The role of Inadine in wound care: a consensus document
In this study, we developed a short online survey completed by 23 wound‐care key opinion leaders from the nursing, medical and podiatry professions. A computerised modified Delphi technique was used to achieve 80% consensus on 11 statements related to the utility and everyday topical wound‐care use of this product. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - March 31, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: R. Gary Sibbald, James A Elliott Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Successful treatment of areolar Fox‐Fordyce disease with surgical excision and 1550‐nm fractionated erbium glass laser
We report the successful treatment of a case of bilateral areolar FFD by a combination of surgical excision and 1550‐nm fractionated erbium glass laser in an 18‐year‐old woman. The patient presented with a bilateral areolar eruption of multiple, severely pruritic, 3–4 mm skin‐ to grey‐coloured folliculocentric dome‐shaped papules. The initial treatment plan was for bilateral surgical excision of the larger and more highly elevated papules via circumferential dermal excision, which was intended to maintain the areolar contour and minimise distortion. A 1550‐nm fractional erbium glass laser was then used ...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 31, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Hyun H Han, Jun Y Lee, Jong W Rhie Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Pressure ulcers in four Indonesian hospitals: prevalence, patient characteristics, ulcer characteristics, prevention and treatment
This study shows the complexities of pressure ulcers in Indonesian general hospitals and reveals that the quality of pressure ulcer care (prevention and treatment) could be improved by implementing the recent evidence‐based international guideline. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - March 29, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Yufitriana Amir, Christa Lohrmann, Ruud JG Halfens, Jos MGA Schols Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Do zip ‐type skin‐closing devices show better wound status compared to conventional staple devices in total knee arthroplasty?
This study compared the pain score, cosmetic outcome and wound complication rate between zip‐type skin‐closing device and conventional staple device. Forty‐five subjects with zip‐type skin‐closing device (the zip group) and 45 subjects with the conventional staple device (the staple group) after total knee arthroplasty were compared. Visual analogue scale score was significantly higher on postoperative (PO) 1, 3, 14 day (D) in the staple group compared to the zip group (P 
Source: International Wound Journal - March 27, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Jae Han Ko, Ick Hwan Yang, Min Seok Ko, Eshnazarov Kamolhuja, Kwan Kyu Park Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

RX of sickle cell leg ulcers
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 27, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Simeon Pollack Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Do zip‐type skin‐closing devices show better wound status compared to conventional staple devices in total knee arthroplasty?
This study compared the pain score, cosmetic outcome and wound complication rate between zip‐type skin‐closing device and conventional staple device. Forty‐five subjects with zip‐type skin‐closing device (the zip group) and 45 subjects with the conventional staple device (the staple group) after total knee arthroplasty were compared. Visual analogue scale score was significantly higher on postoperative (PO) 1, 3, 14 day (D) in the staple group compared to the zip group (P 
Source: International Wound Journal - March 27, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Jae Han Ko, Ick Hwan Yang, Min Seok Ko, Eshnazarov Kamolhuja, Kwan Kyu Park Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Clinical safety and effectiveness evaluation of a new antimicrobial wound dressing designed to manage exudate, infection and biofilm
The objective of this work was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a next‐generation antimicrobial wound dressing (NGAD; AQUACEL® Ag+ Extra™ dressing) designed to manage exudate, infection and biofilm. Clinicians were requested to evaluate the NGAD within their standard protocol of care for up to 4 weeks, or as long as deemed clinically appropriate, in challenging wounds that were considered to be impeded by suspected biofilm or infection. Baseline information and post‐evaluation dressing safety and effectiveness data were recorded using standardised evaluation forms. This data included wound e...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 23, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniel G Metcalf, David Parsons, Philip G Bowler Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Steam burn on nose by heated, humidified high‐flow nasal cannula in neonate
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Hwanjun Choi, Junho Lee, Junhwan Song Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Suboptimal identification of patient ‐specific risk factors for poor wound healing can be improved by simple interventions
