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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301358/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-exploring-the-clinical-evidence
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Gretl Lam, Rocky Fontaine, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), its mechanisms, indications and safe applications based on clinical evidence. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1...
April 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301355/home-health-agencies-can-now-bill-medicare-separately-for-furnishing-new-disposable-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-devices
#2
Kathleen D Schaum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299333/an-alternative-treatment-strategy-for-complicated-chronic-wounds-negative-pressure-therapy-over-mesh-skin-graft
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Michele Maruccia, Maria G Onesti, Valentina Sorvillo, Antonio Albano, Luca A Dessy, Bruno Carlesimo, Mauro Tarallo, Marco Marcasciano, Giuseppe Giudice, Emanuele Cigna, Diego Ribuffo
Extensive skin defect represents a real problem and major challenge in plastic and reconstructive surgery. On one hand, skin grafts offer a practical method to deal with skin defects despite their unsuitability for several complicated wounds. On the other hand, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), applied before skin grafting, promotes granulation tissue growth. The aim of the study is to evaluate the improvement in wound healing given by the merger of these two different approaches. We treated 23 patients for large wounds of multiple factors...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294534/treatment-of-anticoagulated-patients-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
#4
Sharon L Boxall, Keryln Carville, Gavin D Leslie, Shirley J Jansen
There is a paucity of evidence surrounding the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients receiving anticoagulant medication. Guidelines generally recommend caution regarding the use of NPWT in anticoagulated patients in general, but areas of particular risk are frequently not highlighted. The US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) reported six mortalities between 2009 and 2011 in patients receiving NPWT. These mortalities were associated with the use of NPWT over vascular graft sites. The coagulation status of these patients was not reported...
March 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282010/complications-and-mortality-associated-with-temporary-abdominal-closure-techniques-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Adam Cristaudo, Scott Jennings, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan DeCosta
Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques are routinely used in the open abdomen. Ideally, they should prevent evisceration, aid in removal of unwanted fluid from the peritoneal cavity, facilitate in achieving safe definitive fascial closure, as well as prevent the development of intra-abdominal complications. TAC techniques used in the open abdomen were compared with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to identify which was superior. A systematic review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines involving Medline, Excerpta Medica, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="http://Clinicaltrials...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280658/cost-effective-alternative-for-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Jeff J Kim, Mieczyslawa Franczyk, Lawrence J Gottlieb, David H Song
BACKGROUND: Current predominantly used equipments for negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are expensive. In current healthcare climate continually emphasizing cost containment, importance in developing more cost-effective alternatives cannot be understated. Previously, therapeutically equivalent methods of providing NPWT was demonstrated using just low-cost, universally available supplies, coined Gauze-SUCtion (GSUC). Here, we examine long-term potential financial savings of utilizing GSUC over commercialized products...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272857/management-of-acute-complex-traumatic-wound-with-a-dermal-regeneration-template-case-report
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R R V Patel, M Giaquinto-Cillers, J Kotze, R S Hartnick, L W van der Merwe, E B Holford
BACKGROUND: Acute complex traumatic wounds of the lower limbs are usually managed by a combination of multiple debridements, dressing changes, and specialized surgical procedures which may include tissue transfers for the reconstruction of the soft tissue injury. The recovery is lengthy, and the outcome dependent on the initial injury, the surgical procedures undertaken and rehabilitation programs with a multidisciplinary team. METHOD: A nine-year-old male patient presented to Kimberly Hospital with an extensive soft tissue injury of the leg associated with a tibia fracture caused by a high velocity pedestrian vehicle accident...
November 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272013/when-traditional-offloading-is-not-an-option-could-an-external-fixator-be-a-solution-a-case-report
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Abdulaziz A Kimawi, Robert J Snyder, Mario A Cala, Cherison Cuffy
Offloading is a cornerstone in managing diabetic plantar foot ulcers; however, it often represents one of the most challenging aspects of treatment for clinician and patient alike. The authors present a case of a 61-year-old African American man with type 2 diabetes and a limb-threatening plantar foot ulcer that required aggressive wound and surgical management. Due to the heavy drainage and patient adherence issues, traditional offloading techniques such as total contact cast, DH Pressure Relief Walker (Össur, Foothill Ranch, CA), and wedge shoes, among others, were not viable options...
