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Li Jing J Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology and Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100190, P.R. China. wangd@iccas.ac.cn - - 2014
Here we report a three-step growth method for high-quality mono-layer, bi-layer and tri-layer graphene with coverage ∼90% at atmospheric pressure. The growth temperature and gas flow rate have been found to be the key factors. This method would be of great importance for the large scale production of graphene with ...
Chadi Sami A SA 1Division of General Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada 2Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, - - 2014
Abdominoperineal resection is a procedure associated with high rates of perineal surgical site infections, causing distress to the patient, costs to the hospital system, and delays in further treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of incisional negative pressure wound therapy in decreasing the rates of ...
Hendricks Nora N University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, - - 2014
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used for a broad range of indications and wound types. However, it can be difficult to maintain an airtight dressing seal when the wound is located in an anatomically challenging area or environment. To address this problem, medical silicone, used to create intraoral ...
Feng Yulin Y Key Laboratory of Meat Processing and Quality Control, Ministry of Education, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095, People's Republic of - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatment on microbial communities in Chinese water-boiled salted duck (CWBSD) and the synergistic effect of HHP and mild heat treatment. In this work, the bacterial diversity was evaluated by using both a culture-dependent method and ...
Ge Kui K Shanghai 9th People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, - - 2014
Surgery complemented by antibiotics forms the backbone of the successful management of necrotizing fasciitis. But it will be very difficult to clear away extensive necrotizing tissue thoroughly in critically ill patients when their vital signs are unstable. The authors report the case of a 33-year-old woman who had extensive necrotizing ...
Said Sameh M SM Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
High-risk sternotomy incisions represent a challenge at the time of wound closure. We present an alternate wound closure technique that can be used in high-risk sternotomy incisions and consists of a combination of space-obliterating sutures and negative pressure (suction using wound VAC) therapy.
Huang Chenyu C Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Plastic Surgery, Meitan General Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
Pathological scars, namely, keloids and hypertrophic scars (HSs), are caused by excessive cutaneous wound healing that is characterized by histological extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, clinically relevant irritating symptoms, and frequent recurrence after surgical excision. To date, there are few effective and specific treatments. This partly reflects the poor understanding of ...
Shin Seung Jun SJ From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Republic of - - 2014
Although various reconstructive flap surgeries have been successfully performed, there still are difficult wound complications, such as seroma formation, wound margin necrosis, delayed wound healing, and even flap failures. The negative-pressure wound therapy has been described in detail in the literature to assist open chronic/complex wound closure in reconstructive surgery. ...
Clavijo-Alvarez Julio A JA Julio A. Clavijo-Alvarez, MD, PhD, MPH, is a Plastic Surgeon at Aestique Plastic Surgery Associates, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and a volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, - - 2014
Grafting parastomal wounds remains a challenging procedure because of frequent contamination, difficulty isolating the grafted area from the stoma, and an unfavorable environment for skin graft take. The use of negative-pressure dressings has been shown to improve skin graft take by removing excess fluid between the graft and the wound ...
Ahn Juhee J Department of Medical Biomaterials Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Gangwon 200-701, Republic of - - 2014
This study was carried out to isolate pressure- and heat-resistant indicator spores from selected food matrices (black pepper, red pepper, garlic, and potato peel). Food samples were processed under various thermal (90 to 105°C) and pressure (700 MPa) combination conditions, and surviving microorganisms were isolated. An isolate from red pepper ...
Joyce C W CW Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Galway, Ireland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Barbed suture devices have a widespread application in plastic surgery. The unidirectional nature of the barbs facilitates a strong grip on tissues and reduces the need to constantly tension the suture manually. We hypothesized that a barbed suture tie-over suture to secure skin grafts would be quicker to perform than ...
Chang Hao-Xun HX Urbana, United States ; - - 2014
Appressoria of some plant pathogenic fungi accumulate turgor pressure that produces a mechanical force enabling the direct penetration of hyphae through the epidermis. Melanin has been reported to function as an impermeable barrier to osmolytes, which allow appressoria to accumulate high turgor pressure. Deficiency of melanin in appressoria has been ...
Salica Andrea A Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, - - 2014
Optimal management of poststernotomy mediastinitis is controversial. Negative pressure wound treatment improves wound environment and sternal stability with low surgical invasiveness. Our protocol was based on negative pressure followed by delayed surgical closure. The aim of this study was to provide the results at early follow-up and to identify the ...