Abstract Poor wound healing is an important surgical complication. At‐risk wounds must be identified early and monitored appropriately. Wound surveillance is frequently inadequate, leading to increased rates of surgical site infections (SSIs). Although the literature demonstrates that risk factor identification reduces SSI rates, no studies have focused on wound management at a junior level. Our study assesses documentation rates of patient‐specific risk factors for poor wound healing at a large district general hospital in the UK. It critically evaluates the efficacy of interventions designed to promote surveillance o...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Lauren S Harris, Joshua E Luck, Rachel R Atherton Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Steam burn on nose by heated, humidified high ‐flow nasal cannula in neonate
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Hwanjun Choi, Junho Lee, Junhwan Song Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Suboptimal identification of patient‐specific risk factors for poor wound healing can be improved by simple interventions
Abstract Poor wound healing is an important surgical complication. At‐risk wounds must be identified early and monitored appropriately. Wound surveillance is frequently inadequate, leading to increased rates of surgical site infections (SSIs). Although the literature demonstrates that risk factor identification reduces SSI rates, no studies have focused on wound management at a junior level. Our study assesses documentation rates of patient‐specific risk factors for poor wound healing at a large district general hospital in the UK. It critically evaluates the efficacy of interventions designed to promote surveillance o...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Lauren S Harris, Joshua E Luck, Rachel R Atherton Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Healing enhancement of diabetic wounds by locally infiltrated epidermal growth factor is associated with systemic oxidative stress reduction
Abstract The diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is the leading cause of lower extremity amputation worldwide and is directly associated with comorbidity, disability and mortality. Oxidative stress mechanisms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of these wounds. Intra‐lesional infiltration of epidermal growth factor has emerged as a potential therapeutic alternative to allow for physiological benefit while avoiding the proteolytic environment at the centre of the wound. The aim of this study was to characterise the response of patients with DFUs to epidermal growth factor treatment in terms of redox status markers. Experimenta...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Ariana García Ojalvo, Jorge Berlanga Acosta, Yssel Mendoza Marí, Maday Fernández Mayola, Calixto Valdés Pérez, William Savigne Gutiérrez, Ileydis Iglesias Marichal, Eduardo Álvarez Seijas, Alicia Molina Kautzman, Angélica Estrada Pacheco, David G. Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Management of enteroatmospheric fistula with negative pressure wound therapy in open abdomen treatment: a multicentre observational study
Abstract The management of enteroatmospheric fistula (EAF) in open abdomen (OA) therapy is challenging and associated with a high mortality rate. The introduction of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in open abdomen management significantly improved the healing process and increased spontaneous fistula closure. Retrospectively, we analysed 16 patients with a total of 31 enteroatmospheric fistulas in open abdomen management who were treated using NPWT in four referral centres between 2004 and 2014. EAFs were diagnosed based on clinical examination and confirmed with imaging studies and classified into low (500 m...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Adam Bobkiewicz, Dominik Walczak, Szymon Smoliński, Tomasz Kasprzyk, Adam Studniarek, Maciej Borejsza‐Wysocki, Andrzej Ratajczak, Ryszard Marciniak, Michal Drews, Tomasz Banasiewicz Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A prospective, multicentre study on the use of epidermal grafts to optimise outpatient wound management
This study evaluates the feasibility of using a novel epidermal graft‐harvesting device (CelluTome) that allows pain‐free epidermal skin grafting in the outpatient clinic setting. A prospective series of 35 patients was performed in 2 centres, involving 10 acute and 25 chronic wounds. All patients were subjected to epidermal grafting in the outpatient specialist clinic, without the use of anaesthesia, and allowed to return home after the procedure. Completely healed wounds were noted in 22 patients (62·9%). The overall mean time for 50% and 100% reduction in wound size was 3·31 ± 2&mi...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Nadine Hachach‐Haram, Nicola Bystrzonowski, Muholan Kanapathy, Oliver Smith, Keith Harding, Ash Mosahebi, Toby Richards Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Successful treatment of thyroidectomy scar with a pneumatic needleless injector and silicone gel
