The effects of caffeine on wound healing
Abstract The purine alkaloid caffeine is a major component of many beverages such as coffee and tea. Caffeine and its metabolites theobromine and xanthine have been shown to have antioxidant properties. Caffeine can also act as adenosine‐receptor antagonist. Although it has been shown that adenosine and antioxidants promote wound healing, the effect of caffeine on wound healing is currently unknown. To investigate the effects of caffeine on processes involved in epithelialisation, we used primary human keratinocytes, HaCaT cell line and ex vivo model of human skin. First, we tested the effects of caffeine on cell prolife...
Source: International Wound Journal - July 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Nkemcho Ojeh, Olivera Stojadinovic, Irena Pastar, Andrew Sawaya, Natalie Yin, Marjana Tomic‐Canic Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A laboratory comparison between two liquid skin barrier products
Abstract Exposure of skin to friction and moisture is detrimental to skin health. The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the ability of a cyanoacrylate polymer film to protect human skin against moisture and abrasion. A secondary purpose of this study was to compare this cyanoacrylate material to a traditional barrier film. Twelve healthy subjects participated in the wash‐off resistance test to determine the percentage of dye that was left on the skin after repeated washing. Ten subjects participated in the abrasion test. Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) was measured before and after abrasion to determ...
Source: International Wound Journal - July 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Kevin Y Woo, Debashish Chakravarthy Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

An interesting case of oedema and ulceration in red areas of tattoo
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Source: International Wound Journal - July 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Antonella Tammaro, Giorgia Cortesi, Alessandra Narcisi, Claudia Abruzzese, Diego Orsini, Veronica Giulianelli, Francesca R Parisella, Valentina Battaglia, Severino Persechino Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Efficacy of Jasminum grandiflorum L. leaf extract on dermal wound healing in rats in the presence of infection
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Source: International Wound Journal - June 26, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Basavraj S Nagoba, Bharat Wadher Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Incontinence‐associated dermatitis: a cross‐sectional prevalence study in the Australian acute care hospital setting
Abstract The purpose of this cross‐sectional study was to identify the prevalence of incontinence and incontinence‐associated dermatitis (IAD) in Australian acute care patients and to describe the products worn to manage incontinence, and those provided at the bedside for perineal skin care. Data on 376 inpatients were collected over 2 days at a major Australian teaching hospital. The mean age of the sample group was 62 years and 52% of the patients were male. The prevalence rate of incontinence was 24% (91/376). Urinary incontinence was significantly more prevalent in females (10%) than males (6%) (χ...
Source: International Wound Journal - June 26, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Jill L Campbell, Fiona M Coyer, Sonya R Osborne Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluation of vacuum‐assisted closure in patients with wound complications following tumour surgery
In conclusion, NPWT therapy seems to be a safe and effective option in the management of local wound problems and secondary surgical site infections after musculoskeletal tumour surgery. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - June 26, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Ugur Mermerkaya, Senol Bekmez, Erkan Alkan, Mehmet Ayvaz, Mazhar Tokgozoglu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Toe web malodorous maceration with well‐demarcated punch‐out edge
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Source: International Wound Journal - June 26, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Cheng Tan, Lu‐Lu Zhang, Zhong‐Sheng Min Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Toe web malodorous maceration with well ‐demarcated punch‐out edge
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Source: International Wound Journal - June 25, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Cheng Tan, Lu ‐Lu Zhang, Zhong‐Sheng Min Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Pro‐healing effects of bilirubin in open excision wound model in rats
Abstract Bilirubin, a by‐product of heme degradation, has an important role in cellular protection. Therefore, we speculated that bilirubin could be of potential therapeutic value in wound healing. To validate the hypothesis, we used a full‐thickness cutaneous wound model in rats. Bilirubin (30 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally every day for 9 days. The surface area of the wound was measured on days 0, 2, 4, 7 and 10 after the creation of the wound. The granulation tissue was collected on day 10 post‐wounding for analysing various parameters of wound healing. Bilirubin treatment accelerated woun...
