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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416042/earthquakes-fuel-crisis-power-outages-and-health-care-in-nepal-implications-for-the-future
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Bipin Adhikari, Shiva Raj Mishra, Sujan Babu Marahatta, Nils Kaehler, Kumar Paudel, Janak Adhikari, Shristi Raut
Earthquakes are a major natural calamity with pervasive effects on human life and nature. Similar effects are mimicked by man-made disasters such as fuel crises and power outages in developing countries. Natural and man-made disasters can cause intangible human suffering and often leave scars of lifelong psychosocial damage. Lessons from these disasters are frequently not implemented. The main objective of this study was to review the effects of the 2015 earthquakes, fuel crisis, and power outages on the health services of Nepal and formulate recommendations for the future...
April 18, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413108/moisturisers-in-scar-management-following-burn-a-survey-report
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Tanja Klotz, Rochelle Kurmis, Zachary Munn, Kathryn Heath, John Greenwood
Scar management is a recognised key component of rehabilitation following burn. Moisturising often combined with massage is commenced once healing tissue has gained sufficient strength to tolerate surface friction, with the aim being to hydrate the dry scar. The studies on various moisturisers and creams provide some guidance on moisturiser selection, but many are inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: This survey aimed to determine the current expert opinion regarding moisturiser recommendations, including the basis for these recommendations, across the burns community...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381247/outcomes-of-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-using-imported-donor-corneas
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Kaevalin Lekhanont, Kavin Vanikieti, Nutthida Nimvorapun, Varintorn Chuckpaiwong
BACKGROUND: The lack of development of local donor tissue acquisition in several regions of the world has resulted in the necessity of performing keratoplasty with imported donor corneas. The greatest concern about the use of donor corneas supplied by foreign eye banks is the effect of the increased donor death-to-operation time which inevitably occurs during the tissue recovery, tissue processing, and tissue transfer between the countries. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) using imported donor corneas...
April 5, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363297/scar-management-of-the-burned-hand
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REVIEW
Michael Sorkin, David Cholok, Benjamin Levi
Burn injury can result in hypertrophic scar formation that can lead to debilitating functional deficits and poor aesthetic outcomes. Although nonoperative modalities in the early phase of scar maturation are critical to minimize hypertrophic scar formation, surgical management is often indicated to restore hand function. The essential tenant of operative scar management is release of tension, which can often be achieved through local tissue rearrangement. Laser therapy has emerged as a central pillar of subsequent scar rehabilitation...
May 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349028/therapeutic-effectiveness-of-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-mobilization-for-soft-tissue-injury-mechanisms-and-practical-application
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REVIEW
Jooyoung Kim, Dong Jun Sung, Joohyung Lee
This article reviews the mechanism and effects of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), along with guidelines for its practical application. IASTM refers to a technique that uses instruments to remove scar tissues from injured soft tissues and facilitate healing process through formation of new extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen. Recently, frequent use of this instrument has increased in the fields of sports rehabilitation and athlete training. Some experimental studies and case reports have reported that IASTM can significantly improve soft tissue function and range of motion following sports injury, while also reducing pain...
February 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325132/physical-symptoms-and-working-performance-in-female-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
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Kamilla Zomkowski, Bruna Cruz de Souza, Fabiana Pinheiro da Silva, Géssica Maria Moreira, Natália de Souza Cunha, Fabiana Flores Sperandio
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review was to summarize and systematize the information about physical symptoms and its relation with work activity on female Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS). METHODS: A systematic search was performed on the databases MEDLINE/PubMed (via National Library of Medicine), SCOPUS (Elsevier), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters Scientific) and CINAHL with full text (EBSCO), including papers about physical impairments experienced by female workers who have had breast cancer...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285897/arthrofibrosis-associated-with-total-knee-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Victor A Cheuy, Jared R H Foran, Roger J Paxton, Michael J Bade, Joseph A Zeni, Jennifer E Stevens-Lapsley
