Objectives:Identify the etiology of penetrating abdominal trauma.Describe the investigations that should be considered in a patient with penetrating abdominal trauma.Review the treatment and management options available for patients with penetrating abdominal trauma.Explain interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the management of patients with penetrating abdominal trauma.Access free multiple choice questions on this topic.
Objectives:State the indications for wound debridement.Describe the techniques and novel biocompatible dressings involved in performing wound debridement.Describe the contraindications to wound debridement.Employ a structured, interprofessional team approach to provide effective care to patients undergoing wound debridement.Access free multiple choice questions on this topic.
Studies have shown that free-range maggots can debride a wound at least twice as fast as bag-pain maggots. Comparison studies of either free-range maggots treatment versus bio bag contained maggots versus hydrogel autolytic debridement shows days to complete debridement to be 14 versus 28 versus 72 days, respectively.
The management of chronic wounds is done by an interprofessional team that consists of a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, wound care nurse, infectious disease expert, physical therapist, dietitian, and internist. There are many types of wounds caused by several factors. When wounds do not heal, it is important to consult with a wound care specialist. There are dozens of methods of treating wounds, but the key is to ensure that the wound remains free of contamination and bacteria. The outcome of chronic wounds depends on the cause. Many chronic wounds can take weeks, months, or years to finally close. At the same time, the patient's nutrition and functional ability must be continually assessed.
Objectives:Identify the etiology of postoperative wound infections.Describe the evaluation of postoperative wound infections.Review the management options for postoperative wound infections.Access free multiple choice questions on this topic.
The primary management approach for DSTI ranges from optimal preservation of individual structure to early primary definitive skin cover, superior skin cover, early return of function and secondary procedures, if required . Particularly, various modalities for the treatment of open DSTI include simple debridement with repair to more complex procedures like flaps, skin grafts, free tissue transfer, replantation or revascularization depending on the site, extent, severity and availability of the treatment. In our series, nearly 74 % of the cases with the open type and 20 % of the closed type of DSTI underwent primary debridement and closure. Plastic surgery consultation was sought in 26 (23 open and 3 closed) DSTIs cases due to wound complexity which necessitated a complex wound management including flap coverage and skin reconstruction.
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The use of safety-engineered devices such as protected needle devices, or needle-free systems with self-sealing ports and syringes is encouraged. PHAC states that use of such safety devices is required by some jurisdictions. Using these devices must take into consideration both the safety of the health care worker and the patient.
In situations where recapping is considered necessary, develop safe approaches which workers can follow. Workers should never move an exposed needle tip towards an unprotected hand. Recap by laying the cap on a flat surface and scoop it onto the tip of a syringe held in one hand. Keep the free hand away from the sheath and well behind the exposed needle.
Sugiyama et al. studied combined treatment in rats after local irradiation with 30 Gy. Recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF), recombinant human macrophage colony-stimulating factor (rhM-CSF) and an inhibitor of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 receptor kinase, were injected into a full-thickness incisional wound site in the dorsal skin. Following combined treatment with the above three compounds the breaking strength of the irradiated skin increased to approximately one-half of that in the non-irradiated skin. Histological analysis of the wounded skin revealed an increase in the formation of collagen fibers. Moreover, the increased breaking strength was associated with an increase in a subpopulation of fibrocytes.
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Cell migration assay was performed in 24-well size Transwell inserts with 8.0-μm-pore polycarbonate membrane and 0.3 cm2 effective growth area (#3422, BD FalconTM Cell Culture Inserts, BD Biosciences, Bedford, MA). hGFs were trypsinized and re-suspended in serum free media. 1x105 cells in total 200 μl of media were seeded in each insert. One hour after seeding, the rinsing protocol was started. Briefly, the inserts were moved to new 24-well-plates contain 700 μl of 0, 0.9, 1.8, 3.6 or 7.2% NaCl or 1.8% NaCl, 2.9% KCl, 10% NaH2PO4, 9.7% KH2PO4 in serum free medium for 2 minutes, 3 times a day. In order to prevent cell proliferation, the migration assay was performed with serum free media for only 24 hours. On the next day, non-migrated cells from the upper surface of the membrane were carefully removed by a cotton swab. The cells that migrated to the other side of the membrane were fixed in cold methanol for 10 minutes, stained with 1.4% crystal violet and washed three times with distilled water. Cell migration was evaluated by photomicrographs from five randomly chosen fields (x100) per insert for counting the number of migrated cells and the adhesion area using the Image-Analysis J 1.45S software as described previously . The numbers of migrated cells and cell area per cell between groups were compared. 2b1af7f3a8