring an above knee amputation. Five days after surgery, the patient developed fever, leucocytosis, significant stump swelling and pain, and serosanguinous discharge from his wound. Wound swab cultures from the stump grew Trichosporon asahii A venous Doppler ultrasound revealed extensive thrombosis of the left lower extremity...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305093/pilot-assessment-of-the-angiosome-concept-by-intra-operative-fluorescence-angiography-after-tibial-bypass-surgery
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Ulrich Rother, Werner Lang, Raymund E Horch, Ingo Ludolph, Alexander Meyer, Olaf Gefeller, Susanne Regus
OBJECTIVES: The "angiosome" concept as a model for decision making in revascularisation of patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) has been subject to lively discussion in recent years. The aim of this prospective pilot study was to use intra-operative fluorescence angiography to provide further data on the angiosome concept on the level of microcirculation after tibial bypass surgery. DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND METHODS: This was a prospective analysis of 40 patients presenting with CLI Rutherford stage IV to VI before and after tibial bypass surgery...
January 2, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304937/an-economic-evaluation-of-the-impact-cost-and-medicare-policy-implications-of-chronic-nonhealing-wounds
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Samuel R Nussbaum, Marissa J Carter, Caroline E Fife, Joan DaVanzo, Randall Haught, Marcia Nusgart, Donna Cartwright
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the cost of chronic wound care for Medicare beneficiaries in aggregate, by wound type and by setting. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of the Medicare 5% Limited Data Set for calendar year 2014 included beneficiaries who experienced episodes of care for one or more of the following: arterial ulcers, chronic ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic infections, pressure ulcers, skin disorders, skin infections, surgical wounds, surgical infections, traumatic wounds, venous ulcers, or venous infections...
January 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304832/dalbavancin-treatment-in-a-deep-sternal-wound-mrsa-infection-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-case-report
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Aneta Guzek, Grzegorz Suwalski, Dariusz Tomaszewski, Zbigniew Rybicki
BACKGROUND: A deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) can become a severe complication after cardiac surgery, with in-hospital mortality rates reaching up to 35%. Staphylococci, particularly methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), play important roles in its etiology. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report presents a patient who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery, and suffered postoperatively from a DSWI caused by MRSA. The pathogen was susceptible to vancomycin and rifampicin in vitro; however, this therapy was clinically ineffective...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304034/femoral-artery-closure-versus-surgical-cutdown-for-endovascular-aortic-repair-a-single-center-experience
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Lin Yang, Jianlin Liu, Yanzi Li
BACKGROUND To compare the outcome and complication rates of femoral artery closure and surgical cutdown for endovascular aortic repair procedures (EVAR). MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients underwent either percutaneous femoral artery closure (PA group) or surgical cutdown (SC group) for EVAR between July 2011 and June 2016 and EVAR procedures were used for all cases. Data on outcomes and complications were collected and compared. RESULTS The SC group contained 55 patients and the PA group contained 60 patients and the technical success rates were 100...
January 5, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300295/role-of-the-aprn-wound-care-clinician-in-the-management-of-lower-extremity-arterial-disease-wounds
#12
Kathy Kump
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286107/kinetic-alterations-of-collagen-and-elastic-fibres-and-their-association-with-cardiac-function-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Yuexin Yu, Guotian Yin, Shisan Bao, Zhikun Guo
The present study aimed to investigate kinetic alterations of collagen and elastic fibres and their association with cardiac function in the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) heart. AMI was generated in Sprague-Dawley rats by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Cardiac function was determined using B‑ultrasonography, AMI was verified using histopathology. The kinetics of collagen type I/III and elastic fibre were evaluated using immunohistochemistry and western blotting at 1 week (1 w), 2 weeks (2 w), 3 weeks (3 w) and 4 weeks (4 w) post‑AMI...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285789/intraoperative-objective-evaluation-of-venous-congestion-in-deep-epigastric-artery-perforator-flap-breast-reconstruction-a-pilot-study
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Shinsuke Akita, Yoshihisa Yamaji, Hideki Tokumoto, Yoshitaro Sasahara, Takafumi Tezuka, Yoshitaka Kubota, Motone Kuriyama, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: In a deep epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction, the necessity of additional anastomosis of the superficial inferior epigastric vein (SIEV) should be determined intraoperatively. The purpose of this pilot study is to propose a method to detect venous congestion intraoperatively using the blood glucose measurement index (BGMI). METHODS: In 70 DIEP flaps of 67 patients for breast reconstruction, the ratio of blood glucose content in the flap to systemic blood glucose (BGMI) was measured immediately after wound closure...
