Effect of Weekly Specialized Surgeon-led Bedside Wound Care Teams on Pressure Ulcer Time-to-heal Outcomes: Results From a National Dataset of Long-term Care Facilities.

CONCLUSIONS: Pressure ulcers managed by coordinated nursing and weekly SLBTs appear to heal significantly faster than wounds managed by UC. Further studies are required to confirm these hypothesis-generating results. PMID: 31461401 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

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This article discusses some of the common peri-wound skin considerations in patients with chronic wounds. PMID: 31166791 [PubMed - in process]
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research
​BY HABIR MANDAIR; KEYUR KURANI; &KHALID MALIK, MDA 62-year-old obese woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was on hemodialysis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and chronically elevated serum calcium levels presented to the ED with altered mental status. Nursing home staff stated that she was unable to answer questions coherently and seemed confused.Her vitals were within normal limits except for a body temperature of 99.9°F. Several necrotic lesions of various sizes were found on her left and right buttocks and the medial aspects of both thighs. The patient also had severe necrosis of the third finger o...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
  How do you know if your wound is chronic? The severity of your injury, as well as complications that cause significant delays in healing, are common indicators. There are also certain kinds of wounds that often end up high on the chronic scale. Here are the three most common types of chronic wounds: Infectious wounds, surgical sites and ulcers are among the most common chronic wounds. 1. Infectious wounds When infection causes significant delays in healing, the wound often becomes chronic. According to Wound Care Centers, typical signs of chronic infectious wounds include bad odors, pus drainage, dead ti...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection chronic wounds Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The current gloomy picture of PUs can only be changed if there is greater investment in prevention and accurate treatment. In this sense, guidelines should be systematized for families during hospitalization and outpatient monitoring. PMID: 30137162 [PubMed]
Source: Revista de Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) Source Type: research
The objective for this substudy of the IN BALANCE RCT VLU trial was to characterize and compare the NLFU treatment group and patients receiving standard of care (SOC) with respect to the effect of the assigned study treatment on content/quantity of inflammatory cytokines and fibrinogen as well as bacteria. Higher mean wound area reduction was observed in the NLFU treatment group (67.0%) compared to the SOC group (41.6%, p 
Source: Wound Repair and Regeneration - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Research ‐Clinical Science Source Type: research
The objective for this sub study of the IN BALANCE RCT VLU trial was to characterize and compare the NLFU treatment group and patients receiving standard of care (SOC) with respect to the effect of the assigned study treatment on content/quantity of inflammatory cytokines and fibrinogen as well as bacteria. Higher mean wound area reduction was observed in the NLFU treatment group (67.0%) compared to the SOC group (41.6%, p
Source: Wound Repair and Regeneration - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Research ‐Clinical Science Source Type: research
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Michael Branagan-Harris is the CEO of Device Access UK and has been involved in the marketing of medical devices to the National Health Service (NHS) for the last 27 years. Products he’s commercialized range from simple wound dressings to the introduction of the Lap Band for obesity, endovascular graph repair, endo-laparoscopic surgery, and the DaVinci robot. Since incorporating Device Access UK in 2010, Michael ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news
This review presents a closer look at four diseases which are probably closely related to one another pathophysiologically: (a) calciphylaxis (distal pattern); (b) calciphylaxis (proximal pattern); (c) Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer; (d) calciphylaxis with normal renal and parathyroid function (synonym: eutrophication). The four diseases have largely the same risk factors: (1) arterial hypertension, (2) diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2), (3) secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism (in end-stage kidney disease) and (4) oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists. They share the same clinical patterns: necro...
Source: Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Authors: Staffa E, Bernard V, Kubíček L, Vlachovský R, Vlk D, Mornstein V, Staffa R Abstract Foot complications in persons with diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with substantial costs and loss of quality of life. Increasing evidence suggests changes in skin temperature, measured using an infrared thermographic system (IRT), may be a predictor of foot ulcer development in patients with DM. The purpose of this case study is to describe the long-term IRT findings and overall clinical outcomes of a patient with DM and peripheral vascular disease. Foot temperature measurements using IRT were obtained...
Source: Ostomy Wound Management - Category: Surgery Tags: Ostomy Wound Manage Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A 68-year-old man diagnosed with a diabetic foot infection caused by R. ornithinolytica was successfully treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate and ciprofloxacin. PMID: 26637513 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
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