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A prospective pilot study of thigh-administered intermittent pneumatic compression in the management of hard-to-heal lower limb venous and mixed aetiology ulcers.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, Pontyclun, UK.

This was a prospective observational pilot study of a unique intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) device designed to be applied in the thigh region of the affected limb in patients with lower limb ulceration of both venous and mixed (venous and arterial) aetiologies. This compression system consists of a circumferential three-chamber thigh garment and an electronic pneumatic compression pump operating over a repeated 4-minute cycle. Patients were recruited from outpatient wound clinics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13125DOI Listing

Phantom testing of the sensitivity and precision of a sub-epidermal moisture scanner.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The majority of pressure ulcers (PUs) including deep tissue injuries (DTIs) are preventable, and even reversible if detected in their early phase. One of the greatest barriers in PU prevention is that clinicians traditionally depended on subjective and qualitative techniques, particularly routine visual skin assessments that would only document existing, macroscopic PUs/DTIs, rather than preventing them or detecting them at their microscopic phase. At the early phase of cell damage, when a forming PU is still microscopic, there is a local increase in extracellular fluid contents within affected tissues, which is called sub-epidermal moisture (SEM). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13132DOI Listing

Extranasal extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma: A post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disease.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 14. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Department of Dermatology, Medical Faculty, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma (ENKTL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It mostly occurs in the upper respiratory tract. Cutaneous involvement can be seen among the extranasal ENKTLs. Read More

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April 2019
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The use of povidone-iodine and sugar solution in surgical wound dehiscence in the head and neck following radio-chemotherapy.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Surgery and Biomedical Science, Section of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Povidone-iodine is known for successfully treating surgical wounds; the combination between povidone-iodine and sugar, also called Knutson's formula, has been proposed to improve wound healing. Currently, no studies have investigated the effects of Knutson's formula to treat defects in wound closure following radio-chemotherapy in the head and neck region. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Knutson's formula in improving the wound-healing process in patients who underwent radio-chemotherapy after surgery for head and neck cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13118DOI Listing
April 2019
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Negative pressure wound therapy as a definitive treatment for upper extremity wound defects: A systematic review.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) represents one of the many solutions for complex wounds of the upper extremity. The goal of this study was to investigate the most common indications for definitive treatment of wound defects in the upper extremity with NPWT and to report revision surgery outcomes after its use. A systematic review of the literature was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13128DOI Listing

Comparative analysis on the effect of low-thermal plasma dissection device (PEAK PlasmaBlade) versus conventional electro surgery in post-bariatric body-contouring procedures: A retrospective randomised clinical study.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at AGAPLESION Markus Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Postoperative wound-healing problems are relatively high in post-bariatric body-contouring procedures, partly because of electrosurgery and the associated thermal tissue damage. This study is a retrospective randomised evaluation of the effect of a low-thermal plasma dissection device (PEAK PlasmaBlade, Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota) in comparison with conventional electrosurgery. A total of 24 patients undergoing upper arm or medial thigh lifting were randomised to PEAK PlasmaBlade on one side and to monopolar electrosurgery on the other side of the same patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13124DOI Listing

Innovative pain management solutions in animals may provide improved wound pain reduction during debridement in humans: An opinion informed by veterinary literature.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Sydney, Australia.

Painful animal husbandry procedures are routinely performed in a range of livestock species without analgesia. Recently, innovative strategies have been developed to address wound pain in these animals. In particular, a farmer-applied "spray and stay" approach that is administered directly to open wounds was developed (Tri-Solfen® Medical Ethics Pty Ltd. Read More

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April 2019
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The effects of perioperative antibiotherapy on surgical site infections in sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus treated with rhomboid excision and Limberg transposition procedure.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of General Surgery, Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University Training and Research Hospital, Alanya, Turkey.

Pilonidal sinus disease is a common disorder. We aimed to evaluate the effects of perioperative antibiotherapy on surgical site infections in pilonidal sinus patients who were treated with rhomboid excision with Limberg transposition procedure. A total of 104 patients between 18 and 40 years of age (52 males, 52 females) were included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13130DOI Listing
April 2019
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Adalimumab plus topical tacrolimus for the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum: Report of a case.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Section of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13123DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acute surgical wound-dressing procedure: Description of the steps involved in the development and validation of an observational metric.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland.

