Pressure Ulcer Wound Care for Elderly in Home: A Case Report
Shuk-Fan Tong, Joanne Yip, Kit-Lun Yick and Marcus Chun-Wah Yuen
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 30, 2016
Pressure ulcers are a frequent occurrence in the bedridden elderly, especially those who are over 65 years old. The healing of pressure ulcers is particularly difficult for these individuals as most of them may have different kinds of chronic illnesses and a low metabolism. Also, the healing process is complicated as there are numerous extrinsic and intrinsic contributing factors that influence the development and healing of pressure ulcers. Therefore, in this study, the healing progress of an e...
Rosacea: A Potential Risk for Parkinson's Disease Development
Jose D Cordoba and Erwin E Argueta
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 04, 2016
Rosacea and Parkinson's disease (PD) are two completely different pathologies, with different outcomes, that share a common interesting feature as their proposed originating factor. Both conditions show inflammation as a pre-dominant aspect of their pathogenesis, having an important role in the excessive breakdown of connective tissue components. Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are present in the skin and brain in physio-logical conditions, but can be significantly up re...
Refractory Perianal Ulcers in a Neonate. Beyond the Diaper Rash
Khodayar-Pardo Parisa, Sanchez Mari Maria and Lopez Garcia M Jose
Article Type: Short Note | First Published: May 02, 2016
The diaper rash is a common medical query in pediatric offices. Most of the time it is due to a contact dermatitis or mild infection that only requires local care for its resolution. The appearance of more severe lesions, such as ulcers, and the resistance to conventional therapy should make us suspect the existence of an underlying disease....