Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers Omega-3-Rich Fish Skin for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers

What benefits might omega-3-rich fish skin grafts offer in the management of treatment-resistant diabetic foot ulcers?Wounds
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

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Semin Plast Surg 2021; 35: 164-170 DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1731792Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) promotes healing by evenly applying negative pressure on the surface of the wound. The system consists of a sponge, a semiocclusive barrier, and a fluid collection system. Its effectiveness is explained by four main mechanisms of action, including macrodeformation of the tissues, drainage of extracellular inflammatory fluids, stabilization of the environment of the wound, and microdeformation. Rarely will complications linked to NPWT occur, but special care must be taken to prevent events such as toxic shock syndrome, fistu...
Source: Seminars in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: ORC/collagen wound dressings are beneficial in terms of improved wound healing rate and percentage wound relative reduction compared to already existing traditional standard of care with non-MMP, inhibiting biomaterials such as moistened gauze, autologous growth factors, hydrocolloid foam dressings, or ovine extracellular matrix.PMID:34394376 | PMC:PMC8357491 | DOI:10.1155/2021/1058671
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship and to determine potential usefulness of serum albumin as a biomarker for predicting postoperative diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) healing. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 266 inpatients with type 2 diabetes receiving care in The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Among them, 174 had DFUs and underwent surgery for foot DFUs including amputation, skin grafting, and flap procedures. A comparison group consisted of 92 inpatients without a DFU or surgery. METHODS: ...
Source: Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Foot and Nail Care Source Type: research
Wounds. 2021 Apr 14:WNDS20210414-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Omega-3-rich fish skin grafts have been shown to accelerate wound healing in full-thickness wounds.OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to compare the fish skin graft with standard of care (SOC) using collagen alginate dressing in the management of treatment-resistant diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), defined as superficial ulcers not involving tendon capsule or bone.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with DFUs who were first treated with SOC (offloading, appropriate debridement, and moist wound care) for a 2-week screening period were then randomized...
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
MiMedx, a medtech company based in Georgia, has developed EpiFix, an off-the-shelf allograft system for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. The grafts are made using donated human placental tissues that are obtained from consenting mothers during ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Medicine Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: In the authors' opinion, NPWTi-d of topical solutions can be very useful in order to enhance debridement and reduce bacterial load. This kind of treatment allowed the authors to obtain a very good wound bed, and its application was very quick and easy to use, with no adverse events. PMID: 33472164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Including fish skin grafts in the SOC for DFU treatment has the potential to reduce costs while improving patient outcomes. PMID: 33370245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
Are fish skin grafts a more cost-effective treatment option for chronic diabetic foot ulcers?Wounds
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news
Abstract Objective: To explore the clinical efficacy and advantages of five-in-one comprehensive limb salvage technologies for the treatment of severe diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Approach: Clinical data for 120 patients with severe DFU treated between January 2012 and December 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. The control group (48 cases) was treated with traditional therapies, including controlling blood sugar, improving microcirculation, preserving nerve function, and dressing changes, whereas the experimental group (72 cases) was treated with traditional therapy combined with additional techniques, such as ear...
Source: Adv Data - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle) Source Type: research
To the Editor: Chronic  wounds are a significant burden on the health care system, contributing to morbidity and mortality.1,2 Bioengineered skin substitutes (SSs) with a dermal component may improve healing outcomes in diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.3 However, limited research exists on the use of SSs for o ther difficult-to-treat wounds such as pyoderma gangrenosum, radiation dermatitis, or sclerotic cutaneous graft-versus-host disease. Furthermore, patients with cancer are at risk of developing chronic wounds from their underlying disease or as a complication of medication, surgery, or radiation ther apy.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
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