The aim of this study was to develop an observational metric that could be used to assess the performance of a practitioner in completing an acute surgical wound-dressing procedure using aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT). A team of clinicians, academics, and researchers came together to develop an observational metric using an iterative six-stage process, culminating in a Delphi panel meeting. A scoping review of the literature provided a background empirical perspective relating to wound-dressing procedure performance. Read More

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April 2019
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Surgical therapy vs conservative therapy for patients with acute injury of lateral ankle ligament: A meta-analysis and systematic review.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Orthopedics, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

The goal of this meta-analysis was to explore the overall safety and efficacy of surgical therapy vs conservative therapy for acute injury of the lateral ankle ligament based on eligible studies. Eligible studies were identified by searching PubMed, Cochrane, and Embase databases using appropriate updated index words to January 2018. We also searched relevant publication sources. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13120DOI Listing
March 2019
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An overlooked cutaneous manifestation of Fabry disease: Lower-extremity ulcers.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13111DOI Listing

Leg ulcer induced by hydroxycarbamide in sickle cell disease: What is the therapeutic impact?

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Vascular Medicine, Grenoble University Hospital, Grenoble, France.

Major sickle cell disease syndrome (SCD) is a set of potentially serious and disabling constitutional haemoglobin pathologies characterised by chronic haemolysis and vaso-occlusion phenomena. If expression takes the form of acute vaso-occlusive crisis, SCD is currently considered to be a chronic systemic pathology, primarily associated with vasculopathy and ischaemia-reperfusion phenomena. The haemolytic aspect of the disease may be associated with endothelial dysfunctional complications, including leg ulcers, which are a classic spontaneous complication of major SCD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13115DOI Listing

Autologous lipotransfer for bone defects secondary to osteomyelitis: A report of a novel method and systematic review of the literature.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Autologous bone grafting is the gold standard in patients with bone defects but is associated with significant pain and donor site morbidity. Autologous lipotransfer (fat grafting or lipofilling) has become very popular in the therapy of chronic wounds. Mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue are known for their regenerative, reparative, and immunomodulatory effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13119DOI Listing
March 2019
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Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the abdomen.

Authors:
Jiyong Pan Zhe Fan

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of General Surgery, the Third People's Hospital of Dalian, Dalian Medical Universit, Dalian, China.

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The smart negative pressure (SNaP) wound care system: A case series from Singapore.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

The Smart Negative Pressure (SNaP) wound care system is a novel device that is single-patient use, ultra-portable, and light weight and does not rely on battery or need recharging. A systematic search was performed on major databases to identify relevant articles including case reports, retrospective case series, and randomised controlled trials. Ten studies were identified, showing that the SNaP wound care system is an effective tool in treating small-sized wounds and may serve as an alternative to current electrically powered modalities. Read More

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March 2019
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Review of adjustable velcro wrap devices for venous ulceration.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester, UK.

Compression therapy is the mainstay of treatment for patients with venous leg ulcers. Current gold standard is 4 layer bandaging, which has a significant impact on patients comfort, ability to wear their own shoes, and quality of life, as well as taking significant time to apply, and losing compression over time. This systematic review aims to evaluate the use of Velcro wrap devices for the treatment of venous ulceration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13116DOI Listing
March 2019
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In vitro cellular viability studies on a concentrated surfactant-based wound dressing.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Centre of Excellence for Biofilm Science (CEBS), 5D Health Protection Group Ltd., Liverpool Bio-Innovation Hub, Liverpool, UK.

