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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210386/ionic-hydrogel-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-antiviral-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-the-post-procedure-management-of-fractional-laser-treated-patients
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Francesca Romana Grippaudo
Objective: The pre- and postoperative care for fractionated laser resurfacing is still controversial, especially in regard to the use of antibiotics to prevent bacterial infection and potential consequences. Recently, an ionic hydrogel has shown to be useful in the postoperative treatment of minor burns. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of this hydrogel after fractional laser treatments targeting photoaging and chronoaging damage to skin. Design: A randomized prospective study. Setting: one plastic surgeon private practice...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164140/epidemiology-of-pediatric-burns-and-future-prevention-strategies-a-study-of-475-patients-from-a-high-volume-burn-center-in-north-india
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Amol Dhopte, V K Tiwari, Pankaj Patel, Rahul Bamal
BACKGROUND: Pediatric burns have a long-term social impact. This is more apparent in a developing country such as India, where their incidence and morbidity are high. The aim of this study was to provide recent prospective epidemiological data on pediatric burns in India and to suggest future preventive strategies. METHODS: Children up to 18 years old admitted to the Department of Burns, Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, between January and December 2014 were included in the study...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149252/supraclavicular-artery-perforator-flap-in-management-of-post-burn-neck-reconstruction-clinical-experience
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H Ismail, A Elshobaky
Anterior cervical contractures of the neck represent a great challenge for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Necks can be reconstructed with a wide range of surgical techniques, including chimeric flaps, supercharged flap, pre-expanded flaps, "superthin" flaps and perforator flaps. The supraclavicular flap is easy to harvest without the need for free tissue transfer. It provides a relatively large flap for neck resurfacing with tissue very similar to that of the neck. Between January 2013 and March 2015, 20 patients suffering from postburn neck contracture underwent reconstruction with 20 unilateral supraclavicular artery perforator flaps...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149227/epidemiology-of-nosocomial-fungal-infections-in-the-national-center-for-burns-in-casablanca-morocco
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A Rafik, M Diouri, N Bahechar, A Chlihi
Fungal infection is a leading cause of death in burns patients and incurs significant costs for burn units. Our aim was to determine epidemiology of these infections, and analyze risk factors in the burns intensive care unit of the National Center for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Ibn-Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca. It is a retrospective review of all patients admitted from 2011-2014 who developed cultures positive for fungal organisms. Criteria for nosocomial fungal infections were those of the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta (1988, revised 1992, 2004)...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079551/current-techniques-for-burn-reconstruction-using-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane-allografts-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-along-the-reconstructive-ladder
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Paul M Glat, Thomas Davenport
The reconstructive ladder is a term coined by reconstructive plastic surgeons to describe levels of increasingly complex management of wounds. The first rungs of the ladder is allowing the wound to heal by secondary intention, advancing up the ladder to direct tissue closure, with skin grafting and tissue transfer (flaps) comprising the higher rungs. Skin grafting and tissue transfer (flaps) at the middle and higher rungs of the ladder are often necessary for the treatment of complex burn injuries. Our purpose is to describe how dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allografts may be used as an adjunctive treatment...
February 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070467/social-support-and-resilience-among-patients-with-burn-injury-in-lahore-pakistan
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Ahmed Waqas, Sadiq Naveed, Mariam M Bhuiyan, Jawad Usman, Ahmed Inam-Ul-Haq, Sara S Cheema
INTRODUCTION: Social support and ego resiliency play a great role in maintaining the physical and mental health of patients with burn injuries. The present study has been designed to compare ego resiliency levels and the degree of social support in patients with a burn injury and their healthy counterparts. METHODS: This study was conducted in two teaching hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan from May 2015 to July 2015. A total of 80 burn patients presenting in outpatient departments of general surgery, plastic surgery, and burn centers of these hospitals were surveyed conveniently, and for comparison, 80 patients presenting in outpatient departments with minor ailments, for routine checkups or follow-ups were recruited...
