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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140840/high-voltage-electrical-stimulation-versus-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-pressure-ulcers
#1
Pinar Bora Karsli, Eda Gurcay, Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Aytul Cakci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of high-voltage electrical stimulation (HVES) with ultrasound (US) in treating Stage II through Stage IV pressure ulcers (PrUs)* of hospitalized patients. DESIGN: This study was designed as a prospective, controlled trial in which patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTINGS: A total of 27 patients (22 male, 5 female) hospitalized for neurologic rehabilitation in the Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Stage II through Stage IV PrUs were included in this study...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140838/assessing-specimens-of-devitalized-tissue-in-chronic-sacral-pressure-ulcers-a-pilot-study
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Juliany Lino Gomes Silva, Andressa Coope, Eliana Pereira de Araújo, Licio A Velloso, Mário José A Saad, Maria Helena Melo Lima
Pressure ulcers (PrUs)* are chronic wounds caused by a combination of factors, such as repetitive ischemia perfusion injury, bacterial colonization of the wound bed, local tissue hypoxia, or an altered cellular and systemic stress response. The objectives of this study were to analyze fragments of devitalized tissue of Stages III and IV PrUs and compare them with healthy tissue to evaluate the expression of the genes involved in wound inflammation. Samples of healthy skin from patients undergoing plastic surgery (n = 3) were collected, as well as from patients with devitalized tissue from Stages III and IV PrUs (n = 3) by means of sharp debridement...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138534/vitamin-d-levels-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Lin An, Ming-Hui Sun, Feng Chen, Jin-Ran Li
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the association between vitamin D and systemic sclerosis (SSc) by meta-analysis. Methods: A comprehensive search was performed through June 12, 2017. Pooled standardized mean difference (SMD) was used to estimate the mean vitamin D difference between case and control groups (or between diffused- and limited-type SSc). Pooled risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assess the impact of vitamin D level on clinical characteristics of SSc patients...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132305/associations-between-skin-barrier-characteristics-skin-conditions-and-health-of-aged-nursing-home-residents-a-multi-center-prevalence-and-correlational-study
#4
Elisabeth Hahnel, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Carina Trojahn, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients are affected by a range of skin conditions and dermatological diseases, functional limitations and chronic diseases. Skin problems are highly prevalent in elderly populations. Aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between health, functional and cutaneous variables in aged long-term care residents. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional, descriptive prevalence study was conducted in a random sample of 10 institutional long-term care facilities in Berlin...
November 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131753/effectiveness-of-compression-bandaging-education-for-wound-care-nurses
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D Tidhar, E Keren, G Brandin, M Yogev, J M Armer
OBJECTIVE: Compression bandaging is an essential component in the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs). An adequate pressure and stiffness is needed in order for the treatment to be successful. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a training workshop on compression bandaging among wound care nurses who had no previous experience in application of compression bandages, immediately post-training and six months after training. METHOD: A quasi-experimental design, conducted at Maccabi Healthcare Services, in which nurses underwent a four-hour educational session, including practising with a device that measures sub-bandage pressure...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
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
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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
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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
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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
#10
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
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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/29119297/pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-orthopaedic-or-traumatologic-surgery-a-systematic-revue-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Stephan Ebrad, Mathieu Severyns, Ahmed Benzakour, Benoit Roze, Christian Derancourt, Guillaume-Anthony Odri, Jean-Louis Rouvillain
INTRODUCTION: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis characterised by a painful ulceration mimicking infection of the operative site. To this day, there is still no general agreement on the medical and surgical treatment of PG. This systematic review of the literature aims to summarise recent studies about post-operative PG in orthopaedic surgery to improve its medical and surgical management. METHOD: In April 2017, we carried out an exhaustive review of the literature in MEDLINE, PubMed and Cochrane databases...
