The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds

Book Review: Fast Facts About Pressure Ulcer Care for Nurses: How to Prevent, Detect, and Resolve Them in a Nutshell

July 21, 2014

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Lipid-Colloid Dressing Shows Improved Reepithelialization, Pain Relief, and Corneal Barrier Function in Split-Thickness Skin-Graft Donor Wound Healing

July 9, 2014

Donor-site wound healing was tested with a nonadherent petrolatum- and hydrocolloid-impregnated polyester, a lipid-colloid dressing, and a nonadherent polyester dressing, supplemented with petrolatum manually by a physician onsite. Ten patients, 1 woman and 9 men (22 to 79 years old; average 58.4 ± 17.54 years), were enrolled in this prospective comparison study. The split-thickness skin graft was 14.5 ± 7.49 cm long x 8.2 ± 4.07 cm wide (5.5-27 cm long and 4.0-14.0 wide) and 14/1000 inches (0.356 mm) deep

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The Use of Negative Pressure in Critical Necrotizing Fasciitis Treatment: A Case Presentation

July 1, 2014

Surgery complemented by antibiotics forms the backbone of the successful management of necrotizing fasciitis. But it will be very difficult to clear away extensive necrotizing tissue thoroughly in critically ill patients when their vital signs are unstable. The authors report the case of a 33-year-old woman who had extensive necrotizing fasciitis of the right lower limb with septic shock.

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Clinical Examination and Treatment of a Leg Ulcer Caused by a Stingray Puncture

May 30, 2014

The most frequent causes of leg ulcers include venous incompetency (superficial and deep), arterial insufficiency, trauma, vasculitis, and neoplasm. Leg ulcers from injury by stingrays are quite rare. In this case report, we describe a leg ulcer caused by a stingray sting complicated by infection, which healed completely without surgery.

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Wound Care Study and Translation Application: A Team’s Work in China

May 28, 2014

Trauma, tissue repair, and regeneration are frontier research areas in China and a team led by Professor Xiaobing Fu has become an important unit in this field in China.

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A CD30(-) Transformed Mycosis Fungoides Case Responding Very Well to Systemic Bexarotene and Methotrexate

May 28, 2014

The course of mycosis fungoides (MF) is indolent except when transformation to a large T-cell lymphoma occurs. The diagnosis of transformed MF relies on the presence of more than 25% of large cells on biopsy of an MF lesion

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Differential Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Gene in Wounds of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Cases With Susceptible -1562C>T Genotypes and…

May 26, 2014

Coordinated extracellular matrix deposition is a prerequisite for proper wound healing which is mainly orchestrated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).

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