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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/28256293/use-of-a-home-vacuum-assisted-closure-device-in-the-burn-population-is-both-cost-effective-and-efficacious
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Oren P Mushin, Jarrod T Bogue, Mica D Esquenazi, Nicole Toscano, Derek E Bell
INTRODUCTION: The vacuum assisted closure device (VAC) improves wound-healing when utilized as a bolster to secure split thickness skin grafts (STSG). Patients typically remain hospitalized for VAC therapy; however, home VACs (hVAC) are now available. Limited studies examine burns treated with hVAC as a STSG bolster. METHOD: A retrospective study of records from an ABA verified regional burn center was conducted over 23 months. Patients included STSGs for burn. Data points included demographics, burn mechanism and location, graft characteristics, hospital length of stay (LOS), and time to heal...
February 27, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249233/vac-therapy-with-long-term-continuous-saline-infusion-for-secondary-septic-peritonitis-a-new-strategy-for-the-reduction-of-perioperative-risks
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Fulvio Nisi, Federico Marturano, Eleonora Natali, Antonio Galzerano, Patrizia Ricci, Vito Aldo Peduto
BACKGROUND: The management of a septic peritonitis open abdomen is a serious problem for clinicians. Open surgery is associated with several complications such as bleeding and perforation of the bowel. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors report a case of a 59-years-old female who underwent a sigmoid resection with an latero-terminal (L-T) anastomosis for the perforation of a diverticulum. After a few days the patients developed a new widespread peritonitis. At the emergency re-laparotomy, surgeons found dehiscence of the posterior wall of the anastomosis with fecal contamination...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222811/recurring-septic-shock-in-a-patient-with-blunt-abdominal-and-pelvic-trauma-how-mandatory-is-source-control-surgery-a-case-report
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Antonella Frattari, Giustino Parruti, Rocco Erasmo, Luigi Guerra, Ennio Polilli, Rosamaria Zocaro, Giuliano Iervese, Paolo Fazii, Tullio Spina
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients with colonization/infection of multidrug-resistant organisms, source control surgery is one of the major determinants of clinical success. In more complex cases, the use of different tools for sepsis management may allow survival until complete source control. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old white man presented with traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Unstable pelvic fractures led to emergency stabilization surgery. Fever ensued with diarrhea, followed by septic shock...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203511/a-retrospective-look-at-integrating-a-novel-regenerative-medicine-approach-in-plastic-limb-reconstruction
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Edgardo R Rodriguez Collazo, Christopher R Rathbone, Brian R Barnes
Full-thickness wounds that have rendered patients candidates for amputation may require techniques that may include a combinatorial approach above traditional standard of care. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative approach whereby several therapies were combined to avoid amputation. Patients with full-thickness wounds who were previously recommended for amputation and were treated with the combinatorial approach of muscle flap reconstruction and concentrated bone marrow aspirate, platelet-rich plasma, INTEGRA Wound matrix, vacuum-assisted closure, and split-thickness skin grafts were assessed retrospectively...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202371/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-an-update
#6
Ahmed Hassan El-Sabbagh
PURPOSE: To get the maximum benefit of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) in the management of acute and chronic wounds without abuse or misuse. METHODS: Fourty one patients were included in the study. Among them, 9 patients had chronic wounds and the rest 32 patients had acute wounds. In acute wounds, 19 patients had co-morbid conditions. Seven patients had gaped wounds, 4 patients had necrotizing fasciitis and 2 patients had enterocutaneous fistula. RESULTS: The hospitalization period varied from 1 to 6 weeks...
January 25, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198150/the-effectiveness-of-negative-pressure-therapy-on-infected-wounds-preliminary-results
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Federico Lo Torto, Marco Ruggiero, Paola Parisi, Zachary Borab, Manuel Sergi, Bruno Carlesimo
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy is a sophisticated system that maintains a closed, humid, sterile and isolated environment. Wound infection is considered a relative contraindication. The objective of this study is to extend the indications for VAC therapy to include infected wounds by demonstrating its ability to increase the antibiotic concentration in the damaged and infected tissues. Patients who presented with ulcers infected with daptomycin-sensitive bacteria were eligible to be enrolled in this prospective study...
