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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765880/pressure-relieving-effect-of-adding-a-pelvic-well-pad-to-a-wheelchair-cushion-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Hyunsoo Shin, Junsik Kim, Jin-Ju Kim, Hye-Ri Kim, Hye-Jin Lee, Bum-Suk Lee, Zee-A Han
Objective: To identify the pressure relieving effect of adding a pelvic well pad, a firm pad that is cut in the ischial area, to a wheelchair cushion on the ischium. Methods: Medical records of 77 individuals with SCI, who underwent interface pressure mapping of the buttock-thigh area, were retrospectively reviewed. The pelvic well pad is a 2.5-cm thick firm pad and has a cut in the ischial area. Expecting additional pressure relief, it can be inserted under a wheelchair cushion...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743767/pressure-ulcer-and-nutrition
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Seied Hadi Saghaleini, Kasra Dehghan, Kamran Shadvar, Sarvin Sanaie, Ata Mahmoodpoor, Zohreh Ostadi
Pressure ulcers can diminish global life quality, contribute to rapid mortality in some patients and pose a significant cost to health-care organizations. Accordingly, their prevention and management are highly important. Nutritional deprivation and insufficient dietary intake are the key risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers and impaired wound healing. Unplanned weight loss is a major risk factor for malnutrition and pressure ulcer development. Suboptimal nutrition interferes with the function of the immune system, collagen synthesis, and tensile strength...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738293/the-use-of-sub-epidermal-moisture-measurement-in-predicting-blanching-erythema-in-jaundice-patients
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Seungmi Park, Chul-Gyu Kim, Ji Woon Ko
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) and visual skin assessment (VSA) in pressure ulcers (PU) patients with jaundice in Korea. METHOD: This is a longitudinal observational study. Data was collected by a wound care nurse, at a tertiary hospital, for six weeks beginning in June 2013. Once a week for the six weeks, the nurse assessed VSA and measured SEM, for each subject, on seven anatomical sites (both buttocks, both ischial tuberosities, both trochanters, and the sacral coccyx), using a NOVA Petite dermal phase meter for SEM...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738002/evidence-based-synthesis-for-prevention-of-noninvasive-ventilation-related-facial-pressure-ulcers
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Jaber S Alqahtani, Mohammed D AlAhmari
The last 2 decades have seen a growing trend towards the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) therapy in the management of many conditions that cause acute respiratory failure. However, there is a serious side effect that results in using these devices; the development of facial skin pressure damage, specifically pressure ulcers. This skin damage has a considerable effect on patients' quality of life, treatment adherence and patients' comfort in addition to the therapy challenges of wound care. The aim of this clinical review is to discuss the different characteristics of NIV interfaces and to provide evidence based recommendations to facilitate the selection and application of such interfaces to reduce NIV interfaces related pressure ulcers...
May 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736104/evaluation-of-the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-waterlow-pressure-ulcer-risk-assessment-scale
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Charalambos Charalambous, Agoritsa Koulori, Aristidis Vasilopoulos, Zoe Roupa
Introduction: Prevention is the ideal strategy to tackle the problem of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcer risk assessment scales are one of the most pivotal measures applied to tackle the problem, much criticisms has been developed regarding the validity and reliability of these scales. Objective: To investigate the validity and reliability of the Waterlow pressure ulcer risk assessment scale. Method: The methodology used is a narrative literature review, the bibliography was reviewed through Cinahl, Pubmed, EBSCO, Medline and Google scholar, 26 scientific articles where identified...
April 2018: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733461/topical-application-of-quercetin-improves-wound-healing-in-pressure-ulcer-lesions
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Guimei Yin, Zhijing Wang, Zhaoxia Wang, Xirui Wang
The ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) induced skin lesion has been identified as primary cause of pressure ulcers. To date, attempts to prevent pressure ulcers have not produced a significant improvement. Quercetin, one of the most widely distributed flavonoids in fruits and vegetables, exhibits its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties against many diseases, including ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and renal injury. In vitro wound scratch assay was first used to assess the function of quercetin in wounding cell model...
May 7, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722753/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-nurses-toward-pressure-injury-prevention-a-cross-sectional-multisite-study
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Michelle Barakat-Johnson, Catherine Barnett, Timothy Wand, Kathryn White
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to examine the knowledge and attitudes of nurses on pressure injury prevention and determine if there was a relationship between knowledge, attitude, and years of experience following an unexplained increase in reported hospital-acquired pressure injuries across 1 health district in Sydney, Australia. DESIGN: Multisite cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Registered and enrolled nurses working in acute, medical, and rehabilitation units in 4 hospitals and 5 community health centers across a local health district...