In this study, three cellular cytotoxic assays (direct contact assay, extraction assay, and cell insert assay) were applied to evaluate the effects of a concentrated surfactant gel preserved with antimicrobials and a concentrated surfactant gel with 1% silver sulfadiazine on both the mouse fibroblast cell line L929 and human dermal fibroblasts (HDFa). Also, the in vitro wound model was wounded by a 100 μL pipette tip and used to assess cell migration and wound closure after treatment with both gels. A needle-scratched membrane disruption model was used to preliminarily evaluate membrane stabilisation and the membrane-resealing effects of concentrated surfactant gels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13084DOI Listing
March 2019
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Spasticity and dementia increase the risk of pressure ulcers.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Electrophysiology and Neurocognition Lab, Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences, Herzog Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

The aim of this study was to identify and characterise the association between the prevalence of pressure ulcers, spasticity levels, and advanced dementia in disable elderly patients. Data were obtained from the patient medical files. Patients were hospitalised in the geriatric skilled nursing department. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13110DOI Listing
March 2019
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Surfactants: Role in biofilm management and cellular behaviour.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Dermatology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Appropriate and effective wound cleaning represents an important process that is necessary for preparing the wound for improved wound healing and for helping to dislodge biofilms. Wound cleaning is of paramount importance to wound bed preparation for helping to enhance wound healing. Surfactant applications in wound care may represent an important area in the cleaning continuum. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13093DOI Listing

Cadexomer iodine effectively reduces bacterial biofilm in porcine wounds ex vivo and in vivo.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Wound Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Biofilms are prevalent in non-healing chronic wounds and implicated in delayed healing. Tolerance to antimicrobial treatments and the host's immune system leave clinicians with limited interventions against biofilm populations. It is therefore essential that effective treatments be rigorously tested and demonstrate an impact on biofilm across multiple experimental models to guide clinical investigations and protocols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13080DOI Listing
March 2019
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In vivo expansion and regeneration of full-thickness functional skin with an autologous homologous skin construct: Clinical proof of concept for chronic wound healing.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Research and Development, PolarityTE, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah.

A new cell-tissue technology uses a patient's skin to create an in vivo expanding and self-organising full-thickness skin autograft derived from potent cutaneous appendages. This autologous homologous skin construct (AHSC) is manufactured from a small full-thickness skin harvest obtained from an uninjured area of the patient. All the harvested tissue is incorporated into the AHSC including the endogenous regenerative cellular populations responsible for skin maintenance and repair, which are activated during the manufacturing process. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13109
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March 2019
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A pilot feasibility randomised clinical trial comparing dialkylcarbamoylchloride-coated dressings versus standard care for the primary prevention of surgical site infection.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK.

A surgical site infection (SSI) may occur in up to 30% of procedures and results in significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the use of dialkylcarbamoylchloride (DACC)-impregnated dressings, which bind bacteria at the wound bed, in the prevention of SSI in primarily closed incisional wounds. This pilot RCT recruited patients undergoing clean or clean-contaminated vascular surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13113DOI Listing
March 2019
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Improving the quality of pressure ulcer management in a skilled nursing facility.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 12;16(2):550-555. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a serious health care problem for nursing home residents and a key quality metric for regulators. Three initiatives were introduced at a 128-bed facility to improve PU prevention. First, a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement project and a Root Cause Analysis were conducted to improve the facility's wound care programme. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13112
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April 2019
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Managing keloid scars: From radiation therapy to actual and potential drug deliveries.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

The aetiology of keloids is becoming clearer, but many questions remain, including about the most optimal treatment. Current therapies include surgical excision, radiotherapy, and various pharmaceutical drugs. However, none of these drugs are keloid-specific. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13104DOI Listing

Variations in study outcomes relative to intention-to-treat and per-protocol data analysis techniques in the evaluation of efficacy for treatment of venous leg ulcers with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Medical Affairs, MiMedx Group, Inc., Marietta, Georgia.

Statistical interpretation of data collected in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) is conducted on the intention-to-treat (ITT) and/or the per-protocol (PP) study populations. ITT analysis is a comparison of treatment groups including all patients as originally allocated after randomisation regardless if treatment was initiated or completed. PP analysis is a comparison of treatment groups including only those patients who completed the treatment as originally allocated, although it is often criticised because of its potential to instil bias. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13094DOI Listing
March 2019
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Autologous platelet-rich plasma for healing chronic venous leg ulcers: Clinical efficacy and potential mechanisms.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The overall quality of evidence of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for treating chronic wounds remains low. While further well-designed clinical studies are clearly required to convincingly demonstrate the efficacy of autologous PRP in improved healing of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and other chronic wounds, there is also an increasing need to better define the underlying mechanisms of action and whether positive outcomes can be predicted based on the analysis of PRP. This brief review will discuss the current understanding of autologous PRP in VLUs and whether molecular evaluation of PRP at the time of collection could potentially be informative to clinical outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13098DOI Listing
March 2019
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Characterisation of dehydrated amnion chorion membranes and evaluation of fibroblast and keratinocyte responses in vitro.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 10. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Research and Development, Organogenesis Inc., Birmingham, Alabama.