Source: International Wound Journal - June 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Azad A Ahanger, Marie D Leo, Anu Gopal, Vinay Kant, Surendra K Tandan, Dinesh Kumar Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Pilonidal sinus surgery: could we predict postoperative complications?
Abstract Pilonidal sinus surgery could, as of now, be considered a surgery tailored more to the surgeon than to the patient. In an attempt to give to surgeons an objective instrument of decision, we have evaluated which variables could be considered predictive of postoperative complications after pilonidal sinus surgery. A prospective electronic database of all patients treated for sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease was analysed. Sex, age, obesity, smoking, recurrent disease, the presence of multiple orifices and the distance between the most lateral orifice and midline were recorded and correlated with the occurrence of pos...
Source: International Wound Journal - June 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Marco Milone, Matteo ND Di Minno, Paolo Bianco, Guido Coretti, Mario Musella, Francesco Milone Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A non‐randomised, controlled clinical trial of an innovative device for negative pressure wound therapy of pressure ulcers in traumatic paraplegia patients†
Abstract The conventional methods of treatment of pressure ulcers (PUs) by serial debridement and daily dressings require prolonged hospitalisation, associated with considerable morbidity. There is, however, recent evidence to suggest that negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) accelerates healing. The commercial devices for NPWT are costly, cumbersome, and electricity dependent. We compared PU wound healing in traumatic paraplegia patients by conventional dressing and by an innovative negative pressure device (NPD). In this prospective, non‐randomised trial, 48 traumatic paraplegia patients with PUs of stages 3 and 4 we...
Source: International Wound Journal - June 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Rajeshwar N Srivastava, Mukesh K Dwivedi, Amit K Bhagat, Saloni Raj, Rajiv Agarwal, Abhijit Chandra Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Growth factor therapy in patients with partial‐thickness burns: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
Abstract Growth factor (GF) therapy has shown promise in treating a variety of refractory wounds. However, evidence supporting its routine use in burn injury remains uncertain. We performed this systematic review and meta‐analysis assessing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate efficacy and safety of GFs in the management of partial‐thickness burns. Electronic searches were conducted in PubMed and the Cochrane databases. Endpoint results analysed included wound healing and scar formation. Thirteen studies comprising a total of 1924 participants with 2130 wounds (1131 GF receiving patients versus 999 contro...
Source: International Wound Journal - June 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Yi Zhang, Tao Wang, Jinguang He, Jiasheng Dong Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Diagnosing osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot: a pilot study to examine the sensitivity and specificity of Tc99mwhite blood cell‐labelled single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography
Abstract Diabetic foot ulceration poses a significant threat of osteomyelitis (OM) and subsequent amputation. The diagnosis of OM via imaging studies is difficult as radiographic findings do not present immediately and advanced imaging studies may be contraindicated or unavailable. A novel diagnostic tool has been developed which synthesises technetium‐99 white blood cell‐labelled single‐photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography (Tc99mWBC labelled‐SPECT/CT) imaging, effectively enhancing anatomic detail. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the validity and reliability of this novel imagin...
Source: International Wound Journal - June 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Mallory M Przybylski, Samantha Holloway, Steven D Vyce, Antonio Obando Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Influence of oxygen on wound healing
This article reviews the evidence concerning the role of oxygen in wound healing and its influence on the different stages of wound healing. The evidence reviewed has demonstrated that improving oxygenation may be helpful in limiting wound infection, although there is a lack of good quality studies on the role of oxygen in the proliferative phase and in reepithelialisation. Overall, the relationship between oxygen and wound healing is complex. Knowledge of this aspect is important as many treatment modalities for refractory wounds are based on these principles. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - June 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Wai Lam Yip Tags: INVITED REVIEW Source Type: research

Foam dressing with epidermal growth factor for severe radiation dermatitis in head and neck cancer patients
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of foam dressing with human recombinant human epidermal growth factor (rhEGF) on the healing process in head and neck cancer patients who experience radiation‐induced dermatitis (RID). Seven patients, including three with oropharyngeal, two with nasopharyngeal and one each with hypopharyngeal and laryngeal carcinoma, who underwent radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer at the Asan Medical Center from March to December 2008 were prospectively included in this study. Patients who showed severe RID (more than wet desquamation) on the supraclavicular fossa or neck areas we...
