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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166261/pressure-injury-risk-factors-in-adult-critical-care-patients-a-review-of-the-literature
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Jill Cox
Critically ill patients require complex care in a technologically sophisticated environment where they are highly vulnerable to pressure-related injuries. However, pressure injury (PI) development remains a multifactorial phenomenon in critically ill persons; true risk is both pervasive and elusive. The purpose of this comprehensive review of the empirical literature was to examine the risk factors associated with PIs among adult patients admitted to contemporary intensive care units (ICUs). Inclusion criteria stipulated publications were to be peer-reviewed, quantitative studies with a focus on pressure ulcer (PU) risk factors in adult critical care patients published between 2010 and 2016 in which statistical analysis involved multivariate analysis using PU development as the outcome variable...
November 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130416/prevalence-incidence-and-associated-factors-of-pressure-ulcers-in-home-palliative-care-patients-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Marco Artico, Angelo Dante, Daniela D'Angelo, Luciano Lamarca, Chiara Mastroianni, Tommasangelo Petitti, Michela Piredda, Maria Grazia De Marinis
BACKGROUND: Terminally ill patients are at high risk of pressure ulcers, which have a negative impact on quality of life. Data about pressure ulcers' prevalence, incidence and associated factors are largely insufficient. AIM: To document the point prevalence at admission and the cumulative incidence of pressure ulcers in terminally ill patients admitted to an Italian home palliative care unit, and to analyse the patients' and caregivers' characteristics associated with their occurrence...
October 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125346/prevention-and-management-of-incontinence-associated-dermatitis
#3
David Voegeli
David Voegeli, Associate Professor of Nursing, Skin Health Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, discusses the care of patients with incontinence-associated dermatitis and how to distinguish this condition from pressure ulcers.
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120893/ce-pressure-injuries-caused-by-medical-devices-and-other-objects-a-clinical-update
#4
Barbara Ann Delmore, Elizabeth A Ayello
A review of practical resources, including mnemonics, to aid in prevention and identification. ABSTRACT: At the April 2016 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) consensus conference, terminology and staging definitions were updated and two definitions were revised to describe pressure injuries (PIs) caused by medical devices or other items on the skin or mucosa. Here, the authors discuss the etiology and prevention of PIs resulting from medical and other devices, the frequency of such injuries, and the bodily sites at which they most often occur...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120687/a-100-patient-clinical-evaluation-of-an-alternating-pressure-replacement-mattress-in-a-home-based-setting
#5
Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
BACKGROUND: alternating pressure air mattresses (APAMs) support the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. A health and care NHS trust was seeking an APAM that would improve clinical outcomes in relation to pressure ulcers while considering financial cost. An APAM existed that could meet the trust's needs but there was a lack of evidence over its use in a community/home setting. This study examined the effect of using the Dual Professional (IQ Medical) APAM for patients at a high risk of pressure ulceration...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120686/why-is-the-heel-particularly-vulnerable-to-pressure-ulcers
#6
Amit Gefen
In this article, the vulnerability of the soft tissues of the heel to pressure ulcers (injuries) is explained from a biomechanical engineering perspective, and emerging technologies for protecting the heel, particularly low-friction garments, are reviewed. Sustained deformations in the soft tissue of the weight-bearing posterior heel cause progressive cell and tissue damage due to loss of homeostasis in the cells, as the cytoskeleton and plasma membranes of the affected cells lose integrity and functionality...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120683/unavoidable-pressure-ulcers-at-the-end-of-life-and-nurse-understanding
#7
Maria Carlsson, Lena Gunningberg
OBJECTIVES: prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs) in end-of-life care is often problematic because both PUs and interventions to prevent them can cause suffering. The primary aim of this study was to identify and describe the different ways in which nurses understood unavoidable PUs in late palliative care. A second aim was to explore the expediency of the different levels of understanding. METHODS: a qualitative interview study with a phenomenographic approach was carried out...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108684/study-of-main-and-cross-over-effects-on-pressure-relief-among-body-mass-index-bmi-body-position-and-supporting-material-properties
#8
Chi-Leung Hui, Qilong Feng, M S Wong, Sau-Fun Ng, Yummy Y M Lin
Pressure ulcers influence people with limited mobility who must spend a long time lying or sitting because these positions create high interfacial pressure between the body and supporting materials. Supporting materials, such as mattresses and cushions, are designed to prevent pressure ulcers by increasing the contact area, reducing the interfacial pressure or reducing the contact time. Foam is the most common supporting material for relieving pressure because it is cheap and easy to change its shape to fit the contour of the body...
