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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781208/a-useful-alternative-surgical-technique-to-reconstructing-large-defects-following-excision-of-recurrent-pilonidal-sinus-disease-in-the-intergluteal-region-an-operative-approach-for-the-transverse-lumbar-artery-perforator-flap
#1
Alethea My Tan, Zeeshan Ahmad, Charles Yy Loh, Sonya Gardiner, Bhagwat Mathur
The reconstruction of defects in the intergluteal region following pilonidal sinus excision is challenging due to its anatomical location, close proximity to the anus, and being a high-tension area prone to wound-healing problems. Excision and primary closure is known to carry a higher risk of recurrence and subsequent complications compared with using nearby local healthy tissue, such as a flap, to reconstruct defect. Extra due diligence should be given to patient selection and flap choice when deciding the reconstruction of a defect...
May 21, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776439/concurrence-of-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-and-venous-limb-gangrene-following-polytrauma-a-case-report
#2
Jih Huei Tan, Yuzaidi Mohamad, Chor Lip Henry Tan, Mahazir Kassim, Theodore E Warkentin
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is characterized as acral (distal extremity) ischemic limb injury affecting two or more extremities, without large vessel obstruction, typically in a symmetrical fashion. Risk factors include hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute ischemic hepatitis ("shock liver"). In contrast, venous limb gangrene is characterized by acral ischemic injury occurring in a limb with deep vein thrombosis. Both symmetrical peripheral gangrene and venous limb gangrene present as acral limb ischemic necrosis despite presence of arterial pulses...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773579/use-rate-and-outcome-in-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-insights-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mario Gaudino, Faisal Bakaeen, Umberto Benedetto, Mohamed Rahouma, Antonino Di Franco, Derrick Y Tam, Mario Iannaccone, Thomas A Schwann, Robert Habib, Marc Ruel, John D Puskas, Joseph Sabik, Leonard N Girardi, David P Taggart, Stephen E Fremes
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis was designed to assess whether center experience affects the short- and long-term results and the relative benefits of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting (BITA) for coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS AND RESULTS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify all articles reporting the outcome of BITA in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. The BITA center experience was gauged according to the percentage use of BITA in the institutional overall coronary artery bypass grafting population (%BITA)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766749/enhanced-sternal-healing-via-platelet-rich-plasma-and-biodegradable-gelatin-hydrogel
#4
Masafumi Shibata, Gen Takagi, Mitsuhiro Kudo, Jiro Kurita, Yoko Kawamoto, Yasuo Miyagi, Mikimoto Kanazashi, Takashi Sakatani, Zenya Naito, Yasuhiko Tabata, Masaaki Miyamoto, Takashi Nitta
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains numerous growth factors and promotes bone fracture healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the controlled release of PRP from biodegradable gelatin hydrogel for promoting healing in a rabbit ischemic sternal model. PRP was prepared from the whole blood of a Japanese white rabbit. Sixteen rabbits were randomized into four groups (each n = 4) and all underwent median sternotomy and bilateral internal thoracic artery removal. Before the sternum was closed, the following solutions were applied between the sternum incisions in three of the groups: 30 mg of gelatin hydrogel incorporating 300 μL of phosphate-buffered saline, 300 μL of a solution form of PRP, or 30 mg of gelatin hydrogel incorporating 300 μL of PRP (PRP+Gel)...
