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Combining Flexi‐Seal and negative pressure wound therapy for wound management in Fournier's gangrene
(Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - June 6, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Omer Faruk Ozkan, Ediz Altýnlý, Neset Koksal, Serkan Senger, Atilla Celik Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Circular External Fixation for Treatment of Distal Humerus Fractures: Case Report
We describe 2 patients with such injuries treated successfully with the use of aggressive wound management followed by distal humerus fracture stabilization with a circular external fixator. We chose this circular external fixator over the Ilizarov frame because of our experience and success in the treatment of open tibia fractures with negligible malalignment and high union rate. This circular external fixator allows for indirect reduction of fracture fragments over time to improve final alignment with great control to fine-tune the reduction postoperatively. In our humerus cases, fracture union was achieved with good ali...
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - May 29, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Louis Lewandowski, Scott M. Tintle, Carl Daniel, Joseph A. O'Daniel, Mark Fleming, John Keeling Tags: Scientific Articles Source Type: research
Wound assessment tools and nurses' needs: an evaluation study
Abstract The purpose of this study was to ascertain how well different wound assessment tools meet the needs of nurses in carrying out general wound assessment and whether current tools are fit for purpose. The methodology employed was evaluation research. In order to conduct the evaluation, a literature review was undertaken to identify the criteria of an optimal wound assessment tool which would meet nurses' needs. Several freely available wound assessment tools were selected based on predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria and an audit tool was developed to evaluate the selected tools based on how well they met t...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 28, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Sheila Greatrex‐White, Helen Moxey Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Global Advanced Wound Management Market 2012-2016 - Advanced Wound...
New Market Research Report Global Advanced Wound Management Market 2012-2016 has been added in MarketResearchReports.Biz's Reports Database. Buy the copy of this report at...(PRWeb April 30, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/marketresearchreports/prweb10679627.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 2, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Minimally Invasive Vein Harvesting in Femoropopliteal Bypass Surgery: Does Using an Old Technique Give New Perspectives? Short Report of Five Patients
Conclusions: The inversion stripping of the GSV is an easy, safe, and minimally invasive harvesting technique for bypass surgery. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - April 28, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Attila G. Krasznai, Lee H. Bouwman, Dennis E.J.G.J. Dolmans, Rob J.T.J. Welten, Frans L. Moll Tags: Selected Techniques Source Type: research
Facial Wound Management
This article presents an overview of facial wound management, beginning with a brief review of basic anatomy of the head and face as it relates to wound care. Basic wound management is discussed, and techniques for repairing specific cosmetically high-risk areas of the face, particularly the eyes, lips, and ears, are reviewed. Also described are the proper techniques for the management of an auricular hematoma. (Source: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America)
Source: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America - April 26, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Frank Sabatino, Joshua B. Moskovitz Source Type: research
Surgical Considerations in the Emergent Small Animal Patient
This article discusses surgical considerations for the emergent patient, including preoperative patient assessment, readiness, surgical instrumentation, and patient preparation. An overview of the trauma triad of death, options for providing effective hemostasis, damage control surgery, peritoneal lavage and drainage, and wound management are reviewed. (Source: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice)
Source: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice - April 22, 2013 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Jennifer J. Devey Source Type: research
Successful wound healing over exposed metal implants using vacuum‐assisted wound closure in a dog
An eight‐month‐old Labrador retriever was presented with a grade IIIb open shearing injury of the left tarsus. Acute severe surgical site infection developed 2 days after pan‐tarsal arthrodesis, resulting in wound dehiscence. Vacuum‐assisted wound therapy was carried out for 12 days to treat an extensive full‐thickness soft tissue defect with exposure of metal implants. New granulation tissue formation covering most of the defect was achieved by day 10 of this therapy. Epithelialization was achieved by second intention healing with open wound management. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first veterinary c...
Source: The Journal of Small Animal Practice - April 8, 2013 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: J. Bertran, M. Farrell, N. Fitzpatrick Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We appreciate the comments by Rothrock et al in their recent letter to the editor, which discusses the definition of the phrase “standard of care” as a legal term and argues that our review article on topical antibiotics for treatment of minor wounds has attempted to define a standard of care for wound management. We would like to make it very clear that we state in our review article that the use of topical antibiotics for treatment of minor wounds in the emergency department (ED) is within standard of care, not that it is standard of care. We fully acknowledge and agree that the data on the use of topical antibiotics...
