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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103915/grand-convergence-in-wound-healing-the-imperative-for-collaboration-in-research-innovation-and-quality-improvement
#1
Ray Samuriwo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100715/dynamic-computational-simulations-for-evaluating-tissue-loads-applied-by-regulated-negative-pressure-assisted-wound-therapy-rnpt-system-for-treating-large-wounds
#2
Rona Katzengold, Moris Topaz, Amit Gefen
Regulated negative pressure-assisted wound therapy (RNPT) is one of the most important wound treatment technologies developed and applied over the last two decades. To-date RNPT has been proven to be clinically effective in treating chronic wounds, however, the effects of different specific pressure delivery protocols on the progress and quality of tissue repair are not adequately understood yet. Here, we suggest a viscoelastic, three-dimensional finite element modeling framework of RNPT, with several realistic features such as a non-symmetrically configured multi-layered tissue structure...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054302/monitoring-the-biomechanical-and-physiological-effects-of-postural-changes-during-leisure-chair-sitting
#3
Peter R Worsley, Dan Rebolledo, Sally Webb, Silvia Caggiari, Dan L Bader
BACKGROUND: Individuals with limited mobility can spend prolonged periods in leisure chairs, increasing their risk of developing a seated acquired pressure ulcer. The present study aims to use objective measures of posture and tissue viability to identify the associated risks of leisure chair related pressure ulcers. METHODS: Healthy participants (n = 13) were recruited to sit on a leisure chair with either a viscoelastic foam or air cushion. Participants were asked to adopt four different postures for a period of 10 min followed by a 10 min refractory period...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033143/measurement-and-reporting-of-pressure-ulcer-related-harm-in-nhs-hospitals-in-england
#4
EDITORIAL
Ray Samuriwo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050901/medical-device-related-pressure-injuries-an-exploratory-descriptive-study-in-an-acute-tertiary-hospital-in-australia
#5
Michelle Barakat-Johnson, Catherine Barnett, Timothy Wand, Kathryn White
AIM: To examine and explore medical device-related pressure injuries in an 800-bed tertiary hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An exploratory descriptive study design was employed. A prospective review of all data on reported hospital-acquired pressure injuries was conducted on a weekly basis from July 2015 to August 2016. This included a patient assessment and medical record review as well as brief semi-structured interviews with nurses. RESULTS: The overall incidence of medical device-related pressure injuries was 27...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031657/achyrocline-alata-potentiates-repair-of-skin-full-thickness-excision-in-mice
#6
Luciana Xavier Pereira, Hygor Kleber Cabral Silva, Tamara Ribeiro Longatti, Patrícia Pereira Silva, Cláudia Di Lorenzo Oliveira, Anna Bárbara de Freitas Carneiro Proietti, Ralph Gruppi Thomé, Maria do Carmo Vieira, Carlos Alexandre Carollo, Daniel Pecoraro Demarque, João Máximo de Siqueira, Hélio Batista Dos Santos, Gleydes Gambogi Parreira, Rosy Iara Maciel de Azambuja Ribeiro
Plants of the Asteraceae family have been traditionally used as medicinal plants. The species Achyrocline satureioides and Achyrocline alata present anti-inflammatory properties and great chemical similarity. However, no study has been performed to evaluate the influence of these plants on skin wound healing in vivo. Here, we have assessed the effect of these plants extracts on skin wound healing in mice. Mice were randomly arranged into three groups (n = 10), an injury was performed on the dorsal area of the animals, which received the following topical treatment: group 1, control (ointment base); group 2, A...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030056/development-of-a-generic-wound-care-assessment-minimum-data-set
#7
Susanne Coleman, E Andrea Nelson, Peter Vowden, Kathryn Vowden, Una Adderley, Lesley Sunderland, Judy Harker, Tracy Conroy, Sarah Fiori, Nicola Bezer, Emma Holding, Leanne Atkin, Emma Stables, Jo Dumville, Sue Gavelle, Heidi Sandoz, Keith Moore, Tina Chambers, Sally Napper, Jane Nixon
BACKGROUND: At present there is no established national minimum data set (MDS) for generic wound assessment in England, which has led to a lack of standardisation and variable assessment criteria being used across the country. This hampers the quality and monitoring of wound healing progress and treatment. AIM: To establish a generic wound assessment MDS to underpin clinical practice. METHOD: The project comprised 1) a literature review to provide an overview of wound assessment best practice and identify potential assessment criteria for inclusion in the MDS and 2) a structured consensus study using an adapted Research and Development/University of California at Los Angeles Appropriateness method...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967528/attitudes-of-surgical-nurses-towards-pressure-ulcer-prevention
#8
Seher Ünver, Ümmü Yıldız Fındık, Zeynep Kızılcık Özkan, Çağla Sürücü
