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A review of cyanoacrylate liquid skin protectant and its efficacy on pedal fissures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24527155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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INTRODUCTION: Skin fissures are a common dermatologic condition caused by excessive dry skin, numerous systemic diseases, and backless shoe gear. They are defects in skin that fall into the category of damaged, partial-thickness skin wounds, as opposed to full-thickness wounds. Patients with heel fissures are at an increased risk for developing infection, which could cause more severe issues, especially in patients with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease.
METHODS: Five patients from Temple Foot and Ankle Institute, Philadelphia, PA, with a total of 8 heel fissures and 2 hallux fissures, were studied. Patients were dispensed 9 vials of a cyanoacrylate liquid skin protectant (Marathon(™), Medline Industries, Inc, Mundelein, IL) to be applied to the fissure every 3 days. Patients returned every 2 weeks for follow-up in clinic.
RESULTS: The hallux fissures and 4 of the heel fissures went to complete closure after 2 weeks. There was an average decrease of 1.16 cm in length of the heel fissure dimensions after 2 weeks and an average decrease of 1.1 cm in length of the hallux fissures.
CONCLUSION: This novel skin protectant proved to be a comfortable, easy, and effective tool in aiding the resolution of pedal skin fissures.
Authors:
Tracey C Vlahovic; Elizabeth A Hinton; Debashish Chakravarthy; Cynthia Ann Fleck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1876-4983     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Col Certif Wound Spec     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-14     Completed Date:  2014-06-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101490856     Medline TA:  J Am Col Certif Wound Spec     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-85     Citation Subset:  -    
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