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    Topical antimicrobial agents for treating foot ulcers in people with diabetes.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 Jun 14;6:CD011038. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK, M13 9PL.
    Background: People with diabetes are at high risk for developing foot ulcers, which often become infected. These wounds, especially when infected, cause substantial morbidity. Wound treatments should aim to alleviate symptoms, promote healing, and avoid adverse outcomes, especially lower extremity amputation. Read More

    35-Year Experience with Surgical Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
    World J Surg 2017 Jun 13. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
    University of Michigan, TC 2124 University Hospital SPC 5343, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA.
    Background: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a painful and disfiguring chronic inflammatory condition affecting both men and women. Medical treatments, such as antibiotics and immunosuppressive agents, are often ineffective. Over time, patients can suffer from recurrent abscesses, chronic purulent drainage, scarring, and contractures that can only be corrected by surgical excision. Read More

    TCCC Updates: Two Decades of Saving Lives on the Battlefield: Tactical Combat Casualty Care Turns 20.
    J Spec Oper Med 2017 ;17(2):166-172
    Background: Twenty years ago, the original Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) article was published in this journal. Since TCCC is essentially a set of bestpractice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield, the presence of a journal with a specific focus on military medicine was a profound benefit to the initial presentation of TCCC to the US Military.

    Methods: In the two ensuing decades, which included the longest continuous period of armed conflict in our nation's history, TCCC steadily evolved as the prehospital trauma care evidence base was augmented and as feedback from user medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen was obtained. Read More

    A Pediatric Burn Outpatient Short Stay Program Decreases Patient Length of Stay With Equivalent Burn Outcomes.
    J Burn Care Res 2017 Jun 6. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
    From the *Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison; and †University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison.
    Traditionally, small pediatric burns are managed with inpatient admission and daily dressing changes. In 2011, our burn center implemented an outpatient short stay (OSS) program in which small pediatric burns were managed as an outpatient utilizing Mepilex Ag dressings changed under moderate sedation every 5 to 7 days. Pediatric burn cases were queried for 2 time periods: before the OSS program (2009-2010) and after the OSS program (2013-2014). Read More

    Management of Fournier's gangrene non-healing wounds by autologous skin micrograft biotechnology: a new technique.
    J Wound Care 2017 Jun;26(6):314-317
    Plastic Surgeon, Department of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, Città della Salute e della Scienza Hospital, University of Turin, Italy.
    Fournier's gangrene is an acute bacterial infection producing necrosis of the perineum and external genitalia that generally affects elderly men. Although skin grafts and flaps are the standard procedure for reconstruction, sometimes wounds can become chronic. Rigenera Protocol is a new technique based on autologous skin micrografts that reactivates and supports wound healing. Read More

    Use of an epidermal growth factor-infused foam dressing in a complicated case of Adams-Oliver syndrome.
    J Wound Care 2017 Jun;26(6):342-345
    Koç University School of Medicine, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Adams-Oliver syndrome is a rare disorder with varying degrees of scalp and cranial bone defects as well as limb anomalies, which can range from mild to more pronounced manifestations. In mild cases, closure of these defects can be achieved with a conservative approach. However, surgical closure is recommended in cases where the defect is extensive and includes cranial involvement. Read More

    Silver-containing foam dressings with Safetac: a review of the scientific and clinical data.
    J Wound Care 2017 Jun;26(Sup6a):S1-S32
    Kristina Hamberg has over 10 years of experience of working with the design and development of wound care products, particularly those with antimicrobial properties. During that time, she has become an expert within the areas of microbiology and test method development, as well as infection prevention. Kristina was awarded her MSc in food science in 1997 from the University of Kalmar, Sweden, and in 2002 she was awarded a PhD for microbiological evaluation of novel technologies for food preservation by Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Background Topical antimicrobials, such as silver dressings, are progressively being used alongside systemic antibiotics to provide adjunctive, antimicrobial therapy to wounds that are clinically infected or at risk of infection. To help improve wound management, dressings that use Safetac soft silicone technology in combination with a silver-impregnated foam dressing material were developed by Mölnlycke Health Care (Gothenburg, Sweden). The range comprises Mepilex Ag, Mepilex Border Ag and Mepilex Transfer Ag. Read More

