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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154581/detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-determination-of-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-of-vancomycin-for-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-pus-wound-swab-samples-of-the-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
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Raghabendra Adhikari, Narayan Dutt Pant, Sanjeev Neupane, Mukesh Neupane, Roshan Bhattarai, Sabita Bhatta, Raina Chaudhary, Binod Lekhak
The present study was conducted to evaluate the performance of cefoxitin disc diffusion method and oxacillin broth microdilution method for detection of methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA), taking presence of mecA gene as reference. In addition, inducible clindamycin resistance and beta-lactamase production were studied and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of vancomycin for S. aureus isolates was determined. A total of 711 nonrepeated pus/wound swab samples from different anatomic locations were included in the study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129780/manubrium-limited-ministernotomy-versus-conventional-sternotomy-for-aortic-valve-replacement-mavric-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Enoch Akowuah, Andrew T Goodwin, W Andrew Owens, Helen C Hancock, Rebecca Maier, Adetayo Kasim, Adrian Mellor, Khalid Khan, Gavin Murphy, James Mason
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement is one of the most common cardiac surgical procedures performed worldwide. Conventional aortic valve replacement surgery is performed via a median sternotomy; the sternum is divided completely from the sternal notch to the xiphisternum. Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, using a new technique called manubrium-limited ministernotomy, divides only the manubrium from the sternal notch to 1 cm below the manubrio-sternal junction. More than one third of patients undergoing conventional sternotomy develop clinically significant bleeding requiring post-operative red blood cell transfusion...
January 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060000/embracing-the-concept-defining-the-practice-and-changing-the-outcome-setting-the-standard-for-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injury-interventions-in-woc-nursing-practice
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Stephanie Yates, Laurie McNichol, Steven B Heinecke, Mikel Gray
Medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) is a comparatively new category of skin damage. Our current understanding of MARSI originates from an interdisciplinary consensus conference held in 2012 that generated and disseminated 25 statements pertaining to the assessment, prevention, and management of MARSI, along with gaps in research and knowledge related to this area. The 2012 MARSI Consensus Group also challenged each organization to refine the original statements to make them more relevant to their particular area of practice...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050503/the-oro-facial-investment-scale-ofis-a-novel-outcomes-and-evaluation-measure-for-self-appraised-oro-facial-behavioural-and-aesthetic-constructs-among-professional-healthcare-students-of-belagavi-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vaibhav Kumar, Anil V Ankola, Sagar G Jalihal
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have shown that self perceived dental appearance is an important determinant in the decision to seek treatment. AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the self-perceived oral health knowledge, attitude, practice, behaviour and perception among 18-20 year old students of professional healthcare institutions in Belagavi city, Karnataka. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The novel 21 item Oro-Facial Investment Scale (OFIS) formulated for this study was distributed to 600 students of professional healthcare institutions (200 each from Medical, Physiotherapy and Ayurveda specialties respectively)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030589/the-antibacterial-activity-of-australian-leptospermum-honey-correlates-with-methylglyoxal-levels
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Nural N Cokcetin, Matthew Pappalardo, Leona T Campbell, Peter Brooks, Dee A Carter, Shona E Blair, Elizabeth J Harry
Most commercially available therapeutic honey is derived from flowering Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) plants from New Zealand. Australia has more than 80 Leptospermum species, and limited research to date has found at least some produce honey with high non-peroxide antibacterial activity (NPA) similar to New Zealand manuka, suggesting Australia may have a ready supply of medical-grade honey. The activity of manuka honey is largely due to the presence of methylglyoxal (MGO), which is produced non-enzymatically from dihydroxyacetone (DHA) present in manuka nectar...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997744/a-comparative-outcomes-analysis-evaluating-clinical-effectiveness-in-two-different-human-placental-membrane-products-for-wound-management
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Eric L Johnson, James T Marshall, Georgina M Michael
Advances in tissue preservation have led to the commercialization of human placental membranes for the purposes of wound management with each product being characterized by different compositions and properties. The a priori specification of the research question in this investigator-initiated study focused on the clinical outcomes in two nonrandomized, however statistically equal and homogenous patient cohorts receiving either a viable intact cryopreserved human placental membrane (vCPM) or a dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM), for the management of wounds at a single center...
December 20, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992134/compression-therapy-current-practice-of-care-level-of-knowledge-in-patients-with-venous-leg-ulcers
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Kerstin Protz, Kristina Heyer, Joachim Dissemond, Barbara Temme, Karl-Christian Münter, Ida Verheyen-Cronau, Katharina Klose, Carsten Hampel-Kalthoff, Matthias Augustin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Compression therapy is a mainstay in the causal treatment of patients with venous leg ulcers. It facilitates healing, reduces pain and recurrences, and increases quality of life. Up until now, there is a scarcity of scientific data with respect to the level of care and the specific knowledge of patients with venous leg ulcers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: At first presentation, patients with venous leg ulcers anonymously answered a standardized questionnaire...
