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Nather A - - 2007
Four patients with diabetic foot ulcers that failed to heal after one month of treatment underwent anodyne therapy. Each therapy session lasted half an hour and was conducted 3 times a week for patients at home or daily for patients in hospital, for one to 2 months. The wound sizes ...
Quek Tricia Y J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To document the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and diagnosis of an outbreak of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Bairnsdale or Buruli ulcer [BU]) during the period 1998-2006, and compare delays in diagnosis between residents of endemic and non-endemic regions. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective case study of patients identified through infectious disease physicians ...
Tsuda Yukiko - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal microflora has been implicated in the etiology of ulcerative colitis (UC). Over the past few years, the use of probiotics in UC has gained attention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics therapy for mild to moderate distal UC refractory to conventional therapies. ...
Ferrara Filippo - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We conducted a study using an intravenous (i.v.) infusion of iloprost in the treatment of venous ulcers to verify whether the association of i.v. iloprost + local therapy + elastic compression has a favorable effect when compared with traditional treatment with local therapy and elastic compression. STUDY DESIGN: We ...
Borges Eline Lima - - 2007
Venous ulcer patients can experience this situation for several years without achieving healing if treatment is inadequate. Evidence-based professional practice generates effective results for patients and services. This research aimed to carry out a systematic review to assess the most effective method to improve venous return and the best topic ...
Langan Robert C - - 2007
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease with recurrent symptoms and significant morbidity. The precise etiology is still unknown. As many as 25 percent of patients with ulcerative colitis have extraintestinal manifestations. The diagnosis is made endoscopically. Tests such as perinuclear antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies and anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies are promising, but ...
Moustafa Manar - - 2007
AIM: To compare the rate of healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcers using cultured autologous keratinocytes delivered on chemically defined transfer discs (Myskin) (active treatment) versus healing obtained with cell-free discs (placebo). MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a 4-week lead-in period patients (randomly assigned) received active or placebo treatments weekly for 6 ...
Frezza Eldo E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: After Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, marginal ulcers develop in 3-23% of patients. Marginal ulcers can occur secondary to the use of nonabsorbable sutures to create the gastrojejunostomy. The suture can elicit a foreign body reaction that exposes it to the gastric lumen, irritating the mucosa. Surgical removal is ...
Fournié Pierre - - 2007
A 78-year-old man who had had uneventful extracapsular cataract extraction in the left eye 3 months earlier developed pyoderma gangrenosum (PG)-associated peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) after suture removal. The patient had a 13-year history of PG associated with monoclonal immunoglobulin-A gammopathy. He presented with extensive, painful PUK at the incision ...
Chan Chun-Yiu Oliver - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The feasibility, efficacy, and safety of the TriClip in the management of peptic ulcer hemorrhage in human beings are scarcely reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE: A pilot study was conducted to assess the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of the TriClip endoscopic clipping device in the control of peptic ulcer ...
Huber Roman - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Tormentil extracts (TE) have antioxidative properties and are used as a complementary therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel disease. In individual patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) positive effects have been observed. GOALS: To assess the safety, pharmacology, and clinical effects of different doses of TE in patients with active UC. ...
Viarengo Luiz Marcelo Aiello - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Conventional saphenous vein stripping is difficult to be indicated for the treatment of varicose veins in patients classified as CEAP C4, C5, or C6. OBJECTIVE: This study was developed to evaluate treatment results for varicose veins with active ulcers using endovenous laser (EVL), compared to a group undergoing clinical ...
Charles Carlos A - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative inflammatory condition of unknown etiology. Therapy for PG involves local wound care along with topical and systemic anti-inflammatory and other immunodulatory agents. Etanercept is one such immunomodulator with activity against the inflammatory cytokine, tumor necrosis factor. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and ...
Benigni J P - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of a new two-bandage compression system in the local management of venous or mixed aetiology ulcers predominantly of venous origin. METHOD: This was a prospective non-comparative open label phase III clinical study. Forty-two patients were recruited from 12 centres. Inclusion criteria included ...
Achkar Jean-Paul - - 2007
Aminosalicylates are the first-line therapy for patients with mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis. Treatment should start at dosages of 4.8 g per day of the active 5-aminosalicylate moiety, rather than starting at a lower dosage and increasing if treatment fails. Infliximab has been shown to be effective and is ...
Humphreys M L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The aim was to assess healing in patients with mixed arterial and venous leg ulcers after protocol-driven treatment in a specialist leg ulcer clinic. METHODS: The study included consecutive patients referred with leg ulceration and venous reflux over 6 years. Legs without arterial disease (ankle : brachial pressure index ...
Sharif M A - - 2007
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is a recognized option in the treatment of uncomplicated varicose veins. This uncontrolled case series evaluates its effectiveness in the management of chronic venous insufficiency. Patients with a history of active or healed ulcers were selected for EVLT. The procedure was carried out in an outpatient ...