    New dressing combination for the treatment of partial thickness burn injuries in children.
    Ann Burns Fire Disasters 2017 Mar;30(1):43-46
    Department of Paediatrics, Surgical Unit, University of Pécs, Hungary.
    Burns are among the most common causes of injury in children. Several wound dressings are available to conservatively treat second-degree burns. Seventy-three children were treated with Aquacel Ag foam and Zn-hyaluronon gel to determine their effectiveness on partial thickness burns. Read More

    Effects of topical negative pressure therapy on tissue oxygenation and wound healing in vascular foot wounds.
    J Vasc Surg 2017 Jun 2. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.
    Objective: Topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy is widely used in the treatment of acute wounds in vascular patients on the basis of proposed multifactorial benefits. However, numerous recent systematic reviews have concluded that there is inadequate evidence to support its benefits at a scientific level. This study evaluated the changes in wound volume, surface area, depth, collagen deposition, and tissue oxygenation when using TNP therapy compared with traditional dressings in patients with acute high-risk foot wounds. Read More

    [Evidence of compression therapy].
    Hautarzt 2017 Jun 2. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Klinik- und Poliklinik für Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald, F.-Sauerbruchstr., 17475, Greifswald, Deutschland.
    Background: Medical compression therapy is widely used to treat phlebologic diseases. Compression bandages as well as compression stockings are used. Compression has been identified to be an effective conservative therapy for the healing of venous ulcers and other indications. Read More

    Understanding long-term silver release from surface modified porous titanium implants.
    Acta Biomater 2017 May 29. Epub 2017 May 29.
    W. M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2920, USA. Electronic address:
    Prevention of orthopedic device related infection (ODRI) using antibiotics has met with limited amount of success and is still a big concern during post-surgery. As an alternative, use of silver as an antibiotic treatment to prevent surgical infections is being used due to the well-established antimicrobial properties of silver. However, in most cases silver is used in particulate form with wound dressings or with short-term devices such as catheters but not with load-bearing implants. Read More

    Adjunctive Therapies for Bacterial Keratitis.
    Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2017 Jan-Mar;24(1):11-17
    Anterior Segment Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Bacterial keratitis is the most common type among all types of infectious keratitis. Currently, antibiotics are the main-stay of treatment. The objective of this systematic review is to review published clinical studies which discuss the adjunctive treatment of bacterial keratitis to guide clinical decision-making. Read More

    Use of an Ovine Collagen Dressing with Intact Extracellular Matrix to Improve Wound Closure Times and Reduce Expenditures in a US Military Veteran Hospital Outpatient Wound Center.
    Surg Technol Int 2017 May 24;30. Epub 2017 May 24.
    Alexandria VA Health Care System, Pineville, Louisiana.
    A novel, comprehensive decision-making and treatment algorithm was established within a US government-run military veteran hospital in an attempt to standardize the process of outpatient wound care and streamline costs. All patients were systematically evaluated and treated using the comprehensive algorithm over a span of nine months. After three months of adherence to the algorithm, the algorithm was modified to include ovine-based collagen extracellular matrix (CECM) dressings as a first-line conventional treatment strategy for all appropriate wounds. Read More

    In search of the optimal wound dressing material following total hip and knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Int Orthop 2017 Jul 11;41(7):1295-1305. Epub 2017 May 11.
    Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction Centre, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 166 Gumi-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Seoul, 463-707, Republic of Korea.
    Background: Various types of dressing materials are available for wound care following hip and knee arthroplasty. However, it is unclear if one material is more beneficial than the others in terms of wound complications and fluid handling capacity.