L Penny H H DPM, DABPM, FAPWHc, Blair Medical Associates Podiatry Department, Altoona, - - 2014
The treatment of complex wounds is difficult and not always effective. Various treatment options are used with varying degrees of success. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a cost-efficient and effective way to help treat these wounds. The use of a vacuum device applies the negative pressure to the site ...
Valente Pedro Miguel Ds PM Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, - - 2014
Chronic wounds remain a significant medical and financial burden in hospitals of today. A major factor in the transition from an acute to a chronic wound is its bacterial bioburden. Developments in molecular techniques have shown that chronic wounds remain colonised by many species of bacteria and that the bacteria ...
Gabriel Allen A Allen Gabriel, MD, is the Chief of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at PeaceHealth Medical Group in Vancouver, WA. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds an Assistant Professorship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Brigitta Rauen, RN, is a Registered Nurse for the Orthopedic/Plastic Unit at PeaceHealth Medical Group in Vancouver, WA. She also works as a preceptor to newly hired RNs and Senior Practicum nursing - - 2014
Positive results have been demonstrated with the adjunctive use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and instillation (NPWTi) for stalled and/or complex wounds. With these combined therapies, instillation assists in wound bed preparation and cleansing by loosening soluble material in the wound bed, which can be subsequently removed during the ...
West James E JE ECE, Johns Hopkins Univ., 3400 N. Charles St., Barton Hall 105, Baltimore, MD 21218, - - 2014
Velocity and pressure microphones comprised of piezoelectric poly(γ-benzyl, L-glutamate) (PBLG) nanofibers were produced by adhering a single layer of PBLG film to a Mylar diaphragm. The device exhibited a sensitivity of 65 dB/Pa in air, and both pressure and velocity response showed a broad frequency response, which was primarily controlled ...
Cook Saranne J SJ Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA; Bone and Joint Research Laboratory, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84148, - - 2014
Long-term maintenance of a dermal barrier around a percutaneous prosthetic device remains a common clinical problem. A technique known as Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) uses negative pressure to facilitate healing of impaired and complex soft tissue wounds. However, the combination of using negative pressure with percutaneous prosthetic devices has ...
Lavieri Nicolas A NA Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, United - - 2014
The objective of this study was to investigate natural antimicrobials including cranberry powder, dried vinegar and lemon juice/vinegar concentrate, and post-lethality interventions (lauric arginate, octanoic acid, thermal treatment and high hydrostatic pressure) for the control of Listeria monocytogenes on alternatively-cured frankfurters. Lauric arginate, octanoic acid, and high hydrostatic pressure (400MPa) ...
Kim Paul J PJ Washington, D.C.; and Dallas, Texas From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital; Georgetown University School of Medicine; Georgetown University Medical Center; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical - - 2014
Negative-pressure wound therapy with instillation is a novel wound therapy that combines negative pressure with instillation of a topical solution. This retrospective, historical, cohort-control study examined the impact of negative-pressure wound therapy with and without instillation. One hundred forty-two patients (negative-pressure wound therapy, n = 74; therapy with instillation, 6-minute ...
Wagstaff Marcus James Dermot MJ Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, - - 2014
The objectives of the study were (1) to look for any local, clinically apparent response, within and around a debrided wound, to a novel biocompatible polyurethane foam during repeated, short-term implantation, and (2) to assess the material's efficacy as a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) interface compared with a widely ...
Fouilland Eric - - 2014
The effects of grazing pressure and inorganic nutrient availability on the direct carbon transfer from freshly produced phytoplankton exudates to heterotrophic bacteria biomass production were studied in Mediterranean coastal waters. The short-term incorporation of ¹³C (H¹³CO₃) in phytoplankton and bacterial lipid biomarkers was measured as well as the total bacterial ...
Lavery Lawrence A LA Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX, USA - - 2014
This study was a prospective cohort study to evaluate negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with low pressure and a gauze dressing to treat diabetic foot wounds. Thirty patients with diabetic foot wounds were consented to a prospective study to evaluate wound closure and complications to evaluate NPWT with low pressure ...
Olona Carles C Carles Olona, PhD, is a Surgeon Specialist; and Enric Duque, MD, is a Resident at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Aleidis Caro, PhD, is a Surgeon Specialist at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Parc Taulí University Hospital, Sabadell, Spain. Andrea Jiménez, MD, is a Surgeon Specialist at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Félix Moreno, MD, is a Resident at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Jose M. Coronas, MD, is a Surgeon Specialist at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Vicente Vicente, PhD, is Head of the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, - - 2014
Negative pressure therapy has proven useful in the treatment of the complex complications of surgical wounds. In this pilot study, the authors found that the negative pressure system can be used safely in the postoperative period of incisional hernia surgery and reduces the number of days of drainage.