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - April 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anna L. Waterbrook, Kathy Hiller, Matthew Berkman, Daniel P. Hays Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
A Single Review Article Cannot Define a Standard of Care for Uncomplicated Wounds
I appreciate the effort the authors have taken in evaluating previous studies of topical antibiotics in preventing wound infections. I think a bigger issue than the result of this review is their conclusion that a particular treatment is a “standard of care.” It is appropriate for the authors to argue that antibiotics are more effective than placebo for preventing infections in traumatic uncomplicated wounds. However, standard of care is not a medical definition but a legal definition of practicing with the same skill and care ordinarily exercised by physicians within the same medical specialty and location. This revie...
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - April 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steven G. Rothrock Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Prehospital treatment of burns: A qualitative study of experiences, perceptions and reactions of victims
Conclusion: Inappropriate perceptions regarding initial management of burns existed among the participants that should be addressed in future quantitative research or through developing programmes on secondary prevention of burns. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - March 25, 2013 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: H. Sadeghi Bazargani, N. Fouladi, H. Alimohammadi, S. Sadeghieh Ahari, M. Agamohammadi, R. Mohamadi Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Treatment of Neonatal Extravasation Injuries Using Non-Contact, Low-Frequency Ultrasound: Development of a New Treatment Protocol
Abstract: Intravenous therapy is essential in the treatment of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit; however, complications such as extravasation can occur. Extravasation, an inadvertent leakage of fluid from an intravenous site into the surrounding soft tissue, can cause partial and full thickness wounds. Therefore, wound management is an important component of care in the premature infant population and appropriate treatments are necessary. A review of the literature confirms there is currently no gold standard for treatment of extravasation injuries in neonates. Non-contact, low-frequency ultrasound, perf...
Source: Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews - March 1, 2013 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Jill C. Schie, Karen L. Goodman Tags: Articles Source Type: research
[Assessment of tele-expertise among elderly subjects in retirement homes].
CONCLUSION: Over a two-year period, this program helped avoid 20 trips for patients and enabled rapid hospitalization of nine patients by the university hospital by optimizing chronic wound management for patients residing in establishments for the elderly. PMID: 23466148 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie)
Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - March 1, 2013 Category: Dermatology Authors: Sparsa A, Doffoel-Hantz V, Bonnetblanc JM Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Wound Management and Nutrition for Optimal Wound Healing
(Source: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America)
Source: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America - March 1, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Steven V. Dryden, William G. Shoemaker, Jae H. Kim Source Type: research
Use of Urgotul SSD to reduce bacteria and promote healing in chronic wounds.
This article will be looking specifically at the effective use of Urgotul SSD in three critically colonised/non healing wounds. PMID: 23682500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Community Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - March 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Downe A Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research
The role of skin substitutes in the management of chronic cutaneous wounds
Abstract Chronic wounds, including diabetic and venous ulcers, represent disruption of normal healing processes resulting in a pathological state of nonhealing cutaneous inflammation. They place an increasingly significant economic burden on healthcare providers as their prevalence is rising in keeping with an aging population. Current treatment modalities are slow acting and resource intensive. Bioengineered skin substitutes from autogenic, allogenic, or xenogenic sources have emerged as a new and alternative therapeutic option. A range of such products is licensed for clinical use, which differ in terms of structure and ...
Source: Wound Repair and Regeneration - February 25, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Nicholas S. Greaves, Syed A. Iqbal, Mohamed Baguneid, Ardeshir Bayat Tags: Perspective Article Source Type: research
Bacterial isolates from infected wounds and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern: some remarks about wound infection
This study aimed to identify the bacterial pathogens present in infected wounds and characterise their resistance profile to the most common antibiotics used in therapy. Three hundred and twelve wound swab samples were collected from 213 patients and analysed for the identification of microorganisms and for the determination of their antibiotic susceptibility. Patients with diverse type of wounds were included in this retrospective study, carried out from March to September 2012. A total of 28 species were isolated from 217 infected wounds. The most common bacterial species detected was Staphylococcus aureus (37%), followe...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 24, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Lucinda J Bessa, Paolo Fazii, Mara Di Giulio, Luigina Cellini Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Dressing wear time after breast reconstruction: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
DiscussionThe evidence to support dressing standards for breast surgery wounds is empiric and scarce. CDC recommends protecting, with a sterile dressing for 24 to 48 hours postoperatively, a primarily closed incision, but there is no recommendation to cover this kind of incision beyond 48 hours, or on the appropriate time to shower or bathe with an uncovered incision. The results of the ongoing trial may support standard recommendations regarding dressing wear time after breast reconstruction.Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01148823. (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - February 22, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Daniela VeigaJoel Veiga-FilhoCarlos DamascenoEdilaine SalesThiago MoraisWânia AlmeidaNeil NovoLydia Ferreira Source Type: research
The relationship between obesity and surgical site infections in women undergoing caesarean sections: An integrative review.