November 8, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052577/a-novel-system-for-expansion-and-delivery-of-human-keratinocytes-for-the-treatment-of-severe-cutaneous-injuries-using-microcarriers-and-compressed-collagen
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Y H Martin, K Jubin, S Smalley, J P F Wong, R A Brown, A D Metcalfe
Cell therapy with autologous or allogeneic keratinocytes applied as a single-cell suspension is well established in clinical practice in the treatment of severe burn injuries to augment epithelial barrier restoration. Yet, the application of cell sprays can lead to significant cell loss owing to lack of adhesion of cell suspension to the wound bed. The development of a robust and controllable method of transplanting cells onto the wound bed is yet to be established. The ability to control adhesion and distribution of cells by using a cell carrier embedded in a biodegradable scaffold could significantly improve the treatment of cutaneous wounds with keratinocyte cell therapy...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033625/-analysis-of-critically-perfused-tissues-by-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-lasca-perfusion-imaging
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A Limbourg, C Radtke, R Ipaktchi, P M Vogt
Background: The success of tissue transplantation and long-term tissue stability after wound healing depends on sufficient tissue perfusion. Laser Doppler-supported procedures allow for an objective measurement of relative tissue perfusion. The development of Speckle-based Laser Doppler imaging now enables a real-time representation of tissue perfusion. The perfusion of tissues relevant in plastic surgery such as scars, phalangeal replantations and burn wounds were systematically analysed by Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis (LASCA) imaging...
December 2016: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027250/important-developments-in-burn-care
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Kevin J Zuo, Abelardo Medina, Edward E Tredget
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Explain the epidemiology of severe burn injury in the context of socioeconomic status, gender, age, and burn cause. 2. Describe challenges with burn depth evaluation and novel methods of adjunctive assessment. 3. Summarize the survival and functional outcomes of severe burn injury. 4. State strategies of fluid resuscitation, endpoints to guide fluid titration, and sequelae of overresuscitation. 5. Recognize preventative measures of sepsis...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984408/assessing-primary-care-trainee-comfort-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-thermal-injuries
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Sebastian Q Vrouwe, Shahriar Shahrokhi
Thermal injuries are common and the majority will initially present to primary care physicians. Despite being a part of the objectives of training in family medicine (FM) and emergency medicine (EM), previous study has shown that in practice, gaps exist in the delivery of care. An electronic survey was sent to all FM/EM trainees at our university for the 2014 to 2015 academic year. Plastic Surgery trainees were included as a control group. Demographics and educational/clinical experience were assessed. Trainee comfort was measured on a five-point Likert scale across 15 domains related to thermal injuries...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965240/functional-trait-values-not-trait-plasticity-drive-the-invasiveness-of-rosa-sp-in-response-to-light-availability
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Jennifer E Murphy, Jean H Burns, Marie Fougère-Danezan, Rebecca E Drenovsky
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Functional trait plasticity in resource capture traits has been suggested as an underlying mechanism promoting invasive species establishment and spread. Earlier studies on this mechanism treat invasiveness as a discrete characteristic (i.e., invasive vs. noninvasive) and do not consider the potential impacts of evolutionary history. In the present study, we used a continuous measure of invasiveness and a phylogenetic framework to quantify the relationship between functional trait expression, plasticity, and invasiveness in Rosa...
December 2016: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909212/black-carbon-emission-reduction-strategies-in-healthcare-industry-for-effective-global-climate-change-management
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Emilia Mmbando Raila, David O Anderson
Climate change remains one of the biggest threats to life on earth to date with black carbon (BC) emissions or smoke being the strongest cause after carbon dioxide (CO2). Surprisingly, scientific evidence about black carbon emissions reduction in healthcare settings is sparse. This paper presents new research findings on the reduction of black carbon emissions from an observational study conducted at the UN Peacekeeping Operations (MINUSTAH) in Haiti in 2014. Researchers observed 20 incineration cycles, 30 minutes for each cycle of plastic and cardboard sharps healthcare waste (HCW) containers ranged from 3 to 14...
