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Recent perspectives of nanotechnology in burn wounds management: a review.

Ruan Na Tian Wei

J Wound Care 2021 May;30(5):350-370

Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Objective: The burden of the management of problematic skin wounds characterised by a compromised skin barrier is growing rapidly. Almost six million patients are affected in the US alone, with an estimated market of $25 billion annually. There is an urgent requirement for efficient mechanism-based treatments and more efficacious drug delivery systems. Read More

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[Traction-assisted Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Pediatric Poststernotomy Mediastinitis:Report of Two Cases].

Kyobu Geka 2021 Feb;74(2):121-124

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Akita University, Akita, Japan.

We herein report two cases of pediatric poststernotomy mediastinitis treated by traction-assisted negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with Zip Surgical Skin Closure (Zip), which is a non-invasive skin closure device. We used this device with NPWT in cases of pediatric poststernotomy mediastinitis to stabilize the sternum and reduce the natural retractive forces of the skin. The patients were two boys (two and three months old), with an onset of infection at 13 and eight postoperative days, respectively. Read More

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February 2021

Negative pressure wound therapy does not decrease postoperative wound complications in patients undergoing mastectomy and flap fixation.

Sci Rep 2021 May 5;11(1):9620. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Surgery, Zuyderland Medical Center, Postbus 5500, 6130 MB, Sittard, The Netherlands.

Patients and breast cancer surgeons are frequently confronted with wound complications after mastectomy. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a promising technique for preventing wound complications after skin closure in elective surgery. However, a clinical study evaluating postoperative complications following the use of NPWT, focusing solely on closed incisions in patients undergoing mastectomy, has yet to be performed. Read More

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Peri-incisional perfusion does not differ between running versus interrupted Allgöwer-Donati suture technique in ankle fracture surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial of wound perfusion.

OTA Int 2021 Mar 18;4(1):e097. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Objectives: To compare peri-incisional perfusion, perfusion impairment and wound closure time between the conventional interrupted Allgöwer-Donati (IAD) technique and a modified running Allgöwer-Donati (RAD) technique in ankle fracture surgery.

Design: Prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial.

Setting: Level I and II trauma centers. Read More

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Scapholunate ligament 360° procedure.

Bone Joint J 2021 May;103-B(5):939-945

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Aims: The purpose was to evaluate early clinical, patient-reported, and radiological outcomes of the scapholunate ligament 360° tenodesis (SL 360) technique for treatment of scapholunate (SL) instability.

Methods: We studied the results of nine patients (eight males and one female with a mean age of 44.7 years (26 to 55)) who underwent the SL 360 procedure for reducible SL instability between January 2016 and June 2019, and who were identified from retrospective review of electronic medical records. Read More

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Modified technique of closing the port site after multiport thoracoscopic surgery using the shingled suture technique: a single centre experience.

BMC Surg 2021 Apr 30;21(1):223. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Binzhou Medical University Hospital, No. 661 Huanghe 2nd Road, Binzhou, 256603, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

Background: Due to improvements in operative techniques and medical equipment, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has become a mainstay of thoracic surgery. Nevertheless, in multiport thoracoscopic surgery, there have been no substantial advances related to the improvement of the esthetics of the site of the chest tube kept for postoperative drainage of intrathoracic fluid and decompression of air leak after thoracoscopic surgery. Leakage of fluid and air around the site of the chest tube can be extremely bothersome to patients. Read More

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Double collagen matrix grafting for dural closure in microvascular decompression: an alternative use of autologous fascial grafting.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

Background: Watertight dural closure is a crucial step in preventing postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and subsequent infection in posterior fossa surgery. The aim of this study is to assess an alternative use of collagen matrix double grafting in microvascular decompression (MVD).