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 17, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Joon Seok, Hyun J Kwon, Sun Y Choi, Kwang H Yoo, Chang T Oh, Beom J Kim Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

From varices to venous ulceration: the story of chronic venous disease described by metalloproteinases
This study showed that each stage of CVD may be described by particular patterns of metalloproteinases, and this may have therapeutic implications in discovering new targets and new drugs for the treatment of CVD. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - March 16, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Raffaele Serra, Luca Gallelli, Lucia Butrico, Gianluca Buffone, Francesco G Caliò, Giovanni De Caridi, Mafalda Massara, Andrea Barbetta, Bruno Amato, Miriam Labonia, Selena Mimmi, Enrico Iaccino, Stefano Franciscis Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A new nomogram score for predicting surgery‐related pressure ulcers in cardiovascular surgical patients
Abstract The aim of this study was to build a new nomogram score for predicting surgery‐related pressure ulcers (SRPU) in cardiovascular surgical patients. We performed a prospective cohort study among consecutive patients with cardiovascular surgery between January 2015 and December 2015. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression was used to analyse the risk factors for SRPU. A nomogram‐predicting model was built based on the logistic regression model. Then, calibration and discrimination were tested. A total of 149 patients with cardiovascular surgery were included in the study. Thirty‐seven patients develope...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 16, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Cai‐Xia Lu, Hong‐Lin Chen, Wang‐Qin Shen, Li‐Ping Feng Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Incisional negative pressure wound therapy in reconstructive surgery of poststernotomy mediastinitis
Abstract The efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of poststernotomy mediastinitis has been revealed in many reports. The present retrospective observational study examined the efficacy of incisional negative pressure wound therapy in the reconstructive surgery of poststernotomy mediastinitis. We retrospectively examined 1034 consecutive patients, who underwent median sternotomy in the period between October 2013 and September 2015. Mediastinitis developed in 21 patients (2%), who subsequently underwent surgical reconstruction. We applied incisional negative pressure wound therapy (iNPWT) after prima...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 16, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Aref Rashed, Magdolna Frenyo, Karoly Gombocz, Sandor Szabados, Nasri Alotti Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A new nomogram score for predicting surgery ‐related pressure ulcers in cardiovascular surgical patients
Abstract The aim of this study was to build a new nomogram score for predicting surgery‐related pressure ulcers (SRPU) in cardiovascular surgical patients. We performed a prospective cohort study among consecutive patients with cardiovascular surgery between January 2015 and December 2015. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression was used to analyse the risk factors for SRPU. A nomogram‐predicting model was built based on the logistic regression model. Then, calibration and discrimination were tested. A total of 149 patients with cardiovascular surgery were included in the study. Thirty‐seven patients develope...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 15, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Cai ‐Xia Lu, Hong‐Lin Chen, Wang‐Qin Shen, Li‐Ping Feng Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Povidone‐iodine ointment demonstrates in vitro efficacy against biofilm formation
Abstract Anti‐infectives used to treat chronic exuding wounds are diluted by wound exudates, absorbed into dressings, metabolised by proteases and destroyed by pH. In order to mimic such effects of exudates, the efficacy of six topical wound agents was assessed undiluted and at 10% concentrations, including povidone‐iodine ointment and a silver‐impregnated wound dressing, to remove biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, multi‐species biofilms of Candida albicans and methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in vitro in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reactor. Povidone‐iodine was also di...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 11, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthias J Hoekstra, Samantha J Westgate, Stefan Mueller Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Calendar
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 11, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: CALENDAR OF EVENTS Source Type: research

News and views
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 11, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: NEWS Source Type: research

Measurement of wounds – the simplest diagnostic?
