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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433727/superficial-swab-versus-deep-tissue-biopsy-for-the-microbiological-diagnosis-of-local-infection-in-advanced-stage-pressure-ulcers-of-spinal-cord-injured-patients-a-prospective-study
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Sara Tedeschi, Luca Negosanti, Rossella Sgarzani, Filippo Trapani, Salvatore Pignanelli, Micaela Battilana, Rita Capirossi, Donatella Brillanti Ventura, Maddalena Giannella, Michele Bartoletti, Fabio Tumietto, Francesco Cristini, Pierluigi Viale
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of superficial ulcer swab culture to make a microbiological diagnosis of deep wound infections in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with advanced-stage pressure ulcers (PU). METHODS: From July 2011 to February 2014, we performed a prospective, single-centre study on adult SCI patients undergoing scheduled surgical debridement and reconstruction for advanced-stage PU, at Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute, a 150-bed hospital dedicated to SCI care...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419746/factors-for-postoperative-complications-following-pressure-ulcer-operation-stepwise-multiple-logistic-regression-analysis
#2
Hyun Ho Han, Jun Gul Ko, Jong Won Rhie
Patients with pressure ulcers are generally older, have a long hospital stay and often have a variety of comorbidities. The decision to perform surgery for pressure ulcer management can be difficult because of concerns about the risk of postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between comorbid conditions and surgical outcomes in order to guide patient selection for pressure ulcer surgery. In 57 patients, data on age, defect size, operating time, hospital stay, body mass index, surgical site, mobility state, cardiac ischaemic history, diabetes, renal failure, ventilator dependency, tracheostomy state, use of haemodilution therapy and cancer were evaluated using stepwise multiple logistic regression analysis to determine the relationships between variables...
April 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414254/lifestyle-intervention-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-results-of-the-usc-rlanrc-pressure-ulcer-prevention-study
#3
Mike Carlson, Cheryl Lp Vigen, Salah Rubayi, Erna Imperatore Blanche, Jeanine Blanchard, Michal Atkins, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Susan L Garber, Elizabeth A Pyatak, Jesus Diaz, Lucia I Florindez, Joel W Hay, Trudy Mallinson, Jennifer B Unger, Stanley Paul Azen, Michael Scott, Alison Cogan, Florence Clark
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Medically serious pressure injuries (MSPrIs), a common complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), have devastating consequences on health and well-being and are extremely expensive to treat. We aimed to test the efficacy of a lifestyle-based intervention designed to reduce incidence of MSPrIs in adults with SCI. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial (RCT), and a separate study wing involving a nonrandomized standard care control group. SETTING: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a large facility serving ethnically diverse, low income residents of Los Angeles County...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407434/spatiotemporal-characterization-of-hydration-process-of-asymmetric-polymeric-wound-dressings-for-decubitus-ulcers
#4
Anna Górska, Przemyslaw Dorożyński, Władysław P Węglarz, Krzysztof Jasiński, Mateusz Kurek, Renata Jachowicz, Jolanta Klaja, Piotr Kulinowski
Pressure ulcers belong to the most chalenging clinical problems. As hydration level of such wounds is important for optimal healing, preparation of new wound dressing (WD) materials for pressure ulcers requires thorough in vitro evaluation as prerequisite to final in vivo testing. The aims of the study were to: (a) develop a simple method of preparation of asymmetric polymeric membrane, (b) to propose a set of in vitro methods for membrane characterization during hydration. A polyvinyl alcohol asymmetric membrane with homogeneous skin layer and porous spongy layer was developed with nonadhesive properties and ability to absorb and retain the water...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406070/an-investigation-of-the-relationship-between-autonomic-dysreflexia-and-intrathecal-baclofen-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#5
Anna Sophia Del Fabro, Melvin Mejia, Gregory Nemunaitis
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between autonomic dysreflexia and intrathecal baclofen in patients with spinal cord injury. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Inpatient and outpatient acute rehabilitation facility. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-four subjects. INTERVENTIONS: We reviewed patients' medical records to ascertain the presence of symptomatic autonomic dysreflexia (AD) prior to and after implantation of an intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pump for spasticity in spinal cord injury patients...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403297/knowledge-of-the-nursing-team-on-pressure-ulcer-prevention
#6
Nariani Souza Galvão, Maria Alice Barbosa Serique, Vera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos, Paula Cristina Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: describe and analyze the nursing team's knowledge about classification, evaluation and measures to prevent pressure ulcers (PU) in patients hospitalized in the ICU of a teaching hospital in the city of Manaus. METHOD: a descriptive and exploratory study was conducted after approval by a research ethics committee. Data were collected using a validated instrument. The study sample was made up of 40 nursing staff members, of whom 14 were nurses and 26 were nursing technicians/aides...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398589/reducing-the-incidence-of-pressure-ulcers-in-critical-care-units-a-4-year-quality-improvement
#7
Annette Richardson, Joanna Peart, Stephen E Wright, Iain J McCullagh
Quality problem: Critical care patients often have several risk factors for pressure ulceration and implementing prevention interventions have been shown to decrease risk. Initial assessment: We identified a high incidence of pressure ulcers in the four adult critical care units in our organization. Therefore, avoiding pressure ulceration was an important quality priority. Choice of solution: We undertook a quality improvement programme aimed at reducing the incidence of pressure ulceration using an evidence-based bundle approach...
