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Bijan Najafi, Eyal Ron, Ana Enriquez, Ivan Marin, Javad Razjouyan, David G Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: This study examined adherence to alert-based cues for plantar pressure offloading in patients with diabetic foot disease. METHOD AND DESIGN: Participants (n = 17) with in diabetic foot remission (history of neuropathic ulceration) were instructed to wear a smart insole system (the SurroSense Rx, Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc, Calgary, Canada) over a three-month period. This device is designed to cue offloading to manage unprotected sustained plantar pressures in an effort to prevent foot ulceration...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627224/real-time-smart-textile-based-system-to-monitor-pressure-offloading-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Andrea Raviglione, Roberto Reif, Maurizio Macagno, Davide Vigano, Justin Schram, David Armstrong
BACKGROUND: The lifetime risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is at least 25%. A DFU carries a 50% risk for infection and at least 20% of those receive some form of amputation. The most significant parameter that prevents or delays ulcer healing is high plantar pressure. To improve the patient's healing process, the DFU's plantar pressure should remain cumulatively low. Therefore, a tool that continuously measures the DFU loading, and provides real-time feedback can improve the healing outcome...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616361/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-side-effects-defined-and-quantified
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Marvin Heyboer, Deepali Sharma, William Santiago, Norman McCulloch
Significance: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an important advanced therapy in the treatment of problem wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and late effect radiation injury. HBOT remains among the safest therapies used today. Nonetheless, there are side effects associated with HBOT. It is important for providers to be able to identify, understand, and quantify these side effects for prevention, management, and informed consent. Recent Advances: The past two decades have seen significant advancements in our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of HBOT...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616080/pedobarography-as-a-clinical-tool-in-the-management-of-diabetic-feet-in-new-zealand-a-feasibility-study
#4
Jason K Gurney, Uwe G Kersting, Dieter Rosenbaum, Ajith Dissanayake, Steve York, Roger Grech, Anthony Ng, Bobbie Milne, James Stanley, Diana Sarfati
BACKGROUND: The peripheral complications of diabetes mellitus remain a significant risk to lower-limb morbidity. In New Zealand, risk of diabetes, comorbidity and lower-limb amputation are highly-differential between demographic groups, particularly ethnicity. There is growing and convincing evidence that the use of pedobarography - or plantar pressure measurement - can usefully inform diabetic foot care, particularly with respect to the prevention of re-ulceration among high-risk patients...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603664/seating-related-pressure-injury-prevention-in-spinal-cord-injury-a-review-of-compensatory-technologies-to-improve-in-seat-movement-behavior
#5
Tamara L Vos-Draper, Melissa M B Morrow
A PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to (1) assess the factors related to the occurrence of pressure injuries in people with a spinal cord injury (SCI), (2) review methods of pressure injury prevention, and (3) examine compensatory technologies developed to promote in-seat movement to reduce the risk of pressure injuries. B RECENT FINDINGS: Risk factors for seating-related pressure injuries are well documented, yet, ulceration remains a daily concern for individuals with SCI...
December 2016: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602045/compression-therapy-for-venous-leg-ulcers-risk-factors-for-adverse-events-and-complications-contraindications-a-review-of-present-guidelines
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A Andriessen, J Apelqvist, G Mosti, H Partsch, C Gonska, M Abel
INTRODUCTION: The adequate use of compression in venous leg ulcer treatment is equally important to patients as well as clinicians. Currently there is a lack of clarity on contra-indications, risk factors, adverse events and complications, when applying compression therapy for venous leg ulcer patients. METHODS: The project aimed to optimize prevention, treatment and maintenance approaches by recognizing contra-indications, risk factors, adverse events and complications, when applying compression therapy for venous leg ulcer patients...