November 3, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091036/a-prospective-descriptive-study-to-assess-nursing-staff-perceptions-of-and-interventions-to-prevent-medical-device-related-pressure-injury
#9
Ayişe Karadag, Seval C Hanönü, Evrim Eyikara
Nurses play an important role in identifying patients at risk for medical device-related (MDR) pressure injuries and preventing their occurrence. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted across 6 hospitals in Ankara, Turkey between December 2014 and June 2015 to assess nursing perceptions about and interventions used for the pre- vention of MDR pressure ulcers. A questionnaire was used to collect demographic information and data on experience with MDR pressure ulcers; in addition, participants completed a Nursing Interventions Form that included 10 statements regarding basic nursing interventions to prevent MDR pressure ulcers; answer options were I perform, I partly perform, I do not perform...
October 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091034/updating-the-diabetic-foot-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-on-treatment-using-advanced-medicine-and-therapies
#10
Peter Blume, Stephanie Wu
OBJECTIVE: Since the last diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) treatment algorithm was published in 2002, new options for diagnostic testing and treatments have been developed. This study seeks to update the DFU treatment algorithm to include new options available in diagnostic testing and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computerized literature search of peer-reviewed articles published between January 2003 and January 2016 was conducted using MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library...
October 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078875/validity-of-the-braden-scale-in-grading-pressure-ulcers-in-trauma-and-burn-patients
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Lauren H Griswold, Russell L Griffin, Thomas Swain, Jeffrey D Kerby
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a costly hospital-acquired condition in terms of clinical outcome and expense. The Braden Scale was developed in 1987 as a risk scoring method for pressure ulcers and uses six different risk factors: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction and shear. A score of ≤18 is considered high risk. To date, research on the utility of the Braden Scale has focused on general medicine and nontrauma/burn surgery patients. We hypothesize that the Braden Scale does not accurately discriminate who will get a pressure ulcer among trauma and burn patients...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075147/support-pressure-distribution-for-positioning-in-neutral-versus-conventional-positioning-in-the-prevention-of-decubitus-ulcers-a-pilot-study-in-healthy-participants
#12
Heidrun Pickenbrock, Vera U Ludwig, Antonia Zapf
BACKGROUND: Decubitus ulcers are associated with a burden for the patients and cause enormous costs. One of the reasons for the development of decubitus is prolonged exposure to pressure. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the pressure distribution of healthy individuals either positioned in Positioning in Neutral (LiN) or conventional positioning (CON). METHODS: Four healthy participants were positioned in a supine, 30° degree side lying and 90° side lying position both in LiN and CON...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070968/predictors-of-mortality-in-veterans-with-multiple-sclerosis-in-an-outpatient-clinic-setting
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Meheroz H Rabadi, Christopher E Aston
BACKGROUND: Examining factors that increase risk of death in veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) may help reduce MS-related mortality. We sought to determine predictors of mortality in veterans with MS attending an outpatient clinic. METHODS: Review of electronic medical records of 226 veterans with MS regularly followed up from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2014. RESULTS: Mortality at the end of the 15-year study period was 14%...