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 11, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Douglas Queen, Keith Harding Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Issue Information – TOC
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 11, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Issue Information – Aims and Scope
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 11, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Issue Information – JIP
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Source: International Wound Journal - March 11, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

The clinical experience for treating post‐burn depigmentation with tiny epidermal particles graft
This study is designed to generalise the experience of tiny epidermal particles graft (TEPG) for treating post‐burn depigmentation. From 2012 to 2013, 30 consecutive patients with depigmentation caused by burn injuries were divided into I and II group. I group: 15 cases (11 males and 4 females) were treated by the TEPG. II group: 15 patients (10 males and 5 females) were treated by suction blister epidermal skin graft (SBEG). Imagine‐Pro Plus software was used to evaluate the size of repigmentation (RP) 12 months post‐surgery. SPSS software 13.0 was used to evaluate the data. The optimum rate of RP was defined as mor...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 10, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Baoguo Chen, Minghuo Xu, Bingyuan Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

What should be the antibiotic prescription protocol for burn patients admitted in the department of burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery
Abstract This is a prospective study with the aim to determine specific patterns of burn wound bacterial colonisation and antimicrobial resistance profiles. There is a high incidence of infections and septicaemia in post‐burn patients, which, in turn, are associated with high morbidity and mortality, a fact that compelled us to undertake this study. The study was conducted over a period 11 months, from 1 August 2014 to 30 June 2015, in 50 burn patients admitted in our burn unit. Wound cultures were taken after 72 hours of admission from all the patients, and then, empirical systemic antibiotics were administered. For wou...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 10, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Mohd Altaf Mir, Mohammad Fahud Khurram, Arshad Hafiz Khan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The clinical experience for treating post ‐burn depigmentation with tiny epidermal particles graft
This study is designed to generalise the experience of tiny epidermal particles graft (TEPG) for treating post‐burn depigmentation. From 2012 to 2013, 30 consecutive patients with depigmentation caused by burn injuries were divided into I and II group. I group: 15 cases (11 males and 4 females) were treated by the TEPG. II group: 15 patients (10 males and 5 females) were treated by suction blister epidermal skin graft (SBEG). Imagine‐Pro Plus software was used to evaluate the size of repigmentation (RP) 12 months post‐surgery. SPSS software 13.0 was used to evaluate the data. The optimum rate of RP was defined as mor...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 9, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Baoguo Chen, Minghuo Xu, Bingyuan Li Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Povidone ‐iodine ointment demonstrates in vitro efficacy against biofilm formation
Abstract Anti‐infectives used to treat chronic exuding wounds are diluted by wound exudates, absorbed into dressings, metabolised by proteases and destroyed by pH. In order to mimic such effects of exudates, the efficacy of six topical wound agents was assessed undiluted and at 10% concentrations, including povidone‐iodine ointment and a silver‐impregnated wound dressing, to remove biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, multi‐species biofilms of Candida albicans and methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in vitro in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reactor. Povidone‐iodine was also di...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 9, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthias J Hoekstra, Samantha J Westgate, Stefan Mueller Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C ‐reactive protein to monitor treatment outcomes in diabetic foot osteomyelitis
This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the inflammatory markers, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C‐reactive protein (CRP), in monitoring treatment of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot. We screened 150 charts of patients admitted to our hospital with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO), confirmed by positive results of bone culture and/or histopathology. We included patients who had an initial ESR/CRP within 72 hours of admission and two reported follow‐up values. We dichotomised patients based on the outcomes wound healing, re‐infection, recurrent ulceration, re‐hospitalisation, additional surge...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 7, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Suzanne AV Asten, Daniel C Jupiter, Moez Mithani, Javier La Fontaine, Kathryn E Davis, Lawrence A Lavery Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Skin grafting for the treatment of chronic leg ulcers – a systematic review in evidence‐based medicine