February 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176601/fasciotomy-closure-techniques
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Julio J Jauregui, Samantha J Yarmis, Justin Tsai, Kemjika O Onuoha, Emmanuel Illical, Carl B Paulino
We evaluated the risks and success rates of the three major techniques for compartment syndrome fasciotomy closure by reviewing all literature published to date. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, we systematically evaluated the Medline (PubMed) database until July 2015, utilizing the Boolean search sting "compartment syndrome OR fasciotomy closure." Two authors independently assessed all studies published in the literature to ensure validity of extracted data...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175943/-treatment-of-traumatic-lesions-of-the-bursa-olecrani-and-chronic-bursitis-olecrani
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D Saul, K Dresing
OBJECTIVE: Complete olecranon bursectomy with debridement, protection of veins and nerves. Risk-adapted antibiotic therapy and early functional aftercare. INDICATIONS: Acute, traumatic laceration of the bursa olecrani, chronic therapy-resistant bursitis olecrani. CONTRAINDICATIONS: For traumatic bursa injuries: general contraindications for anesthesia and surgery; chronic bursitis: initially not closable skin defect (plastic surgery required), hemodynamically instable patient (e...
February 7, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151898/how-much-does-decompressive-laparotomy-reduce-the-mortality-rate-in-primary-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-a-single-center-prospective-study-on-66-patients
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Mircea Muresan, Simona Muresan, Klara Brinzaniuc, Septimiu Voidazan, Daniela Sala, Ovidiu Jimborean, Al Husseim Hussam, Tivadar Bara, Gabriel Popescu, Cristian Borz, Radu Neagoe
Contribution of decompressive laparotomy within the framework of the complex therapeutic algorithm of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is cited with an extremely heterogeneous percentage in terms of survival. The purpose of this study was to present new data regarding contribution of each therapeutic step toward decreasing the mortality of this syndrome.This is a longitudinal prospective study including 134 patients with risk factors for ACS. The intra-abdominal pressure was measured every hour indirectly based on transvesical approach and the appearance of organ dysfunction...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135411/use-of-cryopoor-plasma-for-albumin-replacement-and-continuous-antimicrobial-infusion-for-treatment-of-septic-peritonitis-in-a-dog
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Meaghan K Ropski, Julien Guillaumin, Andrea A Monnig, Katy Townsend, Mary A McLoughlin
OBJECTIVE: To report the successful management of a dog with septic peritonitis and septic shock secondary to enterectomy dehiscence using novel techniques for identification of intestinal dehiscence and for septic shock treatment. CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old castrated male Bernese Mountain Dog presented for lethargy 6 days following enterotomy for foreign body obstruction. Septic peritonitis was identified due to dehiscence of the enterotomy site, and resection and anastomosis were performed using a gastrointestinal anastomosis and thoracoabdominal stapling device...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118229/hospital-transfer-of-open-tibial-fractures-requiring-microsurgical-reconstruction-negatively-impacts-clinical-outcomes
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Christopher S Crowe, Anna Luan, Gordon K Lee
INTRODUCTION: Open tibial fractures are orthopedic emergencies that may present with severe soft tissue damage. Free tissue transfer is often required when local tissues are insufficient and patients may require hospital transfer to tertiary care centers for this purpose. Although the negative impact of inter-facility transfer has been well demonstrated in trauma patients, less is known regarding transfers for lower extremity injury patients. This study investigates differences in outcomes based on transfer status after open tibial fracture...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116226/a-retrospective-comparison-of-the-performance-of-two-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-systems-in-the-management-of-wounds-of-mixed-etiology
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Theresa Hurd, Alan Rossington, Paul Trueman, Jennifer Smith
Objective: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been shown to be effective in the management of chronic and surgical wounds. The two most widely used modalities of NPWT are vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C.) therapy (KCI, Inc., San Antonio, Texas) and the RENASYS NPWT system (Smith & Nephew, Hull, United Kingdom). This evaluation compares the performance of the two systems in the management of wounds of mixed etiology. Approach: The evaluation is based on retrospective evaluation of more than 1,000 patients treated with NPWT in a community setting in Canada...