    Research Questions: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing alternative wound dressing materials for the post-operative management of wounds following THA and TKA with respect to (1) incidence of wound complications including infection and (2) fluid handling capacity. Read More

    Dialkylcarbamoyl Chloride Dressings in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Nonimplant Vascular Surgery.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2017 May 5. Epub 2017 May 5.
    Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK.
    Background: Dressings coated with dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC) are highly hydrophobic and irreversibly bind multiple types of bacteria, trapping them in the dressing and reducing the number of organisms at the wound surface. We aimed to assess the impact of DACC-coated postoperative dressings on the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in nonimplant vascular surgery patients.

    Methods: Two hundred patients undergoing nonimplant vascular surgery were prospectively recruited at a single vascular center. Read More

    Role of acute negative pressure wound therapy over primarily closed surgical incisions in acetabular fracture ORIF: A prospective randomized trial.
    Injury 2017 Apr 27. Epub 2017 Apr 27.
    University of Missouri, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, One Hospital Drive, N116, Columbia, MO, United States. Electronic address:
    Background: Negative pressure wound therapy use over closed surgical incisions (iNPWT) has proven to be effective at reducing hematoma, wound drainage and infection in high-risk wounds. The purpose of this study was to determine if iNPWT decreased the risk of infection in patients undergoing open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) for acetabular fractures.

    Methods: 71 patients who underwent operative intervention for an acetabular fracture between March 2008 and September 2012 consented and prospectively randomized to iNPWT or a standard postoperative (dry gauze) dressing. Read More

    Use of fat transfer to treat a chronic, non-healing, post-radiation ulcer: a case study.
    J Wound Care 2017 May;26(5):272-273
    Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.
    Objective: Problematic wound healing and ulceration in radiation-damaged tissue is a surgical challenge. Clinical studies have shown that grafting fat tissue in an irradiated area can improve the quality of the skin and has regenerative effects. This case study describes how fat transfer led to the healing of a chronic ulcer resistant to other forms of treatment. Read More

    Prehospital Interventions During Mass-Casualty Events in Afghanistan: A Case Analysis.
    Prehosp Disaster Med 2017 May 3:1-4. Epub 2017 May 3.
    4University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio,San Antonio,TexasUSA.
    Background: Mass-casualty (MASCAL) events are known to occur in the combat setting. There are very limited data at this time from the Joint Theater (Iraq and Afghanistan) wars specific to MASCAL events. The purpose of this report was to provide preliminary data for the development of prehospital planning and guidelines. Read More

    Culture-independent detection of chlorhexidine resistance genes qacA/B and smr in bacterial DNA recovered from body sites treated with chlorhexidine-containing dressings.
    J Med Microbiol 2017 Apr;66(4):447-453
    2​Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia 3​Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster, School of Health and Sports Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Brisbane, Australia.
    Purpose: Dressings containing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) are increasingly used in clinical environments for prevention of infection at central venous catheter insertion sites. Increased tolerance to this biocide in staphylococci is primarily associated with the presence of qacA/B and smr genes.

    Methodology: We used a culture-independent method to assess the prevalence of these genes in 78 DNA specimens recovered from the skin of 43 patients at catheter insertion sites in the arm that were covered with CHG dressings. Read More

    Simple Wound Irrigation in the Postoperative Treatment for Surgically Drained Spontaneous Soft Tissue Abscesses: Study Protocol for a Prospective, Single-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial.
    JMIR Res Protoc 2017 May 1;6(5):e77. Epub 2017 May 1.
    Lucerne Cantonal Hospital, Surgery Department, Lucerne, Switzerland.
    Background: Skin abscesses are a frequent encountered health care problem and lead to a significant source of morbidity. They consequently have an essential impact on the quality of life and work. To date, the type of aftercare for surgically drained abscesses remains under debate. Read More

    Skin allograft procurement and transplantation in Mashhad, Iran: Are burn patients' needs being met?
    Cell Tissue Bank 2017 Apr 24. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    Burns Operating Room, Department of Burns and Reconstructive Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
    Only a single donor's tissue may save or improve lives of one hundred patients. Unfortunately, low governmental and media support of tissue procurement and transplantation programs is a worldwide problem. Loss of an effective tissue procurement program in many countries like Iran, may lead to loss of many thousands valuable tissues each year. Read More

    Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Wilderness Medicine: Advancing Trauma Care in Austere Environments.
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 2017 May;35(2):391-407
    Madigan Army Medical Center, 9040 Jackson Ave., Tacoma, WA 98431, USA.
    Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is a set of evidence-based, best-practice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield. Military units that have trained all of their unit members in TCCC have now documented the lowest incidence of preventable deaths in the history of modern warfare and TCCC is now the standard for battlefield trauma care in the US Military. TCCC and wilderness medicine share the goal of optimizing care for patients with trauma in austere environments that impose significant challenges in both equipment and evacuation capability. Read More

    Pleural malignant mesothelioma in dental laboratory technicians: A case series.
    Am J Ind Med 2017 May;60(5):443-448
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
    Asbestos was used in dentistry as a binder in periodontal dressings and as lining material for casting rings and crucible. However, until now, only one case of malignant mesothelioma with occupational exposure to asbestos in dental practice has been reported. We present 4 pleural mesotheliomas out of 5344 cases identified in Lombardy, Italy, in 2000-2014. Read More

    Cost-effectiveness of silver dressings for paediatric partial thickness burns: An economic evaluation from a randomized controlled trial.
    Burns 2017 Jun 10;43(4):724-732. Epub 2017 Apr 10.
    Centre for Children's Burns and Trauma Research, Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Australia; Tissue Repair and Regeneration Program, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Pegg Leditschke Children's Burns Centre, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia; Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Public Health & Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Metro South Health, Australia.
    Background: Partial thickness burns of up to 10% total body surface area (TBSA) in children are common injuries primarily treated in the outpatient setting using expensive silver-containing dressings. However, economic evaluations in the paediatric burns population are lacking to assist healthcare providers when choosing which dressing to use. The aim of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of three silver dressings for partial thickness burns ≤10% TBSA in children aged 0-15 years using days to full wound re-epithelialization as the health outcome. Read More

    Surgery-Related Contact Dermatitis: A Review of Potential Irritants and Allergens.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 Apr 7. Epub 2017 Apr 7.
    Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, Calif.
    Surgical procedures utilize an increasing number of medical products including antiseptics, anesthetics, gloves, suture materials, tissue adhesives, topical antibiotics, and bandages. Many of these products have irritant potential. Allergic contact dermatitis has also been reported. Read More

    Improvised Vacuum-Assisted Closure for severe neck infection in poorly equipped conditions.
    J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Apr 6. Epub 2017 Apr 6.
    Service d'ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico-Maxillo-faciale, CHU Sylvanus Olympio, 08 BP 8146 Lomé, Togo.
    Introduction: Dental infections are common and are mainly due to dental caries. When left untreated, these infections can lead to severe life-threatening sepsis.

    Case Report: The authors reported a case of a severe odontogenic deep neck space infection in a 54-year-old male. Read More

    The Efficacy of Versajet™ Hydrosurgery System in Burn Surgery. A Systematic Review.
    J Burn Care Res 2017 Apr 4. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
    From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Democritus University in Thrace, Dragana, Alexandroupolis, Greece; and Department of Orthopaedics, Red Cross Hospital, Athens, Greece.
    Prompt debridement of burns and early grafting increase survival rates while reducing morbidity and length of hospitalization. Among the debridement methods, hydrosurgery is gaining popularity during the last decade. This review aims to review all available clinical evidence regarding the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of the hydrosurgical management of burns. Read More

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of single-use negative pressure wound therapy dressings (sNPWT) to reduce surgical site complications (SSC) in routine primary hip and knee replacements.
    Wound Repair Regen 2017 Apr 1. Epub 2017 Apr 1.
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Hospital Foundation Trust, Gobowen, Oswestry, SY10 7AG.
    We sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of single-use negative pressure wound therapy in patients undergoing primary hip and knee replacements using effectiveness data from a recently completed non-blinded randomized controlled trial. A decision analytic model was developed from UK National Health Service perspective using data from a single-centre trial. 220 patients were randomized to treatment with either single-use negative pressure wound therapy or standard care i. Read More