May 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722752/pressure-injuries-among-hospitalized-patients-with-cancer-prevalence-and-use-of-preventive-interventions
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Maʼen Aljezawi, Ahmad Tubaishat
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of pressure injuries (PIs) in hospitalized patients with cancer. DESIGN: Multicenter, cross-sectional prevalence survey. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 110 adults with cancer; their mean age was 50.65 years (SD: 17.32); and more than half were females (n = 60, 54.5%). The study setting was 5 hospitals in Jordan. METHODS: A prevalence survey was conducted using methods recommended by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel...
May 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694654/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-pressure-ulcers-in-a-tunisian-hospital
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Fatma Ben Mbarka, Khouloud Ben Jeddou, Mehdi Khalfallah, Dorra Jarraya, Hichem Jarraya, Zeineb Ouahchi, Ramzi Nouira, Chadli Dziri
BACKGROUND: the aim of thisstudywas to investigate the prevalence of pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients at the Charles Nicolle Hospital in Tunis, measure the risk of their occurrence, analyzepreventive and curative measuresundertaken and evaluatefactorspredisposing to pressure ulcers. METHODS: A one-day survey was performed in all hospitalized patients. Emergency services, neonatology and pediatrics were excluded. The Braden scale was used to measure the patient's risk for the development of pressure ulcers...
July 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686535/nurses-attitude-and-perceived-barriers-to-pressure-ulcer-prevention
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Werku Etafa, Zeleke Argaw, Endalew Gemechu, Belachew Melese
Background: The presence or absence of pressure ulcers has been generally regarded as a performance measure of quality nursing care and overall patient health. The aim of this study- wasto explorenurses' attitude about pressure ulcer prevention'and to identify staff nurses' perceived barriers to pressure ulcer prevention public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: A self-reported multi-center institutional based cross sectional study design was employed to collect data from staff nurses ( N  = 222) working in six (6) selected public hospitals in Addis Ababa, from April 01-28/2015...
2018: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676787/turning-high-risk-individuals-an-economic-evaluation-of-repositioning-frequency-in-long-term-care
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Petros Pechlivanoglou, Mike Paulden, Ba' Pham, Josephine Wong, Susan D Horn, Murray Krahn
Recent evidence suggests that less frequent repositioning of long-term care residents at moderate to high risk of developing pressure ulcers (PrUs) is noninferior to current repositioning standards in preventing PrUs, but the long-term health and economic consequences of less frequent repositioning have not been adequately estimated. Our objective was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of different repositioning strategies (2-, 3-, 4-hour intervals). We conducted a cost-utility analysis using a lifetime horizon based on data from a randomized clinical trial and the literature...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660917/medical-compression-stockings-reduce-hypertension-of-nailfold-capillaries-at-the-toe-of-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency1
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Anja Oelert, Manuela Kittel, Martin Hahn, Hermann Haase, Michael Jünger
In five patients who suffered from chronic venous insufficiency clinical stage C4 (n = 3) and C6 (n = 2) the capillary blood pressure was measured twice by means of invasive direct cannulation of nailfold capillaries of the toe. During one measurement course the patients wore below knee medical compression stockings (40 mmHg) during the other they did not have compression therapy. With the patient in supine position, the CP was investigated by the servo-nulling technique under resting conditions and under dynamic conditions: the calf-muscle/ankle joint venous pump was simulated by means of inflating a blood pressure cuff, which surrounded the mid lower leg, to 60 mmHg for 60 s...
April 7, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656490/cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validity-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-neonatal-skin-risk-assessment-scale
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Pablo García-Molina, Evelin Balaguer López, José Verdú, Andreu Nolasco, Francisco P García Fernández
AIM: To adapt the Neonatal Skin Risk Assessment Scale to the Spanish context and to test its validity and reliability. BACKGROUND: Currently, in Spain there are no validated scales to evaluate the risk of pressure ulcers in infants. METHOD: The research was performed in 10 neonatal units. Overall, we use an observational study design, but divided it in to three stages. In the first stage, the transcultural adaptation of the scale and its content validation was performed...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655872/-contribution-of-the-scrotal-flap-for-the-coverage-of-ischial-and-perineal-pressure-ulcers
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M Vantomme, R Viard, R Aimard, P-L Vincent, J-P Comparin, D Voulliaume
INTRODUCTION: The ischiatric pressure sore is a common pathology in rehabilitated spinal cord injured people, despite careful prevention. Medical treatment by discharge and directed healing is not always sufficient and surgery using local musculocutaneous flaps is often essential. Unfortunately, recidivism is frequent and the availability of local flaps is limited. The scrotal flap is an excellent complement to classic flaps, gluteal flaps or hamstrings. It can be used alone or in addition to another musculocutaneous flap, in first or second intention...
