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

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 15. 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13081DOI Listing
February 2019

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13090DOI Listing
February 2019
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Comparison of endovenous laser treatment and high ligation in treatment of limb varicosity: A meta-analysis.

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

Department of the Fourth Surgery, Dong-Fang Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

To assess the efficacy and safety of endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and high ligation (HL) for limb varicosity using meta-analysis. Multiple databases including PubMed, Springer, Excerpta Medica Database, Ovid Technologies, and China Journal Full-text database were searched for relevant studies in English or Chinese, and full-text articles were used to compare EVLT and HL for limb varicosity. Review Manager 5. Read More

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February 2019

Pentraxin-3: A new parameter in predicting the severity of diabetic foot infection?

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

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

This study was undertaken to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic values of pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) in patients with infected diabetic foot ulcers (IDFU) as well as to assess the association between PTX-3 levels and IDFU severity. This study included 60 IDFU patients (Group 1), 45 diabetic patients without DFU (Group 2), and 45 healthy controls. Patients with IDFU were divided into mild, moderate, and severe subgroups based on classification of clinical severity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13075DOI Listing
February 2019

Impact of multidisciplinary foot care team on outcome of diabetic foot ulcer in term of lower extremity amputation at a tertiary care unit in Karachi, Pakistan.

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

Department of Medicine, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan.

To compare the outcomes of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) in terms of healing and lower extremity amputation (LEA) rate before and after training of multidisciplinary foot care team (MDFCT). Subjects were categorised into two groups; Group-A cases seen between 1997 and 2006 (before upgrading of training and services of MDFCT) and Group-B cases seen between 2007 and 2016 (after upgrading of training and services of MDFCT). Baseline demographic characteristics, biochemical results, and outcomes of DFU in terms of healing or amputation were analysed by using statistical package social science (SPSS) version 20. Read More

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February 2019

On the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous and soft tissue tumours misdiagnosed as scars: Lessons from four cases.

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

Oncoplastic Surgery Subspecialty, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Some types of skin and soft tissue tumours may be misdiagnosed as scars because of the scar-like manifestation or the history of injury. It is generally believed that injuries will activate wound healing, ultimately ending in fibrosis. Because of the tumour-promoting properties of both the microenvironment of the wound and the wound-healing process that may go awry, there is a likelihood that injuries may trigger tumour growth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13099DOI Listing
February 2019

Effect of Panax ginseng extract on the activity of diabetic fibroblasts in vitro.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the various medicinal properties of Panax ginseng, including angiogenic, immuno-stimulating, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activities, which can be helpful in chronic wound healing. However, a direct role for P. ginseng in chronic wound healing has not been demonstrated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13091DOI Listing
February 2019

Tettelbach et al's response demonstrating Level 1 evidence in their report of dHACM allograft in the management of diabetic foot ulcers.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

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

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February 2019
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A meta-analysis of interleukin-6 as a valid and accurate index in diagnosing early neonatal sepsis.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Neonatology, Maternity and Child Health Care of Zaozhuang, Zaozhuang, China.

We aimed to systematically assess the overall value of interleukin 6 (IL-6) in diagnosing neonates with sepsis. A systematic literature search was conducted using the following electronic databases: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane, to identify eligible studies through the index words updated till November 2018. Cross-sectional studies, as well as prospective cohort studies, were included in the above-mentioned group of eligible studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13079DOI Listing
February 2019
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Using the Braden subscales to assess risk of pressure injuries in adult patients: A retrospective case-control study.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

The aim of this study was to compare the pressure injury risk predictability between the individual Braden subscales and the total Braden scale in adult inpatients in Singapore. A retrospective 1:1 case-control design was used from a sample of 199 patient medical records. Clinical data were collected from a local university hospital's medical records database. Read More

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February 2019

Comparison of clinical outcomes between intravascular ultrasound-guided and angiography-guided drug-eluting stent implantation: A meta-analysis of randomised control trials and systematic review.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Echocardiography, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

This systematic review was designed to evaluate the overall efficacy of angiography-guided drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation vs intravascular ultrasound-guided (IVUS) implantation for percutaneous coronary intervention. The electronic databases CENTRAL, PubMed, Cochrane, and EMBASE were searched for systematic reviews to investigate angiography-guided and IVUS-guided DES implantation. We measured the following six parameters in each patient: cardiovascular death, stent thrombosis, target lesion revascularisation (TLR), myocardial infarction (MI), major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), and all-cause death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13073DOI Listing
January 2019
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Treating a non-healing postoperative sternal wound in a woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A case report.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Health Professions Research and Development Unit, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.

