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E Farrar, O Pujji, S Jeffery
INTRODUCTION: New technologies in the field of burn wound and scar assessment are continually being evaluated. Accurate estimation of total body surface area (TBSA) burn wound is of paramount importance in fluid resuscitation to prevent complications which are associated with morbidity and mortality. Estimating the TBSA is performed by a multitude of different methods, however a gold standard would be ideal. The aim of this study was to compare the estimation of burned TBSA% between 3D photography by Panasonic FZ-M1 Toughpad in conjunction with WoundCare Lite software and expert opinion volunteered by burns doctors...
December 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Catharina J van Oostveen, Hester Vermeulen, Els J M Nieveen van Dijkum, Dirk J Gouma, Dirk T Ubbink
BACKGROUND: Surgeons and nurses sometimes perceive a high workload on the surgical wards, which may influence admission decisions and staffing policy. This study aimed to explore the relative contribution of various patient and care characteristics to the perceived patients' care intensity and whether differences exist in the perception of surgeons and nurses. METHODS: We invited surgeons and surgical nurses in the Netherlands for a conjoint analysis study through internet and e-mail invitations...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
Richard J White
A multidisciplinary panel of Woundcare experts of international repute was assembled to review the clinical evidence and advise on the classification of the Flaminal products. This is based on their exact role in wound management and is to be defined on the basis of clinical efficacy, evidence and utility. Experts of international repute from Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and UK participated in this exercise.
May 2014: Journal of Tissue Viability
D E Cafasso, D K Bowen, S A Kinkennon, M D Stanbro, D C Kellicut
OBJECTIVES: Heterotopic ossification is defined as the abnormal formation of true bone within extra-skeletal soft tissues. It may be associated with a variety of clinical conditions, but is most frequently seen with musculoskeletal trauma, neurologic injury or genetic abnormalities. It has also been described in patients with chronic venous insufficiency; however, it often goes underdiagnosed due to chronic ulceration that masks exam findings. To date, few reports of heterotopic ossification due to chronic venous disease exist within the literature with the most recent dating back to the 1970s...
October 2013: Phlebology
S Lowe, M Kayoumi
The definition for the diabetic foot is infection, ulceration or destruction of deep tissues of the foot associated with neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease in the lower extremity of people with diabetes. Non-diabetic patients may suffer the same risks when neuropathy and arteriopathy are present. Knowing that 85% of amputations are preceded by foot ulcers, prevention is primordial. At the onset of an ulcer, immediate treatment must be undertaken and preferably by an interdisciplinary team. Delayed healing and increased risk of infection are often due to an associated vascular disease...
November 14, 2012: Praxis
Patricia Grocott, Rebecca Blackwell, Conchita Currie, Elizabeth Pillay, Glenn Robert
The Woundcare for Epidermolysis bullosa (WEB) project aims to enable people with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), their carers and clinicians to co-produce wound care products to meet their needs. EB is an inherited disorder causing extensive, painful skin blistering and wounds. It is relatively rare, with approximately 300 000 patients worldwide, but it incurs high costs (up to £50 000 per month on products alone). During the course of four workshops, adults with EB, their carers and specialist nurses gave detailed accounts of their experiences with pre-sized, pre-shaped dressings, including the need to patchwork individual dressings over large areas of broken skin...
June 2013: International Wound Journal
John Thomas, Sara Linton, Linda Corum, Will Slone, Tyler Okel, Steven L Percival
Antibiotics are routinely used in woundcare for the treatment of local and systemic infections. Our goals in this paper were to (i) evaluate the antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria isolated from burn and chronic wounds and (ii) evaluate the effect of pH and bacterial phenotype on the efficacy of antibiotics. Chronic and burn wound isolates, which had been routinely isolated from patients at West Virginia University Hospital, USA, were evaluated for their sensitivity to antibiotics. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed using a standardised disk diffusion assay on agar (quasi/non biofilm) and poloxamer (biofilm)...
August 2012: International Wound Journal
Paula DeJohn
Over the past several years, the nearly $2 billion post-surgical woundcare market has been inundated with devices designed to accelerate healing and prevent infection. For materials managers, wound care nurses and others involved in product selection, keeping up with the changes can be a challenge. Here wound care experts, manufacturers and other sources highlight some of the many recent product advances and their applications. In addition, sources comment on the field of regenerative medicine and where it may be headed...
February 2010: Materials Management in Health Care
Mark Richardson
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June 2009: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Georgina Gethin, Seamus Cowman
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of desloughing efficacy after four weeks and healing outcomes after 12 weeks in sloughy venous leg ulcers treated with Manuka honey (Woundcare 18+) vs. standard hydrogel therapy (IntraSite Gel). BACKGROUND: Expert opinion suggests that Manuka honey is effective as a desloughing agent but clinical evidence in the form of a randomised controlled trial is not available. There is a paucity of research which uses Manuka honey in venous ulcers. DESIGN: Prospective, multicentre, open label randomised controlled trial...
