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A Retrospective Crossover Study of the Use of Aseptically Processed Placental Membrane in the Treatment of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Abstract: Background. In a recently published, prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing aseptically processed dehydrated human amnion/chorion allograft (dHACA) to standard of care (SOC), 85% wound closure rates were reported in the dHACA arm while only 25% of patients in the SOC arm healed. Objective. The purpose of this retrospective crossover study is to evaluate the effectiveness of dHACA in those patients that failed to respond to the SOC treatments and who exited the original study after failing up to 12 weeks of SOC treatment....

Traction-assisted Internal Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Bridging Retention Sutures to Facilitate Staged Closure of High-risk Wounds Under Tension

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Abstract: Background/Objective. Loss of domain often complicates attempts at delayed wound closure in regions of high tension. Wound temporization with traction-assisted internal negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), using bridging retention sutures, can minimize the effects of edema and elastic recoil that contribute to progressive tissue retraction over time. The investigators evaluated the safety and efficacy of this technique for complex wound closure....

Serial Surgical Debridement of Common Pressure Injuries in the Nursing Home Setting: Outcomes and Findings

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Abstract: Objective. This study examined the efficacy of bedside surgical debridement in a nursing home population.Materials and Methods. A retrospective chart review was performed of sacrum, sacrococcyx, coccyx, ischium, and trochanter (SSCIT) region pressure injuries in the Skilled Wound Care practice (Los Angeles, CA). The patient population was refined from 2128 to 227 patients visited 8 or more times during nursing home stays found to have 1 or more SSCIT pressure injuries. Of the 227 patients, there were approximately 319 individual SSCIT wounds, with an average of 1.4 SSCIT wounds per patient. Bedside surgical debridement was performed using a sharp excisional technique on 190 of 319 (59.5%) SSCIT wounds....

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Comprehensive In Situ Killing of Six Common Wound Pathogens With Manuka Honey Dressings Using a Modified AATCC-TM100

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Abstract: Objective. While Manuka honey in vitro is strongly antimicrobial, there have been, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, no studies showing that dressings impregnated with Manuka honey can kill organisms in the dressing itself....

The Potential of Gelam Honey in Promoting the Proliferative Phase of Corneal Reepithelialization

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Abstract: Objective. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential benefits of Gelam honey (GH) in promoting proliferation of ex vivo corneal epithelial cells (CECs) and its effects on the phenotypical features....

Does Fine Needle Aspiration Microbiology Offer Any Benefit Over Wound Swab in Detecting the Causative Organisms in Surgical Site Infections?

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Abstract: Objective. The objective of this study is to determine the role of fine needle aspiration microbiology (FNAM) in detecting the causative organisms of postoperative surgical site infections (SSIs) in comparison with the standard technique of surface swabbing....

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Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a severe and costly complication of diabetes and may result in foot amputation.Case Report. A 69-year-old man with a 10-year history of type 2 diabetes, who was undergoing routine care for diabetes in the authors’ clinic, developed a DFU of his right foot of 4 years’ duration. 

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