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Zölß Christoph C Ambulatorien der Steiermärkischen Gebietskrankenkasse, Fachärztezentrum Graz, Graz, - - 2014
Chronic wounds represent a large and growing segment of health care and add considerably to human suffering and economic burden as populations age. More effective materials, especially those promoting ease of use and economy, are needed to treat this increasing number of patients. A case series conducted at a European ...
Boggio Ricardo Frota RF Department of Cell and Development Biology, Institute of Biomedical Science, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 1524, ICB I rooms 306/307, Butantan, São Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazil, - - 2014
Skin injuries and the consequent loss of tissue integrity triggers a sequence of cellular and biochemical events that lead to a healed wound. Any failure during this rather sophisticated process may result in pathological scarring. To evaluate the efficacy of topical verapamil as a modulator of the healing process, a ...
Bohn Gregory A GA Gregory A. Bohn, MD, FACS, is Medical Director, The Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine at West Shore Medical Center, Manistee, Michigan. Kimberly Gass, RN, is a Nurse, Trinity Wound Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine, Bettendorf, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to describe the rate of closure observed in venous leg ulcers during treatment with ovine collagen extracellular matrix dressings and compression. Fourteen patients with 23 wounds were retrospectively evaluated with respect to healing rates, time to closure, and weekly facility charge fees.
Cho Kyu-Sup KS Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Yangsan, South - - 2014
Commercial gelatin-based packing materials are available under different names and compositions to be used after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Spongostan and Cutanplast nasal packing on patients' subjective symptoms, hemostasis, and wound healing following ESS. One hundred adult patients with ...
Yamamichi Fukashi F Division of Urology, Department of Organ Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, - - 2014
The number of open radical prostatectomy (RP) surgeries has been decreasing owing to the spread of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, which has implications for postoperative wound healing. The purpose of this study was to investigate and document the current status of postoperative wound healing and superficial surgical site infection (SSI) ...
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 ...
Moussa Mohamed E - - 2014
Cost-containment strategies are of increasing importance in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Obtaining immediate postoperative radiographs following primary TKA is common practice, but their usefulness is controversial. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of immediate postoperative radiographs on reoperation within 60 days, assess film quality, and determine ...
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, ...
Tanideh Nader N Shiraz Burn Research Center, Pharmacology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2014
Burn is still one of the most devastating injuries in emergency medicine while improvements in wound healing knowledge and technology have resulted into development of new dressings. This study was undertaken to evaluate the healing effect of licorice in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infected burn wounds of experimental rat model. One hundred ...
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 ...
Adib-Hajbaghery Mohsen M Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR - - 2014
Diaper rash is one of the most common skin disorders of infancy and childhood. Some studies have shown that Shampoo-clay was effective to treat chronic dermatitis. Then, it is supposed that it may be effective in diaper rash; however, no published studies were found in this regard. This study aimed ...
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 ...
Alizadeh-Ghavidel Alireza A Heart Valve Disease Research Center, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR - - 2014
Lower limb edema may occur after removal of the saphenous veins in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Compression therapy is often used to prevent postoperative edema. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of medical compression stockings (TED) on the prevention of donor limbs edema and ...
Parmen Valentin V Department of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Propedeutics, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of bipolar electroacupuncture (EA) on a soft tissue defect in rabbits. Ten clinically healthy New Zealand white rabbits were divided into two groups: the control group (Group C, n = 5) and the experimental (EA) group (Group T, n = 5). During neuroleptanalgesia, defects ...
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. ...
Carija R R Clinical Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Hospital Center, Spinciceva 1, 21000 Split, Croatia. - - 2014
We report a case of a retired soldier who was severely injured by an explosion in 1993 during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Among other wounds, he suffered an explosive wound in the lumbosacral spine with steel foreign body (shrapnel). A year after primary wound treatment, purulent fistula appeared ...
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 ...
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