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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329834/scalp-wound-management-a-narrative-review-from-a-neurosurgical-perspective
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Santiago Cardona, Carolina Hernández, Maria Paz Bohórquez-Tarazona, Andrés M Rubiano, Diana Marcela Sánchez Parra
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to present a narrative review of current literature about the anatomical characteristics of the scalp as well as current practices in the management of surgical, traumatic and pressure injuries in the scalp, which are common in neurosurgery practice. METHOD: We searched PubMed for publications and book chapters in English from 2011 to 2021. We also included commonly referenced papers that we considered relevant to the subject with publication before these dates...
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329833/a-double-blind-trial-comparing-an-antimicrobial-combination-to-standard-care-in-hard-to-heal-wounds
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Maha Khan, Emily King, Kristy Breisinger, Laura Serena, Thomas E Serena
OBJECTIVE: Excessive numbers of bacteria in hard-to-heal wounds impede wound healing. Numerous topical antiseptics have demonstrated effectiveness in benchtop studies; however, few clinical studies have demonstrated efficacy in the target population: patients with hard-to-heal wounds. This study addressed the clinical efficacy of a novel antibiofilm cleanser and gel in reducing bacterial load and improving wound outcomes. METHOD: Hard-to-heal wounds were photographed, measured and evaluated for bacterial load using fluorescence imaging weekly for four weeks...
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329832/treatment-of-clinically-uninfected-diabetic-foot-ulcers-with-and-without-antibiotics
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Eline Huizing, Michiel A Schreve, James Wt Cohen Stuart, Jean-Paul Pm de Vries, Ünlü Çağdaş
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines do not recommend the use of antibiotics to treat clinically uninfected ulcers. However, physicians continue to prescribe antibiotics for clinically uninfected ulcers with the rationale 'better to be safe than sorry'. Yet, antibiotic resistance is increasing, side-effects are common and treatment costs are rising. Evidence is needed to identify whether antibiotic treatment for clinically uninfected ulcers can be justified or we should stop prescribing them...
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329831/plastic-reconstructive-and-aesthetic-surgery-a-perspective
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EDITORIAL
C Can Cedidi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329830/pressure-injury-risk-factors-in-adult-orthopaedic-surgical-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-and-random-forest
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Dan Zhao, Jiao Jin, Qiong Luo, Zhiwen Wang, Jinbing An
OBJECTIVE: To identify the most important risk factors for predicting pressure injury (PI) occurrence in adult orthopaedic surgical patients based on investigation data, thereby identifying at-risk patients and facilitating formulation of an effective patient care strategy. METHOD: Patients were assessed with an instrument designed by the authors specifically for this study in a cross-sectional investigation following the STROBE checklist. The random forest method was adopted to select the most important risk factors and predict occurrence of PIs...
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329829/malignant-wound-aetiology-diagnosis-and-management-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Lauren Fang, Richard Simman, Lauren Workman, Samar Ayoub, Camille Bratton
OBJECTIVE: Malignant wounds develop when neoplastic cells invade the skin either locally or by lymphatic and haematogenous spread. They can present as hard-to-heal wounds and underlying causes include: primary skin cancer; metastasis of extracutaneous primary malignancy; malignant transformation of a hard-to-heal wound; iatrogenic injury; and cutaneous forms of cancers of non-skin origin. High clinical suspicion for a malignant wound should be confirmed with skin biopsy. The aim of this case series is to highlight a combination of both clinically clear cutaneous malignancies and not-so-obvious wounds caused by malignancy...
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329828/impact-of-haemoglobin-a1c-on-wound-infection-in-patients-with-diabetes-with-implanted-synthetic-graft
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Predrag Matić, Igor Atanasijević, Vera Maravić Stojković, Ivan Soldatović, Slobodan Tanasković, Srđan Babić, Predrag Gajin, Branko Lozuk, Goran Vučurević, Aleksandra Đoković, Rastko Živić, Vuk Đulejić, Mihailo Nešković, Aleksandar Babić, Nenad Ilijevski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) values and operative wound infection. METHOD: During the period from 2013-2016, consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes were prospectively evaluated. Data were retrospectively analysed. All included patients were admitted for an elective surgical procedure, requiring the use of prosthetic graft in a groin wound. The patients were divided into two groups according to their preoperative HbA1c values...
