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1 Comparison of tissue damage, cleansing and cross-contamination potential during wound cleansing via two methods: lavage and negative pressure wound therapy with instillation International Wound Journal, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

2 A retrospective comparison of perforator and rotation flaps for the closure of extensive stage IV sacral pressure ulcers Full Text Ostomy Wound Management, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

3 A prospective two-armed trial assessing the efficacy and performance of a silver dressing used postoperatively on high-risk, clean surgical wounds Full Text Ostomy Wound Management, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Interchangeable skin grafting to camouflage self-inflicted wound scars on the dorsal and volar forearm: A case report Full Text Ostomy Wound Management, April 11, 2014

5 Experimental study on new self and mutual-aiding occlusive dressing for wound Full Text Chinese Medical Journal, April 10, 2014

6 Measurement of vancomycin hydrochloride concentration in the exudate from wounds receiving negative pressure wound therapy: a pilot study International Wound Journal, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Improving postoperative pain management: Continuous wound infusion and postoperative pain European Journal of Pain Supplements, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Gauze-based negative pressure wound therapy: A valid method to manage pyoderma gangrenosum International Wound Journal, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Full-thickness skin wound healing using autologous keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts with fibrin: Bilayered versus single-layered substitute Advances in Skin and Wound Care, April 7, 2014

10 Use of negative pressure wound therapy on surgical incisions (Prevena) after surgery of pectus deformities reduces wound complications Zentralblatt für Chirurgie - Zeitschrift für Allgemeine, Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, April 4, 2014    Clinical Article

11 The Ipswich Touch Test: A simple and novel method to screen patients with diabetes at home for increased risk of foot ulceration Diabetic Medicine, April 4, 2014    Review Article

12 Effectiveness of an acellular synthetic matrix in the treatment of hard-to-heal leg ulcers International Wound Journal, April 4, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Negative pressure wound therapy in head and neck surgery JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, April 3, 2014    Review Article

14 The effect and safety of dressing composed by nylon threads covered with metallic silver in wound treatment International Wound Journal, April 3, 2014    Clinical Article

15 A randomized, controlled trial of negative pressure wound therapy of pressure ulcers via a novel polyurethane foam Wound Repair and Regeneration, April 1, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Application of stems cells in wound healing--An update Wound Repair and Regeneration, April 1, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The importance of both fibroblasts and keratinocytes in a bilayered living cellular construct used in wound healing Wound Repair and Regeneration, April 1, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Wound duration and healing rates: Cause or effect? Wound Repair and Regeneration, April 1, 2014    Review Article

19 The role of hyaluronan in wound healing International Wound Journal, March 31, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Alleviation of chronic venous leg ulcers with a hand-held dielectric barrier discharge plasma generator (PlasmaDerm VU-2010): Results of a monocentric, two-armed, open, prospective, randomized and controlled trial (NCT01415622) Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, March 28, 2014    Clinical Article

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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1 Recent accomplishments in wound healing International Wound Journal, March 12, 2014    Review Article

2 Mechanically powered negative pressure wound therapy as a bolster for skin grafting Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, March 24, 2014    Free full text

3 Acute management of skin tears: A change in practice pilot study International Wound Journal, March 7, 2014

4 Systematic review and meta-analysis of wound drains after thyroid surgery British Journal of Surgery, March 25, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

5 Alleviation of chronic venous leg ulcers with a hand-held dielectric barrier discharge plasma generator (PlasmaDerm VU-2010): Results of a monocentric, two-armed, open, prospective, randomized and controlled trial (NCT01415622) Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, March 28, 2014

6 Dressings as an adjunct to pressure ulcer prevention: consensus panel recommendations International Wound Journal, March 12, 2014

7 Protease-modulating polyacrylate-based hydrogel stimulates wound bed preparation in venous leg ulcers - A randomized controlled trial Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, March 3, 2014

8 Honey: A skin graft fixator convenient for both patient and surgeon Indian Journal of Surgery, February 19, 2014

9 Honey: An immunomodulator in wound healing Wound Repair and Regeneration, March 10, 2014    Review Article

10 Efficacy of combination of 0.2% GTN and lignocaine ointments in wound healing and pain relief after Milligan Morgan hemorrhoidectomy - A comparison with lignocaine and 0.2% GTN ointments separately International Journal of Surgery, March 14, 2014

11 The effect of hydration on the risk of friction blister formation on the heel of the foot Skin Research and Technology, March 24, 2014

12 Refractory sickle cell leg ulcer: Is heparan sulphate a new hope? International Wound Journal, March 10, 2014

13 Combined negative pressure wound therapy and ultrasonic MIST therapy for open surgical wounds: a case series Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, March 26, 2014    Review Article

14 12/15-lipoxygenase deficiency reduces densities of mesenchymal stem cells in the dermis of wounded and unwounded skin British Journal of Dermatology, March 13, 2014

15 The history of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT): From lip service to the modern vacuum system The Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, February 3, 2014    Review Article
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16 Influence of sensory neuropeptides on human cutaneous wound healing process Journal of Dermatological Science, March 19, 2014

17 Effects of a new nutraceutical substance on clinical and molecular parameters in patients with chronic venous ulceration International Wound Journal, March 5, 2014

18 Use of a portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy device in home care patients with low to moderately exuding wounds: A case series Ostomy Wound Management, March 14, 2014

19 Clinical outcomes associated with serial sharp debridement of diabetic foot ulcers with and without clostridial collagenase ointment Wounds, March 13, 2014

20 Randomized controlled trial comparing subcuticular absorbable suture with conventional interrupted suture for wound closure at elective operation of colon cancer Surgery, January 29, 2014

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