September 2017: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060894/the-external-force-associated-with-callus-formation-under-the-first-metatarsal-head-is-reduced-by-wearing-rocker-sole-shoes
#14
Ayumi Amemiya, Rena Okonogi, Hiroki Yamakawa, Kaori Susumu, Tatsuya Jitsuishi, Hisayoshi Sugawara, Yuji L Tanaka, Masatoshi Komiyama, Taketoshi Mori
INTRODUCTION: Callus is one of the main causes of diabetic foot ulcers. Therefore, preventing callus formation is very important. In a previous study, it was clarified that callus formation under the first metatarsal head (MTH) is associated with high shear stress time integral/pressure time integral (SPR-i). another study, it was clarified that rocker sole shoes are effective in reducing peak pressure under the first MTH. Therefore, we hypothesized that rocker sole shoes reduce SPR-i under the first MTH...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060154/long-term-monitoring-of-a-pressure-ulcer-risk-patient-using-thermal-images
#15
Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel
Patients in an immobile state are susceptible to pressure ulcers, which are localized injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissues due to prolonged pressure. This paper builds upon a body of work examining in-hospital older adult patients at-risk of developing pedal pressure ulcers by examining thermal images of one patient, who was reporting pain in her right foot, over 112 days of a hospital stay. Thermal images of the patient's left and right heels and malleoli were subjected to image processing to remove noise and enhance contrast, region selection and feature extraction to observe changes in temperature over time...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036406/effects-of-computerized-decision-support-system-implementations-on-patient-outcomes-in-inpatient-care-a-systematic-review
#16
Julian Varghese, Maren Kleine, Sophia Isabella Gessner, Sarah Sandmann, Martin Dugas
Objectives: To systematically classify the clinical impact of computerized clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) in inpatient care. Materials and Methods: Medline, Cochrane Trials, and Cochrane Reviews were searched for CDSS studies that assessed patient outcomes in inpatient settings. For each study, 2 physicians independently mapped patient outcome effects to a predefined medical effect score to assess the clinical impact of reported outcome effects. Disagreements were measured by using weighted kappa and solved by consensus...
September 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988757/pressure-ulcers-in-critically-ill-patients-preventable-by-non-sedation-a-substudy-of-the-nonseda-trial
#17
Helene K Nedergaard, Trine Haberlandt, Palle Toft, Hanne Irene Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Pressure ulcers still pose a significant clinical challenge to critically ill patients. This study is a substudy of the multicenter NONSEDA-trial, where critically ill patients were randomised to sedation or non-sedation during mechanical ventilation. The objective of this substudy was to assess if non-sedation affected the occurrence of pressure ulcers. DESIGN: Retrospective assessment of data from a single NONSEDA-trial site. SETTING: Mixed intensive care unit...
October 5, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983285/microbiota-of-chronic-diabetic-wounds-ecology-impact-and-potential-for-innovative-treatment-strategies
#18
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Sónia G Pereira, João Moura, Eugénia Carvalho, Nuno Empadinhas
World Health Organization considered diabetes as one of the 20th century epidemics, estimating that over 10% of the world population is diabetic or at high risk. Self-assessment studies indicate that diabetic patients consider chronic wounds to affect their quality of life more dramatically than vision loss or renal failure. In addition to being the main reason for diabetic patients' hospitalization, the economic burden of diabetic chronic wounds is close to 1% of United Kingdom and United States health systems budgets, which exceeds the funds allocated to the treatment of some types of cancer in both countries...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980911/acute-oral-tetrahydrobiopterin-administration-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-systemic-sclerosis
#19
Daniel R Machin, Heather L Clifton, Russell S Richardson, D Walter Wray, Anthony J Donato, Tracy M Frech
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare, autoimmune disease characterised by endothelial dysfunction, which is associated with peripheral vasculopathy, such as digital ulcers (DU). We sought to determine if acute oral administration of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), an essential cofactor for endothelial nitric oxide synthase, would augment endothelial function in patients with SSc. METHODS: Twelve SSc patients, of whom a majority had a history of DU, were studied 5 hours after oral BH4 administration (10 mg/kg body mass) or placebo on separate days using controlled, counterbalanced, double-blind, crossover experimental design...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967528/attitudes-of-surgical-nurses-towards-pressure-ulcer-prevention
#20
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
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