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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153063/-investigation-of-various-virulence-factors-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-from-nosocomial-infections
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Halit Kuş, Uğur Arslan, Hatice Türk Dağı, Duygu Fındık
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen that commonly affects immunosuppressed patients and causes nosocomial infections. K.pneumoniae has a variety of virulence factors, especially capsule polysaccharide, hypermucoviscosity (HV), fimbriae, toxins and determinants for iron acquisition. The aim of this study was to detect the virulence factors in K.pneumoniae strains isolated from nosocomial infections in two years. Fifty three K.pneumoniae strains isolated from the samples of patients with nosocomial infections in the Medical Microbiology Laboratory of Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine Hospital between 2011 and 2013 were included in the study...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138622/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-penicillium-amestolkiae-elv609-extract-treated-cotton-fabric-for-diabetic-wound-care
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Nur Amiera Syuhada Binti Rozman, Nurhanis Syafiqah Binti Mohd Nor Hamin, Leong Chean Ring, Tan Wen Nee, Mahfuzah Binti Mustapha, Tong Woei Yenn
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder which affects millions of population worldwide. Global estimates published in 2010 reported the world diabetic prevalence as 6.4%, affecting 285 million adults. Foot ulceration and wound infection are major forms of disabilities arising from diabetic diseases. This study was aimed to develop a natural antimicrobial finishing on medical grade textile that meets American Association of Textiles Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) standard. The textile samples were finished with the ethanolic extract of Penicillium amestolkiae elv609, an endophytic fungus isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth (common name: cat's whiskers)...
September 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131752/surfactants-and-their-role-in-wound-cleansing-and-biofilm-management
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S L Percival, D Mayer, M Malone, T Swanson, D Gibson, G Schultz
Surfactants are widely used as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, foaming agents and dispersants in the cosmetics, hygiene, food and oil industries. Their use in a clinical setting is also common, particularly within the field of wound care. Many wound cleansers contain surfactants and subsequently there is available data that shows the growing potential of these wound cleansers in the enhancement of wound closure. The presence of microorganisms in wounds has been recognised as a significant factor that delay healing...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120684/managing-exudate-and-maceration-in-venous-leg-ulceration-within-the-acute-health-setting
#4
Annemarie Brown
Exudate has beneficial effects in normal wound healing but detrimental consequences for chronic wounds. Practitioners need to identify and treat its cause, and manage the exudate and prevent if from damaging periwound skin. Management involves dressings of the most appropriate absorbency and other products, and avoiding maceration of periwound skin; compression therapy is the gold standard treatment for treating oedema and venous leg ulceration. Nurses in acute settings may not have the skills to implement or maintain compression therapy; this article is intended for nurses who may have to manage these patients temporarily while they are admitted to secondary care and may not have the skills...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113918/the-impact-of-diabetes-on-corneal-nerve-morphology-and-ocular-surface-integrity
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REVIEW
Maria Markoulli, Judith Flanagan, Shyam Sunder Tummanapalli, Jenny Wu, Mark Willcox
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results from inadequate insulin production or ineffective insulin utilization. It is one of the most common systemic diseases worldwide with increasing prevalence. Diabetes mellitus is associated with premature mortality, macrovascular complications such as cardiovascular disease, and microvascular complications, including nephropathy leading to kidney failure, potentially blinding diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic neuropathy. While the retinal complications of diabetes are well recognized by eye care professionals, the effects on the ocular surface are poorly understood...
November 4, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106911/stem-cells-niches-and-scaffolds-applications-to-burns-and-wound-care
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Suzanne M Watt, Jonathan M Pleat
The importance of skin to survival, and the devastating physical and psychological consequences of scarring following reparative healing of extensive or difficult to heal human wounds, cannot be disputed. We discuss the significant challenges faced by patients and healthcare providers alike in treating these wounds. New state of the art technologies have provided remarkable insights into the role of skin stem and progenitor cells and their niches in maintaining skin homeostasis and in reparative wound healing...
