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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Hyung - - 2011
To evaluate and compare the efficacy and tolerance of fibrin glue and sutures for closing conjunctival wounds in strabismus surgery. In a prospective trial, we performed strabismus surgery using limbal incisions. Conjunctival wounds were closed with fibrin glue in 20 eyes of 20 patients (fibrin group) and 8-0 polyglactin suture ...
Kluger Rainer - - 2011
Important differences in clinical outcomes likely exist between patients with healed and nonhealed rotator cuff repairs. The survival probability of rotator cuff repairs has not been published in a time-dependent manner up to now. Recurrent tears occur more frequently in the early postoperative period. Early failures of the repair are ...
Gurtner Geoffrey C - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: To test the hypothesis that the mechanical environment of cutaneous wounds can control scar formation. BACKGROUND:: Mechanical forces have been recognized to modulate myriad biologic processes, but the role of physical force in scar formation remains unclear. Furthermore, the therapeutic benefits of offloading cutaneous wounds with a device have ...
Elhassan Bassem - - 2011
BACKGROUND: To report the outcome of using local pedicled anconeus flap (LPAF) to cover soft tissue defects over the posterior aspect of the elbow. METHODS: Twenty elbows in 20 patients who had chronic soft tissue defects over the posterior aspect of the elbow that were managed with the use of ...
Xia Bing - - 2011
We performed this study to investigate the effects of recombinant human bone sialoprotein (BSP) on the proliferation and osteodifferentiation of human BMSCs(hBMSCs). The hBMSC cultures were divided into 4 groups: control group, 10(-10) M BSP group (BSP group), osteogenic medium group (10 nM dexamethasone, 10 mM β-glycerophosphate, and 50 mg/L ascorbic acid, OM group) ...
Meyer Matthieu - - 2011
PURPOSE: The goal of this series was to evaluate the clinical and anatomical outcomes of all-arthroscopic rotator cuff tears repair at a mid-term follow-up, using MR arthrography in order to assess tendon-to-bone healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 29 patients (31 shoulders) presenting, according to Cofield classification, a ...
Schumann H - - 2011
Background:  Water-filtered infrared-A (wIRA) radiation can improve the healing of acute and chronic wounds both by thermal and thermic as well as by non-thermal and non-thermic effects. wIRA increases tissue temperature, oxygen partial pressure and perfusion. Objectives:  Investigation of the influence of wIRA on chronic venous stasis ulcers in an ...
Mihara Kyomi - - 2011
PURPOSE: Videomicroscopy has simple and prompt operability, and useful in the burn depth assessment in its early phase. A burn wound is, however, a dynamic environment in the first few days and the critical time to assess a burn wound by videomicroscopy has not been investigated. The aim of this ...
Akinyoola Akinyele L - - 2011
It is customary to administer prophylactic antibiotics before exsanguination of the limb and inflation of a tourniquet in extremity surgery. To compare the clinical outcome in lower limb operations when prophylactic antibiotics were administered before versus after limb exsanguination and tourniquet inflation, we randomized patients to the administration of prophylactic ...
Marco Milone - - 2011
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of cavity drainage in the surgical treatment of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinuses. METHODS: The study was prospectively carried out in 803 patients randomized into two groups of respectively 401 and 402 patients. In the first group, primary excision and closure ...
Okushi Tetsushi - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Nasal packing is used to control postoperative bleeding and wound healing, and it also exerts a very strong influence on the comfort of the patient. Sorbsan(®) (calcium alginate) is an absorbent packing that shows a potent hemostatic effect and is able to maintain wound surfaces in a moist environment ...
Wohlfahrt Johan Caspar - - 2012
The osteoconductive potential of titanium is interesting from the perspective of periodontal surgery and reconstitution of osseous defects. The aim of the present consecutive case series is to evaluate a surgical strategy based on the use of porous titanium granules (PTG) in the treatment of Class II buccal furcation defects ...
Meyle Joerg - - 2011
Meyle J, Hoffmann T, Topoll H, Heinz B, Al-Machot E, Jervøe-Storm P-M, Meiß C, Eickholz P, Jepsen S: A multi-centre randomized controlled clinical trial on the treatment of intra-bony defects with enamel matrix derivatives/synthetic bone graft or enamel matrix derivatives alone: results after 12 months. J Clin Periodontol 2011; doi: ...
Fraccalvieri Marco - - 2011
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is becoming routine for the preparation of wounds prior to grafting for wound closure. We have been using both foam- and gauze-based NPWT to prepare wounds for closure prior to skin grafting and have obtained similar proportions of closed wounds; 7/7 for wounds treated with ...
Jackson Erin E - - 2011
We performed 2 studies to assess the function and longevity of a novel intraosseous catheter device. For study 1, 9 goats were assigned to 3 groups (intraosseous catheter in the proximal humerus, intraosseous catheter in the proximal tibia, or standard jugular catheter). Devices in the tibia remained in place for ...
de Almeida Maria Cristina Simões MC Departamento de Anestesiologia of UFSC; Physician of Hospital Universitário of - - 2011
Continuous wound infusion has been investigated as a method of postoperative pain control and its efficacy has been demonstrated when compared to saline infusion. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of postoperative analgesia, the use of opioids as rescue analgesia, patient satisfaction, and the incidence of ...
Thatte Shreya - - 2011
Ocular surface disorders (OSD) are challenging to treat. They can introduce serious morbidity and might even lead to visual loss. In such situations, keratoplasty remains the last option. Amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) has been shown to be effective in the management of ocular surface pathologies. The aim of the study ...
