13,381 results match your criteria Surgical Dressings

Closed-wound negative pressure therapy dressing after loop ostomy closure: a retrospective comparative study.

Sci Rep 2022 May 12;12(1):7790. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Visceral Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), University of Lausanne (UNIL), 26, Rue du Bugnon, 1010, Lausanne, Suisse.

Closed-wound negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) dressings were recently introduced with the purpose to reduce incisional surgical site infections (iSSI) in high-risk wounds. The aim of this study was to compare iSSI rates in patients after ostomy closure with and without additional application of a closed-wound NPWT dressing. Single-center retrospective analysis of consecutive patients undergoing ileo- or colostomy closure over an 8-year period (January 2013-January 2021). Read More

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Effectiveness of moist dressings in wound healing after surgical suturing: A Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Int Wound J 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

The moist healing theory proves that a moderately moist and airtight environment is conducive to wound healing. However, different moist dressings have different functions. We aim to evaluate the effects of moist dressings on wound healing after surgical suturing and identify superior moist dressings. Read More

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Applying a Silver-containing Dressing to the Incision Site and Its Effect on the Development of Surgical Site Infection After Ostomy Closure: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Pilot Study.

Wound Manag Prev 2022 Apr;68(4):34-43

Health Sciences University, Medical School, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Surgical site infections (SSIs) can occur after colorectal surgery. Ionic silver has been used to prevent the development of SSIs. New-generation dressings, defined as total occlusive ionic silver-containing dressings, have been shown to reduce bacterial colonization in SSIs. Read More

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A systemic review and a meta-analysis on the influences of closed incisions in orthopaedic trauma surgery by negative pressure wound treatment compared with conventional dressings.

Int Wound J 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the influences of closed incisions in orthopaedic trauma surgery (OTS) by negative pressure wound treatment (NPWT) compared with conventional dressings. A systematic literature search up to March 2022 was done and 14 studies included 3935 subjects with OTS at the start of the study; 2023 of them used NPWT and 1912 were conventional dressings. They were reporting relationships between the influences of closed incisions in OTS by NPWT compared with conventional dressings. Read More

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Prevalence, antimicrobial resistance profile, and characterization of multi-drug resistant bacteria from various infected wounds in North Egypt.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2022 Apr 15;29(4):2978-2988. Epub 2022 Jan 15.

Polymer Materials Research Department, Advanced Technology and New Materials Research Institute (ATNMRI), City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications (SRTA-City), New Borg El-Arab City, P.O. Box: 21934, Alexandria, Egypt.

Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria associated with wounds are extremely escalating. This study aims to survey different wounds in Alexandria hospitals, North Egypt, to explore the prevalence and characteristics of MDR bacteria for future utilization in antibacterial wound dressing designs. Among various bacterial isolates, we determined 22 MDR bacteria could resist different classes of antibiotics. Read More

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Kinesiotaping therapy for midshaft clavicular fractures: a randomised trial study.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):143-150

Midshaft clavicle fractures with shortening by less than 2 cm or minimal displacement without neurovascular injury can be treated conservatively. We hypothesized that kinesiotaping reduces the disadvantages of conservative treatment, such as early-phase pain, high nonunion rates, and a prolonged time to return to work, and yields better clinical and functional outcomes. Forty patients were randomly divided into the arm slings only (group S) or arm sling with kinesiotaping therapy group (group K). Read More

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Effect of honey dressing material on palatal wound healing after harvesting a free gingival graft: a prospective randomized case control study.

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022 Apr;26(8):2662-2668

Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: The aim of this prospective randomized case-control study was to understand the clinical benefits and effect of honey as a dressing material on palatal wound healing after harvesting free gingival graft (FGG).

Patients And Methods: This prospective randomized case-control study was conducted on a sample of 20 patients with 10 patients in each group. Medihoney dressing material was applied to the donor site in the test group, whereas no dressing material was applied to the control group. Read More

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Kinesiology tape increases muscle tone, stiffness, and elasticity: Effects of the direction of tape application.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2022 Apr 20;30:176-180. Epub 2022 Jan 20.