Source: International Wound Journal - June 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Jihyo Lee, Sang‐wook Lee, Joon Pio Hong, Myeong Wha Shon, Seung‐Hee Ryu, Seung Do Ahn Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A case of post‐haemodialysis, massive haematoma in an SLE patient
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Source: International Wound Journal - June 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Sedigheh Iranmanesh, Farideh Razban Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

VAC therapy to promote wound healing after surgical revascularisation for critical lower limb ischaemia
Abstract Vacuum‐assisted closure (VAC) therapy is a new emerging non‐invasive system in wound care, which speeds up wound healing by causing vacuum, improving tissue perfusion and suctioning the exudates, and facilitating the removal of bacteria from the wound. The application of sub‐atmospheric pressure on the lesions seems to alter the cytoskeleton of the cells on the wound bed, triggering a cascade of intracellular signals that increase the rate of cell division and subsequent formation of granulation tissue. The aim of this study is to analyse the results of VAC therapy used as an adjuvant therapy for the treatme...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Giovanni De Caridi, Mafalda Massara, Michele Greco, Narayana Pipitò, Francesco Spinelli, Raffaele Grande, Lucia Butrico, Stefano Franciscis, Raffaele Serra Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Electrical burns
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Gordana Ristić, Ana Ravić‐Nikolić Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Patient perception of wound photography
This study provides a current representation of wound photography from the patients' perspective and reveals that it can motivate patients to become more involved in the management of their wounds – particularly for patients with difficult‐to‐see wounds. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - May 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Sheila C Wang, John AE Anderson, Duncan VB Jones, Robyn Evans Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Tracheal rupture related to endotracheal intubation after thyroid surgery: a case report and systematic review
Abstract Tracheobronchial rupture is an uncommon but potentially serious complication of endotracheal intubation. The most likely cause of tracheal injury is massive overinflation of the endotracheal tube cuff and pre‐existing tracheal wall weakness. We review the relevant literature and predisposing factors contributing to this complication. Only articles that reported at least the demographic data (age and sex), the treatment performed and the outcome were included. Papers that did not detail these variables were excluded. We also focus on a case of tracheal laceration after tracheal intubation in a patient with severe...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Xiaohan Xu, Na Xing, Yanzi Chang, Yingying Du, Zhisong Li, Zhongyu Wang, Jie Yan, Wei Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

To suck or not to suck: medicinal leech therapy for lower extremity wounds in patients with peripheral arterial disease
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 28, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Gunalp Uzun, Adem Ozdemir, Senol Yildiz, Mehmet Tanyuksel Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Use of self‐expanding covered stent and negative pressure wound therapy to manage late rectal perforation after injury from an improvised explosive device: a case report
Abstract Blast injuries, caused by explosions accompanied by high‐pressure waves, produce tissue damage in the acute period, followed in the later period by circulatory disorders due to vascular endothelial damage and related tissue necrosis. Blunt rectal perforation is rare and difficult to diagnose. In the acute period following blast pelvic injuries, the main objectives are to stop bleeding, minimise contamination and preserve the patient's life. The patient in this report had major vascular injuries, severe pelvic injury and, in the later period, rectal perforation because of vascular endothelial damage caused by the...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: M Tahir Ozer, Ali K Coskun, Huseyin Sinan, Mehmet Saydam, Emin O Akay, Subutay Peker, Gokhan Ogunc, Sezai Demirbas, Yusuf Peker Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

A simple novel technique for enteroatmospheric fistulae: silicone fistula plug
