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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521750/data-for-improvement-and-clinical-excellence-a-report-of-an-interrupted-time-series-trial-of-feedback-in-home-care
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Kimberly D Fraser, Anne E Sales, Melba Andrea B Baylon, Corinne Schalm, John J Miklavcic
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence about the effectiveness of audit with feedback, but none that we know have been conducted in home care settings. The primary purpose of the Data for Improvement and Clinical Excellence - Home Care (DICE-HC) project was to evaluate the effects of an audit and feedback delivered to care providers on home care client outcomes. The objective of this paper is to report the effects of feedback on four specific quality indicators: pain, falls, delirium, and hospital visits...
May 18, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513869/transition-of-intravenous-treprostinil-to-oral-therapy-in-a-patient-with-functional-class-iv-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Kristina M Thurber, Breann M Williams, Ruth E Bates, Robert P Frantz
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) occurs when pulmonary emboli fail to resolve with anticoagulation. For patients with inoperable or residual CTEPH, riociguat is currently the only therapy approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. However, some patients with CTEPH may require therapy beyond riociguat, such as intravenous prostacyclins, which can present significant administration challenges in patients with complex comorbid conditions. We describe a 42-year-old man with T12 paraplegia complicated by CTEPH (functional class IV with substantial right ventricular dysfunction) and severe pressure ulcers...
May 17, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512923/the-braden-scale-a-standard-tool-for-assessing-pressure-ulcer-risk-predicts-early-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
#3
Vinay Sundaram, Jane Lim, Danielle M Tholey, Sentia Iriana, Irene Kim, Vignan Manne, Nicholas N Nissen, Andrew S Klein, Tram T Tran, Walid S Ayoub, Barry Schlansky
The Braden Scale is a standardized tool to assess pressure ulcer risk, that is reported for all hospitalized patients in the United States (US) per requirements of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previous data has shown the Braden Scale can predict both frailty and mortality risk in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Our aim was to evaluate the association of Braden Scale score with short-term outcomes after liver transplantation (LT). We performed a retrospective cohort study of deceased-donor LT recipients at two centers, and categorized them according to the Braden Scale at hospital admission as low (>18), moderate (16-18), or high risk (<16) for pressure ulcer...
May 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512689/long-term-results-of-fibular-achilles-tenodesis-westin-s-tenodesis-for-paralytic-pes-calcaneus-is-hypercorrection-avoidable-a-longitudinal-retrospective-study
#4
Helder Henzo Yamada, Patricia Maria Moraes de Barros Fucs
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review all cases of patients submitted to Westin's tenodesis, who had calcaneus feet secondary to myelomeningocele sequel, in order to evaluate the anatomical change provided by surgery and also to verify, in a long-term follow-up, the inversion of the deformity depending on the patient's age. METHODS: In this longitudinal retrospective study, all medical records of patients with myelomeningocele sequelae submitted to Westin's tenodesis from 1993 to 2013 in a public university hospital were reviewed...
May 16, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508548/a-prospective-evaluation-of-methylene-blue-and-gentian-violet-dressing-for-management-of-chronic-wounds-with-local-infection
#5
Kevin Y Woo, Jolene Heil
The objective of this prospective, non-randomised study was to evaluate the performance of an antibacterial foam dressing containing methylene blue and gentian violet (Hydrofera Blue Classic dressing(®) ) for the management of chronic wounds with local infection. Patients in this study were ≥18 years of age (n = 29), and each had at least one chronic wound ≥1 cm(2) in size that showed signs of localised infection or critical colonisation but with good potential for healing based on clinical assessment...
May 16, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494507/subepidermal-moisture-detection-of-pressure-induced-tissue-damage-on-the-trunk-the-pressure-ulcer-detection-pud-study-outcomes
#6
Barbara M Bates-Jensen, Heather E McCreath, Anabel Patlan
We examined the relationship between subepidermal moisture measured using surface electrical capacitance and visual skin assessment of pressure ulcers at the trunk location (sacral, ischial tuberosities) in 417 nursing home residents residing in 19 facilities. Participants were on average older (mean age of 77 years), 58% were female, over half were ethnic minorities (29% African American, 12% Asian American, and 21% Hispanic), and at risk for pressure ulcers (mean score for Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk of 15...
