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Contreras-Valdes Fernando M - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The delivery of radiofrequency (RF) energy to the posterior left atrium (LA) creates a risk for injury to the adjacent esophagus. Esophageal endoscopy (EGD) is used to screen patients at risk of esophageal thermal injury after RF ablation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the macroscopic ...
Uludag Mehmet - - 2011
The use of electrocautery for tissue dissection is becoming increasingly popular, despite the associated risk of poor wound healing and excessive scarring. We conducted this study to compare the wound complications and early and late clinical results resulting from electrocautery versus the scalpel to create a cutaneous flap during thyroidectomy. ...
Baring Tobias K A - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of failure among repairs of the rotator cuff is well known, but very few objective data exist regarding either the scale or timing of this complication. The aim of this study was to use a previously validated modified technique of roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis to monitor the behavior ...
Ottomann Christian - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: As extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) can enhance healing of skin graft donor sites, this study focused on shock wave effects in burn wounds. METHODS:: A predefined cohort of 50 patients (6 with incomplete data or lost to follow-up) with acute second-degree burns from a larger study of 100 ...
Demaria Marco - - 2011
Objective: To compare the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with standard-of-care management on healing of acute open wounds in dogs. Study Design: Prospective, controlled, experimental study. Animals: Adult dogs (n=10). Methods: Full-thickness 4 cm × 2 cm wounds were surgically created on each antebrachium and in each dog were randomized ...
Mani K - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To study contemporary treatment and outcome of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in nine countries. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data on primary AAA repairs 2005-2009 were amalgamated from national and regional vascular registries in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Primary outcome was in-hospital or ...
Pachowsky Milena - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to improve wound healing after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and its influence on the development of postoperative seromas in the wound area. The study is a prospective randomised evaluation of NPWT in patients with ...
Yamane Shin - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To compare the wound closure and postoperative hypotony after sclerotomy with a microvitreoretinal (MVR) blade trocar with those with a beveled trocar for microincision vitrectomy. METHODS:: The study design is a prospective randomized control study. Forty eyes of 40 patients with an epiretinal membrane that underwent 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless ...
Lou Zheng-Cai - - 2011
This study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the prognosis and outcome of tympanic membrane perforations with a particular focus on the fate of the perforation edge flaps.Chart records of 329 patients with a single ear traumatic tympanic membrane perforation were retrieved and analyzed. Of these patients, 70 were left to heal ...
Wainstein Julio - - 2011
Abstract Background: Diabetic foot ulcers are associated with significant morbidity. Conventional treatment modalities are often of limited success in promoting complete wound closure. The aim of the present study was to examine the efficacy of noninvasive ozone-oxygen therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Methods: Diabetes patients with a ...
Maniar Rajesh N - - 2011
Continuous passive motion (CPM), though of doubtful value, is yet routinely practiced post-total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We prospectively distributed 84 patients with TKA to 1 of the 3 standard rehabilitation regimes: no-CPM, 1-day-CPM, and 3-day-CPM. We recorded a unique "Timed up and go" test besides pain, Western Ontario and McMaster ...
Song Kyung Ho - - 2011
Background and Aims: A recent placebo-controlled trial showed that rebamipide, which is a mucosal-protective antiulcer agent, promoted gastric ulcer healing without affecting the Helicobacter pylori status. We conducted a randomized, double-blind trial to compare the healing effects of rebamipide and the proton-pump inhibitor omeprazole in H. pylori-positive gastric ulcers after ...
Verhaegen Pauline D H M - - 2011
PURPOSE: Primary wound closure of large defects after burn scar excision may be facilitated by intraoperative stretching of the adjacent skin. In a randomized controlled trial (RCT), the effect of skin stretching for wound closure after scar excision (SS) was compared to scar excision without additional techniques (SE). Short-term results ...
