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Cheng Hsu-Tang HT Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan - - 2014
A best evidence topic in vascular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether it is safe and effective to use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for Szilagyi grade III (i.e. the arterial implant proper involved in the infection) peripheral vascular graft infection. Altogether, 69 ...
Morgaz Juan J Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Córdoba, Francisco Santisteban Hospital, Campus de Rabanales 14014, Córdoba, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study compared the post-operative analgesic efficacy of continuous lidocaine administration with that of intramuscular (IM) methadone in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy. Thirty-eight dogs were divided randomly into two groups. Following surgery, the lidocaine group (L) received a continuous lidocaine infusion (2 mg/kg/h) through a wound catheter inserted in the pre-peritoneal space; ...
Kenig Jakub - - 2014
The medical literature includes two risk scores predicting the occurrence of abdominal wound dehiscence. These risk indices were validated by the authors on the populations studied. However, whether these scoring systems can accurately predict, abdominal wound dehiscence in other populations remains unclear. A retrospective analysis was performed using the medical ...
Yauw Simon T K ST Department of Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Anastomotic leakage rates remain unacceptably high, warranting reconsideration of current anastomotic technique. Anastomotic healing may improve by abrading the serosal surface of bowel ends that are invertedly anastomosed, based on the concept that serosal damage evokes inflammatory adherent processes. It is studied if local abrasion leads to stronger anastomoses and ...
Maan Zeshaan N ZN Stanford, Calif. From the Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of - - 2014
Chronic wounds are a major source of morbidity for patients and represent a significant health burden. Implementing noninvasive techniques that accelerate healing of these wounds would provide great benefit. Ultrasound appears to be an effective modality for the treatment of chronic wounds in humans. MIST Therapy is a noncontact, low-frequency ...
McDaniel Jodi C JC Jodi C. McDaniel, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Kristine K. Browning, PhD, Assistant professor, clinical nursing College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, - - 2014
Chronic wounds are rising in prevalence and creating significant socioeconomic burdens for patients and healthcare systems worldwide. Therefore, it is now more important than ever that clinicians follow evidence-based guidelines for wound care when developing personalized treatment plans for their patients with chronic wounds. Evidence-based guidelines for treating venous leg ...
Sanders Lee L Department of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, - - 2014
An estimated 25% of all people with diabetes may experience a foot ulcer in their lifetime, which may lead to serious complications including infection and amputation. A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted to compare an in vitro-engineered, human fibroblast-derived dermal skin (HFDS) substitute and a biologically active ...
Nogueira Veruska Cronemberger VC University of Vale do Paraiba, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, - - 2014
To compare the biomodulatory effects of LED and ultrasound combined with semipermeable dressing in the repair of cutaneous lesions. Eighty-four Wistar rats were submitted to surgical injury (2.5 cm) and divided into four groups (n=21): Group I (control), Group II (LED therapy, LED), Group III (LED therapy + dressing, LED+D) ...
Lee Sangshin S Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Bleeding can be a problem in wound debridement. In search for an effective hemostatic agent, we experimented with a chitosan film combined with the recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rh-EGF), hypothesizing that it would achieve effective hemostasis and simultaneously enhance arterial healing. Forty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were used, and 96 puncture ...
Dhapte V V Department of Pharmaceutics, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune, - - 2014
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known for their antimicrobial profile and wound healing activities. However, cytotoxicity and cosmetic abnormalities associated with silver pose a major challenge in their translation for therapeutic applications. Our objective was to develop biogenic AgNPs, using a single-step green synthesis, and to investigate their in vitro and ...
Blanco-Mezquita Tomas T *Department of Ophthalmology, Duke Eye Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; †Department of Ophthalmology, "Instituto Universitario de Oftalmobiología Aplicada" (IOBA), University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; ‡Animal Facilities, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; §Department of Cell Biology and Pharmacology, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; and ¶Instituto Oftalmológico Fernández-Vega, Fundación de Investigación en Oftalmología, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, - - 2014
In this study, we investigated the wound-healing process after photorefractive keratectomy with mitomycin C (MMC) in hen corneas. In addition, we evaluated the synergistic effect of ethanol and MMC. Forty-eight adult hens were divided into 3 groups: A: ethanol-assisted debridement plus MMC; B: mechanical debridement plus MMC; and C: mechanical ...
Wu Zhengzheng Z Jinan University, Institute of Biomedicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China ; - - 2014
Skin damage is one of common clinical skin diseases, and the main cure is the use of skin graft, especially for large area of skin injury or deep skin damage. However, skin graft demand is far greater than that currently available. In this study, xenogeneic decellularized scaffold was prepared with ...