April 11, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652735/nursing-sensitive-outcomes-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-study
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Lene Odgaard, Lena Aadal, Marianne Eskildsen, Ingrid Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Complications such as infections and conditions after immobilization are frequent after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to compromised bodily functions. Traditionally, bodily functions are core elements in nursing, and therefore nurses in the rehabilitation departments are pivotal in the prevention of complications. Hence, the frequency of complications is an indicator of nursing care quality, which can be included in nursing-sensitive outcome indicators. To do so, it is necessary to know the frequency of the selected complications...
June 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651949/nerve-growth-factor-early-studies-and-recent-clinical-trials
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Maria Luisa Rocco, Marzia Soligo, Luigi Manni, Luigi Aloe
Since its discovery, nerve growth factor (NGF) has long occupied a critical role in developmental and adult neurobiology for its many important regulatory functions on the survival, growth and differentiation of nerve cells in the peripheral and central nervous system. NGF is the first discovered member of a family of neurotrophic factors, collectively indicated as neurotrophins, (which include brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neurotrophin-3 and neurotrophin 4/5). NGF was discovered for its action on the survival and differentiation of selected populations of peripheral neurons...
April 11, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650862/-caregivers-working-in-a-nursing-home-facility-utilizing-a-simulation-program-as-an-effective-preventative-measure-for-pressure-ulcers
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Chie Furukawa
The purpose of this study was to clarify if a simulation program utilized by caregivers working in a nursing home is an effective preventative measure for pressure ulcers. The study sample consists of 35caregivers working in a nursing home in Osaka, Japan. The results show that knowledge and practice of preventive measures were significantly higher after using the simulation program for preventive care of pressure ulcers. Nurses and care workers need to cooperate with each other to improve quality of care.
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626701/barriers-and-facilitators-to-preventing-pressure-ulcers-in-nursing-home-residents-a-qualitative-analysis-informed-by-the-theoretical-domains-framework
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Jacqueline F Lavallée, Trish A Gray, Jo Dumville, Nicky Cullum
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are areas of localised damage to the skin and underlying tissue; and can cause pain, immobility, and delay recovery, impacting on health-related quality of life. The individuals who are most at risk of developing a pressure ulcer are those who are seriously ill, elderly, have impaired mobility and/or poor nutrition; thus, many nursing home residents are at risk. OBJECTIVES: To understand the context of pressure ulcer prevention in nursing homes and to explore the potential barriers and facilitators to evidence-informed practices...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611155/managing-the-diabetic-foot-ulcer-how-best-practices-fit-the-real-2018-united-states
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Nicole Ilonzo, Munir Patel, John C Lantis
Diabetes Mellitus is a serious systemic illness that has an epidemic-like increasing prevalence in the United States, as well as the rest of the world. With the increasing number of people with diabetes comes the higher incidence of diabetes-related complications. One of these known complications, diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), has an estimated lifetime incidence of 15% in diabetics. Having a DFU increases the risk of infection, amputation, and even death, which is why prompt treatment and surveillance of such ulcers is imperative...
March 29, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597063/implementing-a-novel-guideline-to-prevent-hospital-acquired-pressure-ulcers-in-a-trauma-population-a-patient-safety-approach
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Crystal Lam, Adel Elkbuli, Brenda Benson, Elizabeth Young, Orlando Morejon, Dessy Boneva, Shaikh Hai, Mark McKenney
BACKGROUND: The development of hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) is a common complication associated with immobilization and prolonged hospitalization in trauma patients. Our semi-annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) report identified HAPUs as an outlier complication. We employed a hospital-wide initiative to reduce the incidence of HAPUs among our trauma patient population. Our study aimed to determine if the implemented measures would decrease HAPUs incidence rates...
March 26, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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