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38329827/remote-assessment-and-monitoring-with-advanced-wound-therapy-to-optimise-clinical-outcomes-access-and-resources
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Aliza Lee, Emma Woodmansey, Benjamin Klopfenstein, Jessica L O'Leary, Windy Cole
OBJECTIVE: Patients in rural communities may have limited access to wound care; however, this may be mitigated by using a shared care approach. This study assessed the impact of a remote assessment and monitoring tool in combination with adjunctive continuous topical oxygen therapy (cTOT) in patients with diabetes and hard-to-heal wounds. METHOD: Patients with hard-to-heal wounds (defined as no visible improvement in the previous four weeks) were enrolled to this 12-week pilot study to validate a shared care approach using an Advanced Digital Wound Care Platform-telehealth (ADWCPt) system (eKare Inc...
February 2, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38348865/nutritional-factors-and-pressure-injury-risk-in-hospitalised-patients-post-stroke
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Mairin Schott, Cristina Dalmolin, Anieli Golin, Bruna Pessoa Alves, Milena Cervo Cassol, Juliana Ebling Brondani, Andréa Rodrigues Marques, Clandio Timm Marques, Elisângela Colpo
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyse the nutritional factors and pressure injury (PI) risk in hospitalised patients post-stroke. METHOD: The research employed a descriptive observational method in which patients ≥18 years of age were followed for six days. Nutritional evaluation was based on anthropometric and dietary factors. The nutritional risk was assessed via anthropometric measurements, Braden nutrition subscale and daily dietary intake. PI risk was evaluated through the Braden Scale...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38348864/sprayable-hydroxypropyl-chitin-collagen-extract-of-ampelopsis-brevipedunculata-hydrogel-accelerates-wound-healing
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Te-Yang Huang, Yi-Wen Wang, Hui-Xiang Liao, Wen-Ta Su
OBJECTIVE: Keeping a wound moist can allow effective and rapid healing, and it can control the formation of scabs, thereby allowing cell proliferation and epithelial formation. When regularly changing a dressing, thermosensitive hydrogel as a moist dressing does not cause a secondary wound from adhesion. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a new sprayable thermosensitive hydrogel on wound healing. METHOD: The hydrophobic N-acetyl group of chitin was removed by microwave reaction with lye until the degree of acetylation was 60%, followed by reaction with propylene oxide to obtain hydroxypropyl chitin (HPCH) with a degree of substitution of 40%...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38348863/the-role-of-medical-grade-maggots-in-facilitating-healing-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-kano-northern-nigeria-a-case-series
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Mustapha Ahmed Yusuf, Bashir Mohammed Ibrahim, Firdausi Abubakar, Mustapha Ibrahim, Abdulrahman Abba Sheshe, Mohammed Kabir Abubakar, Sani A Aji, Kamaldeen A Gbadamasi, Jatto Kabir Busayo, Suleiman Bala Sallau, Bakare Ajibola Ridwan, Andrew E Uloko, Ibrahim D Gezawa, Mansur Ramalan, Kamal Sidi, Sani Abdullahi, Kabir Musa Adamu, Nafisatu Bello, Abdullahi Muhammad, Rabiu Mukhtar, Deji Aina
OBJECTIVE: Approximately 13% of people living with diabetes develop one or more ulcers during the course of the disease, and diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is responsible for >60% of lower limb amputations worldwide. This case series aimed to demonstrate the effectiveness of medical-grade maggots on DFUs in promoting wound healing and reducing related hospital stays in northern Nigeria. METHOD: Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) was applied to the DFUs of patients who consented to this treatment between January-August 2021 at the Orthopaedic Unit of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano, Nigeria...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38348862/effect-of-prophylactic-dressings-to-reduce-pressure-injuries-a-polymer-based-skin-model
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Masushi Kohta, Shunji Yunoki, Junko Sugama
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effect of pressure injury (PI) prophylactic dressings used for patients at high risk of PI development to reduce friction, shear force and pressure, and their combined force, in an original polymer-based skin model. METHOD: A low-friction outer-layer hydrocolloid (LFH) dressing and a multilayered silicone foam (MSF) dressing were used. Before application, compression and friction properties were measured. Our original experimental model-the 'simulated skin-shearing test'-consisted of: a weight; a polyurethane-based skin model containing a three-axis tactile sensor; dressings; a table covered with bedsheets; and a mechanical tester, by which the interface friction force, internal shear force and pressure were measured continuously during skin model movements...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38348861/paying-tribute-to-those-who-advance-the-field-of-wound-care
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EDITORIAL
Harikrishna Kr Nair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38340325/interpreting-economic-evaluations-of-healthcare-interventions-a-simple-guide
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Luke Paterson
This guide aims to help healthcare professionals of all backgrounds make sense of economic evaluations to determine whether interventions represent value for money.