May 11, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489215/negative-pressure-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complex-wounds
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Renan Victor Kümpel Schmidt Lima, Pedro Soler Coltro, Jayme Adriano Farina
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of negative pressure therapy (NPT) in the treatment of complex wounds, with emphasis on its mechanisms of action and main therapeutic indications. We searched the Pubmed / Medline database for articles published from 1997 to 2016, and selected the most relevant ones. The mechanisms of action of NPT involveboth physical effects, such as increased perfusion, control of edema and exudate, reduction of wound dimensions and bacterial clearance, and biological ones, such as the stimulation of granulation tissue formation, microdeformations and reduction of Inflammatory response...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485879/evidence-for-silver-in-wound-care-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies-from-2000-2015
#8
Joachim Dissemond, Johannes Georg Böttrich, Horst Braunwarth, Jörg Hilt, Patricia Wilken, Karl-Christian Münter
BACKGROUND: Given that the scientific evidence for silver in wound care is generally considered insufficient, there is uncertainty among users regarding its clinical use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of experts evaluated the clinical studies on silver in wound management published from 2000-2015. RESULTS: Overall, 851 articles were identified, 173 of which were included and categorized. There were 31 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and eight cohort studies...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475447/accuracy-of-ultrasound-thermography-and-subepidermal-moisture-in-predicting-pressure-ulcers-a-systematic-review
#9
A L Oliveira, Z Moore, T O Connor, D Patton
OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to: establish the clinical significance of ultrasound, thermography, photography and subepidermal moisture (SEM) measurement; determine the accuracy of ultrasound, thermography, photography and SEM measurement in detecting skin/tissue damage; determine the relative accuracy of one of these assessment methods over another; make recommendations for practice pertaining to assessment of early skin/tissue damage. METHOD: The following databases, Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid EMBASE, Elsevier version, EBSCO CINAHL, ClinicalTrials...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472912/controlled-delivery-of-bioactive-molecules-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-wounds
#10
J Anjana, V K Rajan, R Biswas, R Jayakumar
A cut or break on the surface of the skin is usually referred to as a wound. Any wound has a potential to heal by itself through a complex cascade of events. However, some wounds show delayed healing due to their underlying physiology and are referred to as chronic wounds like diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers and chronic infected ulcers. Extensive care has to be taken for the management of chronic wounds and these have become a major concern in the current medical scenario. The use of bioactive molecules or in other words the molecules that can actively interact with the wound environment and help in wound healing are gaining much importance...
May 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472816/wocn-2016-guideline-for-prevention-and-management-of-pressure-injuries-ulcers-an-executive-summary
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This article provides an executive summary of recommendations from the 2016 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries) published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). It presents an overview of the process used to update and develop the guideline, and lists the specific recommendations from the guideline for assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure injuries. The guideline is a resource for physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals who work with adults who have/or are at risk for pressure injuries...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470975/longitudinal-outcomes-of-home-care-in-korea-to-manage-pressure-ulcers
#12
Eunhee Lee
Home care provides preventive, support, and treatment services to economically vulnerable community populations. In this study, we examined the outcomes of a home care program for pressure ulcers (PrUs) in an economically vulnerable group. The 184 participants were admitted with PrUs and received services from a home care agency in South Korea during a study window of 5 years. The changes in PrU staging over time were analyzed in relation to the agency's home care data and the participants' health data. At enrollment, approximately 60% had a single ulcer; 40% had two or more...
May 4, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460263/pressure-mapping-to-prevent-pressure-ulcers-in-a-hospital-setting-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lena Gunningberg, Inga-Maj Sedin, Sara Andersson, Ronnie Pingel
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers cause suffering to patients and costs to society. Reducing pressure at the interface between the patient's body and the support surface is a valid clinical intervention for reducing the risk of pressure ulcers. However, studies have shown that knowledge of how to reduce pressure and shear and to prevent pressure ulcers is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a pressure mapping system on pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence in a hospital setting...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458977/seeing-is-believing-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-pressure-ulcers-implications-for-surgical-management
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James McCarthy, Emily Hartmann, Michael L Bentz, Venkat K Rao, Young Jee, David Rivedal, Samuel O Poore
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers represent a particularly difficult disease process and remain a financially important entity. The underlying bone in advanced ulcers may harbor osteomyelitis. Radiologic diagnosis of osteomyelitis is confounded by chronic pressure and shear. We sought to determine the test characteristics of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis compared to intraoperative bone culture. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing flap reconstruction who had preoperative MRI and intraoperative bone cultures between 1995 and 2015 was included...