One of the leading causes of impaired chronic wound healing is diabetes mellitus because it involves many factors that influence the physiopathology of tissue healing. Therefore, it is strategic to analyse clinical cases of this population. We presented a clinical case report of a 51-year-old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus, presenting a non-healing sternal wound after open heart surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13085DOI Listing
January 2019

The biomechanical protective effects of a treatment dressing on the soft tissues surrounding a non-offloaded sacral pressure ulcer.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

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

Patients who are immobile endure prolonged bodyweight-related compressive, tensional and shear loads at their body-support contact areas that over time may lead to the onset of pressure ulcers (PUs). Approximately, one-third of the common sacral PUs are severe and classified as category 3 or 4. If a PU has occurred, off-loading is the basic, commonly accepted clinical intervention; however, in many situations, complete off-loading of sacral PUs is not possible. Read More

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January 2019
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The diagnosis of infection in chronic leg ulcers: A narrative review on clinical practice.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

School of Nursing, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.

This literature review aimed to provide a narrative review of evidence on validity of clinical and microbial indicators of infection and to gain insights into the diagnosis of infection in chronic leg ulcers (CLUs). A search was conducted in Cinahl, Medline, the Cochrane Library databases, Embase, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, Pubmed, PsycINFO, ProQuest dissertations, and Google Scholar from January 1990 to July 2017. The inclusion criteria were original studies, systematic reviews, and consensus documents focused on "infection" in CLUs, English language, clinical and community settings, and human. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13069
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January 2019
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Effect of hydrogen sulphide on inflammatory factors of the mitochondria after limb ischaemia-reperfusion injury in rats.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Renmin Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, China.

The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of hydrogen sulphide on inflammatory factors and the energy metabolism of mitochondria after limb reperfusion injury in rats. Sixty Wistar rats were divided into three groups: the sham operated group, the control group (the ischaemia-reperfusion injury [IRI] + normal saline group), and the experimental group (the IRI + H S group). An experimental rat model of limb IRI was established. Read More

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January 2019

The national cost of hospital-acquired pressure injuries in the United States.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Our objective was to estimate the US national cost burden of hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) using economic simulation methods. We created a Markov simulation to estimate costs for staged pressure injuries acquired during hospitalisation from the hospital perspective. The model analysed outcomes of hospitalised adults with acute illness in 1-day cycles until all patients were terminated at the point of discharge or death. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13071
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January 2019
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The prevalence, incidence, and associated factors of pressure injuries among immobile inpatients: A multicentre, cross-sectional, exploratory descriptive study in China.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, incidence, and the associated factors of pressure injuries (PIs) among immobile hospitalised patients in China. Being immobile during hospitalisation put these patients at a higher risk of PIs. There is little literature about pressure injury (PI) prevalence or PI incidence in immobile hospitalised patients in hospitals in China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13054DOI Listing
January 2019
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A change in the prevalence and the etiological factors of chronic wounds in Helsinki metropolitan area during 2008-2016.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

The prevalence of chronic wounds in the Helsinki metropolitan area in 2008 was investigated. Thereafter, a specialised wound care team was founded as part of the City of Helsinki Health Services, aiming for early diagnoses of chronic wounds. In the current study, we have repeated the prevalence study to analyse the changes in the prevalence of chronic wounds. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13077DOI Listing
January 2019
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A new year: The same challenge.

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Douglas Queen

Int Wound J 2019 Feb;16(1)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13064DOI Listing
February 2019

Can systemically administered antibiotics be detected in wound tissues and surfaces under negative pressure wound therapy?

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University of Erlangen Medical Center, Erlangen, Germany.

In this study, we evaluated a new aspect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as an analytical tool for pharmacokinetic studies. Twenty-one patients with soft tissue defects scheduled to receive NPWT were included in this study. Concomitant to NPWT, all patients received intravenous moxifloxacin (MX). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13063
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January 2019
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Pyoderma gangrenosum and tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors: A semi-systematic review.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative skin disease that presents a therapeutic challenge. Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) inhibitors have been reported to successfully control PG. Our aim was to systematically evaluate and compare the clinical effectiveness of TNFα inhibitors in adults with PG. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13067DOI Listing
January 2019

Allogeneic keratinocyte for intractable chronic diabetic foot ulcers: A prospective observational study.