Institute of Biomedicine and School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

The claim that the effects of kinesiology tape are different depending on the direction of tape application needs to be clearly ascertained. This study aimed to determine the immediate effects of two forearm kinesiology tape applications on muscle tone, stiffness, and elasticity of young individuals. Thirty-nine participants (15 men and 24 women) were randomized (1:1:1) to: the facilitatory group, receiving kinesiology tape applied from origin to insertion; the inhibitory group, receiving kinesiology tape applied from insertion to origin; or, a control group, without any intervention. Read More

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A Cohort Study of Rivaroxaban Combined with D-Dimer Dynamic Monitoring in the Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Knee Arthroplasty.

Comput Math Methods Med 2022 19;2022:3965039. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Jincheng People's Hospital Orthopaedic Ward 1 Shanxi 048026, Orthopaedic Ward of Jincheng People's Hospital, No. 456 Wenchang East Street, Jincheng District, Shanxi Province, China.

Objective: To explore the cohort study of rivaroxaban combined with D-dimer dynamic monitoring in the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after knee arthroplasty.

Methods: Eighty-four patients with knee osteoarthritis who went through total knee arthroplasty from June 2019 to June 2021 in our hospital were arbitrarily assigned into the study group and the control group. The patients in the control group were cured with rivaroxaban anticoagulation after operation, and the study group was cured with dynamic monitoring of D-dimer on the basis of the control group. Read More

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Successful treatment of Gustilo type 3C open tibial fracture with a massive muscles and soft tissues wasting: A case report.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 Apr 4;76:103580. Epub 2022 Apr 4.

Department of Nephrology, Al Assad and Al Mouwasat University Hospitals, Damascus University- Faculty of Medicine, Damascus, Syria.

Introduction And Importance: Gustilo-Anderson type 3 open tibial fractures are commonly accompanied by extensive damage and serious complications, especially in types 3B and 3C.

Case Presentation: A 25-year-old male was transferred after motor vehicle accident and the emergent choice was an above-knee amputation in other two hospital. A left open distal tibial fracture (Gustilo type 3C) with a wide and contaminated soft tissues defect, that extended from the knee to the midfoot, is accompanied by wasting of the anterior compartment muscles and ruptured of the anterior tibial artery. Read More

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Five-year outcomes for patients sustaining severe fractures of the lower limb : mid-term results from the Wound management for Open Lower Limb Fracture (WOLLF) trial.

Bone Joint J 2022 May;104-B(5):633-639

Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Aims: The aim of this study was to report the outcomes of patients with severe open fractures of the lower limb in the five years after they took part in the Wound management for Open Lower Limb Fracture (WOLLF) trial.

Methods: The WOLLF trial compared standard dressings to negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) applied at the end of the first surgical wound debridement, and patients were followed-up for 12 months. At 12 months, 170 of the original 460 participants agreed to take part in this medium-term follow-up study. Read More

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Application of PREVENA (Surgical Incision Protection System) in reducing surgical site infections following reversal of ileostomy or colostomy: the PRIC study protocol.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2022 May 29;37(5):1215-1221. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, St James's Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Aim: There is a current lack of evidence in the literature to support the routine use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSI) in the setting of ileostomy or colostomy reversal. The aim of this study is to examine whether routine NPWT confers a lower rate of SSI than conventional dressings following reversal of ileostomy or colostomy.

Methods: The PRIC study is a randomized, controlled, open-label, multi-centre superiority trial to assess whether routine NPWT following wound closure confers a lower rate of SSI following reversal of ileostomy or colostomy when compared to conventional dressings. Read More

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Negative pressure wound therapy for surgical wounds healing by primary closure.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2022 04 26;4:CD009261. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.

Background: Indications for the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are broad and include prophylaxis for surgical site infections (SSIs). Existing evidence for the effectiveness of NPWT on postoperative wounds healing by primary closure remains uncertain.

Objectives: To assess the effects of NPWT for preventing SSI in wounds healing through primary closure, and to assess the cost-effectiveness of NPWT in wounds healing through primary closure. Read More

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Sutureless circumcision using monopolar diathermy and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate is safe and effective in a cohort of 634 post-neonatal prepubescent boys.

J Pediatr Urol 2022 Apr 11. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Section of Pediatric Urology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine, 5730 Glenridge Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Circumcision is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world, with one-third of males circumcised globally. Post-neonatal, prepubescent sutured circumcision demonstrates complication rates ranging from 1.7% to 9. Read More

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Development of a Hemostatic Urinary Catheter for Transurethral Prostatic Surgical Applications: Hemostatic Urinary Catheter.