The purpose of this study is to characterise the composition of a dehydrated amnion and chorion graft and investigate how factors released from this graft interact with cells important to the wound microenvironment using in vitro models. Characterisation was completed by proteomic analysis of growth factors and cytokines, evaluation of matrix components and protease inhibition, immunohistochemistry, and in vitro release of key growth factors and cytokines. To evaluate the effect of released factors on cells found within the microenvironment, in vitro assays including: cell proliferation, migration, gene expression, protein production, and intracellular pathway activation were used; additionally, responses of fibroblasts in the context of inflammation were measured. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13103DOI Listing
March 2019
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Dressings cut to shape alleviate facial tissue loads while using an oxygen mask.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) masks are commonly used for respiratory support where intubation or a surgical procedure can be avoided. However, prolonged use of NIV masks involves risk to facial tissues, which are subjected to sustained deformations caused by tightening of the mask and microclimate conditions. The risk of developing such medical device-related pressure ulcers can be reduced by providing additional cushioning at the mask-face interface. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13101DOI Listing
March 2019
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The role of microRNAs in the healing of diabetic ulcers.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center (CMBRC), Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small protected molecules with a length of 18 to 25 nucleotides. Many studies have recently been conducted on miRNAs, illustrating their role in regulating many biological, physiological, and pathological activities, such as maintaining cellular signalling and regulating cellular pathways. The main role of miRNAs is to regulate the expression of genes after translation, which can lead to the destruction or suppression of translation by binding to mRNAs. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13070
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February 2019
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Two-step surgery in extensive anogenital hidradenitis: What kind of faecal management?

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Dermatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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February 2019

Potential prognostic factors for delayed healing of common, non-traumatic skin ulcers: A scoping review.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Healing of non-traumatic skin ulcers is often suboptimal. Prognostic tools that identify people at high risk of delayed healing within the context of routine ulcer assessments may improve this, but robust evidence on which factors to include is lacking. Therefore, we scoped the literature to identify which potentially prognostic factors may warrant future systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13100DOI Listing
February 2019
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Preventing pressure injuries in the emergency department: Current evidence and practice considerations.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The emergency department (ED) is at the front line of hospital pressure injury (PI) prevention, yet ED clinicians must balance many competing clinical priorities in the care of seriously ill patients. This paper presents the current biomechanical and clinical evidence and management considerations to assist EDs to continue to develop and implement evidence-based PI prevention protocols for the high-risk emergency/trauma patient. The prevention of hospital-acquired pressure injuries has received significant focus internationally over many years because of the additional burden that these injuries place on the patient, the additional costs and impact to the efficiency of the hospital, and the potential for litigation. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13092
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February 2019
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Effects of social support and self-efficacy on the psychosocial adjustment of Korean ostomy patients.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:13-20

College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

This study aims to test which factors influence and aid the psychosocial adjustment of patients with an ostomy and to provide data for the development of programmes for the self-management of and psychosocial adjustment to intestinal stomas. A total of 150 ostomy patients were recruited between December 1, 2017 and March 26, 2018 in Korea and completed self-report questionnaires. Data of 25 participants were excluded, resulting in a sample size of 125 participants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13038DOI Listing

Medical device-related pressure ulcer (MDRPU) in acute care hospitals and its perceived importance and prevention performance by clinical nurses.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:51-61

Academic Division, Korean Association of Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses (KAWOCN), Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The incidence rate of patients developing pressure ulcers associated with medical device use is underreported in Korea. This study aims to determine clinical nurses' perceived importance and performance towards medical device-related pressure injury prevention. A total of 620 nurses from seven hospitals attending continuing education programmes in Korea responded to self-administered questionnaires. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13023DOI Listing
March 2019
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Use of prophylactic silicone adhesive dressings for maintaining skin integrity in intensive care unit patients: A randomised controlled trial.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:36-42

Biologics Division, Biopharmaceuticals and Herbal Medicine Evaluation Department, National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Cheongju, Republic of Korea.