Int Wound J 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common problem in patients with diabetes and are often difficult to treat. The application of newly developed dressing material in patients with chronic DFUs has been reported to be effective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of allogeneic keratinocyte treatment for chronic DFUs. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13061
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January 2019
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Complications associated with the approach to metatarsal head resection in diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Diabetic Foot Unit, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Clínico San Carlos (IdISSC), Madrid, Spain.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the recovery time and the development of complications in the dorsal and plantar approach to metatarsal head resections (MHR) in patients with diabetic foot ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis. A retrospective study was carried out involving 108 patients who underwent MHRs for the treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis. Two cohorts were defined: dorsal approach with incision closed with sutures and plantar approach with ulcer healed using conservative treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13055DOI Listing
December 2018
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Design and psychometric testing of the attitude towards the prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis instrument (APrIAD).

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT), University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Belgium.

Despite the availability of a range of skin care products for the prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD), prevalence remains high. Nurses' attitude is an important determinant to take into account in quality improvement projects. This study aimed to design a psychometrically test the attitude towards the prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis instrument (APrIAD). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13062
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December 2018
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A review of 31 cases of Marjolin's ulcer on scalp: Is it necessary to preventively remove the scar?

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Department of Plastic and Burn Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China.

We aimed to report the clinical features of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) occurring on scalp scar tissue among a Chinese population, demonstrate its pathological progress, analyse the prognosis-related factors, and share our clinical experience of managing this rare disease in practice. A retrospective study was conducted at West China Hospital from January 2013 to January 2018 aiming to identify patients with a diagnosis of SCC or squamous atypical hyperplasia arising from scalp scars. Their medical records were reviewed, and related data were retrieved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13058DOI Listing
December 2018
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Incidence and risk factors for surgical site infection after open reduction and internal fixation of intra-articular fractures of distal femur: A multicentre study.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The General Hospital of Jizhong Energy Xingtai Mining Group, Xingtai, P. R. China.

There remains a lack of data on the epidemiological characteristics of surgical site infection (SSI) following the open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of intra-articular fractures of distal femur, and the aim of this study was to solve this key clinical issue. The electronic medical records (EMRs) of patients who underwent ORIF for distal femoral fracture from January 2013 to December 2017 were reviewed to identify those who developed a SSI. Then, we conducted univariate Chi-square analyses and used a multivariate logistic regression analysis model to determine the adjusted risk factors associated with SSI. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13056
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December 2018
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Randomised controlled trials as part of clinical care: A seven-step routinisation framework proposal.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Monash Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Evidence translation in wound care relies on the need for evidence generation. Clinical practice may generate evidence only if evidence-generating research projects, such as randomised controlled trials (RCTs), became routinised in clinical settings. The aim of this study was to identify optimal trial-related practices to routinise trial-related activities in Melbourne-located wound clinics as reported by clinicians and researchers. Read More

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December 2018
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Evaluation of a fluidised positioner to reduce occipital pressure injuries in intensive care patients: A pilot study.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Faculty of Health, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Intensive Care Services, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This pilot study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and feasibility of a fluidised positioning device to reduce occipital pressure injuries (PIs). A post-test design with a historical control group was used in a 54-bed intensive care unit between September 2017 and August 2018. Patients who were receiving either extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, were mechanically ventilated, or had raised intracranial pressure (≥20) were recruited. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13051
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December 2018
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Acitretin may improve symptoms and exudation in patients affected by elephantiasis nostras verrucosa: Report of a case.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

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.13050DOI Listing
December 2018

Design and validation of a "Peristomal Lesion Scale" for peristomal skin assessment.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Many people in Italy undergo ostomy because of illness, and this can have negative psychological and physical effects. It is estimated that 15%-43% of ostomates suffer from skin complications in the peristomal area. During their life, many ostomates experience at least one peristomal lesion, and they turn to stomal therapy centres where trained nurses provide patient care and manage skin complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13052DOI Listing
December 2018
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Survey of patients of the Tver region of Russia regarding maggots and maggot therapy.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

BioTherapeutics, Education & Research Foundation, Irvine, California, U.S.A.

The 21st century is seeing a resurgence in the use of maggot therapy-using the physical and biochemical benefits of fly larvae to debride and heal chronic, problematic wounds. Maggots are repulsive to many people, and this could interfere with the acceptance of this modality. Before instituting a maggot therapy programme at our institution, we sought to better understand the psychological barriers that may exist among patients in the Tver region of Russia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13046DOI Listing
December 2018

Incisional negative pressure therapy reduces complications and costs in pressure ulcer reconstruction.

