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Epidemiology of Injuries Caused by Mammals Treated in Emergency Departments in Marseille, France

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Abstract: A total of 304 patients with mammal-related injuries were included over the 2-year survey period (1.5% of total admissions) at the emergency departments of a large city in southern France. Admissions peaked during the summer months....

Massive Localized Lymphedema in the Morbidly Obese Patient: A Clinical Entity Mimicking Lymphosarcoma

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Abstract: Massive localized lymphedema (MLL) is a rare benign soft tissue lesion that develops in morbidly obese patients, most commonly on the medial thigh (though other locations have also been described). The cause of MLL remains unknown, but the common denominator in all reported cases is obesity....

Evidence of Intensive Autolytic Debridement With a Self-Adaptive Wound Dressing

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Abstract: Background. Chronic venous leg ulcers (VLUs) can be challenging to manage and heal. Despite the observed efficacy of surgical debridement, many patients with VLUs refuse the procedure due to the associated pain. Autolytic debridement induces no pain, but is slow or disrupted in chronic VLUs. ...

Evaluation of Wound Healing Efficacy of an Antimicrobial Spray Dressing at Skin Donor Sites

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Abstract: Introduction. Autologous skin transplantation is a common treatment for patients with full-thickness burns. Postoperative wound care is essential for skin graft donor and recipient sites, but traditional wound dressings such as cotton and gauze do not form an effective barrier to bacteria, and patients can feel uncomfortable when replacing dressings. ...

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Chronic wounds usually result from poor peripheral circulation, neuropathy, pressure, radiation, or infection. Such common types of chronic wounds are easily diagnosed and managed with traditional wound care techniques. 

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