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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431799/an-mri-investigation-of-the-effects-of-user-anatomy-and-wheelchair-cushion-type-on-tissue-deformation
#1
David Brienza, Jaxon Vallely, Patricia Karg, Jonathan Akins, Amit Gefen
AIM OF THE STUDY: Tissue deformation is recognized as an important risk factor for pressure injuries. This study investigated the effects of anatomy and wheelchair cushion type on tissue deformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Direct 3-dimensional tissue deformation response was measured for six participants sitting on six different wheelchair cushions using MR imaging. Two participants had a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) within one year of the assessment, two sustained traumatic SCI at least 13 years prior, and two were without SCI...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365206/prevalence-and-incidence-density-of-unavoidable-pressure-ulcers-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-medical-units
#2
Alvisa Palese, Barbara Trevisani, Annamaria Guarnier, Paolo Barelli, Paola Zambiasi, Elisabetta Allegrini, Letizia Bazoli, Paola Casson, Meri Marin, Marisa Padovan, Michele Picogna, Patrizia Taddia, Daniele Salmaso, Paolo Chiari, Oliva Marognolli, Canzan Federica, Luisa Saiani, Elisa Ambrosi
To describe the prevalence and incidence density of hospital-acquired unavoidable pressure sores among patients aged ≥65 years admitted to acute medical units. A secondary analysis of longitudinal study data collected in 2012 and 2013 from 12 acute medical units located in 12 Italian hospitals was performed. Unavoidable pressure ulcers were defined as those that occurred in haemodynamically unstable patients, suffering from cachexia and/or terminally ill and were acquired after hospital admission. Data at patient and at pressure ulcer levels were collected on a daily basis at the bedside by trained researchers...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438463/trends-of-reactive-hyperaemia-responses-to-repetitive-loading-on-skin-tissue-of-rats-implications-for-pressure-ulcer-prevention
#3
Jong-Heng Yapp, Raja Kamil, M Rozi, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, M Y Loqman, A R Ezamin, Siti Anom Ahmad, Zuki Abu Bakar
Tissue recovery is important in preventing tissue deterioration, which is induced by pressure and may lead to pressure ulcers (PU). Reactive hyperaemia (RH) is an indicator used to identify people at risk of PU. In this study, the effect of different recovery times on RH trend is investigated during repetitive loading. Twenty-one male Sprague-Dawley rats (seven per group), with body weight of 385-485 g, were categorised into three groups and subjected to different recovery times with three repetitive loading cycles...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343746/preliminary-development-of-an-advanced-modular-pressure-relief-cushion-testing-and-user-evaluation
#4
Tyler Freeto, Steven J Mitchell, Kath M Bogie
STUDY AIM: Effective pressure relief cushions are identified as a core assistive technology need by the World Health Organization Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology. High quality affordable wheelchair cushions could provide effective pressure relief for many individuals with limited access to advanced assistive technology. MATERIALS: Value driven engineering (VdE) principles were employed to develop a prototype modular cushion. Low cost dynamically responsive gel balls were arranged in a close packed array and seated in bilayer foam for containment and support...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162862/maltodextrin-ascorbic-acid-stimulates-wound-closure-by-increasing-collagen-turnover-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-changing-the-stage-of-inflammation-from-chronic-to-acute-in%C3%A2-vivo
#5
Rosa M Salgado, Otilia Cruz-Castañeda, Francisco Elizondo-Vázquez, Lucia Pat, Anabel De la Garza, Saúl Cano-Colín, Leticia Baena-Ocampo, Edgar Krötzsch
It has been reported that carbohydrates confer physicochemical properties to the wound environment that improves tissue repair. We evaluated in vitro and in vivo wound healing during maltodextrin/ascorbic acid treatment. In a fibroblast monolayer scratch assay, we demonstrated that maltodextrin/ascorbic acid stimulated monolayer repair by increasing collagen turnover coordinately with TGF-β1 expression (rising TGF-β1 and MMP-1 expression, as well as gelatinase activity, while TIMP-1 was diminished), similar to in vivo trends...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193325/editorial-for-special-jtv-epuap-focus-meeting-2016-issue
#6
EDITORIAL
Jan Kottner, Jane Nixon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26927980/device-related-pressure-ulcers-from-a-biomechanical-perspective
#7
Ayelet Levy, Kara Kopplin, Amit Gefen
Pressure ulcers (PUs) in the pediatric population are inherently different from those in adults, in their risk factors and etiology, with more than 50% of the cases related to contact with medical equipment at the care setting. The aims of this study were to: (i) Determine the mechanical loads in the scalp of a newborn lying supine, near a wedged encephalogram electrode or wire, which is deforming the scalp at the occiput. (ii) Evaluate the effect of a doughnut-shaped headrest on the mechanical state of tissues at the same site...
