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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
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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
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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
#4
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
#7
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...
May 4, 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
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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
#9
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448364/deep-tissue-pressure-injury-a-clinical-review
#11
Ave Preston, Aditi Rao, Robyn Strauss, Rebecca Stamm, Demetra Zalman
: A deep tissue pressure injury (DTPI) is a serious type of pressure injury that begins in the muscle closest to the bone and may not be visible in its early stages. Its hallmark is rapid deterioration despite the use of appropriate preventive interventions. In 2007, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel added suspected deep tissue injuries to the traditional classification system, and by 2010 DTPIs had accounted for about 9% of all pressure injuries and were for the first time more prevalent than stage 3 or 4 pressure injuries...
May 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444071/reducing-pressure-ulcers-in-patients-with-prolonged-acute-mechanical-ventilation-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Cecilia Inés Loudet, María Cecilia Marchena, María Roxana Maradeo, Silvia Laura Fernández, María Victoria Romero, Graciela Esther Valenzuela, Isabel Eustaquia Herrera, Martha Teresa Ramírez, Silvia Rojas Palomino, Mariana Virginia Teberobsky, Leandro Ismael Tumino, Ana Laura González, Rosa Reina, Elisa Estenssoro
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of a quality management program in reducing the incidence and severity of pressure ulcers in critical care patients. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental, before-and-after study that was conducted in a medical-surgical intensive care unit. Consecutive patients who had received mechanical ventilation for ≥ 96 hours were included. A "Process Improvement" team designed a multifaceted interventional process that consisted of an educational session, a pressure ulcer checklist, a smartphone application for lesion monitoring and decision-making, and a "family prevention bundle"...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438463/trends-of-reactive-hyperaemia-responses-to-repetitive-loading-on-skin-tissue-of-rats-implications-for-pressure-ulcer-prevention
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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/28427745/how-to-approach-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-prevention-plan-and-prudence
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REVIEW
Younsuck Koh
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is typically manifested by refractory hypoxemia with high mortality. A correct diagnosis is the first step to achieve better outcomes. An early intervention to manage modifiable risk factors of ARDS development and the avoidance of aggravating factors that increase disease severity and progression should be carefully addressed. A management plan is necessary at an early stage of ARDS to determine the level of intensive care. It should be carefully decided which therapeutic measures should be performed depending on the patient׳s underlying clinical condition...
May 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414254/lifestyle-intervention-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-results-of-the-usc-rlanrc-pressure-ulcer-prevention-study
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Mike Carlson, Cheryl Lp Vigen, Salah Rubayi, Erna Imperatore Blanche, Jeanine Blanchard, Michal Atkins, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Susan L Garber, Elizabeth A Pyatak, Jesus Diaz, Lucia I Florindez, Joel W Hay, Trudy Mallinson, Jennifer B Unger, Stanley Paul Azen, Michael Scott, Alison Cogan, Florence Clark
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Medically serious pressure injuries (MSPrIs), a common complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), have devastating consequences on health and well-being and are extremely expensive to treat. We aimed to test the efficacy of a lifestyle-based intervention designed to reduce incidence of MSPrIs in adults with SCI. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial (RCT), and a separate study wing involving a nonrandomized standard care control group. SETTING: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a large facility serving ethnically diverse, low income residents of Los Angeles County...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409210/how-common-are-foot-problems-among-individuals-with-diabetes-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-the-dutch-population
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Robert M Stoekenbroek, Joost L C Lokin, Mark M Nielen, Erik S G Stroes, Mark J W Koelemay
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Contemporary data on diabetic foot ulcer prevalence are scarce. Most studies were conducted in the 1990s, reporting incidence rates of 1.9-2.6%. Since then the prevalence of diabetes has doubled and the organisation of diabetes care has undergone major changes. Up-to-date data that quantify the occurrence of diabetic foot ulcers are required and could serve as baseline measures for future studies. METHODS: Individuals with diabetes (n = 81,793) were identified from the NIVEL (Netherlands institute for health services research) Primary Care Database, which contains data for standardised routine care and is representative of the Dutch population...
April 13, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403297/knowledge-of-the-nursing-team-on-pressure-ulcer-prevention
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Nariani Souza Galvão, Maria Alice Barbosa Serique, Vera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos, Paula Cristina Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: describe and analyze the nursing team's knowledge about classification, evaluation and measures to prevent pressure ulcers (PU) in patients hospitalized in the ICU of a teaching hospital in the city of Manaus. METHOD: a descriptive and exploratory study was conducted after approval by a research ethics committee. Data were collected using a validated instrument. The study sample was made up of 40 nursing staff members, of whom 14 were nurses and 26 were nursing technicians/aides...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398589/reducing-the-incidence-of-pressure-ulcers-in-critical-care-units-a-4-year-quality-improvement
#18
Annette Richardson, Joanna Peart, Stephen E Wright, Iain J McCullagh
Quality problem: Critical care patients often have several risk factors for pressure ulceration and implementing prevention interventions have been shown to decrease risk. Initial assessment: We identified a high incidence of pressure ulcers in the four adult critical care units in our organization. Therefore, avoiding pressure ulceration was an important quality priority. Choice of solution: We undertook a quality improvement programme aimed at reducing the incidence of pressure ulceration using an evidence-based bundle approach...
April 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395394/patients-perceptions-of-a-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-bundle-in-hospital-a-qualitative-descriptive-study-to-guide-evidence-based-practice
#19
Shelley Roberts, Marianne Wallis, Elizabeth McInnes, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks, Lauren Ball, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers place a significant burden on patients and hospitals. Our team developed and tested a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle (PUPCB) in a cluster randomized trial. As part of the process evaluation conducted alongside the trial, we explored patients' perceptions of the intervention. AIMS: To identify patients' perceptions and experiences of a PUPCB in hospital. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study explored the perceptions of a subset of patients who participated in a trial testing the PUPCB across four intervention hospitals...
April 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388680/association-between-diabetic-foot-ulcer-and-diabetic-retinopathy
#20
Duck Jin Hwang, Kyoung Min Lee, Moon Seok Park, Sung Hee Choi, Ji In Park, Joon Hee Cho, Kyu Hyung Park, Se Joon Woo
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) and elucidate the association between DR and DFU severities and their shared risk factors. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on DFU patients who underwent ophthalmic and vascular examinations within 6 months; 100 type 2 diabetic patients with DFU were included. The medical records of 2496 type 2 diabetic patients without DFU served as control data...
2017: PloS One
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