December 29, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279526/in-situ-skeletonized-right-internal-mammary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-left-anterior-descending-artery
#15
Qiang Ji, LiMin Xia, YunQing Shi, RunHua Ma, JinQiang Shen, Hao Lai, WenJun Ding, ChunSheng Wang
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and the mid-term efficacy of an in situ skeletonized right internal mammary artery (IMA) bypass grafting to a left anterior descending artery (LAD), and to determine risk factors for IMA graft failure in a single-center study.From January 2012 to December 2015, 189 patients (173 males, 50.6 ± 6.0 years old) undergoing first isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery with the in situ skeletonized right IMA grafting to the LAD were included in this study. Baseline characteristics, peroperative data, and follow-up outcomes were investigated and analyzed...
December 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277392/minimally-invasive-anterior-pelvic-internal-fixation-an-anatomic-study-comparing-pelvic-bridge-to-infix
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Lee M Reichel, Lauren M MacCormick, Anthony J Dugarte, Amir R Rizkala, Sara C Graves, Peter A Cole
OBJECTIVES: Anterior external fixation for pelvic ring fractures has shown to effectively improve stability and reduce mortality. However, these fixators can be associated with substantial morbidity such as pin tract infection, premature loss of fixation, and decreased quality of life in patients. Recently, two new methods of subcutaneous anterior pelvic internal fixation have been developed; the INFIX and the Pelvic Bridge. These methods have the purported advantages of lower wound complications, less surgical site pain, and improved quality of life...
December 19, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277016/apolipoprotein-a-1-mimetic-peptide-4f-promotes-endothelial-repairing-and-compromises-reendothelialization-impaired-by-oxidized-hdl-through-sr-b1
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Dan He, Mingming Zhao, Congying Wu, Wenjing Zhang, Chenguang Niu, Baoqi Yu, Jingru Jin, Liang Ji, Belinda Willard, Anna V Mathew, Y Eugene Chen, Subramaniam Pennathur, Huiyong Yin, Yuan He, Bing Pan, Lemin Zheng
Disruption of endothelial monolayer integrity is the primary instigating factor for many cardiovascular diseases. High density lipoprotein (HDL) oxidized by heme enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO) is dysfunctional in promoting endothelial repair. Apolipoprotein A-1 mimetic 4F with its pleiotropic benefits has been proven effective in many in vivo models. In this study we investigated whether 4F promotes endothelial repair and restores the impaired function of oxidized HDL (Cl/NO2-HDL) in promoting re-endothelialization...
December 8, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275614/-wound-repair-and-functional-reconstruction-of-high-voltage-electrical-burns-in-wrists
#18
Y M Shen, C X Ma, F J Qin, C Zhang, C Wang, X H Hu
Objective: To explore the methods and effects of wound repair and functional reconstruction of high-voltage electrical burns in wrists. Methods: From January 2009 to June 2016, 71 patients with high-voltage electrical burns in wrists were hospitalized, with 118 wrist wounds including 21 of type Ⅰ, 69 of type Ⅱ, 9 of type Ⅲ, and 19 of type Ⅳ. According to the wrist injuries, different surgical operations were performed. Forearm amputation was conducted in 20 wrists with necrosis in the distal end. On the basis of fasciotomy for decompression, early debridement was performed on the other 98 wrist wounds...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275068/sucrose-octasulfate-dressing-versus-control-dressing-in-patients-with-neuroischaemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-explorer-an-international-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michael Edmonds, José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Jesus Manuel Alfayate-García, Jacques Martini, Jean-Michel Petit, Gerry Rayman, Ralf Lobmann, Luigi Uccioli, Anne Sauvadet, Serge Bohbot, Jean-Charles Kerihuel, Alberto Piaggesi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers are serious and challenging wounds associated with high risk of infection and lower-limb amputation. Ulcers are deemed neuroischaemic if peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease are both present. No satisfactory treatment for neuroischaemic ulcers currently exists, and no evidence supports one particular dressing. We aimed to assess the effect of a sucrose octasulfate dressing versus a control dressing on wound closure in patients with neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers...
December 20, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261590/use-of-open-and-endovascular-surgical-techniques-to-manage-vascular-injuries-in-the-trauma-setting-a-review-of-the-aast-proovit-registry
#20
Edwin R Faulconer, Bernardino C Branco, Melissa N Loja, Kevin Grayson, James Sampson, Timothy C Fabian, John B Holcomb, Thomas Scalea, David Skarupa, Kenji Inaba, Nathaniel Poulin, Todd E Rasmussen, Joseph J Dubose
INTRODUCTION: Vascular trauma data have been submitted to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Trial (PROOVIT) database since 2013. We present data to describe current use of endovascular surgery in vascular trauma. METHODS: Registry data from March 2013 to December 2016 were reviewed. All trauma patients who had an injury to a named artery, except the forearm and lower leg, were included. Arteries were grouped into anatomic regions and by compressible and non-compressible region for analysis...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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