The aims of this randomised controlled study were to determine whether the application of silicone adhesive dressings with standard preventive care would reduce the impairment of skin integrity and to evaluate the subepidermal moisture (SEM) value in anatomical locations to predict impairment of skin integrity. Of the 71 intensive care unit patients enrolled, 35 and 31 were randomly assigned to the intervention and control groups, respectively. The SEM value was measured at each site (the coccyx, sacrum, and both buttocks) repeatedly three times at every dressing change. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13028DOI Listing

Developing risk-adjusted quality indicators for pressure ulcers in long-term care hospitals in the Republic of Korea.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:43-50

Department of Nursing, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Republic of Korea.

Pressure ulcers result in financial losses, including the cost of unnecessary medical expenses because of extended hospital stays, treatment, and examination. This was a retrospective, observational, methodological study to develop quality indicators related to pressure ulcer development and validate risk adjustment factors for pressure ulcer development. We performed a literature review to develop risk adjustment factors, and an expert group performed a content validity test. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13024DOI Listing
March 2019
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Factors influencing changing bowel habits in patients undergoing sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:71-75

Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Ulsan, Seoul, South Korea.

A research survey research was conducted to identify factors affecting changes in bowel habits of rectal cancer patients undergoing sphincter-saving surgery and to provide basic information useful in nursing interventions supporting treatment for rectal cancer patients. The subjects were rectal cancer patients who had undergone sphincter-saving surgery over 2 years ago. The final analysis included 107 patients who had made outpatient visits to the colorectal surgery from 12th to 31st May, 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13060DOI Listing
March 2019
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Effects of the frequency of ostomy management reinforcement education on self-care knowledge, self-efficacy, and ability of stoma appliance change among Korean hospitalised ostomates.

Authors:
Hui-Won Seo

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:21-28

WOCN, Department of Nursing, Korea University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Patients who undergo stoma surgery experience difficulties in adapting physically and psychologically. The priority is to support them in learning self-care for successful rehabilitation and psychosocial adaption to a new life. In order to do this, it is important to provide ostomates with repetitive reinforcement education on self-care in a continuous and individual manner, not just to increase knowledge or perform related skills. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13047DOI Listing

Depression and resilience in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease patients with ostomy.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:62-70

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, ASAN Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

The purpose of this study is to identify the degree of depression and resilience in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) patients with ostomy and describe the correlation between depression and resilience in UC and CD patients with ostomy. 24 UC patients and 66 CD patients with ostomy were recruited from Metropolitan Hospital in Seoul, Korea. The total mean scores of depression and resilience in UC patients were 13. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13076DOI Listing
March 2019
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Translation and validation of the Korean version of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Scale-Short Form.

Authors:
Ye-Na Lee

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:3-12

Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The purpose of this study was to translate the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Scale-Short Form (DFS-SF) into Korean and evaluate its psychometric performance in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). The DFS-SF was translated into Korean using translation guidelines from the World Health Organization. The Korean version of DFS-SF (DFS-SF-K) went through the full linguistic validation process and was evaluated in 320 Korean patients with DFU. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13025DOI Listing
March 2019
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A study on the nursing knowledge, attitude, and performance towards pressure ulcer prevention among nurses in Korea long-term care facilities.

Int Wound J 2019 Mar;16 Suppl 1:29-35

Department of Nursing, Severance Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.

This study aimed to investigate Korean nurses' level of knowledge, attitude, and performance of pressure ulcer prevention in long-term care facilities. A descriptive study was performed. Convenience sampling was used, and registered nurses were recruited from the attendees of a continuing education programme for nurses in long-term care facilities. Read More

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March 2019
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Surgical site infection following elective orthopaedic surgeries in geriatric patients: Incidence and associated risk factors.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Hand and Foot Surgery, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China.