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38324424/the-therapeutic-effect-of-concentrated-growth-factor-gel-on-skin-wounds-with-bone-or-tendon-exposure
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Binxiong Chen, Changneng Ke, Songyun Zou, Yang Liu, Dengshan Chen, Yueming Liu, Shi Xu
Treatment of soft tissue wounds with bone or tendon exposure remains a tough clinical challenge for surgeons. The current clinical approaches include various types of flap reconstruction and artificial dermis grafting as well as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), which are time-consuming and often result in graft failure or significant scarring. Concentrated growth factor (CGF) is a novel blood extract that contains many growth factors, platelets and fibrin to promote an orderly healing process. However, few reports have focused on wounds with bone or tendon exposure...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38324423/complex-decongestive-therapy-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-related-genital-lymphoedema-a-case-report
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Ayşegül Yaman, Pınar Borman, Pelin Eşme, Ercan Çalışkan
Genital lymphoedema is a rare but debilitating and disfiguring complication of longstanding hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Despite the existence of medical and surgical methods that offer varying success rates in a limited number of cases, no data exist about the use of complex decongestive therapy (CDT) in HS-related genital lymphoedema. This case report describes the treatment and outcome of a 56-year-old male patient with severe scrotal lymphoedema due to underlying HS (Hurley stage 3). The patient was unresponsive to various topical and systemic antibiotics and biological agents, including adalimumab and certolizumab pegol...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38324422/evaluation-of-a-new-low-cost-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Haojie Sun, Shanwen Si, Xuekui Liu, Houfa Geng, Jun Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of a new and low-cost negative pressure wound therapy (LC-NPWT) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). METHOD: In this retrospective cohort study, patients from our inpatient clinic with Wagner grade 3 DFUs were given LC-NPWT or conventional wound dressings. The primary outcome was the wound healing rates. Complete wound healing, defined as complete re-epithelialisation of the wound, was recorded during the two months of follow-up...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38324421/the-healing-effect-of-a-mixture-of-arnebia-euchroma-and-animal-fat-on-burn-wounds-in-rats-in-comparison-with-sulfadiazine
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Saied Habibian Dehkordi, Iraj Karimi, Paul Mills, Sadegh Shirian
OBJECTIVE: Thermal burn is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality that affects millions of people worldwide. The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the efficacy of Arnebia euchroma (AE) to treat burn wounds in a rat model. METHOD: A total of 80 male rats (200-250g) were shaved over the back of the neck (2×3cm2 ) and a second-degree burn wound was induced at this site under general anaesthesia. The rats were then randomly assigned to one of four groups (each n=20) and the burns were treated daily for 14 days as follows: (1) dressed with animal fat; (2) dressed with sulfadiazine; (3) dressed with a mixture of AE and animal fat; (4) no treatment (control)...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38324420/polyurethane-foam-dressing-with-non-adherent-membrane-improves-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-pigs
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jun Zuo, Yi Zhu, Feng Yang, Yong Yang, JunTao Yang, Ze Lin Huang, Biao Cheng
OBJECTIVE: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is considered to be an effective technique to promote the healing of various wounds. The aim of this study was to evaluate different wound dressings combined with NPWT in treating wounds in Wuzhishan pigs. METHOD: Excisions were made in the backs of the pigs and were covered with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) dressing, polyurethane (PU) dressing or PU dressing with non-adherent membrane (PU-non-ad). NPWT was applied to the wound site...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38324419/comparison-of-different-concentrations-of-chlorhexidine-iodophor-composite-solution-on-human-skin-fibroblasts
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Luo YiXin, Niu ShaoNa, Mai LiFang, Liu XingZhou, Yang Chuan
OBJECTIVE: Chlorhexidine-iodophor (CHX-IP) composite solution is a polymer of chlorhexidine and iodophor produced with new technology, for use in diabetic foot infection. However, the effect of CHX-IP on the growth activity of fibroblasts remains unknown, thus the effects of different concentrations of CHX-IP composite solution on the viability and micromorphology of human skin fibroblasts were studied in vitro cell culture in this study. METHOD: A cell viability assay was applied to calculate cell viability and an inverted fluorescence microscope was used to observe cell morphology over five days...
February 1, 2024: Journal of Wound Care
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