Large-defect Resurfacing: A Comparison of Skin Graft Results Following Sarcoma Resection and Traumatic Injury Repair.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of skin grafting for resurfacing large defects after sarcoma resection are inferior to those for traumatic injury repair. Skin grafts may fail because the blood supply for the wound bed is impaired during resection. Furthermore, due to the wound bed movement, epithelialization over muscles of the shoulder joint is difficult to achieve, and skin grafts in this region will likely fail. PMID: 31306097 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - July 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

HS-TIME: A Modified TIME Concept in Hidradenitis Suppurativa Topical Management.
CONCLUSIONS: Considering the lack of strong evidence regarding wound care in HS, the authors propose the new concept of HS-TIME, based on the TIME wound bed preparation rules, as a new, helpful, easy-to-use tool that may assist physicians in identifying the best wound approach in these patients. PMID: 31298658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - July 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of 4% Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Leaf Extract Ointment as an Adjunct Treatment to Compression Stockings on the Closure of Venous Leg Ulcers: A Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Data showed compression stockings with 4% gumamela leaf extract ointment application could close VLUs in ⟨ 12 weeks. Applied with compression stockings, the ointment shows potential use in VLU management. PMID: 31298659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - July 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Comparison of Efficacy and Complications Between Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Conventional Mechanical Fixation in Skin Grafts: A Retrospective Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This study reports a quantitative analysis of the efficacy of NPWT on skin graft fixation with NPWT providing consistent pressure and better drainage than conventional mechanical fixation. In addition, the use of NPWT also could increase graft take on the hand region. PMID: 31298660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - July 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Wound Healing and Antimicrobial Effects of Chitosan-hydrogel/Honey Compounds in a Rat Full-thickness Wound Model.
CONCLUSIONS: Incorporation of chitosan hydrogel into honey can substantially enhance its antimicrobial and wound healing effects. Chitosan-hydrogel/honey (1:3) is an optimal wound dressing formulation with ample antimicrobial and healing properties. PMID: 31298661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - July 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

A Comprehensive Review of Local Pharmacologic Therapy for Pyoderma Gangrenosum.
Authors: Baltazar D, Haag C, Gupta AS, Marzano AM, Ortega Loayza AG Abstract Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, ulcerative inflammatory skin disease that most commonly occurs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatologic diseases, or hematologic diseases. Successful treatment of PG often requires immunosuppression and appropriate wound care. Systemic corticosteroids and cyclosporine are the first-line treatments for PG. However, chronic use of these systemic agents places patients at risk for developing significant side effects, including hyperglycemia, osteoporosis, hypertension, and weight gain. Fu...
Source: Wounds - June 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Preventing Peritoneal Dialysis Infections.
Authors: Bolton L Abstract Many patients with end-stage kidney disease prefer peritoneal dialysis (PD) to hemodialysis to replace kidney function1 but avoid PD due to fears of serious complications, such as peritonitis or catheter exit site and tunnel infections, which often have higher incidences than those recommended by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD). Factors that increase the risk of PD-related peritonitis include patient nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage, diabetes, advanced age, obesity, depression, cardiovascular disease, and catheter connection methods or exit site infection (ESI...
Source: Wounds - June 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Early-stage Management of Complex Wounds Using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation and a Dressing With Through Holes.
CONCLUSIONS: These cases help support the use of NPWTi-d with ROCF-CC as a viable option for wound care providers in the early-stage management of complex wounds. PMID: 31184590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Swift Downregulation of Gelatinases (MMP-2, MMP-9) in Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treated With Total Contact Cast.
CONCLUSIONS: This significant and rapid drop of both MMP-2 and MMP-9 strongly suggests a decline of the inflammatory phase and initiation of the proliferation phase. PMID: 31184591 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Role of High-mobility Group Box 1 Protein in Patients With Keloids: A Case Control Study.
CONCLUSIONS: High-mobility group box 1 was found to be elevated in patients with keloids compared with their controls, suggesting its role in excessive scarring and the role of its antagonists in therapy. PMID: 31184592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Influence of Peripheral Neuropathy and Microangiopathy on Skin Hydration in the Feet of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study demonstrated that skin hydration in the feet of patients with diabetes mellitus mainly is influenced by microcirculation rather than peripheral nerve function. PMID: 31184593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Profile and Antibiotic Susceptibility of Bacterial Pathogens Associated With Diabetic Foot Ulcers From a Rural Area.
CONCLUSIONS: The results show an overall increase in bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents and emphasize the importance of an antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in the selection of appropriate antibiotic(s) to institute the rational antibiotic therapy. PMID: 31184594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Do Antibiotic-impregnated Calcium Sulfate Beads Improve the Healing of Neuropathic Foot Ulcers With Osteomyelitis Undergoing Surgical Debridement?
CONCLUSIONS: Ulcer healing in patients treated with antibiotic-impregnated CAS beads did not show statistical significance. Healing rates in both groups were similar to those in recent literature. Surgical debridement alone may be as effective as supplementation with local antibiotics in a bioabsorbable carrier. PMID: 31184595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Tensile Strength of Surgical Skin Adhesives: A Novel Wound Closure Test.
CONCLUSIONS: The study indicates this wound closure test has the potential to be an ideal testing method for predicting the strength of a wound-sealing adhesive subjected to a pulling or stretching force. The topical skin adhesive that demonstrated the highest mean strength of the 7 cyanoacrylate adhesive products tested potentially could be the optimal wound closure device for low- or high-tension incisions in conjunction with deep dermal sutures. PMID: 31184994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

