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Lynn Welsh
AIM: To analyse current evidence on the efficacy of bandage systems containing both elastic and inelastic components (Mixed Component Systems MCSs). BACKGROUND: International consensus on the efficacy of types of compression systems is difficult to achieve; however MCSs are being promoted as combining the best properties of both elastic and inelastic bandage systems and increasingly being used to treat venous leg ulcers (VLUs) in practice. DESIGN: Systematic Literature Review...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Júlio Rocha Pimenta, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Paulo Fernando Souto Bittencourt, Camilo Brandão de Resende, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Isabela Maria Lopes da Silva
Background: The efficacy of nonselective β-blocker and endoscopic procedures, such as endoscopic variceal ligation, as primary prophylaxis of variceal hemorrhage in cirrhotic adults was demonstrated by numerous controlled trials, but in pediatric population, few are the number of studies. Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the primary prophylaxis with β-blocker in cirrhotic children and adolescents with portal hypertension. Methods: This is a cohort study encompassing 26 cirrhotic patients...
October 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Francesco Ferrara, Giovanni Ferrara, Ermenegildo Furino, Heinrich Ebner, Gennaro Quarto
AIM: The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of a new method of compression sclerotherapy of GSV and SSV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 345 lower extremities with primary varicose veins, with a long reflux of the GSV (C2-6; Ep; As 2, 3; ± p; Pr), have been submitted to sclerotherapy applying the following method: injection of foam (Polidocanol 2%), or liquid sclerosant (iodate solution 4-6% or Polodocanol 3%) in the trunk of the GSV; echoguided compression of sapheno-femoral junction (performed using an inflatable device, the Safeguard); immediate eccentric positive compression on the trunk of the GSV; and short elastic bandage...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Fanette Chassagne, Pierre Badel, Reynald Convert, Pascal Giraux, Jérôme Molimard
OBJECTIVE: Compression bandages are commonly used in the treatment of some venous or lymphatic pathologies. The success of the treatment relies on the applied pressure, which depends on several parameters, especially the bandage properties but also patients' morphology. A previous experimental study showed that considering only patient's morphology and bandage elastic properties were not sufficient to explain interface pressure distribution. However, these two parameters are the only one taken into account in Laplace's Law, current standard method to explain interface pressure distribution...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Konstantinos Fousekis, Evdokia Billis, Charalampos Matzaroglou, Konstantinos Mylonas, Constantinos Koutsojannis, Elias Tsepis
CONTEXT: Elastic bandages are commonly used in sports to treat and prevent sports injuries. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review assessing the effectiveness of elastic bandaging in orthopedic and sports injuries prevention and rehabilitation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, EMBASE and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), with key words 'elastic bandaging' in combination, respectively, with (1) first aid, (2) sports injuries, (3) orthopedic injuries and (4) sports injuries prevention and rehabilitation...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
S Vignes
Lymphedema results from impaired lymphatic transport with increased limb volume. Lymphedema are divided in primary and secondary forms. Upper-limb lymphedema secondary to breast cancer treatment is the most frequent in France. Primary lymphedema is sporadic, rarely familial or associated with complex malformative or genetic disorders. Diagnosis of lymphedema is mainly clinical and lymphoscintigraphy is useful in primary form to assess precisely the lymphatic function of the two limbs. Erysipelas (cellulitis) is the main complication, but psychological or functional discomfort may occur throughout the course of lymphedema...
August 31, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
William Tsang, Amit Modi, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Sunil K Ohri
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether external support devices reduce sternal wound complications after cardiac surgery with sternotomy. Altogether 116 papers were found using the reported search, of which six presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, year, journal, study type, patient group studied, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses are tabulated. Six randomized controlled trials investigating the effect of external chest support devices on sternal wound complications in adult patients undergoing sternotomy for cardiac surgery were selected...