Abstract Skin grafting is one of the most common surgical procedures in the area of non‐healing wounds by which skin or a skin substitute is placed over a wound to replace and regenerate the damaged skin. Chronic leg ulcers are an important problem and a major source of expense for Western countries and for which many different forms of treatment have been used. Skin grafting is a method of treatment that decreases the area of chronic leg ulcers or heals them completely, thus improving a patient's quality of life. Skin grafting is an old technique, rediscovered during the first and second world wars as the main treatment...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 4, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Raffaele Serra, Antonia Rizzuto, Alessio Rossi, Paolo Perri, Andrea Barbetta, Karim Abdalla, Santo Caroleo, Chiara Longo, Bruno Amantea, Giuseppe Sammarco, Stefano Franciscis Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Skin grafting for the treatment of chronic leg ulcers – a systematic review in evidence‐based medicine
Abstract Skin grafting is one of the most common surgical procedures in the area of non‐healing wounds by which skin or a skin substitute is placed over a wound to replace and regenerate the damaged skin. Chronic leg ulcers are an important problem and a major source of expense for Western countries and for which many different forms of treatment have been used. Skin grafting is a method of treatment that decreases the area of chronic leg ulcers or heals them completely, thus improving a patient's quality of life. Skin grafting is an old technique, rediscovered during the first and second world wars as the main treatment...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Raffaele Serra, Antonia Rizzuto, Alessio Rossi, Paolo Perri, Andrea Barbetta, Karim Abdalla, Santo Caroleo, Chiara Longo, Bruno Amantea, Giuseppe Sammarco, Stefano Franciscis Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Skin grafting for the treatment of chronic leg ulcers  – a systematic review in evidence‐based medicine
Abstract Skin grafting is one of the most common surgical procedures in the area of non‐healing wounds by which skin or a skin substitute is placed over a wound to replace and regenerate the damaged skin. Chronic leg ulcers are an important problem and a major source of expense for Western countries and for which many different forms of treatment have been used. Skin grafting is a method of treatment that decreases the area of chronic leg ulcers or heals them completely, thus improving a patient's quality of life. Skin grafting is an old technique, rediscovered during the first and second world wars as the main treatment...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Raffaele Serra, Antonia Rizzuto, Alessio Rossi, Paolo Perri, Andrea Barbetta, Karim Abdalla, Santo Caroleo, Chiara Longo, Bruno Amantea, Giuseppe Sammarco, Stefano Franciscis Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Retrospective study of the application of acellular dermis in reconstructing full ‐thickness skin defects
Abstract The purpose of the article is to evaluate the acellular dermis' utility in reconstructing full‐thickness defects after scar contracture releasing and giant nevus resection. From the year 2012 to 2014, 18 consecutive patients underwent composite graft (thin autograft and alloderma) transplantation. Among these patients, 16 patients suffered from burned scar contracture in the upper extremities, and two young cases were met with giant nevus on the upper extremity. Ten of 13 adult cases with upper extremity scar affection were chosen for a comparative study. Twenty hands were randomly allocated into group A and gro...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Baoguo Chen, Huifeng Song Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C‐reactive protein to monitor treatment outcomes in diabetic foot osteomyelitis
This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the inflammatory markers, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C‐reactive protein (CRP), in monitoring treatment of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot. We screened 150 charts of patients admitted to our hospital with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO), confirmed by positive results of bone culture and/or histopathology. We included patients who had an initial ESR/CRP within 72 hours of admission and two reported follow‐up values. We dichotomised patients based on the outcomes wound healing, re‐infection, recurrent ulceration, re‐hospitalisation, additional surge...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Suzanne AV Asten, Daniel C Jupiter, Moez Mithani, Javier La Fontaine, Kathryn E Davis, Lawrence A Lavery Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Retrospective study of the application of acellular dermis in reconstructing full‐thickness skin defects
Abstract The purpose of the article is to evaluate the acellular dermis' utility in reconstructing full‐thickness defects after scar contracture releasing and giant nevus resection. From the year 2012 to 2014, 18 consecutive patients underwent composite graft (thin autograft and alloderma) transplantation. Among these patients, 16 patients suffered from burned scar contracture in the upper extremities, and two young cases were met with giant nevus on the upper extremity. Ten of 13 adult cases with upper extremity scar affection were chosen for a comparative study. Twenty hands were randomly allocated into group A and gro...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Baoguo Chen, Huifeng Song Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism following surgical treatment of fractures below the hip: a meta‐analysis
Abstract Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication after surgical treatment of fractures, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Identifying the risk factors for VTE is important for preventive strategies to reduce the incidence of VTE. Therefore, we conducted a meta‐analysis to evaluate the incidence of VTE and the risk factors influencing the development of VTE in patients who underwent surgery for fractures below the hip. PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, SinoMed (Chinese BioMedical Literature Service System, China) and CNKI (National Knowledge Infrastructure, China) databases were sys...