STUDY AIM: Nurses play the key role in prevention of pressure ulcers, and negative attitudes of them may affect preventive care strategies. This research aimed to identify surgical nurses' attitudes towards pressure ulcer prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive and cross-sectional study design was used to collect data between March 31-May 16, 2016 on 101 voluntary nurses (66.01% of all nurses) working in surgical units of a university hospital in Turkey...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919021/developing-the-tissue-viability-seating-guidelines
#9
Melanie Stephens, Carol Bartley, Ria Betteridge, Ray Samuriwo
BACKGROUND: Costs for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers have increased significantly with limited published advice from health and social care organisations on seating and preventing pressure ulcers. At the request of the UK Tissue Viability Society the aim of the publication was to develop a practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals on how the research and evidence base on pressure ulcer prevention and management can be applied to those who remain seated for extended periods of time...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919020/understanding-the-association-between-pressure-ulcers-and-sitting-in-adults-what-does-it-mean-for-me-and-my-carers-seating-guidelines-for-people-carers-and-health-social-care-professionals
#10
M Stephens, C A Bartley
The aim of the publication was to develop a practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals on how the research and evidence base on pressure ulcer prevention and management can be applied to those who remain seated for extended periods of time. This publication was developed at the request of the Tissue Viability Society in order to revise the original seating guidelines from 2008 as evidence and subsequent care has moved forward in relation to this area. Since 2008, the costs for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers have increased significantly and there is limited published advice from health and social care organisations on seating and preventing pressure ulcers...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911962/development-and-psychometric-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-evaluate-nurses-adherence-to-recommendations-for-preventing-pressure-ulcers-qarppu
#11
Ana Belén Moya-Suárez, José Miguel Morales-Asencio, Marta Aranda-Gallardo, Margarita Enríquez de Luna-Rodríguez, José Carlos Canca-Sánchez
AIM OF THE STUDY: The main objective of this work is the development and psychometric validation of an instrument to evaluate nurses' adherence to the main recommendations issued for preventing pressure ulcers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An instrument was designed based on the main recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers published in various clinical practice guides. Subsequently, it was proceeded to evaluate the face and content validity of the instrument by an expert group...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893459/placing-the-patient-at-the-centre-of-chronic-wound-care-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
#12
REVIEW
Naomi Fearns, Stephen Heller-Murphy, Joanna Kelly, Jenny Harbour
BACKGROUND: Chronic wounds are a major health burden and have a severe impact on well-being. This synthesis of qualitative studies was undertaken to inform a health technology assessment of antimicrobial wound dressings. It aimed to explore patients' experiences of chronic wounds and determine improvements for clinical practice. METHOD: Inclusion criteria included use of qualitative methods, and English language publication. Databases searched included MEDLINE (Ovid), MEDLINE in Process (Ovid), EMBASE (Ovid), CINAHL (EBSCOHost), and PsychInfo (EBSCOHost)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864351/adaptation-of-a-mr-imaging-protocol-into-a-real-time-clinical-biometric-ultrasound-protocol-for-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-at-risk-for-deep-tissue-injury-a-reliability-study
#13
Jillian M Swaine, Andrew Moe, William Breidahl, Daniel L Bader, Cees W J Oomens, Leanne Lester, Edmond O'Loughlin, Nick Santamaria, Michael C Stacey
BACKGROUND: High strain in soft tissues that overly bony prominences are considered a risk factor for pressure ulcers (PUs) following spinal cord impairment (SCI) and have been computed using Finite Element methods (FEM). The aim of this study was to translate a MRI protocol into ultrasound (US) and determine between-operator reliability of expert sonographers measuring diameter of the inferior curvature of the ischial tuberosity (IT) and the thickness of the overlying soft tissue layers on able-bodied (AB) and SCI using real-time ultrasound...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602246/pressure-signatures-can-influence-tissue-response-for-individuals-supported-on-an-alternating-pressure-mattress
#14
C Y Chai, O Sadou, P R Worsley, D L Bader
Prolonged mechanical loading can lead to the breakdown of skin and underlying tissues which can, in turn, develop into a pressure ulcer. The benefits of pressure relief and/or redistribution to minimise risk have been well documented. Manufacturers have developed alternating air pressure mattresses (APAMs) to provide periodic relief for individuals on prolonged bed-rest. The present study describes the development of a control system, termed Pneumatic Manager which can vary the signature of an APAM, namely its pressure amplitude, cell profile and cycle period...