Abstract Enteroatmospheric fistulae (EAFs), a rare condition that develops in patients treated with an open abdomen, present serious problems for the surgeon. There are no fixed algorithms for treatment of EAF, and treatment options are determined based on the experience of the surgeon and status of the patient. We developed a ‘suspended silicone fistula plug’ for treating a patient who developed an EAF after undergoing multiple operations in a short period of time. Used in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy, application of this novel therapy resulted in EAF closure and patient discharge. (Source:...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: M Tahir Ozer, Hüseyin Sinan, Nazif Zeybek, Yusuf Peker Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Management of enteroatmospheric fistulae
Abstract A small‐bowel enteroatmospheric fistula (EAF) is an especially challenging complication for patients with open abdomens (OAs) and their surgeons. Manipulation of the bowel during treatment (e.g. dressing changes) is one of the risk factors for developing these openings between the atmosphere and the gastrointestinal tract. Unlike enterocutaneous fistulae, EAFs have neither overlying soft tissue nor a real fistula tract, which reduces the likelihood of their spontaneous closure. Surgical closure is necessary but not always easy to do in the OA environment. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used succ...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Cem Terzi, Tufan Egeli, Aras E Canda, Naciye C Arslan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The open abdomen: temporary closure with a modified negative pressure therapy technique
Abstract The most common indications for an open abdomen (OA) are abdominal compartment syndrome, damage control surgery, diffuse peritonitis and wound dehiscence, and often require a temporary abdominal closure (TAC). The different TAC methods that are currently available include skin closure techniques, mesh products and negative pressure therapy (NPT) systems. For this study, we retrospectively reviewed records of 115 OA patients treated with the commercially available NPT systems (V.A.C.® Abdominal Dressing System and ABThera™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System) using a new method of applying the s...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Helene T Hougaard, Mark Ellebaek, Uffe T Holst, Niels Qvist Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The use of a surgical incision management system on vascular surgery incisions: a pilot study
Abstract Health care‐associated infections in hospitals, including surgical site infections, contribute significantly to morbidity as well as mortality. Surgical incision management (SIM) using negative pressure wound therapy (Prevena™ Incision Management System, Kinetic Concepts, Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA) is designed to cover and protect closed surgical incisions from external factors including infectious sources and local trauma, while negative pressure removes fluid and infectious material from the surgical incision. A prospective case‐control study assessed wound complications in patients undergoing vascula...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Gregory Weir Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Effect of surgical incision management on wound infections in a poststernotomy patient population
Abstract Skin breakdown and infiltration of skin flora are key causative elements in poststernotomy wound infections. We hypothesised that surgical incision management (SIM) using negative pressure wound therapy over closed surgical incisions for 6–7 days would reduce wound infections in a comprehensive poststernotomy patient population. ‘All comers’ undergoing median sternotomy at our institution were analysed prospectively from 1 September to 15 October 2013 (study group, n = 237) and retrospectively from January 2008 to December 2009 (historical control group, n = 350...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Onnen Grauhan, Artashes Navasardyan, Baris Tutkun, Felix Hennig, Peter Müller, Manfred Hummel, Roland Hetzer Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Value of incisional negative pressure wound therapy in orthopaedic surgery
Abstract Soft tissue and wound treatment after orthopaedic interventions (especially after trauma) is still an enormously challenging situation for every surgeon. Since development of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), new indications have been consistently added to the original field of application. Recently, NPWT has been applied directly over high‐risk closed surgical incisions. Review of the literature indicates that this therapy has shown positive effects on incisions after total ankle replacement or calcaneal fractures, preventing haematoma and wound dehiscence. In those cases reduced swelling, decreased pain ...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthias H Brem, Hermann J Bail, Roland Biber Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Breakthrough ideas leading to new futures: next steps
