Efficacy of a Natural Topical Skin Ointment for Managing Split-Thickness Skin Graft Donor Sites: A Pilot Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new topical skin ointment with natural ingredients (aloe vera, honey, and peppermint) for dressing skin graft donor sites. DESIGN A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION Researchers enrolled patients who were referred for split-thickness skin graft after burns or surgical wounds on the scalp or face area. For each patient, a thin layer of skin (depth, 0.04 mm; approximate size, less than 15 × 7 cm) was harvested from the thigh by a plastic surgeon with an electric or manual dermatome. The donor sites were divid...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

Exploring Tropical Infections: A Focus on Cutaneous Larva Migrans
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE TEST Source Type: research

Optimize Your Patient Portal and Streamline Your Workflows
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Practice Points Source Type: research

A Method to Reproduce Symmetry in Midfacial Reconstruction: A Report of 19 Cases
CONCLUSIONS The combination of local V-Y flap reconstruction with anchoring sutures to reproduce facial feature lines is an effective technique in midfacial skin defect repair. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CASE SERIES Source Type: research

Efficacy of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Intervention for Patients in Intensive Care: An Open-Label Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
CONCLUSIONS This study reports no significant findings between the two groups. Difficulty in recruitment and feasibility issues might be overcome with changes to inclusion criteria and study design. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Clinical Factors Influencing the Outcomes of an Acellular Dermal Matrix for Skin Cancer Treatment: A Retrospective Study
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a biologically engineered dermal matrix used in reconstructive surgery after skin tumor resection, focusing on the frequency of successful grafting and identifying potential factors influencing treatment outcomes. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS This retrospective analysis involved consecutive patients diagnosed with skin cancer in any area of the body and for which treatment with a dermal skin template was recommended as alternative to traditional surgery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Percentage of successful grafting and the patient and tumor characteristics influencing treatment...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Patient-Centered Health Education Intervention to Empower Preventive Diabetic Foot Self-care
CONCLUSIONS Effective communication with patients by healthcare providers who can mold educational content to identified patient needs by teaching much needed skills is a key driver in rendering safe, quality healthcare education interventions. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Exploring Tropical Infections: A Focus on Cutaneous Larva Migrans
GENERAL PURPOSE To provide information about infection with cutaneous larva migrans (CLM). TARGET AUDIENCE This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, NPs, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES After participating in this educational activity, the participant will: 1. Distinguish the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of CLM. 2. Explain the epidemiology of CLM. Cutaneous larva migrans is a hookworm infection and one of the most common skin diseases of tourists in tropical countries. Most commonly, the infection is trans...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT EXTRA Source Type: research

A Friendly Auditor’s Insights into Wound/Ulcer Management
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Payment Strategies Source Type: research

Bed-Sore Treatment by Suspension: A Case Report from World War II
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Commentary Source Type: research

Humans as Accidental and Natural Hosts for Worms
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Pyoderma Gangrenosum and Superimposed Infection: A Case Report
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, ulcerating, inflammatory disease that is often misdiagnosed as a skin and soft tissue infection. If PG is identified, it is treated with topical or systemic immunosuppressants to reduce inflammation and induce remission. However, the use of immunosuppressants has been linked to a higher risk of superimposed infections. The authors report the case of a 24-year-old female patient with bilateral lower extremity PG with a superimposed infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacteroides fragilis after intralesional corticosteroid therapy. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

Comparison of Silicone Sheets and Paper Tape for the Management of Postoperative Scars: A Randomized Comparative Study
CONCLUSIONS The silicone sheet group showed statistically significant differences in comparison with the paper tape group in terms of scar appearance as determined by the VAS. However, the differences were too small to be clinically meaningful. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

Wound Healing and Wound Care in Neonates: Current Therapies and Novel Options
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE TEST Source Type: research

Triaging Telehealth in Wound Care: Embracing the Regulations within Your Workflows
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Practice Points Source Type: research

Adapted Crusting Technique in Children with Peristomal Lesions: A Case Series
CONCLUSIONS The adapted crusting technique was effective in the treatment of children with peristomal lesions. This technique may be beneficial to other patient and organizational outcomes such as improving safety of care, decreasing pain and discomfort, reducing nursing workload and hospital costs, and improving quality of life. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CASE SERIES Source Type: research