The purposes of this study were to investigate the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) following geriatric elective orthopaedic surgeries and identify the associated risk factors This was a retrospective two-institution study. Between January 2014 and September 2017, patients aged 60 years or older undergoing elective orthopaedic surgeries were included for data collection and analysis. SSI was identified through the review of patients' medical records for the index surgery and through the readmission diagnosis of SSI. Read More

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February 2019

Ultrasonography effectiveness of the vibration vs cryotherapy added to an eccentric exercise protocol in patients with chronic mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: A randomised clinical trial.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 20;16(2):542-549. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain.

Tendinopathy is a very common disease in the general population as well as in athletes. The aim of the present study was to examine the tendon thickness and cross-sectional area (CSA) in subjects with chronic mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) who engaged in either an eccentric exercise (EE) programme with vibration training or an EE programme combined with cryotherapy. A sample of 61 patients with chronic mid-portion AT were recruited and divided into two groups: EE programme vibration training (n = 30) and EE programme combined with cryotherapy (n = 31). Read More

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April 2019
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Use of negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and a reticulated open cell foam dressing with through holes in the acute care setting.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Reading Hospital, Tower Health System, West Reading, Pennsylvania.

Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d) is an automated system used to deliver, dwell, and remove topical solutions from the wound bed. Recently, a reticulated open cell foam dressing with through holes (ROCF-CC) was developed, which assists with wound cleansing by removing thick exudate and infectious materials. We present our experience using NPWTi-d with ROCF-CC on complex wounds when complete surgical debridement was inappropriate because of medical instability, recurrent non-viable tissue, or palliative treatment plan. Read More

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February 2019
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The mechanism of TDP-43 gene expression on inflammatory factors and the JNK and p38 MAPK signalling pathways in ischaemic hypoxic stress dependence.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Guangzhou Hospital of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, Guangzhou, China.

In this study, the mechanism of TDP-43 gene expression on inflammatory factors and Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling pathways in ischaemic hypoxic stress dependence was investigated. Sixty SD rats were selected and divided into the control group, the osteoarthritis (OA) model group, and the TDP-43-mMSCs+OA group. In the OA model group and the TDP-43-mMSCs+OA group, OA was established by collagenase injection. Read More

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February 2019
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Inflammatory biomarkers, vascular procedures of lower limbs, and wound healing.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 17. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Sud Francilien, Paris, France.

Abnormal, persistent inflammation after bypass surgery could prevent healing of an ischaemic foot lesion. In 37 patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) (Rutherford Grade III Category 5) who underwent infrapopliteal vein graft and midfoot amputation, plasma levels of fibrinogen, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 (MMP-2 and MMP-9) were determined preoperatively and during the follow up. Nine patients without clinical and Doppler evidence of arterial disease, who underwent post-traumatic midfoot primary amputation, were included in the experiment group, and 15 age-matched healthy volunteers served as control. Read More

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February 2019
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The prevalence of pressure ulcers in community-dwelling older adults: A study in an Indonesian city.

Int Wound J 2019 Apr 15;16(2):534-541. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Health Services Research and Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The objectives of this study were to investigate the prevalence and the characteristics of pressure ulcers (PU) in community-dwelling older adults in Indonesia, including specific characteristics of the PU patients and their use of formal and informal care. A cross-sectional design was used for the study, with 325 participants aged 60 years or older, randomly chosen from the general community. The overall PU prevalence and the PU prevalence excluding category 1 were 10. Read More

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April 2019
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Anti-fungal bandages containing cinnamon extract.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London, UK.

Cinnamon-containing polycaprolactone (PCL) bandages were produced by pressurised gyration and their anti-fungal activities against Candida albicans were investigated. It was found that by preparing and spinning polymer solutions of cinnamon with PCL, fibres capable of inhibiting fungal growth could be produced, as observed in disk diffusion tests for anti-fungal susceptibility. Fascinatingly, compared with raw cinnamon powder, the novel cinnamon-loaded fibres had outstanding long-term activity. Read More

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February 2019
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