October 26, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098113/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-oxygen-compatibility-of-skin-and-wound-care-products
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Stéphanie F Bernatchez, Joseph Tucker, Gwenael Chiffoleau
Objective: Use test methods to assess the oxygen compatibility of various wound care products. Approach: There are currently no standard test methods specifically for evaluating the oxygen compatibility and safety of materials under hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) conditions. However, tests such as the oxygen index (OI), oxygen exposure (OE), and autogenous ignition temperature (AIT) can provide useful information. Results: The OI test measures the minimum oxygen concentration that will support candle-like burning, and it was used to test 44 materials...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025455/the-burden-of-gunshot-injuries-on-orthopaedic-healthcare-resources-in-south-africa
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Case Martin, Gerhard Thiart, Graham McCollum, Stephen Roche, Sithombo Maqungo
BACKGROUND: Injuries inflicted by gunshot wounds (GSWs) are an immense burden on the South African (SA) healthcare system. In 2005, Allard and Burch estimated SA state hospitals treated approximately 127 000 firearm victims annually and concluded that the cost of treating an abdominal GSW was approximately USD1 467 per patient. While the annual number of GSW injuries has decreased over the past decade, an estimated 54 870 firearm-related injuries occurred in SA in 2012. No study has estimated the burden of these GSWs from an orthopaedic perspective...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021729/management-of-split-skin-graft-donor-site-in-the-west-african-sub-region-survey-of-plastic-surgeons-practice
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O A Olawoye, S A Ademola, A O Iyun, A I Michael, O M Oluwatosin
Split skin graft (SSG) is one of the most commonly performed operations on any Plastic Surgery service. Rate of donor site healing is affected by various factors including the type of dressing applied. The aim of this study was to survey the practice of plastic surgeons in the sub region with respect to management of SSG donor site and see how it conforms to international standards. Structured questionnaires on various aspects of the harvest and management of SSG donor sites were administered to plastic surgeons during the 53rd annual conference of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) at Lome, Togo in March 2013...
June 30, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017535/the-leucopatch%C3%A2-system-in-the-management-of-hard-to-heal-diabetic-foot-ulcers-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Frances Game, William Jeffcoate, Lise Tarnow, Florence Day, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Judith Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers are a common and severe complication of diabetes mellitus. Standard treatment includes debridement, offloading, management of infection and revascularisation where appropriate, although healing times may be long. The LeucoPatch® device is used to generate an autologous platelet-rich fibrin and leucocyte wound dressing produced from the patient's own venous blood by centrifugation, but without the addition of any reagents. The final product comprises a thin, circular patch composed predominantly of fibrin together with living platelets and leucocytes...
October 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976834/managing-real-world-venous-leg-ulcers-with-fetal-bovine-acellular-dermal-matrix-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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J A Paredes, S Bhagwandin, Polanco T, J C Lantis
OBJECTIVE: As compression treatment offers moderate improvement, especially to recurrent venous leg ulcers (VLUs), several alternative therapies using cellular based and/or tissue-derived products (CTPs) have emerged from bovine, porcine, and equine sources. Our aim was to look at the effect of a CTP in 'real-life' VLUs. METHODS: This study looked at complex patients with chronic, large wounds in a single-centre retrospective review. All patients were treated with fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix (FBADM) for VLUs at our outpatient urban wound care programme...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969578/regenerative-medicine-applications-in-wound-care
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Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh, Mahsa Mollapour Sisakht, Alexander Marcus Seifalian, Mohammad Amir Amirkhani, Hamid Reza Banafsheh, Javad Verdi, Farzaneh Sharifzad, Ehsan Taghiabadi
BACKGROUND: During the last two decades, a number of studies have been published on different aspects of regenerative medicine in the field of dermatology. OBJECTIVE: The following article aims at integrating all available information about regenerative dermatology, from the past to the present. In addition, we focused on most well-known application of regenerative medicine in dermatology field, wound healing, especially for burns and non-healing wounds based on available skin replacement in market...
September 29, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958579/-needs-assessment-to-improve-the-applicability-and-methodological-quality-of-a-german-s3-guideline
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Marion Burckhardt, Cristina Hoffmann, Brigitte Nink-Grebe, Sylvia Sänger
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines can change the practice in healthcare only if their recommendations are implemented in a comprehensive way. The German S3 guideline "Local Therapy of Chronic Wounds in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, and Diabetes" will be updated in 2017. The emphasis here is on the guideline's validity, user-friendliness and implementation into practice. Therefore, the aim was to identify the improvements required in regard to the guideline's methods and content presentation...
