Imaging of bacteria in burn wounds treated with split-thicknessgrafts in MEEK/MESH technique [Pilot Study]

April 24, 2019 -ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Partial and full thickness burns require surgical treatment, such as early débridement and skin transplantation in MEEK/MESH technique or further reconstructive surgery. Infections of burns or transplanted areas limit surgical success and increase patient mortality. For split-thickness grafts in MEEK technique a superficial silk is applied as a

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Prospective clinical evaluation of fluorescence imaging in positively predicting the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in chronic wounds

June 1, 2018 -ABSTRACT Aim:

Real-time, point-of-care detection of critical bacterial colonization relies primarily on subjective visual inspection and clinical signs and symptoms. When wounds are illuminated by violet light, most pathogenic bacterial species emit a unique red fluorescence signal due to the production of endogenous porphyrins, while Pseudomonas aeruginosa uniquely emits

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Wound Healing Cost Savings with MolecuLight i:X Case Study

May 14, 2018 -Clinical Synopsis

Patient Condition: 47 year old male required an above knee amputation following a traumatic burn injury. Patient reported severe pain and developed an abscess ~6 weeks post-amputation.

Patient required a right, above knee amputation after severe burns. The stump later became infected, therefore was evacuated, washed out and

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Efficacy of an imaging device at identifying the presence of bacteria in wounds at a plastic surgery outpatients clinic

January 1, 2018 -ABSTRACT Objective:

Current standard diagnostic practice of bacterial infections by visual inspection under white light is subjective, and microbiological sampling is suboptimal due to high false negative rates and the lengthy time needed for culture results to arrive. The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device attempts to combat the issues faced in standard

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Point-of-care fluorescence imaging device predicts presence of pathogenic bacteria in wounds

August 2, 2017 -ABSTRACT Objective:

Bacteria in chronic wounds are invisible to the naked eye and can lead to delayed wound healing. Point-of-care bacterial fluorescence imaging illuminates a wound with 405 nm light, triggering bacteria to produce red fluorescence and enabling real-time bacterial localization. Prospective, single-blind clinical trials ( #NCT02682069,#NCT03091361) were conducted to

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