February 2009: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Natasha Campling, Patricia Grocott, Sarah Cowley
AIM: This study examined the user voice in England's National Health Service (NHS) wound dressing supply chain. BACKGROUND: The impetus for this work came from involvement in a collaboration between industry and clinicians, entitled Woundcare Research for Appropriate Products. Experiences from that study highlighted the notable absence of research about the impact of the supply chain on the users of dressings. METHOD: Interview data are presented following an outline of the grounded theory method used...
March 2008: Journal of Nursing Management
Girish K Patel, Arthur G Knight
Subcutaneous low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) injections have a predictable dose-dependent anticoagulant effect and have therefore become popular for the prevention and management of thromboembolic diseases. It was initially hoped that use of the smaller molecule and better dose titration would reduce the incidence of side-effects associated with conventional heparin therapy. However, case reports such as this have demonstrated that LMWHs still have the capacity to cause heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia and heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia with thrombosis, as well as heparin necrosis...
September 2005: International Wound Journal
J Jansma, P J Schoen, G M Raghoebar, A Vissink
The indication for surgical removal of teeth or roottips is often made in dental practice. In some cases a general practitioner will decide to perform the surgical procedure himself, while in other cases he will refer the patient to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Level of difficulty of the treatment and the experience, the time available, the availability for postoperative care, and the personal interest of the dentist are factors involved in decision making. It is likely that with increased experience, the dentist will be able to perform more complicated treatments...
April 2004: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
Natasha Browne, Patricia Grocott, Sarah Cowley, Janice Cameron, Carol Dealey, Anne Keogh, Ann Lovatt, Kathryn Vowden, Peter Vowden
Woundcare Research for Appropriate Products (WRAP) is a novel collaboration WRAP between industry and clinicians, funded by the Engineering and Physical Research Sciences Council. WRAP objectives included the development and testing of methodologies to identify patients' and clinicians' needs with respect to wound dressings for exudate management. The management of exudate was the focus because it was demonstrated to be the pivotal problem for patients and clinicians in a study of malignant wounds, and is a recurring problem in other wound types...
July 2004: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Karen Knock, Martyn Butcher
Mrs B was referred to the Skin and Woundcare Department at the start of January 2002 with a chronic non-healing ulcer to her lower right leg proximal to the medial aspect of her right knee. The ulcer was diagnosed as pyoderma gangrenosum, a condition which Mrs B had suffered from previously. Assessment and management of this atypical ulcer are discussed. Once the progression of the lesion was halted, conservative treatment could be undertaken, and led to a successful outcome.
June 2003: British Journal of Community Nursing
Hunter G Hoffman, Todd Richards, Barbara Coda, Anne Richards, Sam R Sharar
The essence of immersive virtual reality (VR) is the illusion it gives users that they are inside the computer-generated virtual environment. This unusually strong illusion is theorized to contribute to the successful pain reduction observed in burn patients who go into VR during woundcare ( and to successful VR exposure therapy for phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The present study demonstrated for the first time that subjects could experience a strong illusion of presence during an fMRI despite the constraints of the fMRI magnet bore (i...
April 2003: Cyberpsychology & Behavior
Mehmet Kurtoŭlu, Orhan Alimoğlu, Cemalettin Ertekin, Recep Güloğlu, Korhan Taviloğlu
BACKGROUND: This study designed to evaluate the results of the patients with severe burns treated in the intensive care unit. METHODS: Between May 1997 and May 2002, fifty-four patients who had thermal and electrical burns managed at the Intensive Care Unit of General Surgery of Istanbul University Medical Faculty. RESULTS: Forty-five of patients were males and nine were females with mean age of 39 years. The mean hospital stay was 26 days...
January 2003: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
G C Ross, J E Tuovinen
Examination of the software design-learning relationship is mandatory if significant benefits are to be derived from the development and use of Interactive multimedia in nursing education. This article reports on the development and student evaluation of WoundCare: An Interactive Learning Program for Health Professionals (version 1.0a). Of particular interest to those involved in nursing education is the extent to which the learning activities incorporated in WoundCare promote "deep" rather than "surface" learning...
September 2001: Computers in Nursing
B Turchányi, T Szalontay, G Zacher
Authors treated five patients who suffered venomous snake-bite injury. Although these snakes are not native in Hungary, this kind of injury is estimated to be more frequent, because of the increasing number of the private collections and illegal import of these reptiles. The local and general symptoms, the therapeutic steps are summarised in this study considering the literature as well. Two patients did not show any systemic or local symptoms at the level of injury, they needed only short observation, and woundcare...
May 14, 2000: Orvosi Hetilap
A C Roth, J C Reid, M Concannon
The use of digital wound images would allow remote consultation between patients, physicians, or other caregivers over the Internet. To evaluate the efficacy and validity of digital images for assessment of wounds, we compared the ability and reliability of surgeons to diagnose and make treatment suggestions using either digital or slide images of several types of wounds. Twenty-four wound images on 35-mm slides were selected for use in this study. Each slide image was digitized at 24-bit color with a resolution of 640 pixels horizontal by 425 pixels vertical, and stored as a JPEG file...
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