The Effect of Smoking on Sternal Scar Healing: A Prospective Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: It is presumed that a large sample size with younger patients is needed to confirm the results herein. Furthermore, more caudally located skin, especially the subxiphoidal part, is prone to hypertrophic scarring and should, for that reason, be avoided in the incision. PMID: 31184995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Hydrocellular Foam Versus Hydrocolloid Plate in the Prevention of Pressure Injuries.
CONCLUSIONS: Standard preventive measures combined with the use of either hydrocellular foam or hydrocolloid plate contributed to the prevention of pressure injuries in at-risk patients, with hydrocolloid plate being associated with significantly more discomfort during dressing removal. PMID: 31184996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

A Standardized Approach to Evaluating Lower Extremity Chronic Wounds Using a Checklist.
Authors: Snyder RJ, Jensen J, Applewhite AJ, Couch K, Joseph WS, Lantis Ii JC, Serena TE Abstract As the population ages and more people live with diabetes, obesity, and vascular disease, chronic wounds have become more prevalent. Increasingly, wound care falls into the hands of clinicians who may be new to the specialty. To facilitate a better understanding of wounds and to ensure all integral items for best outcomes are considered, an interprofessional panel of wound care experts developed a checklist to aid in lower extremity wound identification, assessment, evaluation, and potential complication recognition. T...
Source: Wounds - April 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Financial and Clinical Risk Evaluation of Pressure Injuries in US Hospitals: A Business Case for Initiating Quality Improvement.
CONCLUSIONS: Results of this analysis will be useful for health care organizations implementing quality improvement initiatives and new technologies, such as digital wound care management systems, to reduce the prevalence of PIs, thereby protecting patients and mitigating financial and clinical risks. PMID: 31033454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Clinical Achievement of Wound Closure and Tissue Quality With a Novel Microvascular Tissue Graft.
CONCLUSIONS: In this series of patients, the PMVT graft demonstrated improved wound closure, increased local perfusion and vascular maturity, and improved tissue quality. This graft is a promising advanced tissue therapy for nonhealing DFUs and other complex wounds. It is now the subject of a randomized controlled trial. PMID: 31008717 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

An Atypical Chronic Ulcer Caused by Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
CONCLUSIONS: Leukemia cutis is a specific sign of systemic leukemia and the result of dissemination of leukemic cells to the skin. Treatment should be directed towards eradication of the systemic disease, which also improves local manifestation of the disease. PMID: 31008718 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

A New Mobile-responsive Solution to Increase Patient Adherence: Instant Personalized Product Handouts.
CONCLUSIONS: A digital point-of-care solution that generates customized product handouts with clinical, coverage, pricing, and supplier information may significantly improve patient adherence while saving clinicians time. PMID: 31008719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Use of a Natural Porcine Extracellular Matrix With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Hastens the Healing Rate in Stage 4 Pressure Ulcers.
CONCLUSIONS: These studies suggest that ECM dressings may be a promising adjunctive treatment option for stage 4 pressure ulcers. PMID: 30990777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Extended Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Case Series.
CONCLUSIONS: The effects of ESWT appear to maintain certain levels for an extended period of time at 1 year but start to show deterioration on tissue viability. Therefore, it is speculated that intermittent booster ESWT may maintain the effects of ESWT and sustain the tissue viability and repairing. The use of ESWT appeared to be effective for DFU treatment, and extended ESWT showed a tendency of sustaining ESWT effects when multiple booster treatments are utilized in patients with a DFU. PMID: 30990778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Health-related Quality of Life and Wound Care Practices Among Patients With Chronic Wounds in a Southwestern Nigerian Community.
CONCLUSIONS: Chronic wounds are associated with poorer HRQoL, and simultaneous reception of wound care from multiple sources was common. These findings also suggest a need to pay increased attention to psychological aspects of patients with CWs. PMID: 30990779 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Report on Three Porcine Proof-of-concept Studies: Comparison of a Dermatome With a Rotating Excision Ring With Conventional Dermatomes for the Harvesting of STSGs and Excision of Necrosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The studies showed the test device, when compared with the control devices, was equal on safety. On efficacy, consistency of the excised tissues was superior for the test device, which may result in better grafts and outcomes. Several aspects related to the ease of use, particularly maneuverability, were superior as well. PMID: 30990780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Clinical experience using a dehydrated amnion/chorion membrane construct for the management of wounds.
CONCLUSIONS: This retrospective case compilation of clinical experiences in patients with various acute and chronic wounds demonstrates that dACM may be beneficial in the treatment of wounds. PMID: 30933904 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - April 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Telemedicine Improves Chronic Ulcer Outcomes.
Authors: Bolton L Abstract Chronic ulcers greatly add to the clinical, economic, and patient burden on health care, increasing visits that challenge patients and strain overworked clinical centers. Telemedicine (TM) facilitates interprofessional collaboration and patient education and enables specialist bedside consults for clients without adding to their transfer and travel risks. Evidence supports improved postoperative monitoring, access to experts, and cost savings for TM-managed patients with acute or chronic wounds in a variety of settings. Despite its limitations, including likely overdiagnosis and dependenc...
Source: Wounds - March 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

