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Healing Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers And Pressure Ulcers With Human Skin Equivalenta New Paradigm In Wound Healing

Healing Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers And Pressure Ulcers With Human Skin Equivalenta New Paradigm In Wound Healing

Hypothesis In patients with diabetic foot and pressure ulcers, early intervention with biological therapy will either halt progression or result in rapid healing of these chronic wounds. Design In a prospective nonrandomized case series, 23 consecutive patients were treated with human skin equivalent (HSE) after excisional debridement of their wounds. Setting A single university teaching hospital and tertiary care center. Patients and Methods Twenty-three consecutive patients with a total of 41 wounds (1.0-7.5 cm in diameter) were treated with placement of HSE after sharp excisional debridement. All patients with pressure ulcers received alternating air therapy with zero-pressure alternating air mattresses. Main Outcome Measure Time to 100% healing, as defined by full epithelialization of the wound and by no drainage from the site. Results Seven of 10 patients with diabetic foot ulcers had complete healing of all wounds. In these patients 17 of 20 wounds healed in an average of 42 days. Seven of 13 patients with pressure ulcers had complete healing of all wounds. In patients with pressure ulcers, 13 of 21 wounds healed in an average of 29 days. All wounds that did not heal in this series occurred in patients who had an additional stage IV ulcer or a wound with exposed bone. Twenty-nine of 30 wounds that healed did so after a single application of the HSE. Conclusions In diabetic ulcers and pressure ulcers of various durations, the application of HSE with the surgical principles used in a traditional skin graft is successful in producing healing. The high success rate with complete closure in these various types of wounds suggests that HSE may function as a reservoir of growth factors that also stimulate wound contraction and epithelialization. If a wound has not fully h Continue reading >>

Balanitis

Balanitis

Balanitis means inflammation (redness, irritation and soreness) at the end of the penis. There are many different causes which include infection (sexually transmitted infection, other bacterial infections or thrush), skin irritation and certain skin conditions. The treatment of balanitis will depend on the underlying cause. What is balanitis? What is balanitis? Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00Playback Rate1xChapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Subtitles undefined settings, opens undefined settings dialog captions and subtitles off, selected Audio TrackFullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Balanitis is an inflammation of the end of the penis (the glans). Often the foreskin is also inflamed at the same time as the glans. (The foreskin is the loose skin that covers the glans if you have not been circumcised.) Balanitis is common and it can occur at any age. It more commonly affects boys aged under 4 years and also men who have not been circumcised. About one in 25 boys and about one in 30 uncircumcised men are affected with balanitis at some time in their lives. It is very uncommon in men wh Continue reading >>

What To Know About Balanitis

What To Know About Balanitis

Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans, or the head, of the penis, due to infection or another cause. Balanitis can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but it is not usually serious. It can be relieved with topical medication. It is a common condition, affecting approximately 1 in every 25 boys and 1 in 30 uncircumcised males at some time in their life. Boys under the age of 4 years and uncircumcised men are at the highest risk, but it can happen at any age. It is more likely if there is phimosis, a condition where the foreskin of the penis is too tight. When boys reach the age of 5 years, the foreskin becomes easy to retract, and the risk of balanitis falls. Women can also have balanitis, as the term is used to describe an inflammation of the clitoris. However, this article will focus on the glans of the penis. Treatments Treatment for balanitis depends on the cause. In most cases, the doctor will advise on what substances to avoid, and give the patient information on hygiene. Allergic reaction If the inflammation appears to be due to an allergic reaction or irritant, the doctor may prescribe a mild steroid cream, such as one percent hydrocortisone, for the swelling. An antifungal or antibiotic medication may also be prescribed. If there is an infection, the patient should not use a steroid cream on its own. All soaps and other potential irritants should be avoided during treatment, and until signs and symptoms have completely gone. Candida Candida is a yeast infection. The doctor will prescribe an antifungal cream, such as clotrimazole or miconazole. The patient's sex partner should also be treated. While treatment is underway, he should either abstain from sex or use a condom. Bacterial infection If there is a bacterial infection, the doctor will prescribe an Continue reading >>