June 11, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598759/pressure-ulcers-prevention-efficacy-of-an-alternating-pressure-air-mattress-in-elderly-patients-e%C3%A2-mao-a-randomised-study
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P Sauvage, M Touflet, C Pradere, F Portalier, J-M Michel, P Charru, Y Passadori, R Fevrier, A-M Hallet-Lezy, F Beauchêne, B Scherrer
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare Axtair One, an alternating pressure air mattress (APAM), with a viscoelastic foam mattress (VFM) in elderly patients at moderate to high risk of developing pressure ulcers (PUs). METHOD: A randomised, controlled, superiority, parallel-group, open-label, multicentre study, was conducted, between February 2012 and March 2015, in nine French, medium- and long-term stay facilities. Eligible patients were aged 70 and over, had no PUs on enrolment, were bedridden for at least 15 hours per day, had reduced mobility, an absent or minimal positioning capability, a Braden score <14, a nutritional status score >12 and a Karnofsky score <40%...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594320/silver-containing-foam-dressings-with-safetac-a-review-of-the-scientific-and-clinical-data
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Phil Davies, Sara McCarty, Kristina Hamberg
Background Topical antimicrobials, such as silver dressings, are progressively being used alongside systemic antibiotics to provide adjunctive, antimicrobial therapy to wounds that are clinically infected or at risk of infection. To help improve wound management, dressings that use Safetac soft silicone technology in combination with a silver-impregnated foam dressing material were developed by Mölnlycke Health Care (Gothenburg, Sweden). The range comprises Mepilex Ag, Mepilex Border Ag and Mepilex Transfer Ag...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570138/the-use-of-prophylactic-dressings-in-the-prevention-of-pressure-ulcers-a-literature-review
#9
Lynn Cornish
Pressure ulcers pose a significant burden to both patients and health care resources. There are an increasing number of studies that have examined the use of prophylactic dressings, and their ability to redistribute pressure and protect the skin from shear and friction damage. This literature review examines six studies conducted on this controversial subject. Brindle and Wegelin ( 2012 ; Chaiken, 2012 ; Cubit et al, 2012 ; Santamaria et al, 2012) all examined the role of dressings to prevent pressure ulcers, and Call et al (2013a ; 2013b ), conducted in vitro research into the mode of dressings...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547752/development-and-psychometric-validation-of-pukat-2%C3%A2-0-a-knowledge-assessment-tool-for-pressure-ulcer-prevention
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Bénédicte Manderlier, Nele Van Damme, Katrien Vanderwee, Sofie Verhaeghe, Ann Van Hecke, Dimitri Beeckman
The aim of this study was to develop a tool to measure the knowledge of nurses on pressure ulcer prevention. PUKAT 2·0 is a revised and updated version of the Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Assessment Tool (PUKAT) developed in 2010 at Ghent University, Belgium. The updated version was developed using state-of-the-art techniques to establish evidence concerning validity and reliability. Face and content validity were determined through a Delphi procedure including both experts from the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) (n = 15)...
May 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535399/dry-skin-and-pressure-ulcer-risk-a-multi-center-cross-sectional-prevalence-study-in-german-hospitals-and-nursing-homes
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Anna Lechner, Nils Lahmann, Konrad Neumann, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a serious health problem in medical and nursing care. Therefore, effective prevention is crucial. Major pressure ulcer risk factors have been identified but the particular role of dry skin (xerosis cutis) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between dry skin and pressure ulcers focusing on the sacrum/trochanter and at heel/ankle skin areas. DESIGN: Two multicenter cross-sectional studies...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532968/off-loading-wheelchair-cushion-provides-best-case-reduction-in-tissue-deformation-as-indicated-by-mri
#12
Evan Call, Thomas Hetzel, Chad McLean, Joshua N Burton, Craig Oberg
Off-loading or the Orthotic approach to wheelchair seating has been used successfully to provide seating that optimizes tissue protection at the ischial tuberosities (ITs), sacrum and greater trochanters. Recent publications indicate the significance of preventing tissue compression to reduce ulcer formation. Comparative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of individuals seated on two cushion types provides direct evidence of tissue unloading resulting in the reduction in tissue compression. Measurement of tissue compression in MRI images provides the cumulative impact of compression and shear resulting in ultimate tissue thickness documented here...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513212/an-optical-fiber-based-smart-textile-smart-socks-to-manage-biomechanical-risk-factors-associated-with-diabetic-foot-amputation
#13
Bijan Najafi, Hooman Mohseni, Gurtej S Grewal, Talal K Talal, Robert A Menzies, David G Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to validate a smart-textile based on fiber-optics for simultaneous measurement of plantar temperature, pressure, and joint angles in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: After in-vitro validation in the laboratory, 33 eligible subjects with DPN were recruited (age: 58 ± 8 years, BMI: 31.5 ± 8 kg/m(2)) for assessing plantar pressure and temperature during habitual gait-speed in a clinical-setting. All participants were asked to walk at their habitual speed while wearing a pair of sensorized socks made from highly flexible fiber optics (SmartSox)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489215/negative-pressure-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complex-wounds