Urology 2022 Apr 22. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

The Center for Regenerative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR. Electronic address:

Objective: To investigate a novel transurethral hemostatic catheter device with an integrated chitosan endoluminal hemostatic dressing (CEHD). Development and implementation of this technology may help address bleeding following surgery such as transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). Bleeding remains the most common complication following TURP, leading to increased morbidity and hospitalization. Read More

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Can "domino" therapy effectively treat the infection around the prosthesis after the limb salvage surgery of bone tumor? - A study of sequential therapy.

Int J Surg 2022 Apr 19;101:106630. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, 310000, China; Orthopedics Research Institute of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310000, China; Key Laboratory of Motor System Disease Research and Precision Therapy of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, 310000, China. Electronic address:

Background: Tumor resection and prosthetic replacement have become the treatments of choice for malignant bone tumors. Infections are the leading cause of failure of limb salvage surgeries. Therefore, treating infections around prostheses after limb salvage is essential and challenging. Read More

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Improving venous ulcer outcomes.

Laura Bolton

Wounds 2022 Apr;34(4):116-118

Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, New Jersey; Department of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are caused by compromised flow of venous and lymphatic fluids from the lower leg toward the central circulatory system. They are one of the most common types of chronic wounds, affecting 3% to 5% of those 65 years of age and older.¹ Most VLUs heal within 12 weeks with sustained lower leg compression sufficient to reduce the edema associated with venous insufficiency. Read More

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A strategy to enable rapid healing and prevent recurrence of venous ulcers.

Wounds 2022 Apr;34(4):99-105

Okamura Memorial Hospital, Sunto-gun, Japan.

Introduction: Venous ulcers are often intractable.

Objective: The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the effectiveness of endovenous ablation, compression therapy, moist wound healing, and skin care in the management of venous ulcers.

Materials And Methods: Twenty-eight consecutive patients (10 male, 18 female; mean age, 70. Read More

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An injectable hemostatic PEG-based hydrogel with on-demand dissolution features for emergency care.

Acta Biomater 2022 Apr 15. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science, Shanghai Stomatological Hospital and School of Stomatology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, China.

Uncontrolled bleeding from internal noncompressible wounds is a major cause of prehospital death in military personnel and civilian populations. An ideal hemostatic sealant for emergency care should quickly control blood loss and be removed without debridement for the follow-up treatment in the operating room, yet the lack of suitable materials to meet both requirements is the bottleneck. Herein, we suggest an injectable and dissolvable hydrogel sealant for hemorrhage management of noncompressible wounds. Read More

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Silver dressing in the management of an infant's urachal anomaly infected with methicillin-resistant : A case report.

World J Clin Cases 2022 Mar;10(8):2629-2636

Department of Neonatology Nursing, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China.

Background: Symptomatic urachal anomalies are rare disorders. The management of urachal remnants has historically been surgical excision because of the connection between urachal remnants and risk of malignancy development later in life. However, recent literature suggests that urachal anomalies that do not extend to the bladder can be treated with conservative management. Read More

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An Overview on the Recent Advances in the Treatment of Infected Wounds: Antibacterial Wound Dressings.

Macromol Biosci 2022 Apr 14:e2200014. Epub 2022 Apr 14.

Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2BX, UK.

A wound can be surgical cuts from an operation or due to accident and trauma. The infected wound, as a result of bacteria growth within the damaged skin, interrupts the natural wound healing process and significantly impacts the quality of life. Wound dressing is an important segment of the skincare industry with its economic burden estimated at $ 20. Read More

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Reconstruction of complex plantar forefoot defects using free tissue flaps combined with contralateral instep thick skin grafts.

J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2022 Jan-Apr;30(1):10225536221094258

Department of Foot and Ankle, 74735Wuxi NO.9 People's Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Wuxi, P. R. China.

Purpose: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of using free tissue flap combined with contralateral instep thick plantar skin in reconstructing complex plantar forefoot defects.

Methods: During the past 8 years, 15 patients, aged 25-60 years, with defects in the soft-tissue and composite bone of the forefoot were treated. Their defects were caused by trauma. Read More

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The effects of negative pressure wound therapy on wounds with cerebrospinal fluid leakages.