Source: International Wound Journal - March 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Lei Tan, Baochang Qi, Tiecheng Yu, Chengxue Wang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: International Wound Journal - February 23, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A descriptive study of Korean nurses' perception of pain and skin tearing at dressing change
In conclusion, many of respondents were aware of pain and skin tearing at dressing change, but did not take any further necessary measures, including nursing intervention, for the most appropriate, systematic pain and skin tearing management. Therefore, this study suggested that a systematic and comprehensive educational program for Korean healthcare professions needs to be developed and implemented in Korea's hospital settings. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - February 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Jung Yoon Kim, Na Kyung Kim, Yun Jin Lee Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effect of diabetes on the wound healing potential of adipose‐tissue derived stem cells
Abstract To investigate whether diabetes mellitus affects the wound‐healing‐promoting potential of adipose tissue‐derived stem cells, we designed a wound‐healing model using diabetic mice. We compared the degree of wound healing between wounds treated with normal adipose tissue‐derived stem cells and wounds treated with diabetic adipose tissue‐derived stem cells. We evaluated the wound‐healing rate, the epithelial tongue distance, the area of granulation tissue, the number of capillary and the number of Ki‐67‐stained cells. The wound‐healing rate was significantly higher in the normal adipose tissue‐d...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Sue Min Kim, Yun Ho Kim, Young Joon Jun, Gyeol Yoo, Jong Won Rhie Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effects of pressure ulcer classification system education programme on knowledge and visual differential diagnostic ability of pressure ulcer classification and incontinence‐associated dermatitis for clinical nurses in Korea
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of pressure ulcer classification system education on clinical nurses' knowledge and visual differential diagnostic ability of pressure ulcer (PU) classification and incontinence‐associated dermatitis (IAD). One group pre and post‐test was used. A convenience sample of 407 nurses, participating in PU classification education programme of continuing education, were enrolled. The education programme was composed of a 50‐minute lecture on PU classification and case‐studies. The PU Classification system and IAD knowledge test (PUCS‐KT) and visual differential diag...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Yun Jin Lee, Jung Yoon Kim, Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prospective study on Incontinence‐Associated Dermatitis and its Severity instrument for verifying its ability to predict the development of pressure ulcers in patients with fecal incontinence
Abstract Fecal incontinence with loose stools is a risk factor for skin damage that may develop into a pressure ulcer (PU). The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of applying the Incontinence‐Associated Dermatitis and its Severity (IADS) instrument to patients with fecal incontinence as a tool to predict PU development. This prospective study enrolled 120 intensive care unit patients with bowel incontinence of Bristol Stool type 5, 6, and 7. Trained nurses evaluated IADS scores and the occurrence of PUs daily for 7 days. Patients with higher IADS scores were significantly more likely to develop a PU (odds...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Kyung Hee Park, Heejung Choi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Efficacy of one‐stage surgical treatment and clinical features in patients with multiple pressure ulcers
Abstract Treating patients with multiple pressure ulcers is a very challenging task for physicians. However, there are very few reports on treatment protocols for multiple pressure ulcers and treatment outcomes. The authors have consistently treated multiple pressure ulcers in a one‐stage operation rather than a staged operation. We evaluated multiple pressure ulcers patients who underwent a one‐stage operation from 2007 to 2014. A comparison was made between 20 patients who underwent a one‐stage operation on 44 foci and 68 patients with a single focus. Though the results, we could conclude that one‐stage operation...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 5, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Hyun Ho Han, Eun Jeong Choi, Jong Yun Choi, Jong Won Rhie Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The prevalence of skin tears in the acute care setting in Singapore
Skin tears appear to be a hidden and extensive problem despite an increased focus in the literature on skin tear epidemiology, prevention strategies and management modalities. Currently, there has been no report of skin tear epidemiology published in Singapore. The aim of the present study was to pilot the methodology by WoundWest at one of the tertairy hospitals in Singapore. The secondary objective was to determine the prevalence and current nursing management of skin tears within two selected acute medical wards in the hospital. A point prevalence survey was conducted within the two medical wards. Six registered nurses ...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 2, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Yee Y Chang, Keryln Carville, Ai C Tay Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The regenerative role of adipose‐derived stem cells (ADSC) in plastic and reconstructive surgery
Abstract The potential use of stem cell‐based therapies for the repair and regeneration of various tissues and organs offers a paradigm shift in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The use of either embryonic stem cells (ESC) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in clinical situations is limited because of regulations and ethical considerations even though these cells are theoretically highly beneficial. Adult mesenchymal stem cells appear to be an ideal stem cell population for practical regenerative medicine. Among these cells, adipose‐derived stem cells (ADSC) have the potential to differentiate the mesenchymal,...