August 30, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Qiaoling Chen, Shuangying Huang, Xiaoli Chen, Lei Feng, Xuxia Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the clinical effect on swelling and pain after total knee arthroplasty treated with acupoint massage, mild moxibustion and routine detumescence. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in each one. In the control group, after TKA, the routine detumescence was applied, including elastic bandage compression, the operated limb raising exercise, knee joint braking, local ice compress, intermittent pneumatic compression, active ankle pumping and quadriceps contraction exercise, continuous passive mechanical exercise, using stretch socks, oral administration of rivaroxaban tablets, 10 mg, once a day, continuously for 21 to 24 days...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Nuttawut Sermsathanasawadi, Choedpong Chatjaturapat, Rattana Pianchareonsin, Nattawut Puangpunngam, Chumpol Wongwanit, Khamin Chinsakchai, Chanean Ruangsetakit, Pramook Mutirangura
Compression bandaging is a major treatment of chronic venous ulcers. Its efficacy depends on the applied pressure, which is dependent on the skill of the individual applying the bandage. To improve the quality of bandaging by reducing the variability in compression bandage interface pressures, we changed elastic bandages into a customised version by marking them with circular ink stamps, applied when the stretch achieves an interface pressure between 35 and 45 mmHg. Repeated applications by 20 residents of the customised bandage and non-marked bandage to one smaller and one larger leg were evaluated by measuring the sub-bandage pressure...
August 9, 2016: International Wound Journal
Federico Canavese, Lorenza Marengo, Mattia Cravino, Vanessa Giacometti, Bruno Pereira, Alain Dimeglio, Carlo Origo, Antonio Andreacchio
BACKGROUND: The main objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of displaced humeral shaft fractures in children treated by Desault's bandage (DB), external fixation (EF), and elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN). METHODS: During the study period, 36 consecutive children with displaced humeral shaft fracture were treated by DB (Group A), EF (Group B) or ESIN (Group C). All the patients underwent full-length preoperative and postoperative anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the injured humerus...
July 29, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Mehtap Evran, Murat Sert, Tamer Tetiker, Gamze Akkuş, Ömer Sunkar Biçer
Spontaneous calcaneal fractures in diabetic patients without obvious trauma may occur, sometimes accompanying diabetic foot ulcers. In the current study we report four cases who were hospitalized for diabetic foot ulcer with concomitant calcaneal fractures. There were four diabetic patients (one type 1 and three type 2) who registered with diabetic foot ulcers with coexisting calcaneal fractures, all of which were classified as Type A according to Essex Lopresti Calcaneal Fracture Classification. Two of the patients with renal failure were in a routine dialysis program, as well as vascular compromise and osteomyelitis in all of the patients...
July 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Caio A A Lins, Daniel T Borges, Liane B Macedo, Karinna S A Costa, Jamilson S Brasileiro
BACKGROUND: Kinesio Taping (KT) is an elastic bandage that aims to improve neuromuscular performance, although there is no consensus as to its benefits. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the immediate and delayed effects of KT on the neuromuscular performance of the femoral quadriceps, on balance, and lower limb function in healthy subjects. METHOD: This is a randomized controlled trial. Thirty-six women with a mean age of 22.2±3.6 years and BMI of 22...
March 22, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Ali İhsan Tekin, Osman Nuri Tuncer, Mehmet Erdem Mehmetoğlu, Ümit Arslan, Ahmet Öztekin, Bayram Yağmur, Mahmut Biçer, Rıfat Özmen
METHODS: This is a single center prospective study of treatment of great saphenous vein incompatence in 62 patients with vein sealing system (Biolas VariClose(®) FG Group TURKEY) All cases were implemented under local anesthesia.Tumescent anesthesia was not required. Patients were not given any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug postoperatively only adviced to wear elastic bandages for one day and compression stockings was not offered. RESULTS: Treatment success was defined as complate occlussion of treated vein or recanalized segment shorter than 5 cm...