December 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979363/-aplasia-cutis-congenita-associated-with-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Félix Muñoz-Guerrero, Adrián Antonio Muñoz-Solís, José Manuel Ornelas-Aguirre
INTRODUCTION: Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a skin condition of rare presentation, this disease is characterized by absence of skin at birth and associated with facial, skin and bone skull deformities. The diagnosis is mainly clinical. CASE REPORT: Male 5 days after birth, unique product of primigravida mother and no family history of relevance. Physical examination revealed bilateral and symmetrical skin defects of both lower extremities, the disease is characterized by skin fragility, scabs, and coated pseudomembrane ulcers, decreased interdigital space between toes of the left foot, retraction of the foot and genu varum...
December 12, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977053/protease-modulating-matrix-treatments-for-healing-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Maggie J Westby, Gill Norman, Jo C Dumville, Nikki Stubbs, Nicky Cullum
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are open skin wounds on the lower leg that occur because of poor blood flow in the veins of the leg; leg ulcers can last from weeks to years, and are both painful and costly. Prevalence in the UK is about 2.9 cases per 10,000 people. First-line treatment for VLUs is compression therapy, but around 60% of people have unhealed ulcers after 12 weeks' treatment and about 40% after 24 weeks; therefore, there is scope for further improvement. Limited evidence suggests non-healing leg ulcers may have persisting elevated levels of proteases, which is thought to deter the later stages of healing; thus, timely protease-modulating matrix (PMM) treatments may improve healing by physically removing proteases from the wound fluid...
15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943665/combination-therapy-of-autologous-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cell-enriched-high-density-lipoaspirate-and-topical-timolol-for-healing-chronic-wounds
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Larissa Larsen, Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Farzam Gorouhi, David Bodreault, Chuong Nguyen, Robert W Crawford, Sara E Dahle, Thomas Whetzel, R Rivkah Isseroff
Chronic venous leg ulcers are profoundly debilitating and result in billions of health care expenditures. Thus, there is a quest for engineered and innovative approaches. Herein we present a 63 year-old patient with a 30-year history of venous stasis and left lower extremity ulcers, which have been refractory to standard of care, anticoagulation, and venous stripping. The medial ulcer was treated with transplantation of autologous adipose mesenchymal stem cell (AMSC)-enriched, high density lipoaspirate (HDL) on OASIS wound matrix, and compression therapy...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912751/anti-aging-and-tyrosinase-inhibition-effects-of-cassia-fistula-flower-butanolic-extract
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Pornngarm Limtrakul, Supachai Yodkeeree, Pilaiporn Thippraphan, Wanisa Punfa, Jatupol Srisomboon
BACKGROUND: Natural products made from plant sources have been used in a variety of cosmetic applications as a source of nutrition and as a whitening agent. The flowers of Cassia fistula L, family Fabaceae, have been used as a traditional medicine for skin diseases and wound healing and have been reported to possess anti-oxidant properties. The anti-aging effect of C. fistula flower extract on human skin fibroblast was investigated. METHODS: The butanolic extraction of C...
December 3, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893508/best-practices-for-pressure-ulcer-prevention-in-the-burn-center
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Julia Warner, Mary Ann Raible, Gina Hajduk, Jacqueline Collavo
The State of Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network, in collaboration with a hospital system in Southwestern Pennsylvania, established a goal of reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by 20%. A 6-month unfavorable trend of nurse-sensitive clinical indicators called for immediate process improvement. A retrospective chart review resulted in identification of predominant risk factors placing the burn patient at high risk for pressure ulcer formation. Implementations of pressure ulcer prevention measures were inconsistent...