February 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188042/molecular-finds-of-pressure-ulcer-a-bioinformatics-approach-in-pressure-ulcer
#8
Eloa Mangabeira Santos, Lucyana Conceição Farias, Sérgio Henrique Sousa Santos, Alfredo Maurício Batista de Paula, Carla Silvana de Oliveira E Silva, André Luiz Sena Guimarães
BACKGROUND: Understanding the biological processes underlying Pressure Ulcer (PU) is an important strategy to identify new molecular targets. Bioinformatics has emerged as an important screening tool for a broad range of diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study aim of the current study is to investigate the protein-protein interaction in the PU context by bioinformatics. METHODS: We performed a search in gene databases, and bioinformatics algorithms were used to generate molecular targets for PU based in silico investigation...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153472/conservative-management-of-distal-leg-necrosis-in-lung-transplant-recipients
#9
F Aigner, M Husmann, L C Huber, C Benden, M M Schuurmans
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) with distal leg necrosis in lung transplant recipients (LTR) is associated with a high risk for systemic infection and sepsis. Optimal management of CLI has not been defined so far in LTR. In immunocompetent individuals with leg necrosis, surgical amputation would be indicated and standard care. We report on the outcome of four conservatively managed LTR with distal leg necrosis due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with medial calcification of the distal limb vessels. Time interval from lung transplantation to CLI ranged from four years (n = 1) to more than a decade (n = 3)...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049612/a-survey-of-patients-with-surgical-wounds-healing-by-secondary-intention-an-assessment-of-prevalence-aetiology-duration-and-management
#10
I C Chetter, A V Oswald, M Fletcher, J C Dumville, N A Cullum
BACKGROUND: Surgical wounds healing by secondary intention (SWHSI) are often difficult and costly to treat. There is a dearth of clinical and research information regarding SWHSI. The aim of this survey was to estimate the prevalence of SWHSI and to characterise the aetiology, duration and management of these wounds. METHODS: Anonymised data were collected from patients with SWHSI receiving treatment in primary, secondary and community settings. Over a two weeks period, data were collected on the patients, their SWHSI, clinical and treatment details...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017519/direct-variable-cost-of-the-topical-treatment-of-stages-iii-and-iv-pressure-injuries-incurred-in-a-public-university-hospital
#11
Julieta M F Chacon, Leila Blanes, Luis G Borba, Luis R M Rocha, Lydia M Ferreira
AIM: to estimate the direct variable costs of the topical treatment of stages III and IV pressure injuries of hospitalized patients in a public university hospital, and assess the correlation between these costs and hospitalization time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients of both sexes who had been admitted to the São Paulo Hospital, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, from 2011 to 2012, with pressure injuries in the sacral, ischial or trochanteric region were included...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011030/translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-cardiff-wound-impact-schedule-to-brazilian-portuguese
#12
Fabiana da Silva Augusto, Leila Blanes, Denise Nicodemo, Lydia Masako Ferreira
AIM: To translate into Brazilian Portuguese and cross-culturally adapt the Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule, a specific measure of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for patients with chronic wounds. Chronic wounds have a relevant impact on the HRQoL of patients. However, there are few instruments cross-culturally adapted and validated in Brazil to assess HRQoL in patients with wounds. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted following six steps: (1) translation of the original instrument into Brazilian-Portuguese by two independent translators; (2) construction of a consensus version based on both translations; (3) two independent back-translations into English of the consensus version; (4) review by an expert committee and construction of the pre-final version; (5) testing of the pre-final version on patients with chronic wounds; and (6) construction of the final version...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162861/effect-of-omegaven-on-mast-cell-concentration-in-diabetic-wound-healing
#13
Saeid Babaei, Hadi Ansarihadipour, Mahmoodreza Nakhaei, Mohammadreza Darabi, Parvindokht Bayat, Mohammadhassan Sakhaei, Maryam Baazm, Atefe Mohammadhoseiny
Diabetic wound healing is a complicated process. In all over the world 15% of 200 million diabetic people suffer from diabetic foot problems. Mast cells are known to participate in three phases of wound healing: the inflammatory reaction, angiogenesis and extracellular-matrix reabsorption. The inflammatory reaction is mediated by released histamine and arachidonic acid metabolites. Omega-3 fatty acids alter proinflammatory cytokine production during wound healing which affects the presence of inflammatory cells in wound area as well, but how this events specifically influences the presence of mast cells in wound healing is not clearly understood...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955807/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-to-manage-venous-ulcers