April 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395394/patients-perceptions-of-a-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-bundle-in-hospital-a-qualitative-descriptive-study-to-guide-evidence-based-practice
#8
Shelley Roberts, Marianne Wallis, Elizabeth McInnes, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks, Lauren Ball, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers place a significant burden on patients and hospitals. Our team developed and tested a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle (PUPCB) in a cluster randomized trial. As part of the process evaluation conducted alongside the trial, we explored patients' perceptions of the intervention. AIMS: To identify patients' perceptions and experiences of a PUPCB in hospital. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study explored the perceptions of a subset of patients who participated in a trial testing the PUPCB across four intervention hospitals...
April 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392097/risk-factors-associated-with-the-onset-of-pressure-ulcers-in-heart-surgery-patients
#9
José Antonio Carrasco-Peralta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384533/risk-factors-for-pressure-injuries-among-critical-care-patients-a-systematic-review
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Jenny Alderden, June Rondinelli, Ginette Pepper, Mollie Cummins, JoAnne Whitney
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors independently predictive of pressure injury (also known as pressure ulcer) development among critical-care patients. DESIGN: We undertook a systematic review of primary research based on standardized criteria set forth by the Institute of Medicine. DATA SOURCES: We searched the following databases: CINAHL (EBSCOhost), the Cochrane Library (Wilson), Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest), PubMed (National Library of Medicine), and Scopus...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379102/cost-of-illness-studies-in-chronic-ulcers-a-systematic-review
#11
B Chan, S Cadarette, W Wodchis, J Wong, N Mittmann, M Krahn
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the published academic literature on the cost of chronic ulcers. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, HealthSTAR, Econlit and CINAHL up to 12 May 2016 to identify potential studies for review. Cost search terms were based on validated algorithms. Clinical search terms were based on recent Cochrane reviews of interventions for chronic ulcers. Titles and abstracts were screened by two reviewers to determine eligibility for full text review...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368915/reduction-of-pressure-related-complications-with-an-improved-method-of-securing-endotracheal-tubes-in-burn-patients-with-facial-burns
#12
Angela B Whitley, Rachel M Nygaard, Frederick W Endorf
Facial burns are extremely common in the burn population, as is the need for endotracheal intubation. However, securing the endotracheal tube in these patients can be difficult. Our institution's historically preferred method of securing tubes with twill tape was effective but had a high rate of device-related pressure ulcers. The introduction of new silicone pressure-reducing strips for use in conjunction with twill tape was effective in reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in this patient population from 21% to 5% (P = ...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367788/gunshot-injury-paraplegics-a-population-dying-a-slow-irreversible-and-expensive-death-a-viewpoint-on-preventing-pressure-ulcers
#13
Teena Chopra, Keith Kaye, Jack Sobel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367005/a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-for-patients-with-fragility-fractures
#14
Laura C Lamb, Stephanie C Montgomery, Brian Wong Won, Siobhan Harder, Jeffrey Meter, James M Feeney
BACKGROUND: Fragility fractures have become a worldwide epidemic associated with significant morbidity and mortality. As the world population ages, the number of patients that experience these fractures is also expected to rise. A multidisciplinary team was assembled that was coordinated by the Acute Inpatient Medical Service and included orthopedic surgeons, geriatricians, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, nurses, trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, physiatrists, and physical therapists...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365206/prevalence-and-incidence-density-of-unavoidable-pressure-ulcers-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-medical-units
#15
Alvisa Palese, Barbara Trevisani, Annamaria Guarnier, Paolo Barelli, Paola Zambiasi, Elisabetta Allegrini, Letizia Bazoli, Paola Casson, Meri Marin, Marisa Padovan, Michele Picogna, Patrizia Taddia, Daniele Salmaso, Paolo Chiari, Oliva Marognolli, Canzan Federica, Luisa Saiani, Elisa Ambrosi