CONCLUSION: obesity is a global priority health concern affecting all ages and as demonstrated in this review, can result in serious postoperative complications for child bearing women undergoing caesarean section such as SSI. Further research is required into wound management practices of the obese women following caesarean section as this is an area currently lacking high quality research. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: community midwives are well positioned to implement wound assessments in this cohort of women post-discharge, when SSI is often detected. PMID: 23415366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - February 14, 2013 Category: Midwifery Authors: Anderson V, Chaboyer W, Gillespie B Tags: Midwifery Source Type: research
S&N solid finish outweighs weaker outlook
Medical device maker cautions of likely dip in profits as it shrugs off competition for knee implants and sales soar in advanced wound-management (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 7, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Infectious complications in patients with crush syndrome following the Wenchuan earthquake.
Conclusion: Quick rescue and injury treatment can decrease the infection risk in crush syndrome patients. It is better to obtain microorganic proofs before applying antibiotics, and bacteriological and drug sensitivity data should be taken into account, especially considering that most of these infections are hospital-acquired and drug resistance. Emphasizing the accuracy and efficiency of wound management in emergency situations, cautiously assessing the indications for fasciotomy to avoid open wounds from unnecessary osteofascial compartment decompression incisions may decrease the incidence of infection and ameliorate ...
Source: Chinese Journal of Traumatology - February 1, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zhang H, Zeng JW, Wang GL, Tu CQ, Huang FG, Pei FX Tags: Chin J Traumatol Source Type: research
Use of a Continuous External Tissue Expander in the Conversion of a Type IIIB Fracture to a Type IIIA Fracture.
Abstract Various methods have been used for soft tissue coverage of Gustilo-Anderson type IIIB open fractures. These injuries are often contaminated and, by definition, are associated with extensive periosteal stripping and inadequate soft tissue coverage. These characteristics predispose the patient to infection, delayed union, nonunion, and the likelihood of multiple surgeries to achieve durable soft tissue coverage. Although free tissue transfer and rotational flap coverage are the mainstay of treatment for Gustilo-Anderson type IIIB fractures, these procedures typically require additional modalities, such as lo...
Source: Orthopedics - February 1, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Formby P, Flint J, Gordon WT, Fleming M, Andersen RC Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: research
New techniques for wound debridement
Abstract Debridement is a crucial component of wound management. Traditionally, several types of wound debridement techniques have been used in clinical practice such as autolytic, enzymatic, biodebridement, mechanical, conservative sharp and surgical. Various factors determine the method of choice for debridement for a particular wound such as suitability to the patient, the type of wound, its anatomical location and the extent of debridement required. Recently developed products are beginning to challenge traditional techniques that are currently used in wound bed preparation. The purpose of this review was to critically...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 1, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Brijesh M Madhok, Kathryn Vowden, Peter Vowden Tags: INVITED REVIEW Source Type: research
The Role of Whirlpool in Wound Care
Abstract: Evidenced-based-wound management continues to be a cornerstone for advancing patient care. The purpose of this article is to review the use of whirlpool as a wound treatment in light of evidence, outcomes, and potential harm. Whirlpool was initially harnessed as a means to impart biophysical energy to a wound or burn to enhance mechanical debridement and cleansing. Other credible single-patient-use technologies which provide an alternative to whirlpool in wound care are presented. (Source: Journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists)
Source: Journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists - January 23, 2013 Category: Dermatology Authors: Hanz Tao, Jaime P. Butler, Tammy Luttrell Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Smith & Nephew closes $782M Healthpoint deal
Smith & Nephew plc completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Healthpoint Biotherapeutics. The purchase price of $782 million in cash was financed by Smith & Nephew’s existing cash resources and bank facilities, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The acquisition gives Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) a strong position in bioactives, the fastest growing area of advanced wound management. Healthpoint is “currently a big name among the biopharmaceutical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 27, 2012 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: research
Histological effects of occlusive dressing on healing of incisional skin wounds
This study shows the efficacy of and supports the use of occlusive dressing in incisional wound management. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - December 1, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: Naoto Yamamoto, Tomoharu Kiyosawa Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
[Wound dressing. Nursing knowledge and practice].