    Ludwik Bierkowski and the early days of general anaesthesia in the Polish soil in February 1847.
    Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2017 ;49(1):1-5
    Chair of History of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Cracow, Poland.
    Ludwik Bierkowski belonged to the elite of surgeons of the first half of the 19th century. Educated in an excellent German university, Bierkowski had in-depth and comprehensive knowledge, a wide range of practical skills and was continuously eager to search for new solutions. He introduced cotton wool for wound dressings, experimentally determined the conditions of blood transfusions and published two outstanding anatomo-surgical atlases, which ranks him among the leading physicians of those days. Read More

    Prophylactic vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) in the prevention of postoperative surgical site infections in pediatric patients with contaminated laparotomy incisions.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Mar;96(13):e6511
    aDepartment of Pediatric General Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Children's Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing bDepartment of Pathology, Linyi People's Hospital, Linyi, Shandong Province cMinistry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, Children's Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, P.R. China.
    Surgical site infection (SSI) continues to be an issue in abdominal surgery, especially for contaminated (class III) and dirty-infected (class IV) wounds. Vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) was reported effective in the management of various types of wounds or skin grafts. Our goal was to investigate the efficacy of prophylactic VSD to better orient their medicosurgical care of high-risk incisions following laparotomy in a pediatric population. Read More

    Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Complete Circumferential Defects of the Upper Extremity.
    Arch Plast Surg 2017 Mar 15;44(2):117-123. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
    Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
    Background: Upper extremity soft tissue defects with complete circumferential involvement are not common. Coupled with the unique anatomy of the upper extremity, the underlying etiology of such circumferential soft tissue defects represent additional reconstructive challenges that require treatment to be tailored to both the patient and the wound. The aim of this study is to review the various options for soft tissue reconstruction of complete circumferential defects in the upper extremity. Read More

    Primary Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis: A Systematic Treatment Review.
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Mar 24. Epub 2017 Mar 24.
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Jena, Erfurter Straße 35, Jena, 07743, Germany.
    Background: Primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis (PLCA) is characterized by extracellular deposition of heterogenic amyloid proteins in the skin without systemic involvement. Lichen amyloidosis, macular amyloidosis, and (primary localized cutaneous) nodular amyloidosis are different subtypes of PLCA.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to review the current reported treatment options for PLCA. Read More

    An Alternative Treatment Strategy for Complicated Chronic Wounds: Negative Pressure Therapy over Mesh Skin Graft.
    Biomed Res Int 2017 19;2017:8395219. Epub 2017 Feb 19.
    "Valdoni" Surgery Department, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Roma, Italy.
    Extensive skin defect represents a real problem and major challenge in plastic and reconstructive surgery. On one hand, skin grafts offer a practical method to deal with skin defects despite their unsuitability for several complicated wounds. On the other hand, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), applied before skin grafting, promotes granulation tissue growth. Read More

    Two Decades of Saving Lives on the Battlefield: Tactical Combat Casualty Care Turns 20.
    Mil Med 2017 Mar;182(3):e1563-e1568
    Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Joint Trauma System, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78234.
    Background: Twenty years ago, the original Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) article was published in this journal. Since TCCC is essentially a set of best-practice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield, the presence of a journal with a specific focus on military medicine was a profound benefit to the initial presentation of TCCC to the U.S. Read More

    Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings in the management and prevention of wound infection: a systematic review.
    J Wound Care 2017 Mar;26(3):107-114
    Professor of Vascular Surgery and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2JZ, UK.
    Objective: Dialkylcarbomoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings (Leukomed Sorbact and Cutimed Sorbact) irreversibly bind bacteria at the wound surface that are then removed when the dressing is changed. They are a recent addition to the wound care professional's armamentarium and have been used in a variety of acute and chronic wounds. This systematic review aims to assess the evidence supporting the use of DACC-coated dressings in the clinical environment. Read More

