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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781463/hepatic-arterial-infusion-pump-complications-and-nursing-management-regarding-use-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Deborah Italiano
BACKGROUND: The hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) pump is a treatment-delivery method based on the principle of targeting the tumor site directly and can be used alone or in combination with systemic chemotherapy. OBJECTIVES: The intent of this article is to serve as a resource for oncology nurses to safely identify and manage HAI pump complications. These complications include seroma, flipped HAI pump, infection, changes in pressure and temperature, challenging access, dry pump, high residual volume, chemical hepatitis, risk of ulcer, and radiologic imaging considerations...
June 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618561/battery-free-wireless-sensors-for-full-body-pressure-and-temperature-mapping
#2
Seungyong Han, Jeonghyun Kim, Sang Min Won, Yinji Ma, Daeshik Kang, Zhaoqian Xie, Kyu-Tae Lee, Ha Uk Chung, Anthony Banks, Seunghwan Min, Seung Yun Heo, Charles R Davies, Jung Woo Lee, Chi-Hwan Lee, Bong Hoon Kim, Kan Li, Yadong Zhou, Chen Wei, Xue Feng, Yonggang Huang, John A Rogers
Thin, soft, skin-like sensors capable of precise, continuous measurements of physiological health have broad potential relevance to clinical health care. Use of sensors distributed over a wide area for full-body, spatiotemporal mapping of physiological processes would be a considerable advance for this field. We introduce materials, device designs, wireless power delivery and communication strategies, and overall system architectures for skin-like, battery-free sensors of temperature and pressure that can be used across the entire body...
April 4, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588621/investigating-the-effects-of-cervical-collar-design-and-fit-on-the-biomechanical-and-biomarker-reaction-at-the-skin
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Peter R Worsley, Nathan D Stanger, Aran K Horrell, Dan L Bader
Background: Research has shown that up to 33% of pressure ulcers (PUs) acquired in hospitals result from the application of a medical device. Cervical collars (C-collars) have been implicated in causing PUs, due to the mechanical force they apply to the skin. In order to improve our understanding of collar-related PUs, the present study aimed to assess the biomechanical, biochemical, and microclimate effects of C-collar design and fitting tension. Methods: A cohort of 15 healthy volunteers was fit with two different C-collars according to the manufacturer guidelines...
2018: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489544/pressure-sores-and-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-uc-davis-quality-improvement-initiative
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Abhishek Jairam, Ping Song, Nirav B Patel, Michael S Wong
BACKGROUND: The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel estimates pressure sore care to approach $11 billion annually. It is not uncommon for these patients to present to the emergency department (ED) with a chief concern of a pressure sore, while concurrently carrying an undiagnosed infectious process that is the culprit for the acute presentation, rather than the chronic pressure injury. We aim to identify patients who met systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria at ED presentation who were referred to plastic and reconstructive surgery for pressure sore debridement prior to a complete medical workup...
May 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481326/a-retrospective-analysis-to-evaluate-seasonal-pressure-injury-incidence-differences-among-hip-fracture-patients-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
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Hong-Lin Chen, Bin Zhu, Rong Wei, Zhen-Yu Zhou
Patients with a hip fracture are at high risk for pressure injury. A retrospective review of the electronic medical records of consecutive patients with a hip fracture treated in 2016 in a single tertiary hospital in east China were examined to investigate whether time of year affected the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injury. Data collected included demographic characteristics (patient name, hospital number, age, gender, and body mass index); possible risk factors for pressure injury, such as presence of diabetes mellitus, admission hemoglobin, admission albumin, length of surgery, and the lowest and/or last Braden Scale score before pressure injury developed; and pressure injury information, which included time of occurrence (days after surgery), location (sacrum and coccyx, ischial tuberosity, or heel), stage, and treatment outcome...