In this study, we evaluate nurses' behavior in wound cleansing in outpatients and in hospital settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The survey was conducted from 4/1/11 to 5/6/11 in 111 nurses working at Argenteuil Hospital and in 299 nurses with outpatient activity within two administrative departments (Hauts-de-Seines and Val-d'Oise) in the suburbs of Paris, France. The questionnaire included items relating to the use of antiseptics during cleansing of various types of wounds, with or without signs of super-infection, and with or without medical prescription. The results were compared with French references. RESULTS: O...
Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - December 1, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Fargeas C, Mahé E, Sin C, Dias C, Beauchet A, Sigal ML Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
S&N buys US wound care group for $780m
The artificial hips and knee maker buys US wound management company Healthpoint in a further sign of diversification by the UK group (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 28, 2012 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Effects of a Cross‐linked Hyaluronic Acid Based Gel on the Healing of Open Wounds in Dogs
ConclusionsCMHA‐S wounds healed more slowly than CON wounds. This HA‐based gel is not indicated in acute, full‐thickness skin wounds in dogs as administered in this study. However, treatment may be beneficial in the mid‐to‐late repair stage of healing, or if scar minimization is desired. Further studies to evaluate the effects of the CMHA‐S gel on canine wounds are indicated. (Source: Veterinary Surgery)
Source: Veterinary Surgery - November 15, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Heather S. Hadley, Bryden J. Stanley, Michele C. Fritz, Joe G. Hauptman, Barbara A. Steficek Tags: Original Article – Research Source Type: research
Dehydrated Amniotic Membrane Use in Wound ManagementDehydrated Amniotic Membrane Use in Wound Management
The resurgence of interest in the use of amniotic membrane for wound treatment follows improved techniques for preserving the natural membrane. Does science support it? Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news
Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing: Practical Wound Management in a Nutshell
This book is a user-friendly, real-world guide to assessing and managing any type of wound. The author presents vital information for nurses and nursing students who provide wound care in any setting, especially the OR where critical decision making and optimal patient outcomes are interrelated. The content focuses on the themes of individualized patient-centered care, cost containment, and practicality. (Source: AORN Journal)
Source: AORN Journal - October 29, 2012 Category: Nursing Authors: Theresa Criscitelli Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
The management of bite wounds in children—A retrospective analysis at a level I trauma centre
Conclusion: Gender-related incidence in bite wounds for dog and cat could be detected. Second, our findings for originator of bite wounds reflect the findings in the published literature. Total infection rate reached 10.7%, primary antibiotic therapy was administered in 221 cases (13.9%) and secondary antibiotic therapy in 20 (1.3%) cases. Observed infection rate of punctured wounds and wounds greater than 3cm was 3 times higher than for all other wounds.Our findings need to be proven in further prospective clinical trials. (Source: Injury)
Source: Injury - October 22, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Manuela Jaindl, Judith Grünauer, Patrick Platzer, Georg Endler, Christiane Thallinger, Johannes Leitgeb, Florian M. Kovar Tags: Articles Source Type: research
The development, implementation and evaluation of a cross organisational clinical guideline for the management and prevention of wound infection
Conclusion: The implementation of a clinical guideline in association with support from the specialist team, for patients requiring topical antiseptics has resulted in a reduction in the inappropriate use of topical antiseptics in hospital and community. Wound sampling practises and prescribing practises have changed. No apparent increased risk for patients has been identified but it has not been easy to obtain details about admission to Accident and Emergency with cellulitis and optimising surveillance remains a challenge for the future. (Source: Journal of Tissue Viability)
Source: Journal of Tissue Viability - October 18, 2012 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Nikki Stubbs, Jonathan Sandoe, Elizabeth Mc Ginnis, Heather Edmunds Tags: Extended Abstracts Source Type: research
Prognostic factors for predicting outcomes after intramedullary nailing of the tibia.