Genital Infections | Thrush In Men

Genital Infections | Thrush In Men

Thrush is caused by the yeast Candida albicans. It is not just a female problem men can have it too. In men, Candida can cause itching, redness and soreness of the glans (head of the penis) and the foreskin. In some men, the foreskin swells and becomes cracked; this is probably caused by an allergy to the yeast. The medical term for redness and soreness of the glans is balanitis. Candida is the usual cause, but there could be other reasons (look at the section on Penis problems: red, sore and itchy ). Therefore you need to check with your family doctor or go to a genitourinary medicine clinic . Also, thrush in men can be the first sign of diabetes, so your doctor will do a diabetes check. Thrush is not classed as a sexually transmitted infection, because many people already have small amounts of the Candida fungus. Whether or not it causes problems depends on the situation. Candida likes warm and moist skin, and skin that is already slightly damaged. It also thrives on the high sugar in people with diabetes. So if the skin of your genitals is already irritated by perfumes in soaps or shower gels, or if you are careless about drying yourself after washing, or if you have diabetes that is uncontrolled (perhaps because you are unaware you have diabetes), Candida is more likely to multiply. When it has multiplied, you may begin to notice symptoms. If you have a regular female partner, it is quite likely that she will also be carrying Candida in her vagina. If she does not have symptoms, she probably does not need treatment. However, if you keep getting thrush, it might be worth her having treatment even if she has no symptoms. Thrush in men is usually cured easily with an antifungal cream. To prevent it coming back, take care over your choice of soaps avoid perfumed soaps Continue reading >>

Dry Foreskin Causing Cuts And Soreness

Dry Foreskin Causing Cuts And Soreness

HealthBoards > Men > Sexual Health - Men > Dry Foreskin causing Cuts and Soreness I'm a 39 year old male. For the last 5 or so years I've experienced a drying out of the skin around my penis (I'm uncircumcised). Sometimes it gets so dry that having even a slight erection will make the skin break (several small 1/16"-1/8" cuts) around my foreskin. My wife and I have been using lubricants to help during intercourse. She's also, in the past few years, begun to experience some drying of her own. Sometimes during sex, even with lots of lubrication, the skin around my penis, and sometimes even the skin around the base of the head, will get these little cuts. When she performs oral sex on me is not so problematic, but sometimes, even with the extra moisture, I will get the cuts, specially at the moment of ejaculation, when my head expands. Is this normal? Is there something I/we can do to prevent this? I'm 17, having sex around 5times a week, but started gettin the same problem.... so I searched the net for answers, and came up with this guy who got EXACTLY the same problem. no one really answered him, so I wanted to know if anyone does know what's going wrong here. After sex like 3 months ago that was very dry my penis got red and dry and its still painful and comes and goes... It can look pretty good actually the colour and everything but when it gets erect then BOOM it goes red and the cracks and redness comes right back.. I, of course, don't have experience in this field, being a female. But have you tried using lubricant as just a daily lotion that you put on in the morning and night (when you are not about to have sex)? I've experienced dryness and tried this myself, and it really helped. Since female and male genital tissue is similiar, i thought this could be worth po Continue reading >>

To Understand Diabetes, It Is Important To First Understand The Normal Process By Which Food Is Broken Down And Used By The Body For Energy. Several Things Happen When Food Is Digested:

To Understand Diabetes, It Is Important To First Understand The Normal Process By Which Food Is Broken Down And Used By The Body For Energy. Several Things Happen When Food Is Digested:

Diabetes What is diabetes? Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is classified as a metabolism disorder. Metabolism refers to the way our bodies use digested food for energy and growth. Most of what we eat is broken down into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar in the blood - it is the principal source of fuel for our bodies. To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process by which food is broken down and used by the body for energy. Several things happen when food is digested: Glucose (sugar) enters the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of fuel for the body. The organ pancreas, makes insulin. The role of insulin is to move glucose from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel. People with diabetes have high blood sugar because their body cannot move sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy. This is because either: Their pancreas does not make enough insulin Their cells do not respond to insulin normally or a combination of both of the above Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas. After eating, the pancreas automatically releases an adequate quantity of insulin to move the glucose present in our blood into the cells, and lowers the blood sugar level. What causes diabetes? A person with diabetes has a condition in which the quantity of glucose in the blood is too elevated (hyperglycemia). This is because the body does not produce enough insulin, produces no insulin, or has cells that do not respond properly to the insulin the pancreas produces. This results in too much glucose building up in the blood. This excess blood glucose eventually passes out of the body in urine. So, even though the blood has plenty of glucose, the cells are not getting it for their essential energy Continue reading >>