February 2018: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423599/establishment-of-pressurized-liquid-extraction-by-response-surface-methodology-approach-coupled-to-hplc-dad-tof-ms-for-the-determination-of-phenolic-compounds-of-myrtle-leaves
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Elixabet Díaz-de-Cerio, David Arráez-Román, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Pasquale Ferranti, Rosario Nicoletti, Giuseppe Mirko Perrotta, Ana María Gómez-Caravaca
Myrtus communis L. (myrtle) is native to the Mediterranean region and Western Asia. Its leaves have demonstrated its potential effect towards different bioactivities like anti-diabetic, anti-diarrheic, anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, among others. These activities have been associated with its phenolic content. In this sense, the aim of this work has been to develop a new pressurized-liquid extraction procedure (PLE), by using a response surface methodology (RSM), to evaluate the phenolic composition from myrtle leaves by HPLC-DAD-TOF-MS...
February 9, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326410/-factors-predicting-the-interface-pressure-related-to-pressure-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Ji Seon Shine, Soo Jin Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Mi Yu
PURPOSE: Interface pressure is a factor that contributes to the occurrence of pressure injuries. This study aimed to investigate interface pressure at common sites of pressure injury (occipital, gluteal and peritrochanteric areas), to explore the relationships among risk factors, skin condition and interface pressure, and to identify risk factors influencing interface pressure. METHODS: A total of 100 patients admitted to the intensive care unit were enrolled at a tertiary teaching hospital in Korea...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286412/basic-research-in-plasma-medicine-a-throughput-approach-from-liquids-to-cells
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Sander Bekeschus, Anke Schmidt, Felix Niessner, Torsten Gerling, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Kristian Wende
In plasma medicine, ionized gases with temperatures close to that of vertebrate systems are applied to cells and tissues. Cold plasmas generate reactive species known to redox regulate biological processes in health and disease. Pre-clinical and clinical evidence points to beneficial effects of plasma treatment in the healing of chronic ulcer of the skin. Other emerging topics, such as plasma cancer treatment, are receiving increasing attention. Plasma medical research requires interdisciplinary expertise in physics, chemistry, and biomedicine...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277963/comparing-the-effects-of-3-different-pressure-ulcer-prevention-support-surfaces-on-the-structure-and-function-of-heel-and-sacral-skin-an-exploratory-cross-over-trial
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Tsenka Tomova-Simitchieva, Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
Special support surfaces are key in pressure ulcer prevention. The aim of this study was to measure the effects of 3 different types of mattresses (reactive gel, active alternating air, basic foam) on skin properties of the sacral and heel skin after 2 hours loading. Fifteen healthy females (median age 66 years) were included. Transepidermal water loss, skin surface temperature, erythema, stratum corneum hydration, epidermal hydration, skin extensibility, elastic function, and recovery as well as skin roughness parameters were measured under controlled room conditions before loading, immediately after loading, and 20 minutes post-loading in the supine position on the different mattresses...
December 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250903/effects-of-ambient-conditions-on-the-risk-of-pressure-injuries-in-bedridden-patients-multi-physics-modelling-of-microclimate
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Tal Zeevi, Ayelet Levy, Neima Brauner, Amit Gefen
Scientific evidence regarding microclimate and its effects on the risk of pressure ulcers (PU) remains sparse. It is known that elevated skin temperatures and moisture may affect metabolic demand as well as the mechanical behaviour of the tissue. In this study, we incorporated these microclimate factors into a novel, 3-dimensional multi-physics coupled model of the human buttocks, which simultaneously determines the biothermal and biomechanical behaviours of the buttocks in supine lying on different support surfaces...
December 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223413/predictors-of-pressure-ulcer-risk-in-adult-intensive-care-patients-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Ana Beatriz de Almeida Medeiros, Maria Isabel da Conceição Dias Fernandes, Jéssica Dantas de Sá Tinôco, Marcelly Santos Cossi, Marcos Venicios de Oliveira Lopes, Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the predictive power of risk factors for pressure ulcers in adult intensive care patients. METHOD: A retrospective case-control study was performed utilising a heterogeneous sample group allocated into a case group with pressure ulcers (n=90) and a control group without pressure ulcers (n=90). The analysis explored the predictive power of risk factors for pressure ulcers using a hierarchical logistic regression model. RESULTS: The risk factors that predicted pressure ulcers were friction (OR=5...