Lund-Nielsen Betina - - 2011
 Between 5% and 10% of cancer patients develop malignant wounds. In vitro and some clinical studies suggest that silver- or honey-coated dressings may have an antibacterial effect in nonmalignant wounds, but their possible antibacterial effect in malignant wounds remains unknown. A prospective, randomized, single-blind controlled clinical study was conducted ...
Jain Prakash - - 2011
Case studies suggest that bone marrow-derived stem cells may improve chronic wound healing. A prospective, randomized, clinical study was conducted to compare the rate of healing chronic lower limb wounds in patients with diabetes mellitus whose wounds were treated with topically applied and locally injected bone marrow-derived cells or whole ...
Antisdel Jastin L - - 2011
Many surgeons use absorbable packing materials after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Despite their popularity, some of these agents have been shown to contribute to synechiae formation. Microporous polysaccharide hemospheres (MPH) is a plant-based hemostatic powder that does not interfere with regenerating sinus mucosa in the animal model. The goal of ...
Atim A - - 2011
The study objective of this prospective, double-blind randomised controlled study was to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block and bupivacaine infiltration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the wound in patients undergoing hysterectomy. Patients were randomly allocated to three groups: a control group (n ...
Stinner Daniel J - - 2011
: Despite a lack of evidence supporting their use, silver dressings are often used with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). This study investigates the effectiveness of silver dressings to reduce bacteria in contaminated wounds when used with NPWT. : Complex orthopedic wounds were created on the proximal left legs of ...
Köse Rüştü - - 2011
Coverage of defects of the distal third portion of the leg and foot remains a challenge for surgeons. The difficulty results from the limited mobility and availability of the overlying skin, the weight-bearing requirements, and the relatively poor circulation of the skin. From January 2008 to December 2009, 10 patients ...
Ulusal Ali Engin - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: In this study our aim was to compare the results of standard dressing treatment to negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) performed with a vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: We assessed the results of 35 patients treated for diabetic foot ulcer between 2006 and ...
Warriner Robert A RA - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: To gain experience in the use of Dermagraft (Advanced Biohealing Inc, La Jolla, California), a human fibroblast-derived dermal substitute (HFDS), for the treatment of nonhealing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). STUDY DESIGN:: An open label, noncontrolled, multicenter clinical trial of HFDS in the treatment of DFU was conducted. Subjects with ...
Gardner Sue E - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictive validity of Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH; v. 3.0) in monitoring healing of neuropathic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes mellitus. This is a 13-week descriptive, prospective study describing the trajectory of change over time and the time-to-heal associated ...
De Clerck Eline E B - - 2011
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the success rate of Bollard miniplate anchorage for bone anchored maxillary protraction (BAMP). Materials and Methods: Twenty-five consecutive patients (mean age, 12.0 ± 1.2 years; range, 8.7-14.8 years) with maxillary hypoplasia without congenital or acquired deformation were included in this study. A total of 100 Bollard modified miniplates ...
Ackermann Maximilian - - 2011
Background: Numerous proangiogenic growth factors have been shown to improve impaired wound healing. This study evaluated the effects of subcutaneous pretreatment with a combination of proangiogenic growth factors on wound closure, mechanical properties, vessel density, and morphology. Methods: Thirty-six Balb/c mice with streptozotocin-induced diabetes were divided into 3 groups. A ...
Cho Chul-Hyun - - 2012
This study was undertaken to introduce an anterolateral approach for mini-open rotator cuff repair and evaluate its clinical outcome and effectiveness. We evaluated 128 consecutive cases that were repaired by mini-open repair using an anterolateral approach. There were 80 men and 48 women, with an average age of 56.2 years. ...
Hovelius Lennart - - 2011
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the results of the May modification of the Bristow-Latarjet procedure ("coracoid in standing position") in 319 shoulders with respect to (1) coracoid healing and position and (2) surgical treatment of the joint capsule. METHODS: From 1980 until 2004, all shoulders with a Bristow-Latarjet repair were registered at our ...