November 30, 2016: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894383/-integrated-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-scar
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Y Cen, J J Chen
Scar is the common disease in the field of burn and plastic surgery, and its diagnosis and treatment should be involved in overwhelming majority hospitals. There are many substandard methods and medical hidden dangers in diagnosis and treatment of scar, due to the unevenness of doctors' clinical experience. According to the classification of integral scar and diabrotic scar, the problems related to diagnosis and treatment of scar are systemically summarized and normalized in this article for decrease in the incidence of adverse events and medical hidden dangers...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893575/variations-in-burn-excision-and-grafting-a-survey-of-the-american-burn-association
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Jacqueline S Israel, David G Greenhalgh, Angela L Gibson
It is unknown whether variations in burn care affect outcomes or affect the success of emerging therapeutics. The purpose of this study was to assess burn surgeons' preferences in excision and grafting to determine if surgical technique affects outcomes. A 71-item survey evaluating skin grafting techniques and preferences was emailed to members of the American Burn Association in July and August 2015. The survey was anonymous and voluntary. Relationships between variables were evaluated using Fisher's exact test...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857655/microsurgery-without-borders-new-limits-for-reconstruction-of-post-burn-sequelae-in-the-humanitarian-setting
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I Tocco-Tussardi, B Presman, M Cherubino, C Garusi, F Bassetto
Post-burn contractures account for up to 50% of the workload of a plastic surgery team volunteering in developing nations. Best possible outcome most likely requires extensive surgery. However, extensive approaches such as microsurgery are generally discouraged in these settings. We report two successful cases of severe hand contractures reconstructed with free flaps on a surgical mission in Kenya. Microsurgery can be safely performed in the humanitarian setting by an integration of: personal skills; technical means; education of local personnel; follow-up services; and an effective network for communication...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843971/cold-burn-injuries-in-the-uk-the-11-year-experience-of-a-tertiary-burns-centre
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Metin Nizamoglu, Alethea Tan, Tobias Vickers, Nicholas Segaren, David Barnes, Peter Dziewulski
BACKGROUND: Guidance for the management of thermal injuries has evolved with improved understanding of burn pathophysiology. Guidance for the management of cold burn injuries is not widely available. The management of these burns differs from the standard management of thermal injuries. This study aimed to review the etiology and management of all cold burns presenting to a large regional burn centre in the UK and to provide a simplified management pathway for cold burns. METHODS: An 11-year retrospective  analysis (1 January 2003-31 December 2014)  of all cold injuries presenting to a regional burns centre in the UK was conducted...
2016: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823860/contributions-and-source-identification-of-biogenic-and-anthropogenic-hydrocarbons-to-secondary-organic-aerosols-at-mt-tai-in-2014
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Yanhong Zhu, Lingxiao Yang, Kimitaka Kawamura, Jianmin Chen, Kaori Ono, Xinfeng Wang, Likun Xue, Wenxing Wang
Ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) collected at Mt. Tai in summer 2014 were analysed and the data were used to identify the contribution of biogenic and anthropogenic hydrocarbons to secondary organic aerosols (SOA) and their sources and potential source areas in high mountain regions. Compared with those in 2006, the 2014 anthropogenic SOA tracers in PM2.5 aerosols and VOC species related to vehicular emissions exhibited higher concentrations, whereas the levels of biogenic SOA tracers were lower, possibly due to decreased biomass burning...
January 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816410/a-10-year-epidemiological-study-of-paediatric-burns-at-the-welsh-centre-for-burns-and-plastic-surgery
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Leigh Sanyaolu, Muhammad Umair Javed, Micheal Eales, Sarah Hemington-Gorse
Paediatric burns make up a significant proportion of burn injured patients seen within the hospital setting and worldwide account for a significant proportion of unintentional deaths. Currently there is limited data on severe paediatric burns requiring intensive care support. Our study aimed primarily to describe the epidemiology of severe burns admitted to the intensive care unit at our centre receiving fluid resuscitation over a 10 year period. A secondary aim was to describe the referrals patterns in general over the same time period...
November 2, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777549/burn-injuries-and-soft-tissue-traumas-complicated-by-mucormycosis-infection-a-report-of-six-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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E J Kyriopoulos, A Kyriakopoulos, A Karonidis, A Gravvanis, I Gamatsi, C Tsironis, D Tsoutsos
Mucor fungus infection is a rare opportunistic infection, rapidly progressive and often fatal in immunocompromised patients, or in patients with chronic debilitating diseases. We report six cases of trauma patients with mucormycosis. Three had severe thermal burns, one of them with a medical history of diabetes mellitus. The other three patients suffered from severe soft tissue injuries caused by traffic accidents. In all cases there had been spontaneous exposure and contact of the wounds with soil. During hospitalization, fungi cultures and/or biopsies of all wounds were performed and all resulted positive...
December 31, 2015: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777543/%C3%A3-pid%C3%A3-miologie-des-br%C3%A3-lures-de-la-main-chez-les-enfants-vus-dans-le-centre-national-des-br%C3%A3-l%C3%A3-s-et-de-chirurgie-plastique-de-casablanca-maroc
#20
A Rafik, M Lahlou, M Diouri, N Bahechar, A Chlihi
Hand burns in children are common and may lead to debilitating sequelae. Therefore, full functional restoration of the hand is the goal of treatment. To assess the epidemiological, clinical and development aspects of the burns, we conducted a retrospective study over 4 years, from January 2011 to January 2015. It evaluated 313 children suffering from burns and treated at the National Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of Ibn Richd Teaching Hospital in Casablanca. Most patients were aged 3-6 years (70%), with a slight male predominance...
December 31, 2015: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
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