April 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192867/reduction-of-hyperthermia-in-pediatric-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Marlina E Lovett, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Onsy Ayad, Nicole O'Brien
OBJECTIVE Severe traumatic brain injury remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. Providers focus on reducing secondary brain injury by avoiding hypoxemia, avoiding hypotension, providing normoventilation, treating intracranial hypertension, and reducing cerebral metabolic demand. Hyperthermia is frequently present in patients with severe traumatic brain injury, contributes to cerebral metabolic demand, and is associated with prolonged hospital admission as well as impaired neurological outcome...
February 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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
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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/29091034/updating-the-diabetic-foot-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-on-treatment-using-advanced-medicine-and-therapies
#14
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...
February 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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/28804593/an-innovative-sealed-shoe-to-off-load-and-heal-diabetic-forefoot-ulcers-a-feasibility-study
#16
Gustav Jarl, Roy Tranberg
Background : Non-removable knee-high devices are the gold standard to treat diabetic foot ulcers located on the plantar forefoot, but they immobilize the ankle, which restricts daily life activities and has negative effects on joint functioning. Objective : To investigate the feasibility of sealing a therapeutic shoe to off-load and heal diabetic forefoot ulcers. Design : A case series of seven men with type 2 diabetes and a metatarsal head ulcer were prescribed therapeutic shoes and custom-made insoles. The shoe was sealed with a plastic band...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792613/peripheral-perfusion-and-oxygenation-in-areas-of-risk-of-skin-integrity-impairment-exposed-to-pressure-patterns-a-phase-i-trial-poter-study
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Silvia García-Mayor, Juan Carlos Morilla-Herrera, Inmaculada Lupiáñez-Pérez, Shakira Kaknani Uttumchandani, Álvaro León Campos, Marta Aranda-Gallardo, Ana Belén Moya-Suárez, José Miguel Morales-Asencio
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyse the change in peripheral oxygenation and microvascular flow in tissues subjected to different pressure regimes in healthy subjects and in hospitalized patients. BACKGROUND: The presence of pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients is a common complication that has a negative impact on health and often prolongs hospital stay and increases healthcare costs. DESIGN: Experimental non-controlled, non-randomized study in two phases: pre-clinical and clinical...
February 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602246/pressure-signatures-can-influence-tissue-response-for-individuals-supported-on-an-alternating-pressure-mattress
#18
C Y Chai, O Sadou, P R Worsley, D L Bader
Prolonged mechanical loading can lead to the breakdown of skin and underlying tissues which can, in turn, develop into a pressure ulcer. The benefits of pressure relief and/or redistribution to minimise risk have been well documented. Manufacturers have developed alternating air pressure mattresses (APAMs) to provide periodic relief for individuals on prolonged bed-rest. The present study describes the development of a control system, termed Pneumatic Manager which can vary the signature of an APAM, namely its pressure amplitude, cell profile and cycle period...
August 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
#19
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/m2 ) 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)...
July 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487791/a-horned-viper-bite-victim-with-pres
#20
Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim, Tarek Talaat ElSefi, Maha Ghanem, Akram Muhammad Fayed, Nesreen Adel Shaban
Neurological complications of snake bites have been well documented in the literature as neuromuscular paralysis and cerebrovascular complications; posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was rarely described. A 23-year-old lady presented near full term of her pregnancy with a horned snake Cerastes cerastes bite; after successful delivery she started complaining of altered mental status and visual disturbance with ulceration over the site of the snake bite. On admission, the patient had Glasgow Coma Score of 12, blood pressure 130/80 mmHg, temperature 38°C, sinus tachycardia at 120 beats per minute, severe dehydration, and reduction in visual acuity to "hand motion" in both eyes with poor light projection and sluggish pupillary reactions...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
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