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Journal of Tissue Viability

Asra Parveen, Neha Kulkarni, Manjunath Yalagatti, Venkataraman Abbaraju, Raghunandan Deshpande
Wound healing is a complicated process that begins at the onset of injury and a continued process till complete healing. The emergence of nanotechnology has provided a new therapeutic modality to silver nanoparticles in treatment of wounds. However, the safety of these silver nanoparticles in the process of wound healing is yet to be elucidated; nevertheless, biocompatibility is the primary concern. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles was synthesized using aqueous clove extract and silver nitrate solution under microwave and the obtained particles size were 30-60 nm and roughly spherical in shape...
August 30, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Heidi A Green, Janice Wiseman, Christine Jackson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
E Muller-Sloof, H E W de Laat, S L M Hummelink, J W B Peters, D J O Ulrich
AIM: Wound dehiscence is a serious postoperative complication associated both with high morbidity and mortality. It has a significant rate of occurrence in breast reconstruction surgeries with a deep internal epigastric perforator (DIEP) and with a profunda artery perforator (PAP) flap. Risk factors for wound dehiscence include smoking, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity. The aim of this pilot study was to assess whether postoperative treatment with closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) decreases the incidence of donor site wound dehiscence in breast reconstruction patients...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
A Sogorski, M Lehnhardt, O Goertz, K Harati, N Kapalschinski, T Hirsch, A Daigeler, J Kolbenschlag
BACKGROUND: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is widely used across different kinds of surgical disciplines. A controversial debate was raised by diverging results from studies that were conducted to examine the impact of NPWT on local perfusion. Thus, there is a lack of evidence for one important underlying factors that influences the physiology of wound healing under an applied NPWT-dressing. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the immediate local perfusion changes due to an applied intermittent NPWT protocol...
August 13, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
J Doridam, A Macron, C Vergari, A Verney, P-Y Rohan, H Pillet
Pressure Ulcer (PU) prevention remains a main public health issue. The physio-pathology of this injury is not fully understood, and a satisfactory therapy is currently not available. Recently, several works suggested that mechanical strains are responsible of deformation-induced damage involved in the initiation of Deep Tissue Injury (DTI). A better assessment of the internal behavior could allow to enhance the modeling of the transmission of loads into the different structures composing the buttock. A few studies focused on the experimental in vivo buttock deformation quantification using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), but its use has important drawbacks...
August 11, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Beshoy Girgis, José Alberto Duarte
This review was conducted to determine and quantify the efficacy of high-voltage monophasic pulsed current (HVMPC) in the treatment of stage II-IV pressure ulcers (PrUs), identify the details of HVMPC intervention parameters and the superior protocol, and ascertain other potential benefits and the safety of HVMPC intervention. Eleven studies, nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and two case series studies, matched the criteria and were included in the systematic review, whereas, only level 1 evidence RCTs were included in the meta-analysis...
August 11, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Guido Ciprandi, Sharon Ramsay, Ludmilla Budkevich, Andreas Strack, Petra van Capellen, Nicos Marathovouniotis
BACKGROUND: It is current practice for physicians to use the Prontosan® range of products in children based on their personal clinical experience, despite the lack of safety data in this population. This retrospective data review was designed to obtain information on the safety profile of the Prontosan® range of products in children in routine clinical practice. METHODS: Data from newborns, infants and children with burns treated with the Prontosan® range were collected retrospectively from patient medical records...
August 9, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
M Montserrat Sánchez-Lorente, Enrique Sanchis-Sánchez, Pablo García-Molina, Evelin Balaguer-López, José-María Blasco
AIM: The primary goal of this study was to estimate the prevalence of pressure ulcers in the paediatric population cared for in primary health care. MATERIALS: The data of this epidemiological study were extracted from the records of the 24 departments that attended to an approximate population of 1 million inhabitants between 0 and 18 years old from 2012 to 2015. The study included children requiring assistance to reduce pressure ulcer incidence. The paediatric population was categorised into neonates and infants (0-2 years), young child (3-6 years), child (7-12 years) and adolescents (13-18 years)...
July 29, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Michelle Barakat-Johnson, Michelle Lai, Catherine Barnett, Timothy Wand, Deborah Lidia Wolak, Cassandra Chan, Thomas Leong, Kathryn White
AIM: The aim of this study was to (1) examine the reasons for the increased incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) reported in the Incident Information Management System (IIMS), and (2) gain feedback from nurses regarding HAPI being reported in the IIMS at one tertiary hospital in Australia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective descriptive study included a review of patients with a reported HAPI from July 2015 to June 2016. Patient assessment and semi-structured interviews with nurses were conducted...