Methods: Dural closure using double collagen matrix grafts was retrospectively compared with autologous fascial grafting in 120 patients who underwent MVD. Read More

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Repair Exposure of the Postauricular Tissue Expander Using the Modified Brent Method: A 7-Year Experience.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Apr 29:1455613211007967. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Ear Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Shijingshan District, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Objectives: Ear reconstruction is a challenging surgery for the complicated conditions in patients with microtia. The tissue expansion techniques were necessary and relatively safe for patients with insufficient soft tissue. However, complications such as necrosis of expanded flap and exposure of tissue expander limited the popularization of this method. Read More

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[Prophylaxis of parastomal, perineal and incisional hernias in colorectal surgery].

Chirurg 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie, Universitätsklinik für Viszeralchirurgie, Pius Hospital Oldenburg, Medizinischer Campus Universität Oldenburg, Georgstraße 12, 26121, Oldenburg, Deutschland.

This article gives an overview of the relevant evidence from the literature on the topic of prophylactic use of meshes to prevent incisional and parastomal hernias in colorectal surgery. In addition, based on a structured literature search the incidence of hernias in colorectal surgery over the past 5 years was analyzed. A slight majority (54%) of articles recommended the use of prophylactic mesh implantation in colorectal surgery. Read More

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Analysis of risk factors for cesarean scar diverticulum: A STROBE-compliant case-control study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(17):e25757

Department of Gynecology, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, PR China.

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the relevant factors that affect the risk of cesarean scar diverticulum (CSD).A retrospective, case-control study was designed among women with a history of cesarean section (CS) who were admitted in Zhejiang Tongde Hospital from January 2017 to December 2019. Women with missing information were excluded. Read More

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[Reconstruction of oncological defects of the perianal region].

Chirurg 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Plastisch- und Handchirurgische Klinik und Labor für Tissue Engineering und Regenerative Medizin, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU, Krankenhausstraße 12, 91054, Erlangen, Deutschland.

In addition to the progressive development of surgical oncological techniques for malignant tumors of the rectum, anal canal and vulva, reconstructive procedures after oncological interventions in the perianal region represent a cornerstone in the postoperative quality of life of patients. Modern treatment modalities for rectal cancer with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy increase the survival rate and simultaneously reduce the risk of local recurrence to 5-10%, especially by cylindrical extralevatory extirpation of the rectum. The price for increased surgical radicality and improved oncological safety is the acceptance of larger tissue defects. Read More

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Interrupted sutures prevent recurrent abdominal fascial dehiscence: a comparative retrospective single center cohort analysis of risk factors of burst abdomen and its recurrence as well as surgical repair techniques.

BMC Surg 2021 Apr 26;21(1):208. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Visceral, Transplant, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Leipzig, Liebigstraße 20, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Burst abdomen (BA) is a severe complication after abdominal surgery, which often requires urgent repair. However, evidence on surgical techniques to prevent burst abdomen recurrence (BAR) is scarce.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with BA comparing them to patients with superficial surgical site infections from the years 2015 to 2018. Read More

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In ovo electroporation of chicken limb bud ectoderm: Electroporation to chick limb ectoderm.

Dev Dyn 2021 Apr 25. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Background: Deciphering how ectodermal tissues form, and how they maintain their integrity, is crucial for understanding epidermal development and pathogenesis. However, lack of simple and rapid gene manipulation techniques limits genetic studies to elucidate mechanisms underlying these events.

Results: Here we describe an easy method for electroporation of chick limb bud ectoderm enabling gene manipulation during ectoderm development and wound healing. Read More

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Cesarean myomectomy: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2021 Apr 24;15(1):193. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Adesh institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India.

Background: Routine myomectomy at the time of cesarean section has been condemned in the past due to fear of uncontrolled hemorrhage and peripartum hysterectomy. It is still a topic of debate worldwide. However, in recent years, many case studies of cesarean myomectomy have been published validating its safety without any significant complications. Read More

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Complex ventral hernia repair in a child: An association of botulinum toxin, progressive pneumoperitoneum and negative pressure therapy. A case report on an arising surgical technique.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 23;81:105828. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital de Clínicas, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Introduction: The purpose of this manuscript is to report the management of a child born with giant omphalocele (GO) that developed a complex ventral hernia secondary to an unsuccessful attempt of closing the primary defect.