Kohn A - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Severe ulcerative colitis is a life-threatening disorder, despite i.v. glucocorticoids treatment. Infliximab has been proposed as a safe rescue therapy. AIM: To evaluate short- and long-term effectiveness and safety of infliximab in severe refractory ulcerative colitis. METHODS: Eighty-three patients with severe ulcerative colitis (i.v. glucocorticoids treatment-refractory) were treated with ...
Milic Dragan J - - 2007
Venous ulcers are a major health problem because of their high prevalence and associated high cost of care. Compression therapy is the most widely used treatment for this condition. The vast majority of published articles on compression therapy present the results in the treatment of venous ulcers usually up to ...
Nie X - - 2007
In this study, the effectiveness of a tissue-engineered skin (Activskin; Aierfu, Xi'an, China) was evaluated for the treatment of various refractory ulcers. These ulcers were treated with Activskin after debridement and irrigation with saline. A second application of Activskin was essential if the first application failed to persist on the ...
Nelzén O - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The role of perforator surgery remains unclear in the management of patients with leg ulcers. The aim of this study was to assess long-term healing and recurrence rates of leg ulcers following surgical intervention with combined Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery (SEPS) and superficial venous surgery. METHOD: Case series with ...
Schuster Kevin M - - 2007
Crack cocaine has been associated with acute gastric perforation. The appropriate surgical treatment and long-term outcomes remain unclear. A retrospective chart review of all gastroduodenal perforations associated with crack cocaine use was performed. Data abstracted included details of short- and long-term outcomes. Kaplan-Meier methods were used to evaluate surgical outcomes. ...
Suggs W Jay - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Complications involving the gastrojejunostomy (GJ) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) for morbid obesity frequently result in hospital readmission and additional procedures. The purpose of this study was to compare the complication rate of GJ performed with the 21- and 25-mm circular staplers. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the incidence ...
Lees C W - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Forty per cent of patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis will not respond to intravenous corticosteroids and require second-line medical therapy or colectomy. A recent controlled trial has suggested that infliximab may be effective as rescue therapy. AIM: To assess the value of infliximab as rescue therapy for acute ...
Imhof M - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Long-term course of peptic ulcer bleeding is unclear. Because of a more aged and more diseased ulcer population, the long-term prognosis may be expected as poor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, all patients with peptic ulcer bleeding treated at the Department of Surgery of the ...
Jankunas V - - 2007
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of skin grafting and the influence on the quality of the lives of patients who have large chronic venous ulcers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We have performed the perspective analysis of the course of the disease and of ...
Lichtenstein Gary R - - 2008
Bowman-Birk inhibitor concentrate (BBIC), a soy extract with high protease inhibitor activity, is efficacious in the treatment of colitis in mice and has been used in numerous clinical trials. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed to investigate the safety and possible benefits of BBIC in patients with active ...
Seishima Mariko - - 2007
Pyoderma gangrenosum presents with chronic skin ulcers and is histologically characterized by neutrophil infiltration throughout the dermis. It is also occasionally associated with ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, against which granulocyte and monocyte adsorption apheresis (GCAP) has recently shown remarkable efficacy. We performed GCAP on three refractory ...
Nakamura Kenji - - 2007
Selective vagotomy and antrectomy (SV-A) is performed as a surgical treatment in patients with pyloric stenosis due to peptic ulcer. Since this method shows that the incidence of postoperative complaints is not low, various reconstruction methods have been evaluated to prevent the sequelae. However, there have been no definitely useful ...
Purandare Harshad - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Chronic diabetic patients with wounds have deficient growth factors and impaired local and systemic cellular immunity. Treatment with growth factors is expensive with risk of infection transmission and these factors may not achieve optimum wound concentration. We evaluated the role of generalized immunomodulation in diabetic ulcers by using Tinospora ...
Gohel Manjit S - - 2007
To determine whether recurrence of leg ulcers may be prevented by surgical correction of superficial venous reflux in addition to compression. Randomised controlled trial. Specialist nurse led leg ulcer clinics in three UK vascular centres. 500 patients (500 legs) with open or recently healed leg ulcers and superficial venous reflux. ...
Chan Francis Ka Leung - - 2007
Guidelines on pain management recommend that patients at risk of ulcers receive either a cyclo-oxygenase (COX 2) inhibitor or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). These two treatments have similar effectiveness, but they are insufficient for protection of patients at very high risk for ulcer bleeding. ...
Vanscheidt W - - 2007
In a multicenter trial, the effect of a commercially available combination of autologous keratinocytes (3-6 x 10(6)/mL) with fibrin sealant (Tissucol Duo S Immuno, Baxter Hyland Immuno) on the healing of recalcitrant venous leg ulcers (duration >3 months) was compared with standard care. The primary endpoint was time to healing, ...
Vowden P - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers treated with compression therapy alone versus compression therapy with amelogenin protein. Parameters used were: percentage reduction in wound size, number of improved ulcers, pain related to the disease and at dressing changes, amount and nature of exudate, and the safety and tolerability of ...