Son Bong Soo BS Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, South - - 2014
A 2-3-cm blowhole incision in the supraclavicular or infraclavicular area is widely used to eliminate the presence of subcutaneous air in cases of life-threatening subcutaneous emphysema (SE). However, when the patient is supported by mechanical ventilation, it is difficult to eliminate completely such air because mechanical ventilation leads consistently to ...
Nguyen Trang Q TQ From the *Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine, Illinois; †Department of Therapy Services, University of Chicago Medicine, Illinois; and ‡Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has revolutionized the management of complicated wounds and has contributed an additional modality for securing split thickness skin grafts (STSG). The standard for NPWT is the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device. The authors' institution has accumulated experience using standard gauze sealed with an occlusive dressing and ...
Genuino Glenn Angelo S GA Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines. Electronic address: - - 2014
Non-extensive superficial partial thickness burns constitute a major proportion of burns. Conventional treatment involves regular changing of absorptive dressings including the application of a topical antimicrobial, commonly silver sulfadiazine. A systematic review has found insufficient evidence to support or refute such antimicrobial prophylaxis. Another review compared silver sulfadiazine dressings with ...
de Mattos Luiz Henrique Lima LH Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology of Large Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Distritic of Rubião Junior, s/n, 18618-970, Botucatu, São Paulo, - - 2014
The effect of phototherapy with 890-nm light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on the healing of experimentally induced tendinitis in sheep was evaluated in this study. Partial tenotomies measuring 0.2 cm wide × 0.5 cm long were performed on the second third of the superficial digital flexor tendons of 10 healthy sheep. The animals were divided into ...
Wang Siqun - - 2014
ObjectiveThis study investigated the effect of the knee position during wound closure on early knee function recovery after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).MethodsThis study included 80 primary total knee arthroplasties due to osteoarthritis. The patients were randomized according to the type of wound closure: extension group for full extension and flexion ...
Zeng Ying - - 2014
Abstract Background Imiquimod 5% cream is widely regarded as a safe and effective option when treating recalcitrant warts, owing to the ointments negligible side effects. However, our observations highlighted case of patient incurring severe adverse reactions to the cream's application, although the treatment proved successful in curing recalcitrant warts which ...
Kapila S S Department of Dermatology, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, - - 2014
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a systemic disease that presents with cutaneous necrotizing ulceration, producing deep necrotic ulcers, usually with a raised, undermined, violaceous border. Treatment typically involves high dose immunosuppressive drugs, but more recently anti-tumour necrosis factor and monoclonal antibodies have been used. Activated protein C (APC) stimulates wound healing ...
Mak Suzanne So-Shan SS Department of Clinical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. Electronic address: - - 2014
Wound cleansing should create an optimal healing environment by removing excess debris, exudates, foreign and necrotic material which are commonly present in the wounds that heal by secondary intention. At present, there is no research evidence for whether pressurised irrigation has better wound healing outcomes compared with conventional swabbing practice ...
Jordan Martin C - - 2014
BackgroundBarbed suture material offers the possibility of knotless flexor tendon repair, as suggested in an increasing number of biomechanical studies. There are currently two different absorbable barbed suture products available, V-Loc¿ and Stratafix¿, and both have not been compared to each other with regard to flexor tendon repair. The purpose ...
Zhao Song S Department of Orthopaedics, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. - - 2014
Rotator cuff tears (RCTs) are a common cause of shoulder pain and disability in middle and older age. Despite improvements in the understanding of this disease process and advances in surgical treatment, rotator cuff (RC) repair failure rates remain high. Insufficient healing capacity is likely the main factor for failure ...
Fox Alice J S AJ Laboratory for Soft Tissue Research, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, USA foxa@hss.edu - - 2014
Recent studies suggest that fluoroquinolone antibiotics predispose tendons to tendinopathy and/or rupture. However, no investigations on the reparative capacity of tendons exposed to fluoroquinolones have been conducted. Fluoroquinolone-treated animals will have inferior biochemical, histological, and biomechanical properties at the healing tendon-bone enthesis compared with controls. Controlled laboratory study. Ninety-two rats ...
Nitzschke Stephanie L SL From the *U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas;†Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; ‡Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; §University of Texas Health Science Center at San - - 2014
The rate of wound healing and its effect on mortality has not been well described. The objective of this article is to report wound healing trajectories in burn patients and analyze their effects on in-hospital mortality. The authors used software (WoundFlow) to depict burn wounds, surgical results, and healing progression ...