May 16, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765329/the-role-of-macrophages-in-acute-and-chronic-wound-healing-and-interventions-to-promote-pro-wound-healing-phenotypes
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REVIEW
Paulina Krzyszczyk, Rene Schloss, Andre Palmer, François Berthiaume
Macrophages play key roles in all phases of adult wound healing, which are inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. As wounds heal, the local macrophage population transitions from predominantly pro-inflammatory (M1-like phenotypes) to anti-inflammatory (M2-like phenotypes). Non-healing chronic wounds, such as pressure, arterial, venous, and diabetic ulcers indefinitely remain in inflammation-the first stage of wound healing. Thus, local macrophages retain pro-inflammatory characteristics. This review discusses the physiology of monocytes and macrophages in acute wound healing and the different phenotypes described in the literature for both in vitro and in vivo models...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758209/bilateral-internal-mammary-artery-utilization-in-diabetics-friend-or-foe
#6
Todd C Crawford, Xun Zhou, Charles D Fraser, J Trent Magruder, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Diane Alejo, Jennifer Bobbitt, Clifford E Fonner, Kurt Wehberg, Brad Taylor, Christopher Kwon, Michael Fiocco, John V Conte, Rawn Salenger, Glenn J Whitman
BACKGROUND: Bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafting in diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains controversial. Our study compared morbidity and mortality between 1)diabetic and non-diabetic BIMA patients and 2)diabetic BIMA versus diabetic patients who underwent left internal mammary artery (LIMA) grafting only. METHODS: Patients who underwent isolated CABG from July 2011 - June 2016 at any of the 10 centers in Maryland were propensity scored across 16 variables...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757677/microrna-dysregulation-in-pulmonary-arteries-from-copd-relationships-with-vascular-remodeling
#7
Melina M Musri, Núria Coll-Bonfill, Bradley A Maron, Víctor I Peinado, Ruisheng Wang, Jordi Altirriba, Isabel Blanco, William M Oldham, Olga Tura-Ceide, Jessica García-Lucio, Benjamin de la Cruz-Thea, Gunter Meister, Joseph Loscalzo, Joan A Barberà
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vascular remodeling is an angiogenic-related process involving changes in smooth muscle cell (SMC) homeostasis, which is frequently observed in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate mRNA expression levels of many genes leading to the manifestation of cell identity and specific cellular phenotypes. Here we evaluate the miRNA expression profiles of pulmonary arteries (PA) of patients with COPD and its relationship with the regulation of SMC phenotypic change...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752867/topical-application-of-culture-expanded-cd34-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-from-frozen-units-accelerates-healing-of-diabetic-skin-wounds-in-mice
#8
Jennifer Whiteley, Theresa Chow, Hibret Adissu, Armand Keating, Ian M Rogers
Chronic and nonhealing wounds are constant health issues facing patients with type 2 diabetes. As the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) increases, the incidence of chronic wounds and amputations will rise. T2DM is associated with peripheral arterial occlusive disease, which leads to the development of nonhealing skin ulcers after minor trauma. Patients develop severe pain limiting their mobility and ability to work and take care of themselves thus putting a significant burden on the family and society...
May 12, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749466/upregulated-14%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-3%C3%AE-aggravates-restenosis-by-promoting-cell-migration-following-vascular-injury-in-diabetic-rats-with-elevated-levels-of-free-fatty-acids
#9
Lishuai Feng, Chaoran Dou, Jianbo Wang, Chunyu Jiang, Xu Ma, Jingjing Liu
Mono‑unsaturated free fatty acids (FFAs) can serve as a predictive indicator of vascular restenosis following interventional therapy, particularly in individuals with high‑fat diet‑induced type 2 diabetes. However, the pathogenic mechanism remains to be fully elucidated. In the present study, the levels of tyrosine 3‑monooxygenase/tryptophan 5‑monooxygenase activation protein β (YWHAB; also known as 14‑3‑3β), in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) treated with different concentrations of oleic acid (OA) were examined by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analyses...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748311/radiotracer-imaging-allows-for-noninvasive-detection-and-quantification-of-abnormalities-in-angiosome-foot-perfusion-in-diabetic-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-nonhealing-wounds
#10
Jessica L Alvelo, Xenophon Papademetris, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Sangchoon Jeon, Bauer E Sumpio, Albert J Sinusas, Mitchel R Stacy
BACKGROUND: Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) imaging allows for assessment of skeletal muscle microvascular perfusion but has not been quantitatively assessed in angiosomes, or 3-dimensional vascular territories, of the foot. This study assessed and compared resting angiosome foot perfusion between healthy subjects and diabetic patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Additionally, the relationship between SPECT/CT imaging and the ankle-brachial index-a standard tool for evaluating peripheral artery disease-was assessed...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745622/noninvasive-assessment-of-cardiac-index-using-impedance-cardiography-during-liver-transplantation-surgery-a-comparison-with-pulmonary-artery-thermodilution
#11
Vlad Suparschi, Eric Le Bihan, Amélie Toussaint, Diana Saptefrat, Heykel Ben Abdallah, Faouzi Gloulou, Farida Aouati, Tobias Gauss, Catherine Paugam-Burtz
BACKGROUND: Liver Transplantation (LT) is a high-risk surgery associated with significant hemodynamic changes requiring advanced hemodynamic monitoring. Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC) is still considered as a gold-standard for cardiac index (CI) measurement during LT despite association with an increased risk of complications. Noninvasive impedance cardiography (ICG) could be an interesting alternative tool for CI monitoring. The aim of this study was to compare the precision and trending ability of ICG versus PAC methods during LT...