Abstract In 2010, the educational International Surgical Wound Forum (ISWF) was created to facilitate discussion among global experts regarding modern wound treatment challenges and how negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) could be used to address those challenges. This is the second of two supplements, which are based on 2012 and 2013 ISWF presentations and demonstrate the evolution of NPWT's role in wound care. The previous supplement provided an overview of critical health care issues and current clinical practice and reviewed evidence and experience using NPWT with instillation of topical wound solutions. This supple...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 23, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Christian Willy Tags: PROLOGUE Source Type: research

Secondary atypical mycobacterial infection after peritoneal catheter removal
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 15, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Maggie MY Mok, Maggie KM Ma, Desmond YH Yap, Tak M Chan, Fei MF Lam Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Calendar
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: CALENDAR OF EVENTS Source Type: research

News and views
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: NEWS Source Type: research

Society news
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: NEWS Source Type: research

Ten good reasons – to support the International Wound Journal
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Keith Harding, Douglas Queen Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Dynamic biological changes in fibroblasts during hypertrophic scar formation and regression
This study aimed to investigate whether fibroblasts in scar tissue undergo biological changes during the formation and regression of human hypertrophic scar. Using 32 scar samples, we measured collagen production by Masson's staining and the expression levels of transforming growth factor (TGF)‐β1 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) by immunohistochemistry. In addition, fibroblasts from scar tissue were isolated and cultured, and total RNA was extracted for measurement of TGF‐β1, VEGF and collagen transcript levels by reverse transcription‐polymerase chain reaction (RT‐PCR). Masson's staining sh...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 7, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Qing Chun, Wang ZhiYong, Song Fei, Wang XiQiao Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Adaptive compression therapy for venous leg ulcers: a clinically effective, patient‐centred approach
Abstract A prospective, randomised, 12‐week study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of two compression methods for venous leg ulcers (VLUs); a new adaptive compression therapy (ACT) system, combining intermittent and sustained pneumatic compression (n = 38) and a conventional four‐layer bandage system (n = 52). Primary outcomes were ulcer healing and safety. Secondary outcomes were comfort, compliance, ulcer pain, patient‐perceived product performance and quality of life. Ulcer healing rate was similar (31·6% versus 42·3%, respectively, P =&thinsp...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 7, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Keith G Harding, Wolfgang Vanscheidt, Hugo Partsch, Joseph A Caprini, Anthony J Comerota Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Distal pedal bypasses combined with free microsurgical flaps in chronic limb ischaemia for problematic wounds
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Source: International Wound Journal - May 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Raymund E Horch, Werner Lang, Alexander Meyer, Marweh Schmitz Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Characteristics of a large cohort of patients with diabetes having at ‐risk feet and outcomes in patients with foot ulceration referred to a tertiary care diabetes unit
Abstract To identify in a large population cohort the clinical and biochemical characteristics of patients with diabetes at risk of foot ulceration and outcomes in those with foot ulcers. All patients with diabetes attending Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology from January 2004 to April 2012 included in the study. Clinical, biochemical and socio‐demographic data were collected and patients were categorised into those at no risk of ulceration, at risk of ulceration and those with foot ulcer, according to the University of Texas classification. Patients with foot ulceration followed for their final outcome, th...