January 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099974/temporary-vacuum-assisted-closure-of-the-open-abdomen-in-neonates
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Kengo Hattori, Alp Numanoglu, Sharon Cox
Introduction The need for open abdomen in the treatment of severely ill neonates will increase in time as more complex abdominal procedures are undertaken. However, the experience of temporary closure of an open abdomen using vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system is still relatively limited in premature and term neonates. The aim of this study is to describe and review our experience in the use of temporary VAC of the open abdomen for neonates with varying pathological processes. Materials and Methods A retrospective folder review of all neonates treated with VAC for open abdomen over the study period of 2010 to 2014 at our institution was performed...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098565/bio-engineering-tissue-and-v-a-c-therapy-a-new-method-for-the-treatment-of-extensive-necrotizing-infection-in-the-diabetic-foot
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Andrea Armenio, Daniela Anna Cutrignelli, Maria Luisa Nardulli, Giulio Maggio, Giuseppe Memeo, Valerio De Santis, Giuseppe Giudice, Cosmo Maurizio Ressa
AIM: The aim of the study is to compare the standard care for progressive necrotizing infection in diabetic foot with a treatment protocol based on the association between autologous fibroblast grafts and vacuum-assisted closure therapy (V.A.C.). MATERIAL OF STUDY: A retrospective matched Case-Control study was carried out on 20 patients with diabetic foot infection, 10 treated with the standard care and 10 with our new protocol. Inclusion criteria were: acute diabetic foot necrosis (Wagner III and IV), ulcer size (30 to 80 cm2), tendon and bone exposure...
December 6, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058229/systematic-review-of-the-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Badri Man Shrestha
AIM: To review negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as an important addition to the conventional methods of wound management. METHODS: A systematic review, performed by searching the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases, showed 11 case reports comprising a total of 22 kidney transplantation (KT) patients (range, 1 to 9), who were treated with NPWT. Application of NPWT was associated with successful healing of wounds, leg ulcer, lymphocele and urine leak from ileal conduit...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057476/operative-treatment-of-early-infection-after-internal-fixation-of-limb-fractures-exclusive-of-severe-open-fractures
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REVIEW
P Bonnevialle
Early infection after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a limb bone is defined as bacteriologically documented, deep and/or superficial surgical-site infection (SSI) diagnosed within 6months after the surgical procedure. This interval is arbitrarily considered sufficient to obtain fracture healing. The treatment of early infection after ORIF should be decided by a multidisciplinary team. The principles are the same as for revision arthroplasty. Superficial SSIs should be differentiated from deep SSIs, based on the results of bacteriological specimens collected using flawless technique...
January 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050534/the-use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-infected-wounds-case-studies
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Daniel de Alcântara Jones, Wilson Vasconcelos Neves Filho, Janice de Souza Guimarães, Daniel de Araújo Castro, Antonio Marcos Ferracini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results and benefits obtained from the topical use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients with infected wounds. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 20 patients (17 males and three females, mean age 42 years) with infected wounds treated using NPWT. The infected wounds were caused by trauma. The treatment system used was VAC.(®) (Vacuum Assisted Closure, KCI, San Antonio, United States) applied to the wound in continuous mode from 100 to 125 mmHg...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982331/comparative-study-of-abdominal-cavity-temporary-closure-techniques-for-damage-control
#19
Marcelo A F Ribeiro, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques DE Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
The damage control surgery, with emphasis on laparostomy, usually results in shrinkage of the aponeurosis and loss of the ability to close the abdominal wall, leading to the formation of ventral incisional hernias. Currently, various techniques offer greater chances of closing the abdominal cavity with less tension. Thus, this study aims to evaluate three temporary closure techniques of the abdominal cavity: the Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy - VAC, the Bogotá Bag and the Vacuum-pack. We conducted a systematic review of the literature, selecting 28 articles published in the last 20 years...
September 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975008/successful-treatment-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-augmentation-mastopexy-using-vacuum-therapy
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Julio Alberto Soncini, Alessandra Grassi Salles, Juvenal Antonio Frizzo Neto, Rolf Gemperli
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, severe, destructive neutrophilic dermatosis characterized by a progressive, necrotizing process after skin injury. Its cause is still unknown, and diagnosis represents a challenge when ulcers are seen after surgery. Bacterial infection is not found in the wounds. Patients exhibit "pathergy" with the appearance of new lesions after local trauma such as surgical procedures, debridements, and wound care, suggesting altered inflammatory response...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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