J Wound Care 2022 Apr;31(4):348-351

Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, US.

Objective: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been widely used for a variety of wounds with good outcomes. However, it is contraindicated in the management of wounds with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakages. The reason is the fear of a sudden shift of CSF fluid as a result of suction leading to brain herniation or coning. Read More

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IV3000 semi-occlusive dressing use in simple and complex fingertip injuries: efficacy and affordability.

J Wound Care 2022 Apr;31(4):340-347

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK.

Objective: This study aimed to explore the efficacy of the IV3000 semi-occlusive, transparent adhesive film dressing in the non-surgical management of simple as well as more complex fingertip injuries.

Method: In this qualitative study, patients with fingertip injuries were prospectively recruited and treated conservatively with the dressing between 2015 and 2017. Inclusion criteria included any fingertip injury with tissue loss and patient consent for non-surgical treatment consistent with the study protocol. Read More

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Effect of the Kanghuier Transparent Hydrocolloid Dressing in Preventing Central Venous Catheter Infection and Phlebitis after Cardiac Surgery.

Comput Math Methods Med 2022 1;2022:4700257. Epub 2022 Apr 1.

Department of General Surgery, Zhuhai People's Hospital (Zhuhai Hospital Affiliated with Jinan University), Zhuhai, Guangzhou 519000, China.

Background: As cardiac surgery is complicated, time-consuming, and traumatic, it may cause great damage to the patient's body. Therefore, postoperative indwelling venous catheters are required for hemodynamic monitoring and rapid fluid replenishment. Intravenous catheterization infection can easily lead to phlebitis, which not only affects the success of the operation and patient recovery but may also lead to death in severe cases. Read More

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Skin oncoplasties: O-to-Z technique a technique of choice in situation of limited resources? Case of Burkina Faso.

World J Surg Oncol 2022 Apr 7;20(1):113. Epub 2022 Apr 7.

Dermatology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Background: In developing countries, the long delays in consultation lead to a delay in diagnosis and management of the skin tumors. The lesions are often large and bring the problem of skin coverage after their resections. Several reconstruction techniques allow skin coverage. Read More

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Progress in Hydrogels for Skin Wound Repair.

Macromol Biosci 2022 Apr 6:e2100475. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Department of Polymer Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200444, P. R. China.

As the first defensive line between the human body and the outside world, the skin is vulnerable to damage from the external environment. Skin wounds can be divided into acute wounds (mechanical injuries, chemical injuries, and surgical wounds, etc.) and chronic wounds (burns, infections, diabetes, etc. Read More

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Conservative management of massive localised lymphoedema using compression wraps: a case study.

Sarah Longhurst

Br J Community Nurs 2022 Apr;27(Sup4):S40-S42

Clinical Specialist Nurse Lymphoedema, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

Massive localised lymphoedema (MLL) is an issue that affects patients with obesity. Much of the literature surrounding MLL focuses upon surgical management. This case study will explore the conservative management of a patient with MLL of the distal thighs. Read More

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Single use negative-pressure wound therapy compared to standard care in patients after carbon dioxide laser surgery for hidradenitis suppurativa.

Dermatol Ther 2022 Apr 3:e15483. Epub 2022 Apr 3.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

Negative pressure wound therapy is a commonly used treatment modality for surgical wounds healing by secondary intention. In an open, split side study with 12 patients, we compared low negative pressure wound therapy to conventional foam dressing the first postoperative week after carbon dioxide laser vaporization of hidradenitis suppurativa lesions. The primary outcome was time to complete wound healing, comparing the two intervention sites. Read More

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The effectiveness of silver-containing hydrofiber dressing compared with topical silver sulfadiazine cream in pediatric patients with deep partial-thickness burns: a retrospective review.

Wound Manag Prev 2022 03;68(3):29-36

First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, PR China.

Background: Deep partial-thickness (DPT) burns are a common pediatric burn injury and involve the limbs and trunk. Initial management of a pediatric burn is conservative and consists of wound dressings and creams to optimize the environment for reepithelialization. Silver-containing Hydrofiber dressings (SHDs) and silver sulfadiazine (SS) cream are used widely to treat burn wounds. Read More

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