Presentation Of Case: The patient underwent a one-step surgery to correct a ventral hernia associated with a largely prolapsed enteroatmospheric fistula (EAF) along with an ileostomy. It was managed by a pre-operative association of botulinum toxin agent (BTA) application with preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP) and trans-operative negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) dressing with staged abdominal closure. Read More

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Application of endoscopic technique in completely occluded anastomosis with anastomotic separation after radical resection of colon cancer: a case report and literature review.

BMC Surg 2021 Apr 20;21(1):201. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China.

Background: Anastomosis-related complications are common after the radical resection of colon cancer. Among such complications, severe stenosis or completely occluded anastomosis (COA) are uncommon in clinical practice, and the separation of the anastomosis is even rarer. For such difficult problems as COA or anastomotic separation, clinicians tend to adopt surgical interventions, and few clinicians try to solve them through endoscopic operations. Read More

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[Laparoscopic circular stapled gastrointestinal anastomosis using novel device of sealed cap access after total laparoscopic gastrectomy].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Apr;24(4):370-371

Department of General Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China.

Intracorporeal classic gastrointestinal anastomosis using circular stapler in totally laparoscopic gastrectomy (TLG) for gastric cancer requires intracorporeal anvil placement and suitable access for introduction of the circular stapler to the abdominal cavity without gas leak. The novel techniques for anvil placement have been updated, but there is no progress for proper access for circular stapler. In the study, intracorporeal circular-stapled gastrointestinal anastomosis were successfully accomplished using a novel device of sealed cap access with a central hole (WLB-60/70-60/100, Wuhan Widerep Medical Instrument Co. Read More

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Antimicrobial laser-activated sealants for combating surgical site infections.

Biomater Sci 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Chemical Engineering Program, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. and Biological Design Graduate Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA.

Surgical-site infections (SSIs) occur in 2-5% of patients undergoing surgery in the US alone, impacting 300 000-500 000 lives each year, and presenting up to 11 times greater risk of death compared to patients without SSIs. The most common cause of SSI is Staphylococcus aureus, and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is the most common pathogen in community hospitals. Read More

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More Human BM-MSC With Similar Subpopulation Composition and Functional Characteristics Can Be Produced With a GMP-Compatible Fabric Filter System Compared to Density Gradient Technique.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 29;9:638798. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, Goethe University Hospital, German Red Cross Blood Service Baden-Württemberg-Hessen gGmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Background: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), multipotent progenitors that can be isolated from a variety of different tissues, are becoming increasingly important as cell therapeutics targeting immunopathologies and tissue regeneration. Current protocols for MSC isolation from bone marrow (BM) rely on density gradient centrifugation (DGC), and the production of sufficient MSC doses is a critical factor for conducting clinical MSC trials. Previously, a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-compatible non-woven fabric filter device system to isolate MSCs was developed to increase the MSC yield from the BM. Read More

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Endoscopic carpal tunnel release with or without suture: Does it make a difference? A case-control study.

Hand Surg Rehabil 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, AZ Maria Middelares, Buitenring-Sint-Denijs 30, Gent, Belgium; Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Laarbeeklaan 101, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

A case-control study was conducted to compare wound healing with or without skin suture after endoscopic carpal tunnel release. The primary endpoint was esthetics on the Manchester Scar Scale (MSS). Patients were recruited between April 2016 and April 2017. Read More

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Advantages of a New Low-Cost Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Using the "Turtle VAC": A Case Series.

JBJS Case Connect 2021 04 15;11(2). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Case: We present a clinical case and technique guide demonstrating the use and effectiveness of a novel, low-cost negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device to achieve soft-tissue coverage in a 34-year-old patient with failed rotational flap and Masquelet technique on infected tibial nonunion. Local debridement was executed, NPWT initiated, and treatment culminated with complete wound healing.