The purpose of this article is to review the etiology, economic burden, treatment strategies, and future research directions of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Arthrofibrosis is a debilitating postoperative complication of TKA. This condition is one of the leading causes of hospital readmission and a predominant reason for TKA failure. The prevalence of arthrofibrosis will increase as the annual incidence of TKA in the United States rises into the millions. Characterized by the excessive proliferation of scar tissue during an impaired wound healing response, the resulting stiffness of arthrofibrosis causes functional deficits in activities of daily living, such as walking, stair climbing, and standing from a chair...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285012/two-stage-treatment-of-ischial-pressure-ulcers-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-technique-and-outcomes-over-8-years
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Sumanas W Jordan, Mauricio De la Garza, Victor L Lewis
BACKGROUND: Despite newly introduced techniques, reconstruction of ischial pressure ulcers remains a difficult problem with high-reported failure rates. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all spinal cord injury patients who underwent ischial pressure ulcer reconstruction by the senior author (V.L.) between 2004 and 2012. The two-stage procedure consisted of debridement and bone biopsy, followed by bursectomy, partial ischiectomy, fascial release, and gluteus maximus and hamstring advancement flaps...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252584/-the-constitutional-approach-to-the-choice-of-the-surgical-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-post-traumatic-laryngeal-stenoses
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S V Starostina
We have developed the algorithm for the choice of the surgical strategy for the treatment of chronic post-traumatic laryngeal stenosis with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the management of the patients presenting with this condition. The proposed approach envisages obtaining anthropometric characteristics of the patients, determination of the type of his (her) neck and constitution, construction of the regressive models of the clinically significant laryngometric parameters based on the results of the clinical observations including the dimensions of the glottal fissure and the position of the vocal folds, calculations of the size of the autotransplant and the length of the T-shaped tube based on the results of the mathematical analysis of the anthropo- and organometric characteristics of the concrete patient, the laryngoplastic and prosthetic treatment of the newly formed laryngo-tracheal passage...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181797/a-thermosensitive-heparin-poloxamer-hydrogel-bridges-afgf-to-treat-spinal-cord-injury
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Qingqing Wang, Yan He, Yingzheng Zhao, Huixu Xie, Qian Lin, Zili He, Xiaoyan Wang, Jiawei Li, Hongyu Zhang, Chenggui Wang, Fanghua Gong, Xiaokun Li, Huazi Xu, Qingsong Ye, Jian Xiao
Acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) exerts a protective effect on spinal cord injury (SCI) but is limited by the lack of physicochemical stability and the ability to cross the blood spinal cord barrier (BSCB). As promising biomaterials, hydrogels contain substantial amounts of water and a three-dimensional porous structure and are commonly used to load and deliver growth factors. Heparin can not only enhance growth factor loading onto hydrogels but also can stabilize the structure and control the release behavior...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129292/persistent-epithelial-defects-and-corneal-opacity-after-collagen-cross-linking-with-substitution-of-dextran-t-500-with-dextran-sulfate-in-compounded-topical-riboflavin
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Roland Höllhumer, Stephanie Watson, Peter Beckingsale
PURPOSE: Collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a commonly performed procedure to prevent the progression of keratoconus. Riboflavin is an essential part of the procedure, which facilitates both the cross-linking process and protection of intraocular structures. Dextran can be added to riboflavin to create an isotonic solution. This case report highlights the importance of compounding riboflavin with the correct dextran solution. METHODS: A retrospective case series. RESULTS: Six eyes of 4 male patients with keratoconus aged from 20 to 38 years underwent CXL with substitution of 20% dextran (T-500) with 20% dextran sulfate in a compounded riboflavin 0...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112411/medial-sural-artery-as-a-salvage-recipient-vessel-for-complex-post-traumatic-microvascular-lower-limb-reconstruction
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Amresh Baliarsing, Shivprasad Date, Pedro Ciudad
BACKGROUND: Complex lower extremity trauma still poses a formidable challenge for micro vascular reconstruction. The extensive surrounding zone of trauma can make it difficult to find a suitable recipient pedicle for anastomosis. A need was felt for exploration of newer recipient vessels in lower extremity which could be harnessed for reliable and tension free micro anastomosis. The purpose of the present report is to highlight the possibility of using medial sural artery for safe micro vascular anastomosis in selected scenarios like vessel depleted extremity...