May 9, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737449/modification-of-gene-expression-profiling-related-to-renin-angiotensin-system-in-an-ischemia-reperfusion-rat-model-after-t3-infusion
#12
Laura Sabatino, Silvana Balzan, Claudia Kusmic, Giorgio Iervasi
Triiodothyronine (T3) and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) are functionally related in cardiovascular system. Recently, in an in vivo myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model in rats, we showed that T3 treatment improved the post-ischemic recovery of cardiac function. In the present study, we used the same experimental model of regional I/R, obtained by 30 min occlusion of the left descending coronary artery, followed by 3-days of reperfusion, to investigate the effect of 48-h treatment (started 1 day after ischemia) with 6 µg/kg/day T3 or vehicle...
May 8, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735421/3-bromopyruvate-reverses-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-through-inhibiting-glycolysis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#13
Fangzheng Chen, Heng Wang, Jiadan Lai, Shujing Cai, Linbo Yuan
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation is vital to pulmonary vascular remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) pathogenesis, and inhibiting PASMC metabolism could serve as a new possible therapy to reverse the process. 3-Bromopyruvate (3-BrPA) is an effective glycolysis inhibitor with its effect in PAH remains unclear. Our study aims to assess the therapeutic effect of 3-BrPA in PAH rats and investigate the possible mechanism of 3-BrPA in PASMC proliferation and apoptosis...
May 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733924/thirteen-year-experience-with-universal-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-decolonisation-prior-to-cardiac-surgery-a-quasi-experimental-study
#14
Adrien Lemaignen, Laurence Armand-Lefevre, Gabriel Birgand, Guillaume Mabileau, Isabelle Lolom, Walid Ghodbane, Pierre Dilly Marie, Patrick Nataf, Jean-Christophe Lucet
INTRODUCTION: Sternal wound infection (SWI) after cardiac surgery is a severe complication. Among preventive measures, pre-operative decolonisation of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus has recently been shown to be beneficial. In this quasi-experimental study, we assessed the effect of decolonisation on the incidence of S. aureus-associated SWI during 19-year prospective surveillance. METHODS: We analysed by segmented negative binomial regression the change over time of the incidence of S...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731409/penetrating-anorectal-injury-caused-by-a-wild-boar-attack-a-case-report
#15
Ichiro Okano, Yuki Midorikawa, Nobumasa Kushima, Yui Watanabe, Takuya Sugiyama, Katsutaka Mitachi, Kazuaki Shinohara, Takatoshi Sawada, Katsunori Inagaki
Wild boar attacks have rarely been reported in the medical literature. This is the case of an 83-year-old male farmer who was assaulted from behind by an injured adult wild boar. He presented with hemorrhagic shock after sustaining injuries to the right profunda femoris artery and right sciatic nerve as well as significant soft-tissue injuries, bilateral iliac wing fractures, an open pneumothorax, and an anorectal injury. The anorectal injury was treated with fecal diversion but was complicated by soft-tissue infection in the surrounding dead space...