#14
Manuel Escamilla Cardeñosa, Gabriel Domínguez-Maldonado, Antonio Córdoba-Fernández
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the efficacy and safety of using platelet rich in growth factor (PRGF) as a local treatment for venous ulcers. METHODS: In a clinical trial 102 venous ulcers (58 patients) were randomly assigned to the study group (application of PRGF) or the control group (standard cure with saline). For both groups the healed area was calculated before and after the follow up period (twenty-four weeks). The Kundin method was used to calculate the healed area (Area = Length × Width × 0...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863746/biophysical-skin-properties-of-grade-1-pressure-ulcers-and-unaffected-skin-in-spinal-cord-injured-and-able-bodied-persons-in-the-unloaded-sacral-region
#15
Anke Scheel-Sailer, Angela Frotzler, Gabi Mueller, Simon Annaheim, René Michel Rossi, Siegfried Derler
AIM OF THE STUDY: To examine biophysical skin properties in the sacral region in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients suffering from a grade 1 pressure ulcer (PU) defined as non-blanchable erythema (SCI/PU), SCI patients in the post-acute phase (SCI/PA) and able-bodied participants (CON). Also, for SCI/PU patients, both the affected skin and healthy skin close to the PU were examined. STUDY DESIGN: An experimental controlled study with a convenience sample. SETTING: A Swiss acute care and rehabilitation clinic specializing in SCIs...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852520/evaluating-the-impact-of-watercell-%C3%A2-technology-on-pressure-redistribution-and-comfort-discomfort-of-adults-with-limited-mobility
#16
Carol Bartley, Melanie Stephens
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of WaterCell(®) Technology on pressure redistribution and self-reported comfort and discomfort scores of adults with mobility problems who remain seated for extended periods of time. METHODS: Twelve participants, were recruited and ranged in gender, age, height, weight, and body mass index. Five were male, seven were female, and five were permanent wheelchair users. Each participant was randomly allocated a chair, whose seat comprised of visco-elastic memory foam, high-elastic reflex foam, and watercells, to trial for a week...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769632/antioxidant-and-wound-healing-activity-of-lavandula-aspic-l-ointment
#17
Ferdaous Ghrab Ben Djemaa, Khaled Bellassoued, Sami Zouari, Abdelfatteh El Feki, Emna Ammar
Lavandula aspic L. is a strongly aromatic shrub plant of the Lamiaceae family and traditionally used in herbal medicine for the treatment of several skin disorders, including wounds, burns, and ulcers. The present study aimed to investigate the composition and in vitro antioxidant activity of lavender essential oil. In addition, it aimed to evaluate the excision wound healing activity and antioxidant property of a Lavandula aspic L. essential oil formulated in ointment using a rat model. The rats were divided into five groups of six animals each...
November 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726927/what-s-in-a-name
#18
EDITORIAL
Dan Bader, Lisette Schoonhoven
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720566/analyses-of-pressure-ulcer-incidence-in-inpatient-setting-in-a-portuguese-hospital
#19
Pedro Miguel Garcez Sardo, Cláudia Sofia Oliveira Simões, José Joaquim Marques Alvarelhão, João Filipe Fernandes Lindo Simões, Paulo Alexandre Puga Machado, Francisco Manuel Lemos Amado, António José Monteiro Amaro, Elsa Maria Oliveira Pinheiro de Melo
AIM: To gain more insight into the magnitude of the problem of pressure ulcer incidence in general wards of a Portuguese hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of electronic health record database from 7132 adult patients admitted to medical and surgical wards of Aveiro Hospital during 2012. The development of (at least) one pressure ulcer during the length of stay was associated with age, gender, type of admission, specialty units, first Braden Scale score, length of stay, patient discharge outcome and ICD-9 diagnosis...
November 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671870/validity-and-reliability-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-pressure-ulcer-prevention-knowledge-assessment-instrument
#20
Zeliha Tulek, Cansu Polat, Ilknur Ozkan, Dimitris Theofanidis, Rifat Erdem Togrol
STUDY AIM: Sound knowledge of pressure ulcers is important to enable good prevention. There are limited instruments assessing pressure ulcer knowledge. The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Knowledge Assessment Instrument is among the scales of which psychometric properties have been studied rigorously and reflects the latest evidence. This study aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Knowledge Assessment Instrument (PUPKAI-T), an instrument that assesses knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention by using multiple-choice questions...
November 2016: Journal of Tissue Viability
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