July 12, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Sarah Peitzmeier, Ivy Gardner, Jamie Weinand, Alexandra Corbet, Kimberlynn Acevedo
Chest binding involves the compression of chest tissue for masculine gender expression among people assigned a female sex at birth, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. There are no peer-reviewed studies that directly assess the health impacts of chest binding, yet transgender community resources commonly discuss symptoms such as pain and scarring. A cross-sectional 32-item survey was administered online to an anonymous, non-random sample of adults who were assigned a female sex at birth and had had experience of binding (n = 1800)...
June 14, 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
Konstantinos Fousekis, Evdokia Billis, Charalampos Matzaroglou, Konstantinos Mylonas, Constantinos Koutsojannis, Elias Tsepis
CONTEXT: Elastic bandages are commonly used in sports to treat and prevent sports injuries. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review assessing the effectiveness of elastic bandaging in orthopedic and sports injuries prevention and rehabilitation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, EMBASE and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), with key words 'elastic bandaging' in combination, respectively, with (1) first aid, (2) sports injuries, (3) orthopedic injuries and (4) sports injuries prevention and rehabilitation...
June 14, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Ke Li, Ningfei Liu, Ziyou Yu, Parviz Sadigh, Davide Lazzeri, Yi Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the therapeutic effect of far infrared rays and compression bandaging in the treatment of chronic lymphedema with dermatolymphangioadenitis (DLA). METHODS: Between 2005 and 2013, 106 patients with chronic lymphedema with DLA treated at the Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. These patients were divided into an infrared and a bandaging group (80 patients, group 1) and bandaging only group (26 patients, group 2)...
June 6, 2016: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Bernhard Partsch, Hugo Partsch
In this review article the mechanisms of action of compression therapy are summarized and a survey of materials is presented together with some practical advice how and when these different devices should be applied. Some new experimental findings regarding the optimal dosage (= compression pressure) concerning an improvement of venous hemodynamics and a reduction of oedema are discussed. It is shown, that stiff, non-yielding material applied with adequate pressure provides hemodynamically superior effects compared to elastic material and that relatively low pressures reduce oedema...
June 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
P I Akimau, K L Cawthron, W M Dakin, C Chadwick, C M Blundell, M B Davies
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to compare symptomatic treatment of a fracture of the base of the fifth metatarsal with immobilisation in a cast. Our null hypothesis was that immobilisation gave better patient reported outcome measures (PROMs). The alternative hypothesis was that symptomatic treatment was not inferior. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients were randomised to receive four weeks of treatment, 36 in a double elasticated bandage (symptomatic treatment group) and 24 in a below-knee walking cast (immobilisation group)...
June 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Wei-dong Sun, Jian-min Wen
To treat hallux valgus, minimally invasive osteotomy on 1st metatarsal neck,immobilization with "8-shape" bandagev was performed, and the effect was definited. The principles of osteotomy stability were analyzed from the osteotomy position, methods, direction and angle. The grinding drill was used to increase friction coefficient between the ends of osteotomy. Correct direction of osteotomy and suitable angle were the key point of stability. The immobilization with "8-shape" bandage complied with the principle of elastic fixation created the conditions for the slight movement of the osteotomy ends...
March 2016: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Dietmar Dammerer, Cornelia Waidmann, Dennis G Huber, Martin Krismer, Christian Haid, Michael C Liebensteiner
BACKGROUND: The question whether or not a patient with a hip brace should drive a car is of obvious importance because the advice given to patients to resume driving is often anecdotal as few scientific data are available on this specific subject. OBJECTIVES: To assess driving ability (brake response time) with commonly used hip braces. STUDY DESIGN: Repeated measures design. METHODS: Brake response time was assessed under six conditions: (1) without a brace (control), (2) with a typical postoperative hip brace with adjustable range of motion and the settings: unrestricted, (3) flexion limited to 70°, (4) extension blocked at 20° hip flexion, (5) both flexion and extension limited (20°/70°) and (6) an elastic hip bandage...
April 18, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
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