Ye Mu M Department of Animal & Food Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE - - 2014
Human norovirus (NoV) is the most frequent causative agent of foodborne disease associated with shellfish consumption. In this study, the effect of high-hydrostatic pressure (HHP) on inactivation of NoV was determined. Genogroup I.1 (GI.1) or Genogroup II.4 (GII.4) NoV were inoculated into oyster homogenates and treated at 300-600 MPa at ...
Bravo Daniel D Departamento de Tecnología de Alimentos, INIA, Carretera de La Coruña Km 7, 28040 Madrid, - - 2014
The effect of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatments in combination with the lactoperoxidase system (LPOS) or activated lactoferrin (ALF) on Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis and Escherichia coli O157:H7 was investigated in cured beef carpaccio stored at 8 °C or 22 °C during 7 d. HHP (450 MPa for 5 min) reduced ...
Altintas Burak B Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, Klinikum Nuernberg, Nuernberg, - - 2014
Negative pressure wound therapy has been lately used on closed incisions in the immediate postoperative period to accelerate wound healing. However, there are no data in the literature regarding the use of this type of therapy for wounds with persistent secretion in the early postoperative care. We present the first ...
Wang Xingang X Department of Burns & Wound Care Centre, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China - - 2014
The one-step surgical procedure for dermal substitutes combined with topical negative pressure (TNP) has proven effective for treating deep skin defects with improved graft take. The primary mechanism by which TNP improves autograft take is unknown. Some studies suggest that TNP promotes the rapid angiogenesis of dermal substitutes, improving graft ...
Zygner W - - 2014
Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) was described in canine babesiosis. Hypotension is considered as one of the factors which influence the development of hypoxic renal damage. In this study hypotension defined as mean arterial pressure (MAP) < 80 mmHg was detected in 7 out of 48 dogs (14.6%) infected with Babesia ...
A Murad Aizuri A Dermatology Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, - - 2014
A 55-year-old woman presented with an extensive warfarin-induced skin necrosis while an inpatient for treatment of a pulmonary embolism and thromboembolic stroke. She had a background of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. Her warfarin was stopped and she was anticoagulated with low-molecular weight heparin. The wound was successfully treated with ...
Edmonds Jason M JM U.S. Army - Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States of - - 2014
In the event of a wide area release and contamination of a biological agent in an outdoor environment and to building exteriors, decontamination is likely to consume the Nation's remediation capacity, requiring years to cleanup, and leading to incalculable economic losses. This is in part due to scant body of ...
Rathee Manu M Department of Prosthodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, - - 2014
Keloid is cutaneous lesion characterized by fibrous growth produced as a result of aberration in the healing process. Pressure therapy, in combination with other forms of therapy, is used for the management of keloids. Clips or stents are generally used for the therapy and prophylaxis. This report presents use of ...
Malmsjö Malin M Clinical Sciences, Lund, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Lund, - - 2014
Recent developments of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) systems have focused on making pumps smaller, lighter, and more portable. The recently introduced PICO system manages wound fluid through a highly breathable film within the dressing, thereby negating the need for a canister, which allows greater mobility and patient concordance. The ...
Putnis Sven S Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, - - 2014
The use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) for complex and large wounds has increased in popularity over the past decade. Modern NPWT systems consisting of an open pore foam sponge, adhesive dressing and a vacuum pump producing negative pressure have been used as an adjunct to surgical debridement to ...
A Novak N Department of Trauma & Orthopedics, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Wessex, - - 2014
Negative pressure wound therapy is a popular treatment for the management of both acute and chronic wounds. Its use in trauma and orthopedics is diverse and includes the acute traumatic setting as well as chronic troublesome wounds associated with pressure sores and diabetic foot surgery. Efforts have been made to ...
Kanazawa Toshiki T Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2014
Pressure ulcers are characterized by chronicity, which results in delayed wound healing due to pressure. Early intervention for preventing delayed healing due to pressure requires a prediction method. However, no study has reported the prediction of delayed healing due to pressure. Therefore, this study focused on biological response-based molecular markers ...
Pluznick Jennifer J Department of Physiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD - - 2013
The maintenance of blood pressure homeostasis is a complex process which is carefully regulated by a variety of inputs. We recently identified two sensory receptors (Olfactory receptor 78 and G protein couple receptor 41) as novel regulators of blood pressure. Both Olfr78 and Gpr41 are receptors for short chain fatty ...