November 8, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114188/chronic-disease-prevalence-among-elderly-saudi-men
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Nazmus Saquib, Juliann Saquib, Abdulrahman Alhadlag, Mohamad Anas Albakour, Bader Aljumah, Mohammed Sughayyir, Ziad Alhomidan, Omar Alminderej, Mohamed Aljaser, Abdulrahman Al-Mazrou
Objective: Saudi demographic composition has changed because of increased life expectancy and decreased fertility rates. Little data are available about health conditions among older adults in Saudi Arabia, who are expected to represent 20% of the population by 2050. The study aim was to assess the prevalence and risk factors for chronic conditions among older Saudi men. Methods: The sample pertained to 400 men (age ≥55 years) from Buraidah, Al-Qassim. Research assistants recruited participants in all the mosques from the randomly selected neighborhoods (16 of 95)...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112226/new-institutionalization-in-long-term-care-after-hospital-discharge-to-skilled-nursing-facility
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Addie Middleton, Shuang Li, Yong-Fang Kuo, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, James S Goodwin
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Approximately half of individuals newly admitted to long-term care (LTC) nursing homes (NHs) experienced a prior hospitalization followed by discharge to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). The objective was to examine characteristics associated with new institutionalizations of older adults on this care trajectory. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: SNFs and LTC NHs. PATIENTS: Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries admitted to 7,442 SNFs in 2013 (N = 597,986)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110516/minimally-invasive-distal-metatarsal-diaphyseal-osteotomy-dmdo-for-chronic-plantar-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#15
Carlo Biz, Stefano Gastaldo, Miki Dalmau-Pastor, Marco Corradin, Andrea Volpin, Pietro Ruggieri
BACKGROUND: The aims of this prospective study were first to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of minimally invasive distal metatarsal diaphyseal osteotomies (DMDOs) for treating a consecutive series of diabetic patients with chronic plantar diabetic foot ulcers (CPDFUs) and second to assess their clinical-functional and radiographic outcomes. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients affected by diabetes mellitus with CPDFUs, not responsive to previous nonoperative management, underwent DMDO...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109873/the-traumatic-tube-bleeding-rectal-ulcer-caused-by-flexi-seal-device
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Abhinav Tiwari, Himani Sharma, Khola Qamar, Yaseen Alastal, Thomas Sodeman, Ali Nawras
Diarrhea and fecal incontinence are common in critically ill patients and present a challenging problem in patient management. The Flexi-Seal® Fecal Management System is a device to divert the stools away from the patient, thus improving the care to patients with fecal incontinence. There have been only few case reports describing the complications with the use of this device. Here, we present a case of a 77-year-old woman who was admitted due to massive hematochezia while on anticoagulation. She was found to have a large rectal ulcer caused by the Flexi-Seal device, used during the last hospital stay for fecal incontinence...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109666/prevalence-of-pressure-ulcer-and-nutritional-factors-affecting-wound-closure-success-in-thailand
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Supakrit Auiwattanakul, Winai Ungpinitpong, Surakrant Yutthakasemsunt, Supawan Buranapin, Kaweesak Chittawatanarat
Introduction: The authors aimed to estimate the prevalence of pressure ulcers and to explore the nutritional effects of the prognostic factors on successful pressure ulcer closure in a public tertiary care hospital in Thailand. Patients and Methods: The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of seven-year census (2008 - 2014) at Surin hospital in Thailand. There were 424 of total 240,826 patients aged over than 15 years admitted to surgery, orthopedics and medicine wards during the study period with documented pressure ulcers (ICD 10TM)...
September 2017: Materia Socio-medica
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
#18
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/29105657/gait-training-after-spinal-cord-injury-safety-feasibility-and-gait-function-following-8-weeks-of-training-with-the-exoskeletons-from-ekso-bionics
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Carsten Bach Baunsgaard, Ulla Vig Nissen, Anne Katrin Brust, Angela Frotzler, Cornelia Ribeill, Yorck-Bernhard Kalke, Natacha León, Belén Gómez, Kersti Samuelsson, Wolfram Antepohl, Ulrika Holmström, Niklas Marklund, Thomas Glott, Arve Opheim, Jesus Benito, Narda Murillo, Janneke Nachtegaal, Willemijn Faber, Fin Biering-Sørensen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective quasi-experimental study, pre- and post-design. OBJECTIVES: Assess safety, feasibility, training characteristics and changes in gait function for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) using the robotic exoskeletons from Ekso Bionics. SETTING: Nine European rehabilitation centres. METHODS: Robotic exoskeleton gait training, three times weekly over 8 weeks. Time upright, time walking and steps in the device (training characteristics) were recorded longitudinally...
November 6, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100964/development-and-validation-of-the-experimental-wound-assessment-tool-ewat-for-pressure-ulcer-in-laboratory-animals
#20
Ricardo O Lima, Francisco V Fechine, Mario R Lisboa, Fernando K Leitão, Mariana L Vale
INTRODUCTION: In studies with experimental models of pressure ulcer, until date, there is no validated instrument to assess the various visual aspects of the healing process. Measure of wound area is the most used method for this purpose. Thus, we aimed to develop and validate a visual assessment tool for the evaluation of healing in experimental models of pressure ulcer. METHODS: The Experimental Wound Assessment Tool (EWAT) was developed based on tools used in clinical practice...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
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