CONCLUSIONS: We identified several baseline fracture and surgical characteristics that may increase the risk of adverse events in patients with tibial shaft fractures. Surgeons should consider the predictors identified in our analysis to inform patients treated for tibial shaft fractures. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Prognostic Level II. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. PMID: 23032589 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume)
Source: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume - October 3, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Schemitsch EH, Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Sanders DW, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P, Walter SD, Zdero R, Goslings JC, Teague D, Jeray K, McKee MD, Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Patients with Tibial Fractures (SPRINT) Investigators Tags: J Bone Joint Surg Am Source Type: research
New High-Tech Collagen Assists in Closing Surgical Wounds
FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 1, 2012 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Wound Management Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: WNDM | WNDM.PK), a Fort Worth, Texas healthcare company, announced today their first application of their new product CellerateRX Surgical. This product was us... Devices, Surgery, Wound CareWound Management Technologies, CellerateRX, CellerateRX Surgical (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 1, 2012 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Join our FREE clinical chat on chronic wound management 27 September
We will be chatting live with Julie Vuolo and Heidi Guy at 1pm on nursingtimes.net on the 27 September next week. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 27, 2012 Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Improved wound management by regulated negative pressure-assisted wound therapy and regulated, oxygen- enriched negative pressure-assisted wound therapy through basic science research and clinical assessment
Moris TopazIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012 45(2):291-301Regulated negative pressure-assisted wound therapy (RNPT) should be regarded as a state-of-the-art technology in wound treatment and the most important physical, nonpharmaceutical, platform technology developed and applied for wound healing in the last two decades. RNPT systems maintain the treated wound's environment as a semi-closed, semi-isolated system applying external physical stimulations to the wound, leading to biological and biochemical effects, with the potential to substantially influence wound-host interactions, and when properly applied may...
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Moris Topaz Source Type: research
Telemedicine for wound management
Ravi K ChittoriaIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012 45(2):412-417The escalating physiological, psychological, social and financial burdens of wounds and wound care on patients, families and society demand the immediate attention of the health care sector. Many forces are affecting the changes in health care provision for patients with chronic wounds, including managed care, the limited number of wound care therapists, an increasingly ageing and disabled population, regulatory and malpractice issues, and compromised care. The physician is also faced with a number of difficult issues when caring for chronic wound patients...
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Ravi K Chittoria Source Type: research
The management of perineal wounds
Ramesh k Sharma, Atul ParasharIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012 45(2):352-363Management of perineal wounds can be very frustrating as these invariably get contaminated from the ano-genital tracts. Moreover, the apparent skin defect may be associated with a significant three dimensional dead space in the pelvic region. Such wounds are likely to become chronic and recalcitrant if appropriate wound management is not instituted in a timely manner. These wounds usually result after tumor excision, following trauma or as a result of infective pathologies like hideradenitis suppurativa or following thermal burns. Many option...
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Ramesh k SharmaAtul Parashar Source Type: research
Recent advances in topical wound care
This article emphasizes on the importance of assessment of the wound bed, the amount of drainage, depth of damage, presence of infection and location of wound. These characteristics will help any clinician decide on which product to use and where,in order to get optimal wound healing. However, there are no 'magical dressings'. Dressings are one important aspect that promotes wound healing apart from treating the underlying cause and other supportive measures like nutrition and systemic antibiotics need to be given equal attention. (Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Sujata Sarabahi Source Type: research
Medical simulation: Overview, and application to wound modelling and management
Dinker R Pai, Simerjit SinghIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012 45(2):209-214Simulation in medical education is progressing in leaps and bounds. The need for simulation in medical education and training is increasing because of a) overall increase in the number of medical students vis-à-vis the availability of patients; b) increasing awareness among patients of their rights and consequent increase in litigations and c) tremendous improvement in simulation technology which makes simulation more and more realistic. Simulation in wound care can be divided into use of simulation in wound modelling (to test the e...
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Dinker R PaiSimerjit Singh Source Type: research
An update review of stem cell applications in burns and wound care
Lin Huang, Andrew BurdIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012 45(2):229-236The ultimate goal of the treatment of cutaneous burns and wounds is to restore the damaged skin both structurally and functionally to its original state. Recent research advances have shown the great potential of stem cells in improving the rate and quality of wound healing and regenerating the skin and its appendages. Stem cell-based therapeutic strategies offer new prospects in the medical technology for burns and wounds care. This review seeks to give an updated overview of the applications of stem cell therapy in burns and wound management since ...