    Management of acute complex traumatic wound with a dermal regeneration template: Case report.
    S Afr J Surg 2016 Nov;54(4):52
    Department: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Burns, Kimberley Hospital Complex, Northern Cape Province.
    Background: Acute complex traumatic wounds of the lower limbs are usually managed by a combination of multiple debridements, dressing changes, and specialized surgical procedures which may include tissue transfers for the reconstruction of the soft tissue injury. The recovery is lengthy, and the outcome dependent on the initial injury, the surgical procedures undertaken and rehabilitation programs with a multidisciplinary team.

    Method: A nine-year-old male patient presented to Kimberly Hospital with an extensive soft tissue injury of the leg associated with a tibia fracture caused by a high velocity pedestrian vehicle accident. Read More

    A refined surgical treatment modality for bromhidrosis: Subcutaneous scissor with micropore.
    Dermatol Ther 2017 May 6;30(3). Epub 2017 Mar 6.
    Department of Dermatology, Third People's Hospital of Hangzhou, Affiliated Third Hospital of Hangzhou, Anhui Medical University, Hangzhou Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Hangzhou, China.
    Axillary bromhidrosis has a strong negative effect on one's social life. A high success rate and few complications are criteria for a surgical treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate a new surgical treatment modality for bromhidrosis: subcutaneous scissor with micropore. Read More

    Wounds difficult to heal: an effective treatment strategy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 2017 03 1. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
    Dept of Anatomy, Histology, Forensic Medicine and Orthopedics - "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy.
    Objective: Treatment of wounds difficult to heal concerns 50% of the elderly population in Italy and is therefore an extreme relevance social burden. The present study shows how the treatment with autologous leuco-platelets reduces the healing time of wounds improving the functional recovery.

    Patients And Methods: One hundred patients with ulcers of the legs were divided in two groups: 1) 50 patients treated with conventional therapies; 2) 50 patients treated with autologous leuco-platelet concentrate (LPC) and HYAFF as a scaffold. Read More

    Evaluation of horn bud wound healing following cautery disbudding of preweaned dairy calves treated with aluminum-based aerosol bandage.
    J Dairy Sci 2017 May 2;100(5):3922-3929. Epub 2017 Mar 2.
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523. Electronic address:
    Pain management during and following disbudding procedures has been studied extensively, though few studies have evaluated wound healing following cautery disbudding in dairy calves. The purpose of this study was to observe wound healing following cautery disbudding with or without treatment using a topical aluminum-based aerosol bandage (ALU) in preweaned dairy calves. Dairy calves were disbudded within the first 3 wk of life using a standard cautery disbudding protocol. Read More

    Wound management of ulcerated haemangioma of infancy - an audit.
    Int Wound J 2017 Mar 1. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
    The Royal Children's Hospital, Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
    Haemangioma of infancy, a benign tumour of blood vessels, is the most common tumour of infancy. Ulceration, the most common complication, presents a unique wound care challenge. A retrospective audit of medical records of children with haemangioma of infancy who presented to the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, between January 2000 and December 2014 was undertaken with an aim to examine wound management of ulcerated haemangioma of infancy. Read More

    Applying vacuum to accomplish reduced wound infections in laparoscopic pediatric surgery.
    J Pediatr Surg 2017 May 30;52(5):849-852. Epub 2017 Jan 30.
    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Department of Pediatrics & Child Health and Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Electronic address:
    Introduction: The prevention of surgical site infections has received little attention in pediatric surgery. Negative pressure wound therapy is used to treat complex wounds. We hypothesized that this principle could reduce wound infection rates following laparoscopic surgery. Read More

    Pseudoaneurysm of the Radial Artery on the Hand Secondary to Stabbing.
    Ann Vasc Surg 2017 May 27;41:280.e7-280.e10. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Department of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Pseudoaneurysm of the radial artery is extremely rare. It usually occurs secondary to trauma, interventional procedures, and infections. Symptoms occur due to mass effect by the pseudoaneurysm, digital ischemia, or nerve suppression. Read More