September 25, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941321/solubilized-amnion-membrane-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-accelerates-full-thickness-wound-healing
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Sean V Murphy, Aleksander Skardal, Lujie Song, Khiry Sutton, Rebecca Haug, David L Mack, John Jackson, Shay Soker, Anthony Atala
The early and effective treatment of wounds is vital to ensure proper wound closure and healing with appropriate functional and cosmetic outcomes. The use of human amnion membranes for wound care has been shown to be safe and effective. However, the difficulty in handling and placing thin sheets of membrane, and the high costs associated with the use of living cellularized tissue has limited the clinical application of amniotic membrane wound healing products. Here, we describe a novel amnion membrane-derived product, processed to result in a cell-free solution, while maintaining high concentrations of cell-derived cytokines and growth factors...
November 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910471/evaluation-of-xstat%C3%A2-and-quickclot%C3%A2-combat-gauze%C3%A2-in-a-swine-model-of-lethal-junctional-hemorrhage-in-coagulopathic-swine
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Jennifer M Cox, Jason M Rall
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is associated with most potentially survivable deaths on the battlefield. Effective and field-tested products are lacking to treat junctional and noncompressible injuries. XSTAT® is a newly developed, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved product designed to treat junctional hemorrhage. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care has recently approved the product for use as part of its treatment guidelines, but data are lacking to assess its efficacy in different wounding patterns and physiologic states...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904920/antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases-producing-organisms-isolated-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-bangladesh
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Mohammad Jobayer, Zeenat Afroz, Sultana Shazeda Nahar, Ayesha Begum, Shahin Ara Begum, S M Shamsuzzaman
CONTEXT: Infection caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) producing organism is a major problem regarding antibiotic resistance. AIMS: The aim of this study was to find out the antibiogram of ESBL producing organisms isolated from various samples. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology of a Tertiary Care Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January to June 2014. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One Hundred and seventy-nine ESBL producing Gram-negative organisms detected phenotypically by double-disc synergy test were enrolled in this study...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894635/topical-naltrexone-is-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-standard-treatment-of-diabetic-wounds
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Patricia J McLaughlin, Jarrett D Cain, Michelle B Titunick, Joseph W Sassani, Ian S Zagon
Objective: Diabetes affects more than 29 million individuals in the United States, resulting in healthcare costs approaching $245 billion. Approximately 15% of these individuals will develop a chronic, non-healing foot ulcer (diabetic foot ulcer [DFU]) that, if untreated, may lead to amputation. The current treatments for DFU are expensive, have significant side-effects, and often result in non-compliance. A new topical treatment is described that accelerates cutaneous wound repair and is disease modifying by targeting underlying aberrant diabetic pathways...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875834/argemone-mexicana-a-boon-to-medicinal-and-pharmacological-approaches-in-current-scenario
#18
A Nancy, A Praveena
Nature is God's gift to human beings. Natural products are a source of new chemical diversity and are the choice of today's world. Nature itself gives remedy to all our health problems. The sources of natural product are plants, animals and microorganisms. Among them plant and its products are more reliable for its renewability and therefore, considered as fortunate thing for human welfare. Our traditional system of medicine which has been followed by our ancestors has its own impact on human life. Due to the inadequate knowledge many plant derived products (drugs) has not yet been explored to the society...
August 30, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874945/pediatric-exposures-to-topical-benzocaine-preparations-reported-to-a-statewide-poison-control-system
#19
Rais Vohra, Serena Huntington, Jennifer Koike, Kevin Le, Richard J Geller
INTRODUCTION: Topical benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used to relieve pain caused by teething, periodontal irritation, burns, wounds, and insect bites. Oral preparations may contain benzocaine concentrations ranging from 7.5% to 20%. Pediatric exposure to such large concentrations may result in methemoglobinemia and secondarily cause anemia, cyanosis, and hypoxia. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of exposures reported to a statewide poison control system...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866015/chitosan-as-biomaterial-in-drug-delivery-and-tissue-engineering
#20
REVIEW
Saad M Ahsan, Mathai Thomas, Kranthi K Reddy, Sujata Gopal Sooraparaju, Amit Asthana, Ira Bhatnagar
Chitin is one of the most abundant polysaccharide found on earth. The deacetylated form of chitin viz. chitosan has been reported for its various important pharmacological properties and its role in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is also well documented. Chitosan based bone graft substitutes are biocompatible, biodegradable, osteoconductive, osteoinductive and structurally similar to bone, with excellent mechanical strength and cost effectiveness. Chitosan based hydrogels and wound healing bandages have also found a great market in the field of medicine...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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