Han Jeong Joon JJ Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, South - - 2014
The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate postoperative stability and (2) to examine bone healing in the pterygomaxillary region after total maxillary setback surgery to correct dentofacial deformities. A total of 27 patients with maxillary protrusion who underwent a 1-piece LeFort I osteotomy and bilateral sagittal split ramus ...
Bene M Del MD S. Gerardo Hospital, Department of Plastic, Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Monza, - - 2014
Background: Digital ulcers (DUs) occur in up to 50% of patients with Systemic Sclerosis (SSc). DUs are painful, recurring and lead to functional disability. Management of DUs includes pharmacologic and local therapy, the healing process is slow and the ulcer can become infected or evolve to gangrene. Autologous fat grafting ...
Simavli S S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Izzet Baysal State Hospital, Bolu, Turkey; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Turgut Ozal University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pain is a common distressing adverse effect in the early postoperative period following caesarean section. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect on postoperative pain, analgesic requirement and haemodynamic profile of placing a suprafacial bupivacaine-soaked absorbable gelatin sponge in the caesarean section wound. A total of 164 ...
Yu Myeong Sang MS Department of Otolaryngology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aerosolized fibrin sealant (FS) compared with that of polyvinyl acetal sponge packing on hemostasis and wound healing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). We conducted a prospective randomized controlled trial of the use of aerosolized FS in 41 consecutive ...
Baillargeon Emilie E Division of Urology, McGill University, Montreal, - - 2014
We sought to determine whether the use of preoperative antibiotics is effective in reducing postoperative wound infections and urinary tract infections (UTI) in hypospadias repair. We retrospectively reviewed all hypospadias repairs performed at the Montreal Children's Hospital between March 2009 and September 2012. All types of primary hypospadias repairs and ...
Ramdasi Raghvendra V RV Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, - - 2014
A 53-year-old male patient presented with low back pain radiating to both lower limbs for 2 years and urinary incontinence for 2 months. He had swelled over his lower back since birth. The neurological examination revealed a decreased perianal sensation. Local examination of the lumbar swelling showed a brilliantly transilluminant, ...
Hemmati Ali Asghar AA School of Pharmacy, The Physiology Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR - - 2014
Wound healing is a complicated and integrated process. Researches have indicated the wound healing effects of calcium channel blockers in animal models in recent years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the wound-healing activity of amlodipine as a calcium channel blocker and combination of amlodipine with phenytoin on ...
Mohajeri Gholamreza G Department of Thoracic Surgery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
Kiwifruit (Actindia Deliciosa) is demonstrated to have antibacterial and pro-angiogenic effects. It also contains proteolytic enzymes (actinidin) and ascorbic acid. In this study, the effects of Kiwifruit on neuropathic diabetic foot ulcer healing in clinical settings were evaluated. In this randomized clinical trial of 37 patients (17 in experimental and ...
You Tae-Min TM Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Dental Hospital, Dankook University, Cheonan, South - - 2014
To evaluate the change in mandibular second-molar (M2) angulation in orthodontic treatment with premolar extraction and lower third molar (M3). Panoramic radiographs were evaluated in 3 groups of 129 participants: (1) control, no orthodontic treatment (n = 65); (2) extraction, orthodontic treatment with premolar extraction (n = 30); and (3) nonextraction, orthodontic ...
Honnegowda Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda TM Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, - - 2014
Healing ability of nonhealing chronic ulcers can be assessed by estimating hydroxyproline, total protein and enzymatic antioxidants such as glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione S-transferase (GST) in the granulation tissue. A total of 34 patients were analysed from two groups: Limited access dressing (LAD) group (n = 17) and conventional dressing ...
Haidari Mohammad - - 2014
Fournier's gangrene is a progressive polymicrobial necrotising infection. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of Fournier's gangrene infection in patients who received topical honey with their therapeutic regimens. The cross-sectional study included 17 patients with Fournier's gangrene. Under spinal anaesthesia, the necrotic areas were debrided. In ...
Samuels Joshua J Dept. of Biomedical Eng., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, - - 2014
We report the results of a second clinical pilot study (n = 19) involving treatment of chronic wounds (venous ulcers) using novel, fully wearable ultrasound array applicator operating at 20 kHz and generating pressure amplitudes close to 55 kPa (about 100 mW/cm(2), Sptp). The applicator was designed as compact, tether-free, device that ...