Source: International Wound Journal - May 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Musarrat Riaz, Zahid Miyan, Syed I Zaidi, Syed FD Alvi, Asher Fawwad, Muhammad Y Ahmadani, Asim B Zafar, Rayaz A Malik, Abdul Basit Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Irrigation of chronic wounds with tap water as a prerequisite for improved healing
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 24, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Matthias Hillenbrand, Gregor Bührer, Raymund E. Horch Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Simple, creative devices in the management of plantar foot injury
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 24, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Kian‐Yong Than, Ting‐Wei Chiang, Tzong‐Shiun Li Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Disseminated tuberculosis presenting with finger swelling and skin ulcer: a case report
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 24, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Ja Hea Gu Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Microbiology of the infected recurrent sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus
Abstract The aim of the present retrospective single centre study was to define the changes in the microbiological flora of the recurring sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus (PS). Microbiological findings of swab samples of abscess‐forming PS from 2000 to 2010 were evaluated. Within this time span, 73 swab samples were taken from primary sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus (pPS) and 23 swab samples of patients with recurring sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus (rPS). Our results show a statistically significant shift of the bacterial flora towards the gram‐positive range (P = 0·029) and a shift with tendency towa...
Source: International Wound Journal - April 24, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Michael Ardelt, Yves Dittmar, Roland Kocijan, Jürgen Rödel, Birte Schulz, Hubert Scheuerlein, Utz Settmacher Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Mesentery ‐like steri‐strip: a scarless drain fixation
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 20, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Valerio Finocchi, Maria F Bianciardi Valassina, Gianluigi Longobardi, Angelo Trivisonno, Damiano Tambasco Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

An interesting trichloracetic acid injury in a patient with psychiatric disorder
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Cihan Sahin, Celalettin Sever, Bilge K Aysal, Ceyhun Cesur Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Diabetic foot infection treatment and care
This study reviews a multi‐step treatment for DFIs. Between September 2010 and September 2012, a total of about 37 patients were consulted for DFI. The treatment algorithm included four steps, that is, several types of debridement according to the type of wound, the application of negative pressure therapy (NPT), other advanced dressings, a targeted antibiotic therapy local or systemic as the case may, and, if necessary, reconstructive surgery. This treatment protocol showed excellent outcomes, allowing us to avoid amputation in most difficult cases. Only about 8% of patients require amputation. This treatment protocol a...
Source: International Wound Journal - April 14, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Emanuele Cigna, Pasquale Fino, Maria G Onesti, Vittoria Amorosi, Nicolò Scuderi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Localised pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia: unusual cutaneous reaction pattern to tattoo
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 11, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Tammaro Antonella, Abruzzese Claudia, Narcisi Alessandra, Cortesi Giorgia, Fontana Elena, Persechino Severino, Salmaso Roberto, Alaibac Mauro Salvatore Alessandro Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Unexpected complication of intralesional injection of recombinant human epidermal growth factor: diabetic foot osteomyelitis
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 10, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Omer Ersen, Kemal Kara, Ali Memis, Mesut Mutluoglu, Hakan Ay Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Spinal cord stimulation to achieve wound healing in a primary lower limb critical ischaemia referral centre
We report our experience on spinal cord stimulation (SCS) indication and implantation in patients with critical lower limb ischaemia, at a high‐volume centre for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. (Source: International Wound Journal)
Source: International Wound Journal - April 8, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Giovanni De Caridi, Mafalda Massara, Antonio David, Massimiliano Giardina, Michele La Spada, Francesco Stilo, Francesco Spinelli, Raffaele Grande, Lucia Butrico, Stefano Franciscis, Raffaele Serra Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A rare location for a common problem: popliteal pressure ulcer
Abstract Pressure ulcer is defined as localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. The most frequent sites for pressure ulcers are the occiput, sacrum, ischial tuberosities, trochanters, lateral malleoli and posterior heels. Herein, we present a case of grade III pressure ulcer seen in popliteal region which is an unusual localisation that is rarely seen in the literature. An awareness of this unusual localisation of pressure ulcer is necessary to prevent decrease in quality of life, particularly in the wheelchair‐dep...
Source: International Wound Journal - April 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Kadri Ozer, Ozlem Colak, Fethiye B Goktas, Nezih Sungur, Ugur Kocer Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Unexpected wound occurring following negative pressure wound therapy
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Source: International Wound Journal - April 3, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Ercan Karabacak, Mesut Mutluoglu, Ali Memis, Hakan Ay Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research