Yu Teng-Fei - - 2011
The non-operation treatment of intra-abdominal trauma guided contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is one of the hottest research topic. Gelatin/thrombin/calcium (GTC) was developed as a novel haemostatic agent for non-operable intra-abdominal trauma. We hypothesized that GTC can achieve haemostasis (without the use of pressure) within a short time in a large ...
Bahr S S Therapy Centre for Chronic Wounds, Lahr, Germany. - - 2011
To evaluate the wound debridement efficacy (that is, achievement of 100% granulation tissue on the wound bed) of a new monofilament fibre product (Debrisoft). This multicentre, prospective, observational evaluation assessed the debridement efficacy, safety, patient comfort and user satisfaction of this new product. Time taken to perform the debridement procedure ...
Chuangsuwanich Apirag - - 2011
Controlling infection and promoting healing should be aims of pressure ulcer treatment along with improving a patient's general condition and relieving pressure. Many pressure ulcers present with cavities, tracks or a combination of these. A new silver mesh dressing (Tegaderm Ag Mesh dressing) has the ability to contour around and ...
Kowalske Karen J - - 2011
Burn rehabilitation cannot be reviewed without a significant focus on the hand. Although the surface area of the hand is only 3%, the functional consequences cause extreme impairment. A comprehensive team approach from initial evaluation through long-term follow up is essential to maximize the functional outcome in this population.
Bor Elite - - 2011
The patient characteristics, risk factors, and outcome of penetrating keratoplasty (PK) wound dehiscence following late suture removal. Retrospective review of 207 cases of PK performed between 2005 and 2007 in Beilinson Hospital, Israel. Analysis of 207 patients who underwent PK revealed 4 cases (an incidence of 1.93%) that developed spontaneous ...
Qu Liang - - 2011
To observe the therapeutic effect and safety of using the hooked needle-shaped knife to treat the stenosing tenovaginitis of flexor digitorum. Sixty outpatients were divided into a treatment group of 30 cases treated by using the hooked needle-shaped knife, and a control group of 30 cases treated by block therapy. ...
Santuzzi Cíntia Helena - - 2011
Low level laser therapy and cyclooxygenase-2 (ICOX2) selective inhibitors have been widely used to modulate inflammatory response; however, their effect on wound reepithelialization are not well understood. To evaluate the isolated and combined effects of low level laser therapy and ICOX2 in the reepithelization of skin incisional wounds in mice. ...
Broeders J A - - 2011
A positive symptom association probability (SAP) is regarded as an important selection criterion for antireflux surgery by many physicians. However, no data corroborate the relationship between symptom-reflux association and outcome, nor is it clear what impact a negative SAP has on the outcome of antireflux surgery in patients with abnormal ...
Yuhas Jennifer - - 2011
Prepulse inhibition (PPI) may useful for exploring the proposed shared neurobiology between idiopathic autism and autism caused by FXS. We compared PPI in four groups: typically developing controls (n = 18), FXS and autism (FXS+A; n = 15), FXS without autism spectrum disorder (FXS-A; n = 17), and idiopathic autism ...
Karagiozoglou-Lampoudi T - - 2011
Patients with caustic substance ingestion are usually referred to surgery departments where endoscopic evaluation is the first step towards appropriate treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of conservative management of caustic substance ingestion in a pediatric department setting following a standard protocol including ...
Martini Patrizia - - 2011
A total of 227 patients (mean age 41.3 years, 52% females) with at least one second-degree superficial cutaneous burn of thermal origin of a smallest transverse diameter ≥20 mm and a largest transverse diameter ≤90 mm were randomised to receive the topical application of aqueous extract of Triticum vulgare (Fitostimoline) in two ...
Sarasúa J González - - 2011
Pressure ulcers are especially difficult to treat in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and recurrence rates are high. Prompted by encouraging results obtained using bone marrow stem cells to treat several diseases including chronic wounds, this study examines the use of autologous stem cells from bone marrow to promote ...
Dumville Jo C - - 2011
Foot ulcers in people with diabetes are a prevalent and serious global health issue. Dressings form a key part of ulcer treatment, with clinicians and patients having many different types to choose from including hydrogel dressings. A clear and current overview of current evidence is required to facilitate decision-making regarding ...
Banerjee Purnajyoti - - 2011
Multimodal wound infiltration with local anesthetics, adrenaline, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents can lower the opiate intake, reduce the length of stay, and enhance early mobilization after total hip arthroplasty (THA). A retrospective review of 204 patients undergoing primary THA was undertaken. One hundred two patients had their wounds infiltrated with ...
Ahmed Awad A - - 2011
Prolonged wound-discharge following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is associated with an increased risk of infection. However, the potential role of hypertension in prolonging the duration of wound healing in this population has not yet been investigated. The aim of the present study was to compare healing in this population that ...
Ravari Hassan - - 2011
The rate of wound infection after appendectomy without antibiotic prophylaxis is 10%-30%. The role of prophylactic antibiotic therapy in nonperforated appendicitis is still controversial. Metronidazole is against anaerobic organisms and its bioavailability after oral and parenteral administration has been shown to be similar. The objective of the present study is ...
Singh Onkar - - 2011
Biological dressings like collagen are impermeable to bacteria, and create the most physiological interface between the wound surface and the environment. Collagen dressings have other advantages over conventional dressings in terms of ease of application and being natural, non-immunogenic, non-pyrogenic, hypo-allergenic, and pain-free. This study aims to compare the efficacy ...
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