Alsalleeh Fahd F Department of Surgical Specialties, College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, Nebraska; Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is a well-known complication caused by amino-bisphosphonate therapy. We document one case of BRONJ associated with oral administration of methotrexate, a known immunosuppressive drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. A 66-year-old woman was referred for evaluation and endodontic surgery of recently re-treated tooth 13. ...
MacFarlane Robert J RJ Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Macclesfield District General Hospital, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Victoria Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BL, - - 2014
Introduction. Debate exists amongst surgeons regarding the ideal suture material for skin closure in carpal tunnel decompression (CTD). This study compares wound related complications, patient satisfaction, and functional outcome following open carpal tunnel decompression in patients undergoing wound closure with either of two common absorbable and nonabsorbable suture types. Materials ...
Khater Mohammad M MM Ophthalmology Department, Tanta University Hospital, Tanta, El Gharbia Governorate, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of use of contact lenses to improve visual outcome after repair of traumatic corneal wounds. Two groups of patients (n=30 each) with traumatic full thickness corneal wounds were entered into this study. All cases were caused by sharp objects such ...
Lindner Tobias T Department of Orthopaedics, University Medicine Rostock, 18057 Rostock, - - 2014
Numerous studies have shown reduction of periprosthetic bone mineral density (BMD) after hip replacement. The effect on the whole limb, however, is still unexplored. This study's objective was to analyse the postoperative development of BMD and muscle strength of the limb after total hip replacement (THR) and to determine links ...
Ashkani-Esfahani Soheil S Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is a self-limiting disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, which affects the skin with full-thickness wounds, which are prone to scar formation even after treatment. Taurine (Tu) is one of the most abundant amino acids that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which play an important ...
Doherty Christopher C Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of - - 2014
It appears that the medical profile of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has changed. The impact of this demographic shift on CABG outcomes, such as sternal wound dehiscence, is unclear. To quantify the incidence and trends of sternal wound dehiscence, quantify the demographic shift of those undergoing ...
Masella Pamela C PC Department of General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; and Department of Clinical Investigation, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, - - 2013
Numerous dressings for split-thickness skin graft donor sites are commercially available with no conclusive evidence-based consensus regarding the optimal dressing choice. This study was conducted to identify which of 5 commonly used materials promotes wound healing most effectively for use on split-thickness donor sites in comparison with our standard dressing, ...
Matsumoto Shigeru S Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan; Division of Regenerative Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan; and Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, - - 2013
Basic fibroblast growth factors (bFGFs) play a crucial role in wound healing by promoting fibroblast proliferation and neovascularization. However, drawback of bFGF is short half-life in free form. Gelatin has a capability of sustaining growth factors, which are gradually released while degradation. The purpose of this study is to see ...
D'Aquino S - - 2013
Preharvest infections or conidia load on fruit surface by Penicillium digitatum, P. italicum, Alternaria citri and other filamentous fungi can cause important postharvest losses of citrus fruit. Reduction in pruning frequency occurred in the last decade together with un-picked yield that eventually rots on the trees have increased the risk ...
Asplund D - - 2012
Extralevator abdominoperineal excision (APE) for low rectal tumours has been introduced to achieve improved local radicality. Fewer positive margins and intraoperative perforations have been reported compared with standard APE. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare short-term complications and results of the two techniques in our institution. Consecutive ...
Dhanani Jayesh J Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. - - 2013
The study objective was to investigate the effect of renal failure on intermediate-term survival in cardiac surgery patients. All patients aged 18 years or older undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, valvular surgery, thoracic aortic surgery, or a combination of these from January 1, 2002 to December 1, 2005 were included. ...
Buethe David D - - 2012
PURPOSE: We evaluated the ability of renal tumor complexity, as assessed by the R.E.N.A.L. (radius, exophytic, nearness to collecting system, anterior/posterior and location) nephrometry scoring system, to predict the functional efficacy of nephron sparing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 42 patients who presented with an anatomically (32) or a ...
Chou Yu-Hsiang - - 2012
Relatively little is known about the long-term outcomes of different histologic types of primary glomerulonephritis in Asian populations. From 1993 to 2006, 987 patients undergoing renal biopsy were studied, and 580 patients (mean age=44.4 years, male=58.5%) with the four most common forms of glomerulonephritis (membranous nephropathy, focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, ...
Gulati Sonia S College of nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi, 110029 - - 2014
To compare the healing of chronic wounds with honey dressing vs. Povidone iodine dressing in adult subjects with chronic wounds of ≥6 weeks of duration, attending wound care clinic in Surgical Out Patient Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Surgical Out Patient Department of Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma ...
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