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Lin HuangAndrew Burd Source Type: research
Wound care with traditional, complementary and alternative medicine
Ananda A DoraiIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2012 45(2):418-424Wound care is constantly evolving with the advances in medicine. Search for the ideal dressing material still continues as wound care professionals are faced with several challenges. Due to the emergence of multi-resistant organisms and a decrease in newer antibiotics, wound care professionals have revisited the ancient healing methods by using traditional and alternative medicine in wound management. People's perception towards traditional medicine has also changed and is very encouraging. The concept of moist wound healing has been well accepted and...
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Ananda A Dorai Source Type: research
A novel and accurate technique of photographic wound measurement
Conclusions: This technique is simple and accurate and is an inexpensive and non-invasive method to accurately measure wounds. (Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 25, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Rahul ShettyH SreekarShashank LambaAshish Kumar Gupta Source Type: research
Penetrating peripheral vascular injury management in a Sri Lankan military hospital
Conclusions Vascular reconstruction using vein, combined with a wound management strategy and early fasciotomy, resulted in a high limb salvage rate and remarkably low infection, delayed amputation, and mortality rates. Management of combat vascular injuries based on clinical guidance is feasible and leads to good outcome in a minimally equipped setting during local military conflicts. Surgeons in military hospitals should be trained in vascular injury repair to save the lives and functional limbs of patients. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-7DOI 10.1007/s00068-012-0228-4...
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - September 24, 2012 Category: Surgery Tags: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery Source Type: research
Limb Wounding and Antisepsis: Iodine and Chlorhexidine in the Early Management of Extremity Injury
Extremity injury and contamination as consequence are features of high-energy wounding. A leading cause of disability and the commonest cause of late complications, prevention of wound infection determines the ultimate outcome in these populations. Multiple variables influence the development of infection, one of which is the dressing used on the wound. Antiseptic-soaked gauze dressings feature in the early management of limb trauma despite a lack of evidence to support this. Iodine and chlorhexidine are ubiquitous in other aspects of health care however, and a plethora of studies detail their role in skin antisepsis, the ...
Source: The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds - September 24, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: Eardley, W. G. P., Watts, S. A., Clasper, J. C. Tags: Review Source Type: research
To the Editor: We are pleased that Fitzpatrick et al found our commentary regarding the need for improvement in laser nomenclature interesting, and we appreciate their willingness to offer constructive suggestions. That being said, we disagree that the term “ablative” is unrelated to depth of injury or that it does not involve structurally breaching the epidermis, as we are unsure how the epidermis could be ablated without having an injury of greater than zero depth in the original untreated skin, or how the epidermis could be removed if its structure were not affected in any way. Fitzpatrick et al also put forth tha...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - September 17, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Murad Alam, Kenneth A. Arndt, Jeffrey S. Dover Tags: Notes & Comments Source Type: research
Review of emergency department wound management in soft tissue trauma - is there a plan?
Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 21, Iss. 9, 12 Sep 2012, pp 431 - 438 (Source: Contents for Journal of Wound Care, Volume 18 Issue 4 (26 March 2009))
Source: Contents for Journal of Wound Care, Volume 18 Issue 4 (26 March 2009) - September 11, 2012 Category: Nursing Authors: A.P. Jones, A.R. Barnard, K. Allison, H. Wright Source Type: research
Keratinocytes in the treatment of severe burn injury: an update
Burns are among the most life‐threatening physical injuries, in which fast wound closure is crucial. The surgical burn care has evolved considerably throughout the past decennia resulting in a shift of therapeutic goals. Therapies aiming to provide coverage of the burn have been replaced by treatments that have both functional as aesthetic outcomes. The standard in treating severe burns is still early excision followed by skin grafting. The use of cultured keratinocytes to cover extensive burn wounds appeared very promising at first, but the technique still has several limitations of which the long time to culture, the m...
Source: International Wound Journal - September 7, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: Liesbeth Lootens, Nele Brusselaers, Hilde Beele, Stan Monstrey Source Type: research
Negative pressure wound therapy for the treatment of sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery
We retrospectively collected and analysed data from patients with sternal wound infections between 1995 and 2001, which were treated with different wound management strategies, and compared them with our patients from 2002 to 2011, who were treated with the sternal negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). From 1995 to 2001, a total of 198 patients (group A) with a mean age of 65 ± 10 years developed sternal wound infection (67% deep) after cardiac surgery. Wound management consisted of surgical debridement and immediate sternal closure or open packing. From 2002 to 2011, a total of 326 patients (group B) (71% deep) were ma...
Source: International Wound Journal - September 3, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: Tatjana Fleck, Michael Fleck Source Type: research