    Safety and Effectiveness of Enoxaparin as Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis after Gastric Cancer Surgery in Japanese Patients.
    Am Surg 2016 Dec;82(12):1232-1237
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan.
    Routine prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been recommended after surgery not only in the West but also in Asia recently. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of enoxaparin as a prophylaxis in patients undergoing distal, proximal, or total gastrectomy (TG) for gastric cancers. A total of 565 patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

    A case of IV degree on acute radiation dermatitis in China.
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2017 2;32:19-21. Epub 2017 Feb 2.
    Department of Drug, Jilin University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Changchun, 130021, China. Electronic address:
    This report investigates the nursing procedure of a case of adjuvant therapy of rectal cancer on IV degree of acute radiation dermatitis patients in the penis and scrotum junction. The lesion degree gradually increased. Fixation of the dressing was difficult in the penis and scrotum junction. Read More

    A Biodegradable Hemostatic Gelatin/Polycaprolactone Composite for Surgical Hemostasis.
    Ann Plast Surg 2017 Mar;78(3 Suppl 2):S124-S128
    From the *Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center; †Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University; and ‡Department of Orthopedics, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
    Massive bleeding is the leading cause of battlefield-related deaths and the second leading cause of deaths in civilian trauma centers. One of the challenges of managing severe wounds is the need to promote hemostasis as quickly as possible, which can be achieved by using hemostatic dressings. In this study, we fabricated 2 kinds of gelatin/polycaprolactone composites with 2 ratios of gelatin/polycaprolactone, 1:1 and 2:1 (GP11 and GP21, respectively). Read More

    Current approach to liver traumas.
    Int J Surg 2017 Mar 11;39:255-259. Epub 2017 Feb 11.
    Kartal Research and Education Hospital, Turkey.
    Introduction: Liver injuries remain major obstacle for successful treatment, due to size and location of the liver. Requirement for surgery should be determined by clinical factors, most notably hemodynamical state. In this present study we tried to declare our approach to liver traumas. Read More

    Prevention of postsurgical wound dehiscence after abdominal surgery with NPWT: a multicentre randomised controlled trial protocol.
    J Wound Care 2017 Feb;26(Sup2):S23-S26
    Professor of Primary Health Care and Community, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia; and Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (WMICRC); and Silver Chain Group, WA, Australia.
    Objective: The effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the prevention of postoperative surgical wound dehiscence (SWD) is the subject of much debate and remains to be determined. This study will identify individuals at risk of postoperative SWD and trial the use of NPWT as a prophylactic measure against the occurrence of SWD, compared with a non-NPWT standard surgical dressing (SSD).

    Method: A prospective multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing NPWT dressing against standard surgical dressings (SSD) will be conducted. Read More

    Healing of an arterial leg ulcer by compression bandaging: a case report.
    J Wound Care 2017 Feb;26(Sup2):S18-S22
    Emeritus Professor, SERGAS (Service Galego of Health) LUGO/Spain.
    This case report demonstrates that arterial ulcers may heal with compression therapy. The patient was a 72-year-old woman with elevated blood pressure and type II diabetes mellitus, who underwent angiography because of a painful, non-healing ulcer over the shin. The angiography showed multisegment arterial occlusive disease, not amenable to surgical revascularisation. Read More

    [Management of lymphatic fistulas in the groin from a surgeon's perspective].
    Chirurg 2017 Feb 8. Epub 2017 Feb 8.
    Contilia Herz- und Gefäßzentrum, Klinik für Gefäßchirurgie und Phlebologie, Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Essen, Essen, Deutschland.
    Background: The postoperative occurrence of lymph fistulas in the groin is a complication that should be taken seriously. These fistulas cause an increase in morbidity and can support local and ascending infections. The treatment of this complication ranges from conservative procedures, such as compression dressings and bed rest to operative treatment with detection of the fistulas and ligation, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) or even muscle flaps. Read More

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