To describe the prevalence and incidence density of hospital-acquired unavoidable pressure sores among patients aged ≥65 years admitted to acute medical units. A secondary analysis of longitudinal study data collected in 2012 and 2013 from 12 acute medical units located in 12 Italian hospitals was performed. Unavoidable pressure ulcers were defined as those that occurred in haemodynamically unstable patients, suffering from cachexia and/or terminally ill and were acquired after hospital admission. Data at patient and at pressure ulcer levels were collected on a daily basis at the bedside by trained researchers...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361634/pressure-ulcer-prevention-in-care-home-settings
#16
Michael Ellis
Pressure ulcer prevention in the care home setting can be challenging and is often compromised by a lack of access to education and resources. There are measures that have been shown to consistently improve outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention including assessment of the patient and their individual risks, delivery of a consistent plan of care that meets patients' needs, and regular evaluation to identify shortfalls. In addition, there should be a robust approach to investigating events that lead to a person developing a pressure ulcer and that information should be used to improve future practice...
March 31, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355138/ultrasound-to-detect-pressure-related-deep-tissue-injuries-in-adults-admitted-via-the-emergency-department-a-prospective-descriptive-pilot-study
#17
Jonathan Scheiner, Karen Farid, Mark Raden, Seleshi Demisse
Stage 4 pressure ulcers (PUs) start with tissue death at the level of the bone, also known as deep tissue injury (DTI). Studies have shown the appearance of DTI on the skin is delayed for several days after the original pressure-related injury to the deep soft tissues. Studies also suggest DTI can be seen using ultrasound (US) technology. A prospective, descriptive, correlational pilot study was conducted to evaluate the use of US technology to detect DTI in the soft tissues that are not visible on the skin upon hospital admission...
March 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353684/posture-detection-based-on-smart-cushion-for-wheelchair-users
#18
Congcong Ma, Wenfeng Li, Raffaele Gravina, Giancarlo Fortino
The postures of wheelchair users can reveal their sitting habit, mood, and even predict health risks such as pressure ulcers or lower back pain. Mining the hidden information of the postures can reveal their wellness and general health conditions. In this paper, a cushion-based posture recognition system is used to process pressure sensor signals for the detection of user's posture in the wheelchair. The proposed posture detection method is composed of three main steps: data level classification for posture detection, backward selection of sensor configuration, and recognition results compared with previous literature...
March 29, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346243/modeling-flowsheet-data-to-support-secondary-use
#19
Bonnie L Westra, Beverly Christie, Steven G Johnson, Lisiane Pruinelli, Anne LaFlamme, Suzan G Sherman, Jung In Park, Connie W Delaney, Grace Gao, Stuart Speedie
The purpose of this study was to create information models from flowsheet data using a data-driven consensus-based method. Electronic health records contain a large volume of data about patient assessments and interventions captured in flowsheets that measure the same "thing," but the names of these observations often differ, according to who performs documentation or the location of the service (eg, pulse rate in an intensive care, the emergency department, or a surgical unit documented by a nurse or therapist or captured by automated monitoring)...
March 24, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345975/pressure-ulcer-prevention-is-everyone-s-business-the-pups-project
#20
Juliet Blenman, Di Marks-Maran
Prevention of pressure ulcers is one of the greatest healthcare challenges in terms of reducing patient harm. The literature shows that although numerous reports and policy documents have been published, pressure ulcer prevention remains an ongoing challenge. A number of innovations have been published offering practising nurses and managers ideas for raising awareness of skin care and preventing pressure ulcers. The majority of these have focused on patients in hospital settings with very little in the literature related to care-home and community initiatives...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
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