A Prospective, Single-center, Open-label Case Series Evaluating the Clinical Outcomes of Lyopreserved Placental Membrane Containing Viable Cells in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first case series reporting the clinical outcomes of vLPM for the management of chronic wounds. Results of this study demonstrate similar closure rates to those previously reported for vCPM. These results suggest potential clinical equivalence between the 2 formulations, with vLPM providing the added convenience of long-term room-temperature storage (current shelf life of 12 months). PMID: 30924793 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - March 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Innovative Use of dHACM in Conjunction With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat a Nonhealing Nasal Wound Subsequent to Squamous Cell Carcinoma Resection and Radiation: A Case Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This treatment approach ultimately resulted in complete reepithelization of the wound, and a decrease in defect area. The patient's symptoms of nasal drainage and physical discomfort due to air passage through the fistula also had resolved completely. Although the fistula was still present at the conclusion of treatment, the tract was well-epithelialized and overall size of the defect diminished greatly. PMID: 30924794 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - March 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Perceptions of Wound Biofilm by Wound Care Clinicians.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has contributed to the global call to focus on tackling biofilm for the benefit of wound care patients, caregivers, and health care systems. PMID: 30924795 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - March 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Hyaluronic Acid-based Products are Strictly Contraindicated in Scleroderma-related Skin Ulcers.
CONCLUSIONS: The negative effects of HA-based products on a patient with scleroderma could be explained by the fact that HA can produce a proinflammatory effect causing keratinocyte migration. PMID: 30830857 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Reduction of Hospital-acquired Pressure Injuries Using a Multidisciplinary Team Approach: A Descriptive Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The data demonstrate that the formation of a multidisciplinary PIP team of engaged clinicians can reduce the number of preventable full-thickness HAPIs. PMID: 30802207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Topical and Systemic Effects of N-acetyl Cysteine on Wound Healing in a Diabetic Rat Model.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study show that both topical and systemic administration of NAC improved wound healing in a diabetic rat model. This effect of NAC may be related to its antioxidant properties since a reduction in oxidative stress parameters in both tissue and serum were shown in the present study. PMID: 30802208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