Paajanen H H Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland; Central Hospital of Mikkeli, Mikkeli, Finland. - - 2011
Chronic pain may be a long-term problem related to mesh fixation and operative trauma after Lichtenstein hernioplasty. The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility and safety of tissue cyanoacrylate glue versus absorbable sutures for mesh fixation in Lichtenstein hernioplasty. Lichtenstein hernioplasty was performed under local anaesthesia as ...
Dorafshar Amir H - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: Two methods of subatmospheric pressure wound therapy-wall suction applied to a sealed gauze dressing (GSUC) and the vacuum-assisted closure device (VAC)-were compared in hospitalized patients at University of Chicago Medical Center. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: VAC therapy is widely used, but can be expensive and difficult to apply; it ...
Andeweg Caroline S - - 2011
  The purpose of this study was to compare short-term versus long-term axillary drainage in women treated for lymph node positive breast cancer. A comparative cohort study on differences between short-term or long-term axillary drainage was performed. Primary outcome measures were seroma formation demanding aspiration and wound related complications. Secondary ...
Tauber Mark - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The suture-bridge technique using anchors as established transosseous-equivalent technique in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was compared to a modified transosseous technique suitable for arthroscopic cuff repair. METHODS: In 10 fresh-frozen matched pairs of human cadaveric shoulders (mean age 67.1, SD 8.5years), two different surgical techniques of cuff repair were ...
Genovesi A M AM Istituto Stomatologico Tirreno, Versilia General Hospital, Camaiore, - - 2012
After scaling and root planning (SRP), healing induces the formation of a junctional long epithelium rather than a new connective attachment. We hypothesize that the placement of a periodontal dressing will be able to prevent detachment of coagulum inducing proper healing and improving periodontal parameters. This split-mouth study included 30 ...
Lawrence Peter F - - 2011
Endovenous closure of incompetent saphenous veins has been reported to facilitate venous ulcer healing; however, there is little information about the effectiveness of perforator ablation (PA) in healing recalcitrant venous ulcers. We report our experience with PA with venous ulcers unresponsive to prolonged compression therapy. Patients with nonhealing venous ulcers ...
Al-Bayaty Fouad Hussain - - 2012
This work was carried out to study the effect of topical application of Andrographis paniculata on the rate of wound enclosure and its histological features. A wound was created in four groups of rat in posterior neck region. Blank placebo was applied topically to the wounds of Group 1. Groups ...
Rosen Charles L - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Following intradural cranial surgery, a dural substitute is often required for dural closure. Although preferred, limitations of autograft include local availability and additional surgical site morbidity. Thus, allografts, xenografts, and synthetics are frequently used. OBJECTIVE:: To report 6-month results of a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) of a biosynthesized cellulose ...
Wille John J - - 2011
The efficacy and durability of wound closure was examined in a prospective randomized unbalanced clinical trial using the application of a living serum-free cultured epidermal autograft in conjunction with wound-area debridement and a four-layer compression wrap (N=10) compared with wound-area debridement and a four-layer compression wrap in patients with hard-to-heal ...
Driver Vickie R - - 2011
Our objective was to summarize and quantify the effects of a noncontact low-frequency ultrasound (NLFU) therapy on healing of chronic wounds. We performed a meta-analysis of eight published studies reporting effects of NLFU on wound size and healing rate of chronic wounds in 444 NLFU-treated patients. A search of the ...
Mozzati Marco - - 2011
Abstract Objective: This research studied the effects of laser therapy on healing processes following tooth extraction in healthy human subjects, evaluating some inflammation, osteogenesis, and clinical parameters. Background data: Alveolar healing following tooth extraction is a complex repair process involving different types of tissues, including epithelium and bone. Therefore, it ...
Silva André Gonçalves da - - 2011
To assess bone turnover markers (BTM) and bone mineral density (BMD) after discontinuation of alendronate treatment used for five or more years. 40 patients (pt) with post-menopausal osteoporosis treated with alendronate (10 mg/d) for at least five years (Group 1, G1) had their medication discontinued. Group 2 (G2): 25 pt ...
