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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140840/high-voltage-electrical-stimulation-versus-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-pressure-ulcers
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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
#2
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/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/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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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/29112226/new-institutionalization-in-long-term-care-after-hospital-discharge-to-skilled-nursing-facility
#10
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/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
#12
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098740/does-non-contact-low-frequency-ultrasound-nlfu-therapy-contribute-to-wound-healing-at-the-molecular-level
#15
Cornelia Wiegand, Kyle Bittenger, Robert D Galiano, Vickie R Driver, Gary W Gibbons
Non-contact low frequency ultrasound (NLFU) is used to treat various types of chronic wounds including venous, diabetic and pressure ulcers. The objective for this sub study of the IN BALANCE RCT VLU trial was to characterize and compare the NLFU treatment group and patients receiving standard of care (SOC) with respect to the effect of the assigned study treatment on content/quantity of inflammatory cytokines and fibrinogen as well as bacteria. Higher mean wound area reduction was observed in the NLFU treatment group (67...
November 2, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091037/a-quality-improvement-project-what-first-year-nursing-students-include-in-their-nursing-care-plans-for-patients-with-acute-or-chronic-wounds
#16
Barbara Pieper, Janean Monahan, Mary Kathryn Keves-Foster, Julia Farner, Dalia Alhasanat, Maha Albdour
Nursing education research is lacking with regard to nursing care plans for patients who have a wound and use of the nursing diagnosis impaired skin integrity. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to inform teaching about nursing care planning for patients with wounds by examining what rst-year nursing students attending a fundamentals of nursing course in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program included in a nursing process assignment when caring for an assigned patient who had an acute or chronic wound...
October 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091036/a-prospective-descriptive-study-to-assess-nursing-staff-perceptions-of-and-interventions-to-prevent-medical-device-related-pressure-injury
#17
Ayişe Karadag, Seval C Hanönü, Evrim Eyikara
Nurses play an important role in identifying patients at risk for medical device-related (MDR) pressure injuries and preventing their occurrence. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted across 6 hospitals in Ankara, Turkey between December 2014 and June 2015 to assess nursing perceptions about and interventions used for the pre- vention of MDR pressure ulcers. A questionnaire was used to collect demographic information and data on experience with MDR pressure ulcers; in addition, participants completed a Nursing Interventions Form that included 10 statements regarding basic nursing interventions to prevent MDR pressure ulcers; answer options were I perform, I partly perform, I do not perform...
October 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091034/updating-the-diabetic-foot-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-on-treatment-using-advanced-medicine-and-therapies
#18
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...
October 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080572/clinical-update-on-nursing-home-medicine-2017
#19
Barbara J Messinger-Rapport, Milta O Little, John E Morley, Julie K Gammack
This is the 11th annual Clinical Update from the AMDA meeting article. This year the topics covered are hypertension after the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk factors, diagnosis and management including end-of-life planning, and the difficulties with exacerbations such as breathlessness; diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment and dementia; and wound care and pressure ulcer management.
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080332/validity-and-feasibility-of-the-wound-qol-questionnaire-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-chronic-wounds
#20
Matthias Augustin, Elena Conde Montero, Nicole Zander, Katrin Baade, Katharina Herberger, E Sebastian Debus, Holger Diener, Thomas Neubert, Christine Blome
Chronic wounds have a major socioeconomic impact due to their frequency, chronicity, and societal costs. Patients experience substantial quality of life (QoL) impairments. The use of questionnaires for a continuous assessment of QoL and resulting interventions to improve the situation of the individual are an important cornerstone of a guideline-based wound care. The aim of this study was to investigate the validity of the Wound-QoL questionnaire. Patients with chronic wounds from two different centers were included in the prospective study...
October 28, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
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