Jakobovits S L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Infliximab has been shown to be of benefit in the treatment of ulcerative colitis but long-term colectomy rates remain unknown. AIMS: To review the rate of colectomy after infliximab for ulcerative colitis and to identify factors that might predict the need for colectomy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort ...
Forner-Cordero I - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: A prospective evaluation to explore the effect of treating patients with chronic lower limb lymphoedema and lymphatic ulcers using a nanocrystalline dressing and multilayer bandaging. METHOD: Ulcers were cleansed and dressed with a nanocrystalline silver dressing, an alginate dressing and a hydrocellular dressing, followed by multilayer short-stretch compression bandages. ...
Ferri C - - 2007
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is frequently complicated by skin ulcers, often unresponsive to traditional treatments. A preliminary evaluation of the effects of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) was carried out in 14 patients with SSc with nonhealing, severe cutaneous ulcers. Patients received rHuEPO subcutaneously at a dosage of 150 IU/kg 3 times ...
Warwick A M - - 2007
The ESCHAR trial, published June 2004, showed that patients with venous ulceration who had superficial or mixed superficial and segmental deep venous reflux had a decreased likelihood of recurrent ulceration if they were treated with superficial venous surgery. This prompted us, firstly, to review our service to see if we ...
Peyrin-Biroulet Laurent - - 2007
To evaluate the efficacy of adalimumab induction therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis who previously responded to infliximab and then lost response or became intolerant. Ten patients with ulcerative colitis were enrolled in a 4-wk open-label trial. The patients received a loading dose of 160 mg adalimumab at wk 0 ...
Emmrich Jörg - - 2007
Recent studies suggest that leukocytapheresis with Cellsorba is a valuable therapy for ulcerative colitis after failure of conventional treatment. In this study the potential of leukocytapheresis to induce remission in refractory chronic colitis under the conditions of European treatment guidelines was investigated. The therapeutic benefit of leukocytapheresis in the maintenance ...
Lalitha Prajna - - 2007
PURPOSE: To correlate the clinical presentation and treatment outcome of Nocardia keratitis with the time to diagnosis, different species and with the drug sensitivity pattern. METHOD: Patients with Nocardia corneal ulcers were studied at a tertiary eye care center. Speciation of Nocardia isolates was done by sequencing the 16s rRNA ...
Stojkovic Marija - - 2007
A 26-year-old man presented to our clinic for advice on treatment options regarding cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) with multiple lesions. The biopsy revealed Leishmania amastigotes; Leishmania major was identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).(11 )Leishmania serology (indirect immunofluorescence test) was positive at 1 : 160 (normal, < or = 1 : ...
Thornhill Martin H - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pentoxifylline for the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. DESIGN: A 60-day, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with a 60-day no treatment follow-up. SETTING: An oral medicine specialist referral center in Manchester. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-nine volunteers who passed the initial assessment for recurrent aphthous stomatitis entered a pretrial phase in ...
Webster-Gandy Joan D - - 2007
Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE) or hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a relatively common side effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy. Many cytotoxic drugs have been reported to cause the condition but it is more frequently associated with 5 fluorouracil (5FU), liposomal doxorubicin and cytarabine. The oral 5FU precursor, capecitabine is frequently associated with PPE ...
Yapucu Güneş Ulkü - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of a honey dressing vs an ethoxy-diaminoacridine plus nitrofurazone dressing in patients with pressure ulcers. DESIGN: This 5-week randomized clinical trial evaluated the effect of a honey dressing on pressure ulcer healing. SETTING AND SUBJECTS: Thirty-six patients with a total of 68 stage II or ...
Jude E B - - 2007
AIMS: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are at risk of infection and impaired healing, placing patients at risk of lower extremity amputation. DFU care requires debridement and dressings. A prospective, multicentre study compared clinical efficacy and safety of AQUACEL Hydrofiber dressings containing ionic silver (AQAg) with those of Algosteril calcium alginate ...
Ince Paul - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcome of neuropathic foot ulcers and to seek associations between healing and features of the ulcers at baseline. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were collected prospectively during the course of routine management. All patients were selected who presented to a single unit between 1 January 2000 ...
Hart Ailsa L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of topical tacrolimus in treating perianal Crohn's disease. METHODS: Nineteen patients, stratified into 7 with ulcerating, and 12 with fistulizing, perianal Crohn's disease were randomized to topical tacrolimus 1 mg/g (1 g ointment twice a day [bid]) or placebo ...
Leontiadis Grigoris I - - 2007
Over the last 3 decades, there has been extensive clinical research on the pharmacologic treatment of peptic ulcer bleeding. A critical review of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses reveals insufficient evidence to recommend histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H(2)RAs), somatostatin, octreotide, or tranexamic acid in the routine management of patients with peptic ...
Zhou Fu-Sheng - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of Jianpi Qingre Huayu Recipe in curing gastric ulcer and to preliminarily probe into its pathogenic mechanism. METHODS: Fifty patients with gastric ulcer of Pi -insufficiency and stasis-heat syndrome type were assigned to the treated group (30 patients) and the control group (20 patients). They ...
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