Thrush In Men And Women

Thrush In Men And Women

Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. It’s usually harmless but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. It isn’t classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Check if you have thrush Thrush symptoms in women white discharge (like cottage cheese), which doesn’t usually smell itching and irritation around the vagina soreness and stinging during sex or when you pee If you’re unsure it’s thrush check vaginal discharge. Thrush symptoms in men irritation, burning and redness around the head of the penis and under the foreskin a white discharge (like cottage cheese) an unpleasant smell difficulty pulling back the foreskin Thrush can affect other areas of skin, such as the armpits, groin and between the fingers. This usually causes a red, itchy or painful rash that scales over with white or yellow discharge. The rash may not be so obvious on darker skin. Sometimes thrush causes no symptoms at all. See a GP or go to a sexual health clinic if: you have the symptoms of thrush for the first time you’re under 16 or over 60 your thrush keeps coming back (more than twice in 6 months) treatment hasn’t worked you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you have thrush and a weakened immune system - for example because of diabetes, HIV or chemotherapy Sexual health clinics can help with thrush Sexual health clinics treat problems with the genitals and urine system. Many sexual health clinics offer a walk-in service, where you don’t need an appointment. They’ll often get test results quicker than GP practices. What happens at your appointment Your GP or sexual health clinic will want to confirm it’s thrush and rule out other infections. You’ll be asked about your symptoms. If it’s not clear it’s thrush: a doctor or nurse may look at yo Continue reading >>

3 Yeast Infection Myths. (#1: Men Don’t Get Them.)

3 Yeast Infection Myths. (#1: Men Don’t Get Them.)

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Since this is National Women’s Health Week, I tried to think of common ailments that I see women for more than men. Things that would be frequent problems in a disaster. The first ailment that came to mind was yeast infections. (It’s estimated that up to ninety percent of women will have one at some time.) But, men, this affects you too. Much more than may you think. Fortunately, for yeast infections, there are plenty of home remedies. The Basics Everyone has yeast on and in their bodies. It loves moisture, so it grows best in our mouths and intestines, in sweaty skin folds, in the vagina, and—men, listen up—under the foreskin. The Problem When yeast overgrows, it can cause extreme itching. Factors in addition to moisture that lead to overgrowth are: Antibiotics. They don’t just kill the bad bacteria, they kill off the good also. This gives yeast free range to grow without competition. A compromised immune system, such as from HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy, stress, or diabetes. You’re not going to get the yeast under control if your sugar isn’t. Myth 2: If there’s vaginal itching, it’s a yeast infection. Many of you women have had yeast infections before. You take an antibiotic and, even if you gobble down cartons of yogurt, you know the itching’s coming. You take one of the over-the-counter suppositories and it’s gone. The women I see in the office have tried this too. It didn’t work. Sometimes, that’s because they have a persistent yeast infection. But often it’s something else. You must remember that other things can cause itching. Trichomoniasis is a biggie. This is a very common sexually transmitted parasitic infection that can stay unnoticed for years and then show up as extreme itching and a bad-smelling dischar Continue reading >>

Foreskin Tight, Some Minor Cuts On It..hurts When I Have Sex

Foreskin Tight, Some Minor Cuts On It..hurts When I Have Sex

Foreskin tight, some minor cuts on it..hurts when i have sex Hey all, sorry this topic has been covered a million times before but i will describe what the problem is Over the past year my fiance has been getting thrush quite badly and i have been contracting it during sex, you dont know you have it until it is too late, so yeah i have had it a fair few times before and i was applying anti fungal cream to it and after a couple days all was back to normal. Now the past say 3 months i have been getting some sharp pains around my foreskin/frenulum area especially when i pull it back, first i thought it was my frenulum that was not letting me pull the skin back and was ripping (looks red and harder than usual), but in the last couple weeks i have noticed that i sometimes bleed (not much at all) during sex and have noticed a cut/stretch on my foreskin under 1cm long that opens up and am pretty sure that is the pain i am feeling also it seems now that the foreskin is getting a tight ring around it, not too tight because i have no trouble pulling it back over the head but tighter than before.. im pretty worried that it could be serious (need a circumcision which i dont want to get) i have been reading around and read that sometimes after getting thrush or cuts sometimes the skin scars up and than doesnt become stretchy which causes a tight foreskin and continuous ripping so does anyone have ideas on this? i havent been to the doctor yet for the cuts and sharp pain but have been for the thrush a couple times Have you gotten any answers about this? I am having a similar problem. It's not a frequent thing and I haven't had thrush that I am aware of. it started as a irritating sensation on my foreskin. I first I thought I had just irritated it. However, a couple of fissures appea Continue reading >>