February 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252337/accelerated-wound-healing-with-combined-npwt-and-ipc-a-case-series
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Kristian Arvesen, Camilla Bak Nielsen, Karsten Fogh
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) have traditionally been used in patients with chronic complicated non-healing wounds. The aim of this study (retrospective case series) was to describe the use of NPWT in combination with IPC in patients with a relatively short history (2-6 months) of ulcers. All wounds showed improved healing during the treatment period with marked or moderate reduction in ulcer size, and granulation tissue formation was markedly stimulated...
March 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247499/quality-of-life-and-scar-evolution-after-negative-pressure-or-conventional-therapy-for-wound-dehiscence-following-post-bariatric-abdominoplasty
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Paolo Limongelli, Giuseppina Casalino, Salvatore Tolone, Luigi Brusciano, Giovanni Docimo, Gianmattia Del Genio, Ludovico Docimo
No studies have examined scars and quality of life after different treatments of wound dehiscence in patients undergoing post-bariatric abdominoplasty. Scars and quality of life of patients with postoperative wound dehiscence managed with negative pressure wound therapy (group A) and conventional wound therapy (group B) were reviewed 6 months after wound healing. Of 38 patients undergoing treatment for wound dehiscence after 203 abdominoplasty, 35 (group A = 14 versus group B = 21) entered the study...
March 1, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245914/applying-vacuum-to-accomplish-reduced-wound-infections-in-laparoscopic-pediatric-surgery
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Robin Visser, Kris Milbrandt, Suyin Lum Min, Nathan Wiseman, Betty-Jean Hancock, Melanie Morris, Richard Keijzer
INTRODUCTION: The prevention of surgical site infections has received little attention in pediatric surgery. Negative pressure wound therapy is used to treat complex wounds. We hypothesized that this principle could reduce wound infection rates following laparoscopic surgery. We tested this in a randomized controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We randomized pediatric patients with an umbilical port site to a standard dressing or a vacuum dressing. The dressings were removed 48h after surgery...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244217/novel-foam-dressing-using-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-to-remove-thick-exudate
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Luc Téot, Florient Boissiere, Sergiu Fluieraru
We describe our experience with a novel foam dressing architecture in tandem with negative pressure wound therapy and instillation (NPWTi-d) for removing viscous wound exudate and infectious materials. A retrospective review was conducted of the outcomes of 21 patients who received NPWTi-d using a reticulated open cell foam instillation dressing with through holes (ROCF-CC) designed to facilitate the removal of thick wound exudate and infectious materials. NPWTi-d with ROCF-CC was used to treat large complex chronic wounds with viscous wound exudate that contained substantial areas of devitalised tissue...