August 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747258/confidence-and-clinical-judgement-in-community-nurses-managing-venous-leg-ulceration-a-judgement-analysis
#15
Una J Adderley, Carl Thompson
BACKGROUND: The variation in the management of venous leg ulceration in the UK is partly attributable to an uncertain clinical environment but the quality of judgements is influenced by the how well nurses' confidence and accuracy are aligned. OBJECTIVES: To assess UK community nurses' confidence in the accuracy of their diagnostic judgements and treatment choices when managing venous leg ulceration. DESIGN: Judgement Analysis. SETTING: UK community and primary care nursing services...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754485/prevalence-and-incidence-of-pressure-injuries-in-pediatric-hospitals-in-the-city-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-sp-brazil
#16
Donata Maria de Souza Pellegrino, Julieta Maria Ferreira Chacon, Leila Blanes, Lydia Masako Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and prevalence of pressure injuries (PIs) in children admitted to hospitals in the city of São Paulo, and assess the association between sociodemographic and clinical characteristics with hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 543 children were evaluated, and their sociodemographic and clinical data were recorded. Student's t, Wilcoxon, chi-square, and Fisher's exact tests were used to assess associations between risk factors and the occurrence of HAPIs...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734659/comparative-effectiveness-study-between-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-and-conventional-wound-dressing-on-perforator-flap-at-the-chinese-tertiary-referral-teaching-hospital
#17
Regis Ernest Mendame Ehya, Yong Zhao, Xun Zheng, Wanrong Yi, Guy-Armel Bounda, Zonghuan Li, Weidong Xiao, Aixi Yu
BACKGROUND: Perforator flap techniques with conventional wound dressing have being extensively used in the management of soft-tissue defects. However; the flap's survival rate is not always guaranteed and the wound healing time always long. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effectiveness use of a freshly transplanted perforator flap in conjunction with Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) for better clinical outcomes. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, effectiveness study comparing the clinical outcomes of VAC versus traditional wrap and bandages for the treatment of open wounds that required hospital admission and operative debridement using perforator flaps, was carried out from March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016 at Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637592/personalized-modeling-for-real-time-pressure-ulcer-prevention-in-sitting-posture
#18
Vincent Luboz, Mathieu Bailet, Christelle Boichon Grivot, Michel Rochette, Bruno Diot, Marek Bucki, Yohan Payan
Ischial pressure ulcer is an important risk for every paraplegic person and a major public health issue. Pressure ulcers appear following excessive compression of buttock's soft tissues by bony structures, and particularly in ischial and sacral bones. Current prevention techniques are mainly based on daily skin inspection to spot red patches or injuries. Nevertheless, most pressure ulcers occur internally and are difficult to detect early. Estimating internal strains within soft tissues could help to evaluate the risk of pressure ulcer...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619238/mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-venous-leg-ulcer-an-intoxicating-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Anjali Athanerey, Pradeep Kumar Patra, Awanish Kumar
Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are a prevalent and reoccurring type of complicated wound, turning as a considerable public healthcare issue, with critical social and economic concern. There are both medical and surgical therapies to treat venous leg ulcers; however, a cure does not yet exist. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are capable and proved of accelerating wound healing in vivo and their study with human chronic wounds is currently awaited. MSCs are a promising source of adult progenitor cells for cellular therapy and have been demonstrated to differentiate into various mesenchymal cell lineages...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615133/platelet-rich-plasma-with-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-enhance-healing-of-full-thickness-wounds
#20
Jia Xian Law, Shiplu Roy Chowdhury, Aminuddin Bin Saim, Ruszymah Bt Hj Idrus
Advances in tissue engineering led to the development of various tissue-engineered skin substitutes (TESS) for the treatment of skin injuries. The majority of the autologous TESS required lengthy and costly cell expansion process to fabricate. In this study, we determine the possibility of using a low density of human skin cells suspended in platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-enriched medium to promote the healing of full-thickness skin wounds. To achieve this, full-thickness wounds of size 1.767 cm(2) were created at the dorsum part of nude mice and treated with keratinocytes (2 × 10(4) cells/cm(2)) and fibroblasts (3 × 10(4) cells/cm(2)) suspended in 10% PRP-enriched medium...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
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