Conclusion: The "Turtle VAC" offers an effective low-cost alternative to commercially vacuum-assisted closure systems for post-traumatic wounds in low-resource setting of Haiti. Read More

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Evaluation of intraoperative leak testing of small intestinal anastomoses performed by hand-sewn and stapled techniques in dogs: 131 cases (2008-2019).

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2021 May;258(9):991-998

Objective: To compare the rate of postoperative dehiscence on the basis of intraoperative anastomotic leak test results (ie, positive or negative for leakage or testing not performed) between dogs that underwent hand-sewn anastomosis (HSA) or functional end-to-end stapled anastomosis (FEESA) of the small intestine.

Animals: 131 client-owned dogs that underwent 144 small intestinal anastomoses (94 FEESA and 50 HSA).

Procedures: Medical records were searched to identify dogs that had undergone a small intestinal anastomosis (HSA or FEESA) from January 2008 through October 2019. Read More

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[Application of Zunyi's Suture Method for donor site of anterolateral thigh flap].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Apr;35(4):477-482

Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, the Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi Guizhou, 563003, P.R.China.

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of multiple tension reduction suture of return needle vertical mattress suture and return needle horizontal mattress suture combination with intradermal intermittent continuous suture (denominated as Zunyi's Suture Method) on suturing the donor site of the anterolateral thigh flap.

Methods: Between January 2019 and December 2019, 62 patients were treated with anterolateral thigh flaps to repair wounds. There were 46 males and 16 females, aged 9-67 years (mean, 31 years). Read More

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Retention Sutures and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Delayed Primary Closure of Fasciotomy Wounds.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Apr 8;9(4):e3530. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Achieving primary closure of lower extremity fasciotomy wounds is difficult. Surgeons are faced with the option of waiting potentially long periods of time for edema to reside, in order to attempt delayed primary closure (DPC) versus closing at an earlier time with a split thickness skin graft. DPC offers superior aesthetic outcomes than split thickness skin grafts but traditionally cannot occur until later in the clinical course once excessive edema has subsided. Read More

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Practice of wound closure techniques among emergency physicians and surgeons in Makkah City Hospitals in Saudi Arabia.

J Public Health Res 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Specialized Surgery Department, King Abdullah Medical City.

Background: Wound suturing is a procedure performed by medical and surgical specialists. While there are many different suturing techniques and materials used to treat patients, the choice of which to employ depends on different variables that affect the outcome of the procedure.

Design And Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted to provide descriptive data regarding the practice of wound closure techniques, and to develop an awareness of scar formation factors. Read More

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A novel and efficient surgical knotting technique for high-tension closures.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Mar;9(5):375

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Background: The closure of high-tension incisions without any assistance can be difficult and challenging for surgeons. A common practice is to fix the first knot with a clamp and then tie a reverse locking knot; however, this practice has certain disadvantages. The aim of this study was to introduce a novel and efficient surgical knotting technique with various advantages. Read More

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Closure of Challenging Pediatric Scalp Wounds by a Tension-Relief System.

J Craniofac Surg 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Rabin Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Petah Tikva, Israel.

Abstract: Pediatric scalp defects may be challenging, due to their variant tension level and specific etiologies. Tissue characteristics and pre- and post-management considerations may pose difficulties to reconstruction in the pediatric patient. Primary closure is the preferred surgical technique but is not always possible. Read More

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The Triangular Dart Flap: A Reconstructive Option for Soft Tissue Defects.

Ann Plast Surg 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Winston-Salem, NC.

Introduction: Reconstruction of soft tissue defects after skin cancer excision remains a challenge. Options for reconstruction are numerous, including primary repair, local tissue rearrangement, and skin grafts, among others. In this series, the authors present a novel technique: The triangular dart flap. Read More

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