Is My Diabetic Husband's Foreskin Problem Related To His Vasectomy?

Is My Diabetic Husband's Foreskin Problem Related To His Vasectomy?

My husband is diabetic and lately every time we have intercourse his foreskin gets 'cut up'. This happens even when he pulls back the skin to wash. It's hurting him and it doesn't seem to heal. He is not circumcised and he had a vasectomy three years ago. Is this related to diabetes or because of the vasectomy? No, it's nothing to do with the vasectomy. But it probably is caused by the diabetes. You see, a lot of diabetics get foreskin problems as the years go by. This is due to the frequent passage of sugar in the urine. It's possible that your man has a fungus infection (such as thrush) in the foreskin – because fungi love sugar. If that is the case, then there's a chance that a course of anti-fungal cream (prescribed by his GP) would help. But it’s possible that he will need to have a circumcision op. So I hope you can persuade him to go to his GP - as this must be the first step towards getting the appropriate help. Yours sincerely Dr David Delvin, GP Last updated 28.06.2011 Continue reading >>

I Am A Diabetic, Having Cuts On My Penis.

I Am A Diabetic, Having Cuts On My Penis.

i am a diabetic, having cuts on my penis. i am a diabetic. Now I am having cuts on my penis. it is very painful. Pl. suggest the medical treatment for the same You marked this post as helpful! I changed my mind Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing It seems you are suffering from Balinitis which is an infection(fungal or bacterial) and mostly occurs in individuals having diabetes and deranged blood sugar, tight foreskin, poor hygeine etc. Treatment is based on the severity of the symptoms and in case of diabetes first of all you need to check the sugar levels and control them. You would need to consult your physician who can examine you and prescribe appropriate therapy with antibiotics or anti-fungals. Meanwhile consider using OTC available Hydrocortisone cream and apply twice daily.Avoid any sexual contact and wash the genital with warm water. Avoid hot baths and use of any cosmetic product. Have healthy diet. DISCLAIMER: " Ask a Doctor " questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Diabetes , for moderated patient to patient support and information. The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition. The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment.Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatmentor making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seekin Continue reading >>

Skin Deep: Diabetes And Skin Diseases

Skin Deep: Diabetes And Skin Diseases

Skin problems are common in diabetics due to blood vessel damage and nerve conditions. The skin is the largest organ of the body, weighing approximately 25 pounds.[1] Diabetics have a tendency to develop dry skin and to develop skin changes due to changes in collagen fibers. There are also skin conditions that develop and the reasons are not known like Acanthosis Nigricans. An estimated 33% of all those who have diabetes will develop one of the disorders of the skin that can be attributed to the disease. While it is true some people are more susceptible to skin conditions than others, individuals who have diabetes are more prone to develop skin conditions. For example, in the average population, the annual incidence of foot ulcers is 1.0% to 4.1%. Among diabetics it ranges from 4% to 10%.[2] Furthermore, certain skin disorders only occur when someone has diabetes. They include: Diabetics, like everyone else, are also capable of getting the same bacterial and fungal infections or itching sensations that are not related to the disease. Diabetics may fall prey to several different types of bacterial infections: Infections of the hair follicles or folliculitis Usually, symptoms of bacterial infections include hot, red, swollen, and painful tissues. While several bacteria may be responsible, the most common is staph which is short for Staphylococcus bacteria. Medications and antiseptics can help treat this skin issue, but the best treatment is simply to take good care of the skin by keeping it clean and moisturized. The major cause of fungal infections in diabetics is Candida albicans yeast.[3] It crops up in the skin folds where moisture can be trapped and leads to prickly areas of red irritation within a region characterized by small eruptions and scales. Areas of concern Continue reading >>