February 28, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243602/enhancement-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-angiogenic-capacity-by-npwt-for-a-combinatorial-therapy-to-promote-wound-healing-with-large-defect
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Kangquan Shou, Yahui Niu, Xun Zheng, Zhanjun Ma, Chao Jian, Baiwen Qi, Xiang Hu, Aixi Yu
Poor viability of engrafted bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) often hinders their application for wound healing, and the strategy of how to take full advantage of their angiogenic capacity within wounds still remains unclear. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been demonstrated to be effective for enhancing wound healing, especially for the promotion of angiogenesis within wounds. Here we utilized combinatory strategy using the transplantation of BMSCs and NPWT to investigate whether this combinatory therapy could accelerate angiogenesis in wounds...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242396/aggressive-wound-care-by-a-multidisciplinary-team-improves-wound-healing-after-infrainguinal-bypass-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Shinsuke Mii, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Ryoichi Kyuragi, Hiroshi Ishimura, Shinsuke Yasukawa, Atsushi Guntani, Eisuke Kawakubo
BACKGROUND: A long period is generally required for ischemic ulcer to heal after revascularization. The strategy of postoperative wound care can affect wound healing. This study was conducted to investigate the degree to which aggressive wound care (AWC) by a team of multidisciplinary specialists actually shortens the time to wound healing and increases the rate of wound healing in limbs undergoing surgical bypass for ischemic tissue loss in a real clinical setting. METHODS: A total of consecutive 126 patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass for tissue loss from April 2011 to March 2015 were reviewed...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235220/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-on-flaps-a-systematic-review
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Panxi Yu, Nanze Yu, Xiaonan Yang, Xiaolei Jin, Haibin Lu, Zuoliang Qi
Background Although flap transfer is a popular reconstructive procedure with a high success rate, it is associated with a high complication rate and low salvage rate. During the past decade, negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been increasingly applied to facilitate flap transfer and salvage flaps threatened by complications. It has achieved some success, but its efficacy and safety remain controversial because of the limited number of reports and lack of systematic reviews. Methods English-language articles describing the application of NPWT on flaps were screened using predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232031/efficacy-and-safety-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-in-diabetic-foot-ulcer-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Xiaoshuang Guo, Dali Mu, Fuqiang Gao
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer(DFU) is a chronic, refractory disease in need of multidisciplinary endeavour, miscellaneous strategies have been adopted to address this annoying issue, including acellular dermal matrix(ADM)/negative pressure wound therapy/standard of care (SOC) etc. However, consensus has not been reached. As a promising procedure, the efficacy and safety of ADM remains controversial. We therefore performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the efficacy and safety of acellular dermal matrix to standard of care in DFU...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228207/complications-and-mortality-associated-with-temporary-abdominal-closure-techniques-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Adam Cristaudo, Scott Jennings, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan DeCosta
Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques are routinely used in the open abdomen. Ideally, they should prevent evisceration, aid in removal of unwanted fluid from the peritoneal cavity, facilitate in achieving safe definitive fascial closure, as well as prevent the development of intra-abdominal complications. TAC techniques used in the open abdomen were compared with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to identify which was superior. A systematic review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines involving Medline, Excerpta Medica, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="http://Clinicaltrials...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225711/reactive-oxygen-therapy-a-novel-therapy-in-soft-tissue-infection
#18
Matthew Dryden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The global burden of disease in skin and soft tissue lesions is enormous. Many chronic, poorly healing lesions get treated with antibiotics despite the lack of evidence for long-term antibiotics. There is a global antibiotic resistance crisis driven largely by inappropriate use of large volumes of antibiotics. One solution is to reduce the selection pressure on bacteria by reducing the volume of antibiotic use in medicine, agriculture and the environment. There are few novel antimicrobials...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225152/topical-phenytoin-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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REVIEW
Xiang Yong Hao, Hong Ling Li, He Su, Hui Cai, Tian Kang Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Lei Jiang, Yan Fei Shen
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical strategies, nutritional supplementation, debridement, topical negative pressure, and local treatments including dressings, ointments and creams such as bacitracin, silver sulphadiazine, neomycin, and phenytoin...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224048/wound-penetration-of-cefazolin-ciprofloxacin-piperacillin-tazobactam-and-vancomycin-during-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Matthew P Rowan, Krista L Niece, Julie A Rizzo, Kevin S Akers
Objective: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) uses subatmospheric pressure as a noninvasive adjunct to treat wounds and has demonstrated clinical efficacy by accelerating healing of a variety of acute and chronic wounds. NPWT may also play a role in preventing or treating wound infections, possibly by increasing wound penetration of antibiotics. However, clinical data in patients undergoing antibiotic and NPWT treatment are limited. Approach: To evaluate the wound penetration of antibiotics in NPWT patients, we conducted a prospective, observational study of burn and trauma patients treated with NPWT and systemic antibiotics...
February 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
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