Source: International Wound Journal - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Naghmeh Naderi, Emman J Combellack, Michelle Griffin, Tina Sedaghati, Muhammad Javed, Michael W Findlay, Christopher G Wallace, Afshin Mosahebi, Peter EM Butler, Alexander M Seifalian, Iain S Whitaker Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Delayed grafting for banked skin graft in lymph node flap transfer
Abstract Over the last decade, lymph node flap (LNF) transfer has turned out to be an effective method in the management of lymphoedema of extremities. Most of the time, the pockets created for LNF cannot be closed primarily and need to be resurfaced with split thickness skin grafts. Partial graft loss was frequently noted in these cases. The need to prevent graft loss on these iatrogenic wounds made us explore the possibility of attempting delayed skin grafting. We have herein reported our experience with delayed grafting with autologous banked split skin grafts in cases of LNF transfer for lymphoedema of the extremities....
Source: International Wound Journal - February 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Pedro Ciudad, Shivprasad Date, Georgios Orfaniotis, Rory Dower, Fabio Nicoli, Michele Maruccia, Shu‐Ping Lin, Chu‐Yi Chuang, Tsan‐Yu Chuang, Gou‐Jen Wang, Hung‐Chi Chen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The regenerative role of adipose ‐derived stem cells (ADSC) in plastic and reconstructive surgery
Abstract The potential use of stem cell‐based therapies for the repair and regeneration of various tissues and organs offers a paradigm shift in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The use of either embryonic stem cells (ESC) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in clinical situations is limited because of regulations and ethical considerations even though these cells are theoretically highly beneficial. Adult mesenchymal stem cells appear to be an ideal stem cell population for practical regenerative medicine. Among these cells, adipose‐derived stem cells (ADSC) have the potential to differentiate the mesenchymal,...
Source: International Wound Journal - January 31, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Naghmeh Naderi, Emman J Combellack, Michelle Griffin, Tina Sedaghati, Muhammad Javed, Michael W Findlay, Christopher G Wallace, Afshin Mosahebi, Peter EM Butler, Alexander M Seifalian, Iain S Whitaker Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluating the effectiveness of a self‐management exercise intervention on wound healing, functional ability and health‐related quality of life outcomes in adults with venous leg ulcers: a randomised controlled trial
This study included 63 patients with VLUs. Patients were randomised to receive either a 12‐week exercise intervention with a telephone coaching component or usual care plus telephone calls at the same timepoints. The primary outcome evaluated the effectiveness of the intervention in relation to wound healing. The secondary outcomes evaluated physical activity, functional ability and health‐related quality of life measures between groups at the end of the 12 weeks. A per protocol analysis complemented the effectiveness (intention‐to‐treat) analysis to highlight the importance of adherence to an exercise intervention...
Source: International Wound Journal - January 29, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Jane O'Brien, Kathleen Finlayson, Graham Kerr, Helen Edwards Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluating the effectiveness of a self ‐management exercise intervention on wound healing, functional ability and health‐related quality of life outcomes in adults with venous leg ulcers: a randomised controlled trial
This study included 63 patients with VLUs. Patients were randomised to receive either a 12‐week exercise intervention with a telephone coaching component or usual care plus telephone calls at the same timepoints. The primary outcome evaluated the effectiveness of the intervention in relation to wound healing. The secondary outcomes evaluated physical activity, functional ability and health‐related quality of life measures between groups at the end of the 12 weeks. A per protocol analysis complemented the effectiveness (intention‐to‐treat) analysis to highlight the importance of adherence to an exercise intervention...
Source: International Wound Journal - January 26, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Jane O'Brien, Kathleen Finlayson, Graham Kerr, Helen Edwards Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research