Asher Scott A SA Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Negative pressure wound therapy has been shown to accelerate healing. There is a paucity of literature reporting its use as a tool to promote wound healing in head and neck reconstruction. OBJECTIVE To review 1 institution's experience with negative pressure dressings to further describe the indications, safety, and efficacy ...
Kim Se Ik SI Center for Uterine Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2013
To evaluate the surgical outcome of a subcutaneous negative pressure drain without subcutaneous suture on wound healing in women undergoing abdominal gynecologic surgery. The medical records of total 322 patients who underwent abdominal surgery, including cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer, between March 2010 and January 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients ...
Phillips Priscilla L - - 2013
Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWTi) is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy for a wide variety of infected wounds. However, the effect of NPWTi on mature biofilm in wounds has not been determined. This study assessed the effects of NPWTi using saline or various antimicrobial solutions on mature ...
Rycerz Anthony M - - 2013
A new method (V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy System, KCI USA, Inc., San Antonio, TX) combines the benefits of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT; V.A.C.® Therapy, KCI USA, Inc.) with regulated, periodic instillation of user-selected topical wound solutions (V.A.C. VeraFlo™ Therapy, KCI USA, Inc.). In simulated wound model studies comparing solution distribution using ...
Karr Jeffrey C - - 2013
A 20-patient case series is presented, demonstrating the incorporation of a silver antimicrobial negative-pressure dressing and a negative-pressure wound therapy device for improved healing outcomes, decreased nursing time expenditure, and decreased cost expenditure.
Cushing Carolyn A - - 2013
After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Cite risk factors for pressure sore development. 2. Detail the pathophysiology of pressure sores. 3. List the types and classification of pressure sores. 4. Consider the various nonsurgical conservative wound management strategies. 5. Describe the appropriate surgical interventions for ...
Kim Paul J PJ Washington, D.C.; Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany; Dallas, Texas; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y.; Vancouver, Wash.; Gainesville, Fla. From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital; the Orthopedic and Trauma Clinic, Heidelberg University; Department of Trauma Senior Surgery and Orthopedics, Reconstructive, Septic, and Hand Surgery, Military Hospital Berlin; the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern; the Division of General Surgery, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center; the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; the Department of Clinical Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago; the Department of Surgery, Columbia University; the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Southwest Washington Medical Center; and the Department of Wound Research, University of - - 2013
Negative-pressure wound therapy with instillation is increasingly utilized as an adjunct therapy for a wide variety of wounds. Despite its growing popularity, there is a paucity of evidence and lack of guidance to provide effective use of this therapy. A panel of experts was convened to provide guidance regarding the ...
Lavery Lawrence A - - 2013
This study was designed to compare two approaches to negative pressure wound therapy: 125 mm Hg pressure with a polyurethane foam dressing (NPWT125) and 75 mm Hg pressure with a silicone-coated dressing (NPWT75). Forty patients with diabetic foot wounds, after incision and drainage or amputation for infection, were randomly assigned ...
Dumville Jo C - - 2013
Foot wounds in people with diabetes mellitus (DM) are a common and serious global health issue. Negative pressure wound therapy can be used to treat these wounds and a clear and current overview of current evidence is required to facilitate decision-making regarding its use. To assess the effects of negative ...
Barochia Amisha V AV National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Room 2C145, Bethesda, MD, 20892, USA, - - 2013
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) sepsis care bundles have recently been revised. The original 6-h resuscitation bundle which included rapid antibiotic administration and hemodynamic support with early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) has been divided into two bundles; one including antibiotic and fluid support to be completed within 3 h, and the other ...
Bulla Antonio - - 2013
Negative-pressure therapy is widely applied to treat lower limb trauma.However, sealing a negative pressure dressing in the presence of an external fixation device may be difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, screws, pins, wires, etc. may preclude the vacuum, preventing the plastic drape to perfectly adhere to the foam. In order to ...
Mark Katrina S - - 2013
Objective. We sought to evaluate the efficacy of incisional negative pressure therapy in decreasing postoperative wound complications when placed prophylactically over clean, closed incisions following cesarean section in obese patients. Study design. This was a retrospective cohort study comparing rates of wound complications following cesarean sections in morbidly obese women ...
Caillier Christophe - - 2013
To minimize parasitic doping effects caused by uncontrolled material adsorption, graphene is often investigated under vacuum. Here we report an entirely unexpected phenomenon occurring in vacuum systems, namely strong n-doping of graphene due to chemical species generated by common ion high-vacuum gauges. The effect-reversible upon exposing graphene to air-is significant, ...
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