Authors:
Anthony A Papp

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Complications after pressure ulcer reconstruction are common. A complication rate of 21% to 58% and a 27% wound recurrence has been reported. The aim of this study was to decrease postoperative wound-healing complications with incisional negative pressure wound therapy (iNPWT) postoperatively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13045DOI Listing
December 2018
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Pressure ulcers in paediatric patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 2. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Department of Surgery, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, New York, New York.

It has been shown that pressure ulcer formation in critically ill paediatric patients increases morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify factors associated with pressure ulcer formation in paediatric patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). From December 2014 to 2015, we identified patients at our institution who developed a pressure ulcer to create two cohorts: ulcer and no ulcer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13049DOI Listing
December 2018
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Systematic review of the use of cyanoacrylate glue in addition to standard wound closure in the prevention of surgical site infection.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Academic Department of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College, London, UK.

Surgical site infection (SSI) is associated with increased morbidity, length of stay, and cost. Cyanoacrylate glue is a low-cost, fluid-proof, antimicrobial barrier. The aim of this systematic review is to assess the use of cyanoacrylate glue after standard wound closure versus dressings in the reduction of SSI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13044DOI Listing
December 2018

ABPI reporting and compression recommendations in global clinical practice guidelines on venous leg ulcer management: A scoping review.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland.

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for venous leg ulcer (VLU) management recommend below-knee compression to improve healing outcomes after calculating the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) to rule out significant arterial disease. This systematic scoping review aimed to complete a qualitative and quantitative content analysis of international CPGs for VLU management to determine if consensus existed in relation to recommendations for compression application based on an ABPI reading and clinical assessment. Our review shows that there is a lack of consensus across 13 VLU CPGs and a lack of clear guidance in relation to the specific ABPI range of compression therapy that can be safely applied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13048DOI Listing
November 2018
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Comparison of the efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine foam dressing (Betafoam), hydrocellular foam dressing (Allevyn), and petrolatum gauze for split-thickness skin graft donor site dressing.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of South Korea, Seoul, South Korea.

We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a povidone-iodine (PVP-I) foam dressing (Betafoam) for donor site dressing versus a hydrocellular foam dressing (Allevyn) and petrolatum gauze. This prospective Phase 4 study was conducted between March 2016 and April 2017 at eight sites in Korea. A total of 106 consenting patients (aged ≥ 19 years, scheduled for split-thickness skin graft) were randomised 1:1:1 to PVP-I foam, hydrocellular, or petrolatum gauze dressings for up to 28 days after donor site collection. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13043
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November 2018
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Carboxytherapy: Controls the inflammation and enhances the production of fibronectin on wound healing under venous insufficiency.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Stem Cell, Cell Therapy and Toxicological Genetics Research Centre (CeTroGen), "Maria Aparecida Pedrossian" University Hospital, Brazilian Hospital Services Company (EBSERH), Campo Grande, Brazil.

To examine the influence of carboxytherapy on wound healing under venous insufficiency, full-thickness excisional wounds were created on Wistar rats. We used three groups with 32 rats each: Group (I): daily cleaning with 0.9% saline solution; Group Sulfadiazine (II): 1% silver sulfadiazine; and Carboxytherapy (III): subcutaneous application of 0. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/iwj.13031
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November 2018
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Wound-healing effect of adipose stem cell-derived extracellular matrix sheet on full-thickness skin defect rat model: Histological and immunohistochemical study.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 20;16(1):286-296. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul St Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

The potential use of extracellular matrix (ECM) as a source of wound dressing material has recently received much attention. The ECM is an intricate network of various combinations of elastin, collagens, laminin, fibronectin, and proteoglycans that play a key role in stimulating cell proliferation and differentiation. We evaluated the efficacy of an ECM sheet derived from human adipose tissue as a wound dressing material to enhance healing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13030DOI Listing
February 2019

Using a muscle pump activator device to stimulate healing for non-healing lower leg wounds in long-term care residents.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 20;16(1):266-274. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Revera, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Chronic non-healing wounds are a burden in the Long-Term Care (LTC) sector, increasing costs, morbidity, and mortality and causing pain and suffering. The objective of this LTC Innovation pilot was to test the value of a promising new neuromuscular stimulation device in elevating the experience and satisfaction of the residents, engaging and empowering the nursing staff, and improving healing and/or reducing costs. Small, wireless, and worn at the knee, this muscle pump activator is self-contained, wearable, and battery-powered to increase lower-leg blood circulation (up to 60% of that achieved by walking). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13027DOI Listing
February 2019
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The use of fat grafting and platelet-rich plasma for wound healing: A review of the current evidence.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 20;16(1):275-285. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.

