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Journal of Tissue Viability

Young-Yoon Kim, Hailan Li, Yu Seok Song, Hyo-Soon Jeong, Hye-Young Yun, Kwang Jin Baek, Nyoun Soo Kwon, Yong Kyoo Shin, Kyoung-Chan Park, Dong-Seok Kim
Since the use of animal experimentation is restricted with regard to cosmetic materials, alternative in vitro models such as skin equivalents (SEs) are needed. Laminin is one of the major non-collagenous glycoproteins. The pentapeptide YIGSR (Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg) is a functional motif of laminin that binds to the laminin receptor. In the present study, we examined whether YIGSR could improve the reconstruction of SEs. YIGSR has no effects on monolayer cell proliferation of CCD25-Sk fibroblasts or HaCaT keratinocytes...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Pedro Miguel Garcez Sardo, Jenifer Adriana Domingues Guedes, José Joaquim Marques Alvarelhão, Paulo Alexandre Puga Machado, Elsa Maria Oliveira Pinheiro Melo
AIM: To study the influence of Braden subscales scores (at the first pressure ulcer risk assessment) on pressure ulcer incidence using a univariate and a multivariate time to event analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of electronic health record database from adult patients admitted without pressure ulcer(s) to medical and surgical wards of a Portuguese hospital during 2012. The hazard ratio of developing a pressure ulcer during the length of inpatient stay was calculated by univariate Cox regression for each variable of interest and by multivariate Cox regression for the Braden subscales that were statistically significant...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Tak-Wah Wong, Michael Hughes, Szu-Han Wang
Wound healing is a natural process to restore the structure and function of injured or diseased tissues. Repair of a skin wound usually leads to a scar while regeneration implies fully recovery of function and structure of the damaged tissue. Adult skin wound usually heals with scar while fetal skin heals scarless. Hair regeneration in elderly scalp wound has never been observed. We reported an 80-year-old patient with a large wound on the scalp after excision of a basal cell carcinoma healed by secondary intention wound healing...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
Amit Gefen, Dan Bader
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
J Webb, M Twiste, L A Walton, P Hogg
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the effect of three sling fabrics on gluteal interface pressure whilst sitting in a population of wheelchair users and to compare these to data previously collected in a pilot study with a healthy population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A repeated measures experimental design was used with 32 adult wheelchair users (15 women, 17 men). Healthy population pilot study consisted of 61 participants (51 women, 10 men) recruited from staff and students at The University of Salford...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
May Stinson, Rachel Ferguson, Alison Porter-Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Despite high quality guidelines underpinning pressure ulcer care (NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA, 2014), pressure ulceration still poses a significant financial impact on health care services in treatment and staff costs as well as having a profound effect on the health and quality of life of individuals experiencing them. Repositioning is a key preventative technique recommended by occupational therapists and other health care professionals. The frequency and quality of repositioning movements performed by individuals, however, can be difficult to determine...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
Ray Samuriwo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
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
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
Ray Samuriwo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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