Diabetes - The Tiptoe Thief Of Health

Diabetes - The Tiptoe Thief Of Health

Diabetes is a tiptoe thief of health . It can damage any part of the body except hair, nail and teeth (any how, it can make them to fall). Diabetes also remains as an excellent basement to promote many diseases, for example, heart diseases, stroke , blindness, kidney failure, nerve disorders, recurrent boils, etc. One cannot realize, when diabetes had entered their body and where all it had made damages. So, after the age of 40, to have better health, it is always worth to have routine check ups at the least once in a year (especially in those who have family history of diabetes). Diabetes is named after the Greek word Diabainein which means for passage through. It actually means that nutrients of food (especially sugar / glucose) just pass through the body with out any utilization accompanied with excessive urination and voracious thirst. Here as glucose required by body is simply passed in the urine, tiredness and loss of weight becomes unavoidable. Many people would think that high intake of sugar causes diabetes. Actually it is not so. It is because of failure to utilize the sugar with failure in production of insulin (hormone secreted by beta cells of Islets of langerhans in pancreas) or with the development of insulin resistance in cells. The condition is just like looking for the water in midst of sea. Here, in spite of having good amount of water and glucose, more craving for water and sugar occurs due to body need. Commonly, Diabetes is named as SUGAR against its sweet urine (as it contains glucose). INCIDENCES -Over 30 millions of people are suffering (living) with diabetes in India. Diabetes can attack any one at any time. Even though it is commonly seen in elderly people and pregnant ladies, it can occur even in new born babies or even in gestational period Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Skin Complications

Diabetes And Skin Complications

Copyright © 2005 American Diabetes Association From Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early. Some of these problems are skin conditions anyone can have, but people with diabetes get them more easily. These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis. Bacterial Infections Several kinds of bacterial infections occur in people with diabetes. One common type is styes. These are infections of the glands of the eyelid. Another kind of infection is boils, or infections of the hair follicles. Carbuncles are deep infections of the skin and the tissue underneath. Infections can also occur around the nails. Inflamed tissues are usually hot, swollen, red, and painful. Several different organisms can cause infections. The most common ones are the Staphylococcus bacteria, also called staph. Once, bacterial infections were life threatening, especially for people with diabetes. Today, death is rare, thanks to antibiotics and better methods of blood sugar control. But even today, people with diabetes have more bacterial infections than other people do. Doctors believe people with diabetes can reduce their chances of these infections in several ways (see “Good Skin Care” on page 15). If you think you have a bac Continue reading >>

Penis Pain | Health24

Penis Pain | Health24

The penis is the male reproductive organ. It contains a tube (the urethra) that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. The penis is the male reproductive organ. It contains a tube (the urethra) that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. During sexual excitement the shaft of the penis, which is normally soft (flaccid), becomes straight and hard (an erection) due to blood that fills two cylinder-shaped bodies (the corpora cavernosa) in the shaft. At the height of sexual excitement (orgasm) the male seed (semen) is squirted through the urethra (ejaculated). The head of the penis (the glans) is normally covered with a sleeve of foreskin (prepuce). The procedure in which the foreskin is cut off is known as circumcision. Infection of the bladder tube (urethritis) causes pain while passing urine, and there may be fluid (a discharge) dripping from the opening at the tip of the penis. Urethritis is often due to a sexually transmitted infection (venereal disease). It may lead to pus formation (an abscess) in the shaft of the penis, which causes severe pain and swelling. A painful sore (ulcer) on the head of the penis or on the foreskin is often due to a sexually transmitted infection and often occurs together with urethritis. Infection caused by germs in the bladder (cystitis) may cause pain in the penis. Infection or inflammation in the prostate gland (prostatitis) may cause pain, especially during ejaculation. Stones in the bladder or in one of the tubes carrying urine from the kidney to the bladder (the ureters) can cause referred pain in the penis. Infection of the glans (balanitis), foreskin (phimosis) or both (balano-posthitis) will cause pain, itching and redness of the tip of the penis. It is often due to a fungus infection (Candida) which is passed betw Continue reading >>

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