Reducing Pediatric Tracheostomy Wound Complications: An Evidence-Based Literature Review
CONCLUSIONS Wound complications after pediatric tracheostomy can be reduced using a multifaceted approach by providers committed to making skin care a priority. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research

Highly Hydrophilic Polyurethane Foam Dressing Versus Early Hydrophilic Polyurethane Foam Dressing on Skin Graft Donor Site Healing in Patients with Diabetes: An Exploratory Clinical Trial
CONCLUSIONS The HHP foam dressing might provide faster healing than EHP foam dressing for skin graft donor sites in patients with diabetes. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Cytotoxicity of Various Hand Disinfectants and Ozonated Water to Human Keratinocytes in a Cultured Epidermal Model
CONCLUSIONS Ozonated water did far less damage to keratinocytes than the tested disinfectants. Although the ability of ozonated water to disinfect hands of medical staff members requires further study, it might serve as an alternative with minimum cytotoxicity. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

“Virtual Biopsies” of Normal Skin and Thermal and Chemical Burn Wounds
In this study, the authors compare virtual biopsies of thermal and chemical burns to that of normal skin. They conclude that the enhanced optical coherence tomography images and measurements of the resonant frequency after thermal or chemical burns exhibit large differences when compared with the morphology and moduli of normal skin. Using vibrational optical coherence tomography, it is possible to follow changes in the morphology and physical properties of the epidermis and dermis associated with skin diseases and therapeutic treatments in situ. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Pressure Injuries in the Pediatric Population: Analysis of the 2008–2018 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey Data
This article reports 10 years of longitudinal pediatric pressure injury prevalence data and demographics from around the world. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Wound Healing and Wound Care in Neonates: Current Therapies and Novel Options
CONCLUSION This review sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of current standards of care regarding wound healing for neonates to direct researchers and clinicians toward developing treatments specifically for this delicate population. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT EXTRA Source Type: research

Real-Life Audit Experience of a Wound/Ulcer Management Physician
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Payment Strategies Source Type: research

Honoring the 100th Birthday of Norma N. Gill, Founder of Enterostomal Therapy
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Commentary Source Type: research

Focus on Skin and Wounds in Neonates and Children
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - May 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

From Bedsores to Global Health Care: Insights from Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 22, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Commentary Source Type: research

“Data Not Chatta:” Florence Nightingale’s Nursing and Healthcare System Contributions
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 22, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Define Your Pressure Injury Clinical Order Set within Your Workflow: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research

Stent Graft Expulsion Outside the Skin: A Rare Case
Patients who undergo stent grafting may present to the ED some time after the procedure with various related symptoms. The most common of these are stent graft occlusions or hematoma, although infection or abscess also may develop. In this case report, a 58-year-old man presented to the ED with a purulent wound on the stump of an amputated leg and a foreign body protruding from the wound site. The patient had a history of stent insertion with femoropopliteal bypass 11 years before this incident and an above-the-knee amputation because of stent occlusion 8 years prior. This wound had appeared with reddening of the skin 1 mo...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test in Nursing Practice: A Cross-sectional Survey
CONCLUSIONS The translated instrument can effectively measure Chinese nurses’ knowledge about pressure injuries. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

Topical Analgesic and Local Anesthetic Agents for Pain Associated with Chronic Leg Ulcers: A Systematic Review
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE TEST Source Type: research

Expanded Telehealth Services Offer Smart Wound Care Workflows
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Practice Points Source Type: research