March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458961/improving-pressure-ulcer-reconstruction-our-protocol-and-the-cop-cone-of-pressure-flap
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Francesco Gargano, Lee Edstrom, Karen Szymanski, Scott Schmidt, Jack Bevivino, Richard Zienowicz, Jennifer Stark, Helena O Taylor, Silvio Podda, Paul Liu
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of pressure ulcers is challenging for high recurrence rates. Deepithelialized flaps have been used previously with the aim to eliminate shearing forces and the cone of pressure (COP) effect. The goal of this study is to adopt a standardized protocol and evaluate if 2 different flap techniques affect outcomes. METHODS: The novel COP flap is illustrated. Twenty patients were prospectively treated with flap coverage over a 36-month period...
March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457615/the-effect-of-pressure-and-shear-on-tissue-viability-of-human-skin-in-relation-to-the-development-of-pressure-ulcers-a-systematic-review
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Iris Hoogendoorn, Jasper Reenalda, Bart F J M Koopman, Johan S Rietman
Pressure ulcers are a significant problem in health care, due to high costs and large impact on patients' life. In general, pressure ulcers develop as tissue viability decreases due to prolonged mechanical loading. The relation between load and tissue viability is highly influenced by individual characteristics. It is proposed that measurements of skin blood flow regulation could provide good assessment of the risk for pressure ulcer development, as skin blood flow is essential for tissue viability. . Therefore, the aim of this systematic review is to gain insight in the relation between mechanical load and the response of the skin and underlying tissue to this loading measured in-vivo with non-invasive techniques...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454780/a-comparison-of-rat-degloving-injury-models
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Serdar Altun, Hakan Orbay, Mehmet Ekinci, Ahmet Cetinbas, Ali Bal, Enver Arpaci, Mehmet İhsan Okur
OBJECTIVE: Two different rat models for degloving injury were described in the literature. Our aim in this study is to compare these rat models to determine which one is more reliable and reproducible. METHODS: We surgically induced degloving injury on tails and left hindlimbs of Wistar albino rats (n = 8), and sutured the avulsed tissues back in their original positions after a waiting period. We observed the changes in the avulsed flaps every other day for 10 days...
April 25, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454679/a-pilot-study-comparing-custom-contoured-and-planar-support-surfaces-for-pressure-ulcer-risk-over-the-heels-for-night-time-postural-management-using-interface-pressure-mapping-and-discomfort-scores
#18
J Hosking
PURPOSE: Custom contouring techniques are effective for reducing pressure ulcer risk in wheelchair seating. These techniques may assist the management of pressure ulcer risk during sleep for night time postural management. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of custom contoured night time postural management components against planar support surfaces for pressure ulcer risk measures over the heels. METHOD: Supine posture was captured from five healthy participants using vacuum consolidation and 3-dimensional laser scanning...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452281/assessment-prevention-and-management-of-skin-tears
#19
Maureen Benbow
Skin tears are common in older people. They are acute wounds that are at high risk of becoming complex, chronic wounds due to the interplay between the physiological changes in the skin and trauma from the external environment. Skin tears have been reported to have prevalence rates equal to, or greater than, those for pressure ulcers. A comprehensive risk assessment should include assessment of the individual's general health (chronic/critical disease, polypharmacy and cognitive, sensory and nutritional status); mobility (history of falls, impaired mobility, dependent activities of daily living, and mechanical trauma); and skin (extremes of age, fragile skin and previous skin tears)...
April 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452274/an-innovative-approach-to-hydration-for-a-patient-with-dementia
#20
Adam Beales
Nursing older people in acute settings involves the provision of complex care, including the maintenance of good hydration. Dehydration is a serious condition that may contribute to the development of pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, acute kidney injury and venous thromboembolism. If oral hydration methods are not successful, the alternatives are intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous fluid hydration therapy. These are invasive methods and may not be tolerated by all patients. This article uses a case study to explore an innovative approach to oral hydration...
April 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
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