May 3, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730878/silver-absorption-and-toxicity-evaluation-of-silver-wound-dressings-in-40-patients-with-chronic-wounds
#16
C Brouillard, A-C Bursztejn, C Latarche, J-F Cuny, F Truchetet, J-P Goullé, J-L Schmutz
BACKGROUND: Silver-containing dressings are considered to be safe even though there have been some reports of complications, including argyria and various organ system dysfunctions. Despite the widespread use of silver dressings, little research has been done regarding the absorption and toxicity of silver. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the systemic absorption of silver in patients with chronic inflammatory wounds and to determine associated factors of systemic silver absorption and evaluated its association with silver toxicity...
May 6, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729462/interdisciplinary-prevention-and-management-of-wound-related-complications-in-extracranial-to-intracranial-bypass-surgery
#17
Rintaro Yokoyama, Takeshi Mikami, Ryo Ukai, Katsuya Komatsu, Yusuke Kimura, Hime Suzuki, Toshimi Honma, Toru Hirano, Tamotsu Saito, Ken Yamashita, Takatoshi Yotsuyanagi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Nobuhiro Mikuni
Extracranial-to-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery may be necessary in patients with moyamoya disease and other ischemic conditions. However, there is a potential risk of wound-related complications in some cases. In this study, we report our approach to prevention of wound-related complications in EC-IC bypass, and technical consideration and pitfalls of surgery are discussed. This study included 89 patients with ischemic-onset moyamoya disease and atherosclerotic disease, who underwent 108 superficial temporal artery (STA)-to-middle cerebral artery bypass procedures...
May 2, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727297/hyperspectral-imaging-innovative-diagnostics-to-visualize-hemodynamic-effects-of-cold-plasma-in-wound-therapy
#18
Georg Daeschlein, Rico Rutkowski, Stine Lutze, Sebastian von Podewils, Claudia Sicher, Thomas Wild, Hans-Robert Metelmann, Thomas von Woedkte, Michael Jünger
An important clinical potential of cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) lies in tumor and wound treatment, whereby the last-mentioned is well-referenced already. However, the underlying mechanisms of improved wound healing have not been sufficiently clarified yet, in particular the influence of CAP on microcirculation. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) enables the visualization of microcirculation of large tissue areas, thus this technique seems to be a candidate to examine CAP effects on perfusion and oxygen saturation in wounds...
May 4, 2018: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719062/the-facial-artery-perforator-flap-for-intraoral-reconstruction-of-a-mouth-floor-defect
#19
Ricardo Horta, Sergio Teixeira, Ricardo Nascimento, Alvaro Silva, Jose Amarante
Facial artery perforator flaps have been recently reported by different authors for perioral, nasal alar and cheek defects, but not for intraoral reconstruction. We have extended the use of the facial artery perforator flap in a 56-year-old man with a squamous cell carcinoma of left mouth floor, who was submitted to tumor resection with marginal mandibulectomy and left supraomohyoid neck dissection. The flap was designed according to the size of the defect (5 × 3 cm), centered on the perforator to create a symmetric flap and was tunnelled intraorally by means of a 90° rotation...
May 2, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717398/successful-limb-salvage-through-staged-bypass-combined-with-free-gracilis-muscle-transfer-for-critical-limb-ischemia-with-osteomyelitis-after-failed-endovascular-therapy
#20
Keisuke Miyake, Shinsuke Kikuchi, Hiroko Okuda, Atsuhiro Koya, Satomi Abe, Yoshiki Sawa, Tetsuo Ota, Nobuyoshi Azuma
BACKGROUND: Critical limb ischemia with osteomyelitis is so difficult to treat that even appropriate revascularization and wound therapy cannot achieve limb salvage because of uncontrollable infection. It is still difficult to judge the possibility of limb salvage before revascularization. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old male complained of a small ulcer on his left toe, which was treated with multiple endovascular therapy. After failed endovascular therapy, he suffered extensive tissue loss with tibial osteomyelitis...
May 2, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
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