#14
Renan Victor Kümpel Schmidt Lima, Pedro Soler Coltro, Jayme Adriano Farina
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of negative pressure therapy (NPT) in the treatment of complex wounds, with emphasis on its mechanisms of action and main therapeutic indications. We searched the Pubmed / Medline database for articles published from 1997 to 2016, and selected the most relevant ones. The mechanisms of action of NPT involveboth physical effects, such as increased perfusion, control of edema and exudate, reduction of wound dimensions and bacterial clearance, and biological ones, such as the stimulation of granulation tissue formation, microdeformations and reduction of Inflammatory response...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475447/accuracy-of-ultrasound-thermography-and-subepidermal-moisture-in-predicting-pressure-ulcers-a-systematic-review
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A L Oliveira, Z Moore, T O Connor, D Patton
OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to: establish the clinical significance of ultrasound, thermography, photography and subepidermal moisture (SEM) measurement; determine the accuracy of ultrasound, thermography, photography and SEM measurement in detecting skin/tissue damage; determine the relative accuracy of one of these assessment methods over another; make recommendations for practice pertaining to assessment of early skin/tissue damage. METHOD: The following databases, Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Elsevier version, EBSCO CINAHL, ClinicalTrials...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472816/wocn-2016-guideline-for-prevention-and-management-of-pressure-injuries-ulcers-an-executive-summary
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This article provides an executive summary of recommendations from the 2016 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries) published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). It presents an overview of the process used to update and develop the guideline, and lists the specific recommendations from the guideline for assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure injuries. The guideline is a resource for physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals who work with adults who have/or are at risk for pressure injuries...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470975/longitudinal-outcomes-of-home-care-in-korea-to-manage-pressure-ulcers
#17
Eunhee Lee
Home care provides preventive, support, and treatment services to economically vulnerable community populations. In this study, we examined the outcomes of a home care program for pressure ulcers (PrUs) in an economically vulnerable group. The 184 participants were admitted with PrUs and received services from a home care agency in South Korea during a study window of 5 years. The changes in PrU staging over time were analyzed in relation to the agency's home care data and the participants' health data. At enrollment, approximately 60% had a single ulcer; 40% had two or more...
June 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460263/pressure-mapping-to-prevent-pressure-ulcers-in-a-hospital-setting-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Lena Gunningberg, Inga-Maj Sedin, Sara Andersson, Ronnie Pingel
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers cause suffering to patients and costs to society. Reducing pressure at the interface between the patient's body and the support surface is a valid clinical intervention for reducing the risk of pressure ulcers. However, studies have shown that knowledge of how to reduce pressure and shear and to prevent pressure ulcers is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a pressure mapping system on pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence in a hospital setting...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452281/assessment-prevention-and-management-of-skin-tears
#19
Maureen Benbow
Skin tears are common in older people. They are acute wounds that are at high risk of becoming complex, chronic wounds due to the interplay between the physiological changes in the skin and trauma from the external environment. Skin tears have been reported to have prevalence rates equal to, or greater than, those for pressure ulcers. A comprehensive risk assessment should include assessment of the individual's general health (chronic/critical disease, polypharmacy and cognitive, sensory and nutritional status); mobility (history of falls, impaired mobility, dependent activities of daily living, and mechanical trauma); and skin (extremes of age, fragile skin and previous skin tears)...
April 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451468/a-feasibility-study-of-intermittent-electrical-stimulation-to-prevent-deep-tissue-injury-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#20
Angela Kane, Robyn Warwaruk-Rogers, Chester Ho, Ming Chan, Richard Stein, Vivian K Mushahwar, Sean P Dukelow
Objective: The primary goal of this study was to investigate the feasibility of utilizing intermittent electrical stimulation (IES) in an intensive care environment as a potential method for preventing pressure ulcers. Furthermore, we wished to evaluate the practicality of the innovation and end-user acceptability. Approach: Twenty immobile subjects, age ranging from 19 to 86 years old with a Braden Scale score ranging from 9 to 16 (very high to moderate risk of developing pressure ulcers), were enrolled. Intermittent 35 Hz electrical stimulation was administered through surface electrodes to the gluteal muscles causing them to contract for 10 s every 10 min...
April 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
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