January 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863057/platelet-rich-plasma-based-bioactive-membrane-as-a-new-advanced-wound-care-tool
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Raffaele Spanò, Anita Muraglia, Maria R Todeschi, Marta Nardini, Paolo Strada, Ranieri Cancedda, Maddalena Mastrogiacomo
Chronic skin ulcers, consequence of diabetes and other pathological conditions, heavily compromise the patients' life quality and represent a high and constantly growing cost for National Health Services. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), has been proposed to treat these lesions. The absence of guidelines for the PRP production and the need of a fresh preparation for each treatment lead us to develop a protocol for the production of an allogenic PRP based bioactive membrane (BAM), standardized for platelet concentration and growth factor release...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843333/water-soluble-egg-membrane-enhances-the-immunoactivating-properties-of-an-aloe-vera-based-extract-of-nerium-oleander-leaves
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Kathleen F Benson, Robert A Newman, Gitte S Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a blend of two natural ingredients on immune parameters relevant for their current topical use and potential support of microcirculation in skin tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A blend (BL) of Aloe vera-based Nerium oleander extract (NAE-8i, oleandrin-free) and hydrolyzed water-soluble egg membrane (WSEM) was applied to human whole-blood cultures for 24 hours, with each separate ingredient serving as a control. Immune-cell subsets were analyzed for expression levels of the activation markers CD69 and CD25...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825971/eicosanoids-emerging-contributors-in-stem-cell-mediated-wound-healing
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Berry, Yanzhou Liu, Li Chen, Austin M Guo
Eicosanoids are bioactive lipid products primarily derived from the oxidation of arachidonic acid (AA). The individual contributions of eicosanoids and stem cells to wound healing have been of great interest. This review focuses on how stem cells work in concert with eicosanoids to create a beneficial environment in the wound bed and in the promotion of wound healing. Stem cells contribute to wound healing through modulating inflammation, differentiating into skin cells or endothelial cells, and exerting paracrine effects by releasing various potent growth factors...
November 5, 2016: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815078/ziziphora-tenuior-l-essential-oil-from-dana-biosphere-reserve-southern-jordan-chemical-characterization-and-assessment-of-biological-activities
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M S Abu-Darwish, C Cabral, M J Gonçalves, C Cavaleiro, M T Cruz, M Paoli, F Tomi, T Efferth, L Salgueiro
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGIC RELEVANCE: Ziziphora tenuior L. (Lamiaceae) is a medicinal plant in Jordan, which is included in various antimicrobial, antiseptic, expectorant and wound healing preparations. It is used for the treatment of cough, stomach ache, dysentery, fever, uterus infection, gut inflammation and painful menstruation. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to assess, for the first time, the chemical composition of the essential oil of Z. tenuior originated from southern Jordan and its antifungal effects against several yeasts...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800466/emerging-carbapenem-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-carrying-blaimp-among-burn-patients-in-isfahan-iran
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Mohsen Radan, Rezvan Moniri, Ahmad Khorshidi, Hamidreza Gilasi, Zohreh Norouzi, Fahimeh Beigi, Yasaman Dasteh Goli
BACKGROUND: Metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a significant pathogen in burn patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa isolates, including those resistant to imipenemase (IMP), in a burn unit in Isfahan, Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty P. aeruginosa isolates from burn patients were tested for antibiotic susceptibility by the disc diffusion method in accordance with CLSI guidelines...
September 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800133/staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec-types-among-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-northern-iran
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Akram Taherirad, Roghayeh Jahanbakhsh, Fatemeh Shakeri, Shaghayegh Anvary, Ezzat Allah Ghaemi
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a common cause of nosocomial and community-acquired infections around the world. Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing methods are often used to study MRSA molecular epidemiology. OBJECTIVES: The current study was designed to explore the distribution profiles of different SCCmec types among methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains isolated from hospitals in Gorgan, in northern Iran, and to correlate the types into observed bacterial virulence factors...
August 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788747/the-risk-of-bacterial-infection-after-tattooing
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Ralf Dieckmann, Ides Boone, Stefan O Brockmann, Jens A Hammerl, Annette Kolb-Mäurer, Matthias Goebeler, Andreas Luch, Sascha Al Dahouk
BACKGROUND: Tattooing is a globally growing trend. Overall prevalence among adults in industrialized countries is around 10-20%. Given the high and increasing numbers of tattooed people worldwide, medical and public health implications emerging from tattooing trends require greater attention not only by the public, but also by medical professionals and health policy makers. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature on tattooassociated bacterial infections and bacterial contamination of tattoo inks...
October 7, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777596/acmella-oleracea-and-achyrocline-satureioides-as-sources-of-natural-products-in-topical-wound-care
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Lais Thiemi Yamane, Eneida de Paula, Michelle Pedroza Jorge, Verônica Santana de Freitas-Blanco, Ílio Montanari Junior, Glyn Mara Figueira, Luís Adriano Anholeto, Patricia Rosa de Oliveira, Rodney Alexandre Ferreira Rodrigues
The Brazilian forests have one of the world's biggest biodiversities. Achyrocline satureioides (macela) and Acmella oleracea (jambu) are native species from Brazil with a huge therapeutic potential, with proved anti-inflammatory and anesthetic action, respectively. The jambu's crude extract after depigmentation with activated charcoal and macela's essential oil were incorporated in a film made with hydroxyethyl cellulose. Those films were evaluated by mechanical test using a texturometer and anti-inflammatory and anesthetic activities by in vivo tests: wound healing and antinociceptive...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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