January 23, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103995/-advances-in-the-research-of-prevention-and-treatment-of-postburn-contractures-of-hand
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K A Wang, G S Wu, Y Sun, Z F Xia
Scar contracture deformity, which can lead to dysfunction of hand and low quality of life, is one of the common complication after hand burns. The prevention measures of scar contracture after hand burns include large skin grafting, prevention of infection, insistence on wearing pressure gloves, use of silicone sheets, wearing orthosis, accepting proper physical therapy, and early functional exercise. The primary treatments of postburn contractures of the hand are surgery, drugs, laser treatment, and rehabilitation therapy...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067245/effect-of-hierarchically-aligned-fibrin-hydrogel-in-regeneration-of-spinal-cord-injury-demonstrated-by-tractography-a-pilot-study
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Zhenxia Zhang, Shenglian Yao, Sheng Xie, Xiumei Wang, Feiyan Chang, Jie Luo, Jingming Wang, Jun Fu
Some studies have reported that scaffold or cell-based transplantation may improve functional recovery following SCI, but no imaging information regarding regeneration has been provided to date. This study used tractography to show the regenerating process induced by a new biomaterial-aligned fibrin hydrogel (AFG). A total of eight canines subjected to SCI procedures were assigned to the control or the AFG group. AFG was implanted into the SCI lesion immediately after injury in 5 canines. A follow-up was performed at 12 weeks to evaluate the therapeutic effect including the hindlimb functional recovery, anisotropy and continuity of fibers on tractography...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009695/elastin-is-differentially-regulated-by-pressure-therapy-in-a-porcine-model-of-hypertrophic-scar
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Bonnie C Carney, Zekun Liu, Abdulnaser Alkhalil, Taryn E Travis, Jessica Ramella-Roman, Lauren T Moffatt, Jeffrey W Shupp
Beneficial effects of pressure therapy for hypertrophic scars have been reported, but the mechanisms of action are not fully understood. This study evaluated elastin and its contribution to scar pliability. The relationship between changes in Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) scores of pressure-treated scars and differential regulation of elastin was assessed. Hypertrophic scars were created and assessed weekly using VSS and biopsy procurement. Pressure treatment began on day 70 postinjury. Treated scars were compared with untreated shams...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857656/reverse-flow-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-an-ad-hoc-flap-for-severe-post-burn-knee-contracture
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H A Ismail, L E El-Bassiony
We evaluate function outcomes of the reverse-flow ALT perforator flap to reconstruct severe post-burn knee contracture. Between October 2012 and December 2014, 10 patients with severe post-burn knee contracture were subjected to reconstruction with 10 ipsilateral reversed-flow ALT perforator flaps. All the patients were male. Ages ranged from 15 to 47 years (mean = 32 years). Time from burn injury to patient presentation ranged from 2-8 months. All patients demonstrated post-burn flexion contracture of the knee joint, ranging from 35 to 75 degrees...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843652/implant-retained-obturator-for-an-edentulous-patient-with-a-hemimaxillectomy-defect-complicated-with-microstomia
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Pravinkumar G Patil, Smita Nimbalkar-Patil
Patient. A 68-year-old man was operated on for squamous cell carcinoma (T3N3M0) of the maxilla creating the hemimaxillary surgical defect on right side. The remaining arch was completely edentulous. There was remarkable limitation in the oral opening with reduced perimeter of the oral cavity due to radiation and surgical scar contracture. This article describes prosthetic rehabilitation by modifying the design of the obturator and achieving the retention with dental implant. Discussion. Severe limitation in the oral opening may occur in clinical situations following the postsurgical management of oral and maxillofacial defects...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806772/-endoscopic-thyroid-surgery-the-past-the-present-and-the-future
#18
P Wang, Q Z Zhao
Thyroid diseases are much more common in women than in men. The traditional open thyroidectomy brings almost patients significant visible scars in the anterior neck. The demand for cosmesis after surgery promotes the occurrence and development of endoscopic techniques. Various endoscopic techniques were designed to minimize the visible scar and promote the rehabilitation after surgery. In order to achieve these, two distinct ideas have developed. One is committed to shorten the length of surgical incision as much as possible...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805532/visual-rehabilitation-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Leyla Asena, Dilek D Altınörs
OBJECTIVES: Here, our aim was to report our treatment strategies and their results performed for visual rehabilitation after penetrating keratoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of 98 patients (54 male/44 female), with results from 104 eyes, who underwent penetrating keratoplasty between January 2013 and January 2015 at the Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology were reviewed. Patient age, indication for penetrating keratoplasty, interventions performed for visual rehabilitation, follow-up duration, topographic and refractive astigmatism at the end of follow-up, and final best corrected visual acuity results were recorded...
2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777134/is-there-any-place-for-spontaneous-healing-in-deep-palmar-burn-of-the-child
#20
J Chateau, M Guillot, L Zevounou, F Braye, J-L Foyatier, J-P Comparin, D Voulliaume
Child palm burns arise by contact and are often deep. The singular difficulty of such a disease comes from the necessity of the child growth and from the potential occurrence of constricted scars. In order to avoid sequelae, the actual gold standard is to practice an early excision of the burn, followed by a skin graft. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of spontaneous healing combined with rehabilitation versus early skin grafting and rehabilitation concerning the apparition of sequelae. We performed a retrospective study in two burn centers and one rehabilitation hospital between 1995 and 2010...
October 21, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
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