Fat grafting is becoming a common procedure in regenerative medicine because of its high content of growth factors and adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) and the ease of harvest, safety, and low cost. The high concentration of ADSCs found in fat has the potential to differentiate into a wide range of wound-healing cells including fibroblasts and keratinocytes as well as demonstrating proangiogenic qualities. This suggests that fat could play an important role in wound healing. Read More

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February 2019
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The clinical dynamic changes of macrophage phenotype and function in different stages of human wound healing and hypertrophic scar formation.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China.

The pathogenesis of hypertrophic scar (HS) is still poorly understood. Macrophages, especially the polarisation of that to M1 or M2, play a pivotal role in control of the degree of scar formation. Profiling of macrophage phenotypes in human specimens during long-term period of wound healing and HS formation may provide valuable clinical evidence for understanding the pathology of human scars. Read More

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November 2018
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"Pikachu-shaped" flap for extramammary Paget's disease.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.

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November 2018
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Comparative study on the donor site aesthetic outcome between epidermal graft and split-thickness skin graft.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, London, UK.

Donor site aesthetic outcomes of epidermal graft (EG) vs split-thickness skin graft (SSG) have yet to be objectively compared. Here, we evaluate donor site healing using a validated scar assessment tool and digital colorimetric technique, which compares colour in a consistent and objective manner. Ten patients (SSG (n = 5) and EG (n = 5)) were included. Read More

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November 2018
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Nutritional management of older hospitalised patients with pressure injuries.

Int Wound J 2019 Feb 15;16(1):226-232. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Institute of Nursing Science, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

This cross-sectional, multicentre study was conducted in hospitals to investigate nutritional interventions conducted in patients aged 70 years or older with (risk of) pressure injuries. A total of 1412 patients from 33 hospitals with 208 wards participated in the study. A standardised questionnaire was used to collect demographic data and data on care dependency, malnutrition risk, risk for/prevalence of pressure injuries, and nutritional interventions. Read More

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February 2019
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Management of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

The ideal treatment for patients who suffer from pilonidal sinus disease should lead to a cure with a rapid recovery period allowing a return to normal daily activities, with a low level of associated morbidity. A variety of different surgical techniques have been described for the primary treatment of pilonidal sinus disease and current practice remains variable and contentious. Whilst some management options have improved outcomes for some patients, the complications of surgery, particularly related to wound healing, often remain worse than the primary disease. Read More

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November 2018
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Use of platelet-rich plasma to facilitate wound healing.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Hystology, S.D. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is widely used nowadays in different fields of medicine, affecting physiological processes including tissue regeneration. The use of PRP in maxillofacial surgical interventions and its efficiency in the improvement of postoperative wound healing were analysed. Patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgeries in the maxillofacial region were recruited: 50 patients were enrolled into a control group (received no PPRP injection) and 50 patients were enrolled into a treatment group, where PRP was applied during the surgical procedure. Read More

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November 2018
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Health benefits of an innovative model of care for chronic wounds patients in Queensland.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Wound management in Australia suffers from a lack of adequate coordination and communication between sectors that impacts patient outcomes and costs. Wound Innovations is a specialist service comprising of a transdisciplinary team that aims to streamline and improve patient care and outcomes. We compared patient experiences and outcomes prior to accessing this specialist service, and the 3 months following their enrolment at the clinic. Read More

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November 2018
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Can health care catch up with technology.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec;15(6):861

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December 2018

Independent risk factors for pressure ulcer development in a high-risk nursing home population receiving evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention: Results from a study in 26 nursing homes in Belgium.

Int Wound J 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT), University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

The aim of this study was to identify independent risk factors for pressure ulcer (PU) development in a high-risk nursing home population receiving evidence-based PU prevention. This study was part of a randomised controlled trial examining the (cost-)effectiveness of static air support surfaces compared with alternating pressure air mattresses. The sample consisted of 308 residents at a high risk of PU development (presence of non-blanchable erythema, Braden score ≤ 12 or Braden subscale "mobility" ≤ 2). Read More

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November 2018
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