A Novel Recombinant Human Collagen-based Flowable Matrix for Chronic Lower Limb Wound Management: First Results of a Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A single, easy-to-use rhCollagen flowable gel application for chronic lower limb ulcers may promote wound closure with minimal adverse events. PMID: 30802209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Use of mechanically powered disposable negative pressure wound therapy: recommendations and reimbursement update.
Authors: Tettelbach W, Arnold J, Aviles A, Barrett C, Bhatia A, Desvigne M, Gould LJ, Speyrer MS, Suski M, Traynor CJ, Vlad L Abstract Use of ultra-portable, mechanically powered disposable negative pressure wound therapy (dNPWT) has grown as an adjunctive modality to manage wounds in outpatient care and to expedite transition of inpatients to an outpatient setting. This technology has demonstrated similar efficacy and usability for mobile outpatients when compared with electrically powered negative pressure wound therapy devices. It was designed for patients with smaller, low to moderately exudating wounds and doe...
Source: Wounds - February 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Retrospective Payor Claims Analysis of Patients Receiving Outpatient Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Remote Therapy Monitoring.
CONCLUSIONS: These results build upon previous studies of RTM-assisted outpatient NPWT and suggest an opportunity for wound care cost savings. PMID: 30730299 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Misdiagnosed Malignant Tumor on an Ischemic Limb.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite its rare pathology, misdiagnosis of ALM may prolong initiation of appropriate treatment and reduce the overall survival rate. Biopsies should be performed on nonhealing ulcers despite appropriate wound management and/or revascularization procedures. PMID: 30730300 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Human Acellular Dermal Matrix Versus Conventional Care for the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers.
CONCLUSIONS: In this report, the authors note the successful increase in healing rates and rate of percent wound closure as compared with conventional care options. PMID: 30720443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Efficacy of Cadexomer Iodine in the Treatment of Chronic Ulcers: A Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: These results demonstrate that cadexomer iodine, in comparison with standard care alone, increases the percentage of reduction in ulcer size and promotes complete wound healing in chronic ulcers. PMID: 30720444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Modification of the Pedicled Anterolateral Thigh Myocutaneous Flap for the Reconstruction of Ischial Pressure Ulcers: A Retrospective Case Study of 21 Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: In the authors' experience, because of constant blood supply, sufficient bulk, easy elevation, longer pedicle for the arc of rotation, primary closure of the donor site without morbidity, and a non-weightbearing flap donor site, the pALT myocutaneous flap for ischial ulcer reconstruction can serve as a primary treatment and secondary salvage. PMID: 30720445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Medical-grade Honey as an Alternative to Surgery: A Case Series.
CONCLUSIONS: The properties of ALH include autolytic debridement, bacterial growth inhibition, anti-inflammatory mediation, and cytokine release, making it a viable option for wound management for patients with contraindications to surgery. However, surgical debridement should remain a tenet of wound care in appropriate patients. PMID: 30694209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - January 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Preclinical and Clinical Studies of Hyaluronic Acid in Wound Care: A Case Series and Literature Review.
CONCLUSIONS: The presented literature supports the contention that hyaluronic acid is a critical component in the complex cascade of wound healing and most likely is responsible for the clinical wound improvement in the case series presented. PMID: 30694210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - January 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Exercise and Chronic Wound Healing.
Authors: Bolton L Abstract The calf muscles have been called the body's "second heart," improving blood circulation when exercised, usually by walking. Structured exercise training (SET) increases calf muscle pump function, lower limb circulation, and walking capacity for those with limited ambulation due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD)1 or venous insufficiency.2 This resulted in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decision to reimburse up to thirty-six 30- to 60-minute, properly supervised hospital outpatient or office-based SET sessions over 12 weeks to treat intermittent claudicat...
Source: Wounds - January 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation in the Management of Complex Wounds in Critically Ill Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: In the authors' clinical experience, NPWTi-d promoted wound healing in critically ill patients with large wounds. PMID: 30694212 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - January 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

The Use of Pressure Mapping: An Educational Report.
Authors: Teleten O, Kirkland-Kyhn H, Paine T, Ballesteros RJ Abstract A pressure ulcer/injury (PU/I) is caused by multiple factors with sustained pressure being the major contributor to its development. This pressure may be measured by a health care provider using a pressure mapping device in order to assess pressure distribution properties of surfaces used. This educational article describes a general overview, the value, how to perform, and how to incorporate pressure mapping into clinical practice. Also included is an exemplar of a nurse and a physical therapist using pressure mapping to identify the best surfac...
Source: Wounds - January 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Stability, Activity, and Application of Topical Doxycycline Formulations in a Diabetic Wound Case Study.
CONCLUSIONS: In summary, novel DOXY formulations may be stable and biologically active tools amenable to complex wound care. PMID: 30664497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - January 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Abandon or Administer? Moving Beyond Oversimplified Approaches and Developing Strategies That Target the Composite-infected Wound Microecosystem.
Authors: Kaushik K, Kadam S Abstract The authors of this Letter to the Editor suggest an alternative approach than to either abandon or administer antibiotics in response to an article published in the November 2018 issue of Wounds. PMID: 30620707 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Stage IV Perineal Pressure Ulcers in Immobile Patients Treated With Surgical Flap Closure Augmented With Cryopreserved Placental Membrane Containing Viable Cells.
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary clinical results indicate vCPM supports surgical wound closure of chronic perineal PUs in immobile, high-risk patients. In an effort to decrease postoperative recovery time and reduce complications, vCPM may be beneficial for patients undergoing perineal muscle flap closure. PMID: 30620708 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Life-threatening Posttraumatic Wounds With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: A Case Report.
CONCLUSIONS: In this case, NPWT, in continuous mode at -125 mm Hg, effectively removed exudate after simple debridement in a patient who could not tolerate anesthesia. PMID: 30561372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - December 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Necrotizing Myositis: A Rare Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection Involving Muscle.
CONCLUSIONS: To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of S intermedius and C clostridioforme causing NM. A high index of suspicion is required for extremely rare conditions like NM, because early diagnosis and surgical intervention significantly reduce mortality. PMID: 30561371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - December 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research