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Miriam Viviane Baron, Cézane Priscila Reuter, Miria Suzana Burgos, Veniria Cavalli, Cristine Brandenburg, Suzane Beatriz Frantz Krug
Objective: to compare the scores of knowledge in teams participating or not participating in educational interventions about pressure ulcers. Method: a quantitative study with experimental design. Data were collected through a validated questionnaire. The study included 71 individuals, including nurses and nursing technicians from three intensive care units, divided into intervention group and control group. Data analysis considered the scores of the groups in the moment before and after intervention...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Jonathan Hermayn Hernández Valles, María Guadalupe Moreno Monsiváis, Ma Guadalupe Interial Guzmán, Leticia Vázquez Arreola
Objective: to determine the nursing care missed as perceived by the nursing staff and its relation with the nursing care missed identified in the assessment of patients at risk of or having pressur ulcers. Method: descriptive correlation study. The participants were 161 nurses and 483 patients from a public hospital. The MISSCARE survey was used in combination with a Nursing Care Assessment Form for Patients at Risk of or having pressure ulcers. For the analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were used...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Irma Cláudia Saboya Ribeiro, Luiz Fernandao Kubrusly, Paulo Afonso Nunes Nassif, Patrícia Fernanda Saboya Ribeiro, Rodrigo de Oliveira Veras, Aline Neppel
Background: The influence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) in inflammatory disorders of the digestive mucosa has been the subject of several studies since socioeconomic, personal and environmental factors were implicated in the bacteria transmission. Aim: To correlate the inflammatory endoscopic findings with HP infection and the onset of mucosal diseases mucous of the upper digestive tract. Method: Comparative observational study, in which were collected data from 2247 patients who underwent upper endoscopy and biopsies for HP with urease test...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Andrea Carvalho de Oliveira, Paulo Carlos Garcia, Lilia de Souza Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: To identifyevidences of the influence of nursing workload on the occurrence of adverse events (AE) in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD: A systematic literature review was conducted in the databases MEDLINE, CINAHL, LILACS, SciELO, BDENF, and Cochrane from studies in English, Portuguese, or Spanish, published by 2015. The analyzed AE were infection, pressure ulcer (PU), patient falls, and medication errors. RESULTS: Of 594 potential studies, eight comprised the final sample of the review...
July 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Ana Flávia Machado de Carvalho, Maura Cristina Porto Feitosa, Nayana Pinheiro Machado de Freitas Coelho, Veruska Cronemberger Nogueira Rebêlo, Juçara Gonçalves de Castro, Patrícia Regina Gomes de Sousa, Valrian Campos Feitosa, Emilia Angela Lo Schiavo Arisawa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy isolated and associated with Calendula officinalis oil in treating diabetic foot ulcers. METHOD: An experimental, randomized, controlled, prospective, interventional clinical case study using a quantitative approach. The sample consisted of 32 diabetic patients of both genders. Participants were randomly divided into four groups. Doppler Ultrasound evaluation of the Ankle-Brachial Index, brief pain inventory and analog pain scale were performed at baseline and after 30 days...
July 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Igor Vázquez-Osorio, Sara García-Rodiño, Marta Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Javier Labandeira, José Manuel Suárez-Peñaranda, MDolores Sánchez-Aguilar, Hugo Vázquez-Veiga
La criptococosis cutánea es una micosis propia de pacientes inmunodeprimidos, sobre todo aquellos con infección por el virusde la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH). Sin embargo, existen casos infrecuentes de criptococosis cutánea en pacientes inmunocompetentes, que suelen simular otras dermatosis, lo que retrasa su diagnóstico y tratamiento. Presentamos el caso de un varón pluripatológico de 79 años, con úlceras dolorosas en dorso de mano derecha que no respondían a tratamientos tópicos. A través del estudio histopatológico y micológico se alcanzó el diagnóstico de criptococosis cutánea primaria, lográndose la remisión de las lesiones tras 6 meses de tratamiento con fluconazol...
May 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Camila Mendonça de Moraes Lopes, Vanderlei José Haas, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Cheila Gonçalves de Oliveira, Cristina Maria Galvão
OBJECTIVE: to build and validate a scale to assess the risk of surgical positioning injuries in adult patients. METHOD: methodological research, conducted in two phases: construction and face and content validation of the scale and field research, involving 115 patients. RESULTS: the Risk Assessment Scale for the Development of Injuries due to Surgical Positioning contains seven items, each of which presents five subitems. The scale score ranges between seven and 35 points in which, the higher the score, the higher the patient's risk...
August 29, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Josefa Valls-Matarín, Mercedes Del Cotillo-Fuente, María Pujol-Vila, Rosa Ribal-Prior, Inmaculada Sandalinas-Mulero
OBJECTIVES: To identify difficulties for nurses in differentiating between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers, proper classification of pressure ulcers to assess the adequate classification of the Grupo Nacional para el Estudio y Asesoramiento de Úlceras por Presión y Heridas Crónicas (GNEAUPP) and the degree of agreement in the correct assessment by type and category of injury. METHOD: Cross-sectional study in a critical area during 2014. All nurses who agreed to participate were included...