Rasić Zarko - - 2011
This study compared Triclosan coated polyglactin 910 (Vicryl* Plus) with polyglactin 910 (Vicryl*) on abdominal wall healing in colorectal surgery patients. 184 patients with colorectal cancer were included in the study. In 91, the abdominal wall was closed with the Vicryl* Plus, and in 93 patients with Vicryl*. Demographic characteristics, ...
Alexandrescu Vlad - - 2011
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the clinical benefit in wound healing and limb preservation after primary below-the-knee angioplasty guided by an angiosome model of perfusion in diabetic patients with neuroischemic foot ulcers. Methods: From September 2001 to April 2010, 232 limb-threatening neuroischemic wounds in 208 diabetic patients (147 men; mean age ...
Wolff Klaus S - - 2011
Possible effects of comorbidities and of different wound etiologies on the success of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) of chronic soft tissue wounds were investigated. From September 2003 until February 2007, 282 patients, being previously treated unsuccessfully were enrolled. Treatment consisted of ESWT occurring at defined intervals. At each treatment ...
Svensson H - - 2011
Objective: To analyse the outcome of minor amputations (through, or distal to, the ankle joint) in patients with diabetes. Method: All diabetic patients in a defined population undergoing one or more minor amputation between 1982 and 2006 were investigated according to a standardised protocol and were followed until final outcome ...
Uccioli Luigi - - 2011
This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of an autologous tissue-engineered graft-a 2-step HYAFF autograft-in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers compared with standard care. In all, 180 patients with dorsal or plantar diabetic foot ulcers (unhealed for ≥1 month) were randomized to receive Hyalograft-3D autograft first and then Laserskin ...
Yu Ying - - 2011
The present study evaluated the effect of non-thermal plasma on skin wound healing in BalB/c mice. Two 6-mm wounds along the both sides of the spine were created on the back of each mouse (n=80) by using a punch biopsy. The mice were assigned randomly into two groups, with 40 ...
Wallin Ann-Mari - - 2011
 To address a persistent lack of evidence regarding the clinical outcomes of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and identify which patient groups are most likely to benefit from NPWT, a retrospective, descriptive study was conducted to describe outcomes of this treatment modality when used in clinical practice. Charts from ...
Reyzelman Alexander M - - 2011
The importance of exudate management for maintaining local moisture balance and avoiding maceration in the chronic wound environment is well established. The authors performed the initial clinical testing of a novel wound management system, Sepaderm (Aalnex, Inc, Irvine, California), designed to vertically wick and sequester excess exudate away from wound/periwound ...
Juergens Sven - - 2011
A prospective, randomised study was conducted to compare the wound closure performance and cosmetic outcome of caesarean section wounds closed with traditional Prolene suture or a new wound closure device (Leukosan® SkinLink). Sixty-one patients referred to primary section were allocated to wound closure with either Leukosan® SkinLink or Prolene suture. ...
Sinha Naina - - 2011
The objective of this study was to characterize changes in metabolic bone parameters following bariatric surgery. Seventy-three obese adult patients who underwent either gastric banding (GB), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) were followed prospectively for 18 months postoperatively. Changes in the calcium-vitamin D axis ...
Kelechi Teresa J - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Standard care for venous leg ulcers (VLUs) has remained unchanged over several decades despite high rates of initial treatment failure and ulcer recurrence. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of an advanced, poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (pGlcNAc), nanofiber-derived, wound-healing technology among patients with VLUs (Talymed, Marine Polymer ...
Lee Jae Hyup - - 2011
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) using harvested local bone inserted into a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cage is a commonly used procedure, but the accurate fusion rate of a cage, cage to bone contact area ratio, and the changes in fusion rate with time after surgery are unknown. PURPOSE: The ...
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