July 10, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Christine M Olney, Amanda Simone, Kristin Hanowski, Thomas S Rector, Gary D Goldish, Andrew H Hansen, John E Ferguson
STUDY PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to assess microclimate characteristics of two versions of a strap-based wheelchair seating system (perforated and solid straps) and to conduct preliminary microclimate comparisons of subjects' current wheelchair seating systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this pilot study, the microclimate properties of two variations (solid and perforated) of a strap-based seating system were compared with two commonly used seating systems...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Beate Beime, Nils A Lahmann
BACKGROUND: Reduced mobility is a strong risk factor for pressure ulcer development in a nursing home setting. Despite this, there is a surprising lack of data regarding suitable nursing care beds in general and the prevention of pressure ulcers provided by lying surface systems in particular. In this context we aimed to assess the mobility of patients using lying surface systems either with spring elements (SES) and to compare these to conventional systems (CS; wooden slats or steel bars)...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Manaka Saegusa, Hiroshi Noguchi, Gojiro Nakagami, Taketoshi Mori, Hiromi Sanada
AIM OF THE STUDY: A robotic mattress equipped with an interface pressure mapping system and an automatic inner air-cell pressure adjustment function had been developed to aid in the management of pressure ulcers, but its effects on comfort remained unclear. The present study aimed to investigate whether use of the mattress with continuous, automatic, interface pressure mapping-based regulation of inner air-cell pressure (i.e., robotic mattress) improves comfort over that provided by body weight-based pressure regulation (traditional approach) in healthy volunteers...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Peter R Worsley, Dan L Bader
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Pierre Abraham, Samir Henni, Myriam Ammi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Sharon Gabison, Sunita Mathur, Mary C Verrier, Ethne Nussbaum, Milos R Popovic, Dany H Gagnon
BACKGROUND: Characterization of ischial tissue health using a standardized diagnostic ultrasound protocol capturing thickness and gray scale analysis has not been established. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates inter-participant and inter-trial reliability of thickness and gray scale analysis of ultrasound images of tissues overlying the ischial tuberosity. It provides recommendations for the number of images required to minimize the standard error of measurement (SEM) and determines the number of images required for thickness, gray scale and contrast values that exceed an a-priori minimal detectable change (MDC) for repeated tissue assessment...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Shinji Iizaka
AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the association of frailty and body mass index (BMI) with biophysical properties of the skin in community-dwelling older people. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a suburban Japanese city. Older adults aged ≥65 years and participating in a health checkup program were recruited (n = 128). Stratum corneum hydration, clinical manifestations of dry skin, skin elasticity and condition of the dermis (as measured by ultrasonography) were evaluated on the volar forearm...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Sharon E Sonenblum, Jason Ma, Stephen H Sprigle, Thomas R Hetzel, John McKay Cathcart
AIM: To establish a research approach for describing how different wheelchair cushion designs impact buttocks tissue deformation during sitting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The buttocks of 4 individuals with spinal cord injury and significant atrophy were scanned sitting in a FONAR Upright MRI. Scans were collected with the individuals' buttocks fully suspended without pelvic support, and seated on 3 different commercially available wheelchair cushions. Multi-planar scans were analyzed to provide 3D renderings and measurements of tissue thickness and shape...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Mağfiret Kaşıkçı, Meyreme Aksoy, Emrah Ay
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a significant health care problem all across the world due to their associated high mortality and morbidity rates and high health care costs. The prevalence of pressure ulcers serves as one of the most important indicators of the quality of nursing care. STUDY AIM: This study aims to determine the prevalence of pressure ulcers and patient-related risk factors in inpatients receiving treatment in the province of Erzurum, located in the eastern part of Turkey...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Eva K B Pfannes, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to explore possible interrelationships and cutaneous response patterns at the heel and sacral skin due to prolonged loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Skin stiffness, elasticity, roughness and transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration, erythema, and temperature of n = 20 aged females (mean age 69.9 years) were measured before and after 90 and 150 min loading in supine position. Delta values were calculated and correlated using Spearman's rho...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Chul-Gyu Kim, Seungmi Park, Ji Woon Ko, Sungho Jo
AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of subepidermal moisture and early stage pressure injury by visual skin assessment in elderly Korean. METHODS: Twenty-nine elderly participated at a particular nursing home. Data were collected for 12 weeks by one wound care nurse. Visual skin assessment and subepidermal moisture value were measured at both buttocks, both ischia, both trochanters, sacrum, and coccyx of each subject once a week. RESULTS: Subepidermal moisture value of stage 1 pressure injury was significantly higher than that of no injury and blanching erythema...
August 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
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