September 2016: Enfermería Clínica
Jéssica Lima Benevides, Janaina Fonseca Victor Coutinho, Liliane Chagas Pascoal, Emanuella Silva Joventino, Mariana Cavalcante Martins, Fabiane do Amaral Gubert, Allana Mirella Alves
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate an educational technology venous ulcers care. METHOD: Methodological study conducted in five steps: Situational diagnosis; literature review; development of texts, illustrations and layout; apparent and content validity by the Content Validity Index, assessment of Flesch Readability Index; and pilot testing. RESULTS: The developed technology was a type of booklet entitled Booklet for Venous Ulcers Care, consisting of seven topics: Diet and food intake, walking and light exercise, resting with elevated leg, bandage care, compression therapy, family support, and keeping healthy habits...
April 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Cynthia Carolina Duarte Andrade, Cláudia Fernanda Dos Santos Calixto de Almeida, Walkíria Euzébio Pereira, Márcia Mascarenhas Alemão, Cristina Mariano Ruas Brandão, Eline Lima Borges
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the costs of a topical treatment of pressure ulcer (PU) patients in a hospital unit for treatment of chronic patients in 2014. METHOD: This is an activity-based costing study. This method encompasses the identification, measurement and pricing of physical and human resources consumed for dressings. RESULTS: Procedure costs varied between BRL 16.41 and BRL 260.18. For PUs of the same category, of near areas and with the same type of barrier/adjuvant, the cost varied between 3...
April 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Cássia Teixeira Dos Santos, Miriam de Abreu Almeida, Amália de Fátima Lucena
OBJECTIVE: to validate the content of the new nursing diagnosis, termed risk for pressure ulcer. METHOD: the content validation with a sample made up of 24 nurses who were specialists in skin care from six different hospitals in the South and Southeast of Brazil. Data collection took place electronically, through an instrument constructed using the SurveyMonkey program, containing a title, definition, and 19 risk factors for the nursing diagnosis. The data were analyzed using Fehring's method and descriptive statistics...
June 14, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Gustavo Díaz, David Alias, Montiel Jiménez-Fuertes, Manuel Durán
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen without traumatic cause is an unfrequent entity, usually related with pathologic spleens. We present a case of spontaneous rupture of an histologically normal spleen with splenomegalia secondary to smoking habit. The hemoperitoneum caused by the spontaneous rupture of the spleen mimmicked a hollow viscera perforation.
January 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Gustavo Díaz, David Alias, Montiel Jiménez-Fuertes, Manuel Durán
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen without traumatic cause is an unfrequent entity, usually related with pathologic spleens. We present a case of spontaneous rupture of an histologically normal spleen with splenomegalia secondary to smoking habit. The hemoperitoneum caused by the spontaneous rupture of the spleen mimmicked a hollow viscera perforation.
October 8, 2015: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Stefanie Reich-Schupke, Martin Doerler, Uwe Wollina, Joachim Dissemond, Thomas Horn, Anke Strölin, Cornelia Erfurt-Berge, Markus Stücker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Kratzsch Johanna, Simon Jan-Christoph, Voth Harald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2015: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Ramon-Michel Schreuder, Barbara Horváth, Hendrik M van Dullemen
A 49-year-old woman presented with painful ulcera on her right lower leg. She was known with Crohn's disease. Wound cultures were negative. Based on clinical findings she was diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum. After treatment with topical glucocorticoids and intravenous infliximab and ciclosporin, the ulcera gradually disappeared.
2015: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Ana Ferreira, Sérgio Sampaio, Alfredo Cerqueira, José Teixeira
INTRODUCTION: Infragenicular multisegmentar atherosclerotic disease is prevalent in diabetic and chronic renal failure (CRF) patients and associated with critical ischemia ulcera related. Distal angioplasty revascularization is an option allowing wound healing and improvement of life quality. Objectives Identification and impact determination of independent factors related to limb salvage and mortality in patients submitted to distal angioplasty. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2012, 31 balloon angioplasties were performed in 25 patients with critical limb ischemia...
October 2013: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
Octavio Casbarien, Pablo Cresta, Carolina Silva, Maria S Feliu, Alejandra Badia, Norberto L Delgado, Alfredo Navigante, Nora Slobodianik
BACKGROUND: This is a preliminary study of a specific nutritional supplement -Supportan(®) - for the clinical support of patients with locally advanced head and neck (H&N) cancers who underwent treatment with concurrent radiochemotherapy (RT-CHT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seven patients received nutritional supplement (Supportan(®)) plus habitual diet during a median time of treatment with RT on 7.8 weeks plus concurrent weekly CHT(S). Specific serum protein fractions as a potential useful tool to evaluate the nutritional status were determined...
December 2013: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
K Daniilidis, C M Stukenborg-Colsman, M Ettinger, H Windhagen
BACKGROUND: An amount of 70,000 minor/major amputees are annually performed for different reasons such as tumor, trauma, perivascular diseases or diabetic ulcera yearly in Germany. Over the course of time a lot of patients get problems with their stump, which leads to an incompatible prosthetic treatment and immobilisation. OBJECTIVE: Handicapped patients are often characterized by a long history of pain. The fact that they often had comorbidities as diabetes, vascular diseases or other metabolic affection, leads to the situation that no other differential diagnoses are taken into account...
2013: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
A Azak, B Huddam, G Koçak, F Kiliç, E Koçak, M Duranay
Takayasu arteritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects large arteries such as the aorta and its proximal branches. The association between Takayasu arteritis and ulcerative colitis is an extremely rare condition. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease, clinical presentation is not specific and may mimic Crohn's disease, radiation colitis, ischemic colitis, a variety of infectious processes, and colitis related to medications. Herein we report a case of Takayasu arteritis who had been misdiagnosed and treated as ulcera-...
March 2012: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
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