Chronic wound biofilms: diagnosis and therapeutic strategies.

CONCLUSION: This review provides the identification and management of biofilms, and it can be used as a tool by clinicians for a better understanding of biofilms and translating research to develop best clinical practices. PMID: 31725458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Using a fillet flap of the lower extremity to cover large sacral ulcers is often the last possibility of surgical treatment. Though many complications can occur, full rehabilitation and social participation is possible after fillet flap surgery even with loss of both legs. Depending on patient's motivation and availability of orthopedic technology like special electric wheel chairs and other tools full mobility can be achieved. PMID: 31802040 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The onset rate of complications given by the use of prone position in ARDS patients is similar to data reported by previous literature. The implementation of a dedicated protocol in specialized centers and the involvement of 5 trained and skilled professionals while moving the patient in the prone position are recommended to prevent the occurrence of similar adverse events. PMID: 31789984 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Dimens Crit Care Nurs Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) by dual-wavelength low-power lasers on the healing and bacterial bioburden of pressure ulcer (PU) models. Twenty-five male Swiss mice were divided into five equal groups. Ischemia reperfusion cycles were employed to cause PU formation by the external application of magnetic plates. Immediately after wounding, a suspension ofPantoea agglomerans was applied at the base of all the wounds of the infected groups, using a calibrated pipette. PBM (simultaneous emission at 660 and 808  nm, 142.8 J/cm2, in continuous wave emission mode) ...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
PMID: 31788790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of peppermint gel on the prevention of pressure injuries in patients with head trauma admitted to neurosurgical intensive care units. DESIGN: This double blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial study was conducted on 150 patients with head trauma admitted to the ICU. Using sealed envelopes, patients were assigned randomly into two intervention (n = 75) and control (n = 75) groups. SETTING: The study was conducted in the ICUs of a university hospital and a general hospital in Shiraz, Iran. INTERVENTION: The intervention group received peppermint gel three t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Malnutrition is common in neurologically impaired (NI) children. It is, however, ill-defined and under-diagnosed. If not recognized and treated, it increases the burden of comorbidities and affects the quality of life of these children. The aim of this study was to characterize the nutritional status of a cohort of children followed up at a reference center for cerebral palsy (CP) in Brussels, Belgium, and to investigate possible links with the occurrence of comorbidities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective study including all the children followed u...
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
Conclusions The onset rate of complications given by the use of prone position in ARDS patients is similar to data reported by previous literature. The implementation of a dedicated protocol in specialized centers and the involvement of 5 trained and skilled professionals while moving the patient in the prone position are recommended to prevent the occurrence of similar adverse events.
Source: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Research DIMENSION Source Type: research
A new study finds that treatment with autologous platelet-rich plasma may be an effective means of accelerating pressure ulcer healing.Wounds
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Abstract Healing in wounds like pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, and arterial insufficiency ulcers is immensely hampered and causes both economic burden and morbidity to patients. These wounds face plethora of hostile conditions like elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS), impaired angiogenesis, senescent fibroblast and deficient stem cells that significantly diminish the probability of self-healing in these wounds. Adipose-derived stem cell therapy (ADSC) presents a promising approach to achieve efficient healing in such cases. To address the complex scenario of chronic wounds, we propose a combin...
Source: Biomacromolecules - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biomacromolecules Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study failed to prove that VAC therapy is significantly superior to CBD for all the variable studied. Because VAC therapy has some positive effects, however, we recommend further development of this negative-pressure wound treatment, rather than the termination of its use.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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