Two-Year Delayed Healing of an Endovascular Access Site Related to an Unusual Etiology
In this case report, the authors describe a patient who underwent an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair complicated by more than a 2-year delay in healing of the left inguinal fold access site. Providers initially suspected a chronic infection or foreign body reaction, but eventually the patient was diagnosed with superficial granulomatous pyoderma. Once the correct etiology was determined and appropriate treatment begun, the access site healed within 3 weeks. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Construction and Validation of an Instrument for Assessing the Feet of Persons with Diabetes
CONCLUSIONS The instrument was valid and reliable for assessing the feet of people with diabetes mellitus in Brazil. Future studies should identify the cut off point for the diagnosis of neuropathic and vascular impairment of the feet of diabetic persons through appropriate statistical methods. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Incidence and Influencing Factors of Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury in Critically Ill Patients
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and influencing factors of medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) among ICU patients. METHODS Study authors enrolled patients admitted to two ICUs at a class 3, grade A hospital in Beijing between January and June 2018 in this prospective cohort study. A data collection sheet was designed, and the data were collected by querying the electronic medical record and via direct assessment. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify factors that independently influenced MARSI incidence. The STROBE checklist was used. RESULTS In total, 39 ...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Evaluating the Impact of an Innovative Educational Program for Skin Care Champions Using the Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test
OBJECTIVE To assess pressure injury knowledge of Skin Care Council nursing members using the Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test (PZ-PUKT), to design an educational intervention informed by the results of the baseline assessment, and to evaluate the effect of the intervention. METHODS This was a single-group pretest-posttest project conducted in an urban, academic, tertiary medical center from January to August 2017. Participants were measured on the pretest, received the intervention, and then were reevaluated on the posttest 3 months later. Pretest results informed the design of the intervention, which wa...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Topical Analgesic and Local Anesthetic Agents for Pain Associated with Chronic Leg Ulcers: A Systematic Review
CONCLUSIONS Lidocaine/prilocaine cream and ibuprofen foam are effective agents for reducing wound-related pain associated with chronic leg ulcers. Effective use of topical agents could reduce the need for systemic pain relief agents, mitigating potential adverse effects, while giving clinicians another treatment option to manage wound-related pain associated with chronic leg ulcers. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT EXTRA Source Type: research

From Bedsores to Global Health Care: Insights from Nightingale’s: Notes on Nursing
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Commentary Source Type: research

When Are Face-to-Face Encounters and/or Prior Authorization Required for DMEPOS Items?
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Payment Strategies Source Type: research

Response to “Define Your Pressure Injury Clinical Order Set within Your Workflow”
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Letters To The Editor Source Type: research

Parameters for Nutrition Assessment
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Letters To The Editor Source Type: research

“Data Not Chatta: ” Florence Nightingale’s Nursing and Healthcare System Contributions
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - April 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Pirfenidone in Patients with Second-Degree Burns: A Proof-of-Concept Randomized Controlled Trial
CONCLUSIONS A decrease in wound healing time by enhancing wound re-epithelialization was observed with pirfenidone. Larger clinical trials are needed to reach more reliable conclusions. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

The Safety and Efficacy of Intralesional Verapamil Versus Intralesional Triamcinolone Acetonide for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
BACKGROUND Keloids and hypertrophic scars often result after skin trauma. Currently, intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) is the criterion standard in nonsurgical management of keloids and hypertrophic scars. Intralesional verapamil may be an effective alternative modality, but it has been insufficiently studied. Accordingly, the study authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to compare the efficacy and safety of the two drugs. METHODS The study authors systematically searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databa...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

Associations Among Skin Surface pH, Temperature, and Bacterial Burden In Wounds
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Source Type: research

Are Your Wound Care Workflows Clinically Appropriate?
No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Practice Points Source Type: research

A Comparison of the Wound Healing Efficacy of Trolamine Emulsion, Manuka Gel, and Polymyxin-Bacitracin Ointment
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of three topical agents commonly used in cutaneous wound healing. METHODS Wound healing was studied in 29 participants, and each participant served as his or her own control. In each participant, three similarly sized and located seborrheic keratoses were removed by curettage. Resultant wounds were treated with either trolamine emulsion, manuka honey gel, or polymyxin-bacitracin ointment until the wounds were fully healed. RESULTS Wounds treated with trolamine emulsion healed significantly faster than wounds treated with either manuka honey or polymyxin-bacitracin (15 vs 19 days; P...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Hand Dermatitis in Nursing Students
CONCLUSIONS Hand dermatitis increases in parallel with the increase of clinical practice hours among nursing students. Familial and environmental factors also increase the risk of hand dermatitis. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

Recommended Surgical Margins for Basal Cell Carcinoma: Is 3 mm Safe Enough?
CONCLUSIONS A 3-mm surgical margin may be sufficient and safe for BCC excision. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

The Management of Postsurgical Wound Complications with Plasma Rich in Growth Factors: A Preliminary Series
CONCLUSION Additional clinical trials with long-term follow-up periods and larger patient populations are needed to establish the efficacy of PRGF technology. However, these preliminary findings suggest that PRGF merits further randomized controlled studies exploring its capacity to accelerate re-epithelialization and restore functional integrity to cutaneous ulcers resulting from surgical complications. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - March 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CASE SERIES Source Type: research