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October 10, 2018

Calcipotriol Ointment Seen to Improve Wound Healing in RDEB Patient, Study Finds

A low dose of calcipotriol, which is already approved for the treatment of psoriasis, may improve healing and prevent wound infections in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a study showed. Read More

Ginsenoside Rb1 Enhances Keratinocyte Migration by a Sphingosine-1-Phosphate-Dependent Mechanism

The cutaneous wound healing process is tightly regulated by a range of cellular responses, including migration. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a signaling lipid produced in keratinocytes (KC) and it is known to stimulate skin wound repair through increased KC migration. Of the multifunctional triterpene ginsenosides, Rb1 enhances cutaneous wound healing process by increasing KC migration, but cellular mechanisms responsible for the Rb1-mediated increase in KC migration are largely unknown. Therefore, we hypothesized that, and assessed whether, Rb1 could stimulate KC migration through S1P-dependent mechanisms. Rb1 significantly increases S1P production by regulating the activity of metabolic conversion enzymes associated with S1P generation and degradation, sphingosine kinase 1 (SPHK1) and S1P lyase, respectively, in parallel with enhanced KC migration. Read More

The Role of Saline Irrigation Prior to Wound Closure in the Reduction of Surgical Site Infection: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Surgical site infection describes an infectious complication of surgical wounds. This single complication is thought to occur in close to 20% of surgical cases. This complication has been described in all kinds of surgical procedure including minimally invasive procedures. Wound irrigation is frequently used as a means of reducing surgical site infection. However, there is lack of solid evidence to support routine wound irrigation. The aim of this review is to provide evidence for the efficacy of routine wound irrigation with normal saline in preventing surgical site infection. The rate of surgical site infection in cases with and without wound irrigation will be analyzed. Read More

Effect of Perioperative Oral Management on the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection After Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Surgical site infection (SSI) is 1 of the frequent postoperative complications after colorectal cancer surgery. Oral health care has been reported to reduce the risk of SSI or postoperative pneumonia in oral, esophageal, and lung cancer surgeries. The purpose of the study was to investigate the preventive effect of perioperative oral management on the development of SSI after a major colorectal cancer surgery. Read More