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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776817/investigation-of-the-prevalence-of-pressure-ulcers-and-patient-related-risk-factors-in-hospitals-in-the-province-of-erzurum-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mağfiret Kaşıkçı, Meyreme Aksoy, Emrah Ay
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a significant health care problem all across the world due to their associated high mortality and morbidity rates and high health care costs. The prevalence of pressure ulcers serves as one of the most important indicators of the quality of nursing care. STUDY AIM: This study aims to determine the prevalence of pressure ulcers and patient-related risk factors in inpatients receiving treatment in the province of Erzurum, located in the eastern part of Turkey...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773946/utility-of-the-care-dependency-scale-in-predicting-care-needs-and-health-risks-of-elderly-patients-admitted-to-a-geriatric-unit-a-cross-sectional-study-of-200-consecutive-patients
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Halina Doroszkiewicz, Matylda Sierakowska, Marta Muszalik
Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Polish version of the Care Dependency Scale (CDS) in predicting care needs and health risks of elderly patients admitted to a geriatric unit. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 200 geriatric patients aged ≥60 years, chronologically admitted to a geriatrics unit in Poland. The study was carried out using the Polish version of the CDS questionnaire to evaluate biopsychosocial needs and the level of care dependency...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770531/use-of-antibiotic-impregnated-resorbable-beads-reduces-pressure-ulcer-recurrence-a-retrospective-analysis
#3
Ibrahim Khansa, Jenny C Barker, Piya Das Ghatak, Chandan K Sen, Gayle M Gordillo
BACKGROUND: Recurrence of pressure ulcers remains common. We have employed resorbable antibiotic beads as a therapeutic strategy to deliver high local antibiotic concentrations to the debridement site. Our objective was to determine whether the use of resorbable antibiotic- beads would reduce pressure ulcer recurrence. METHODS: We reviewed all stage IV pressure ulcers treated with excision, partial ostectomy and flap coverage over 16 years. Baseline patient factors (location of ulcer, presence of osteomyelitis, preoperative prealbumin), surgical factors (type of flap, use of antibiotic beads, bone culture results) and postoperative outcomes (ulcer recurrence at 1 year, dehiscence, seroma, cellulitis) were collected...
May 17, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765880/pressure-relieving-effect-of-adding-a-pelvic-well-pad-to-a-wheelchair-cushion-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
#4
Hyunsoo Shin, Junsik Kim, Jin-Ju Kim, Hye-Ri Kim, Hye-Jin Lee, Bum-Suk Lee, Zee-A Han
Objective: To identify the pressure relieving effect of adding a pelvic well pad, a firm pad that is cut in the ischial area, to a wheelchair cushion on the ischium. Methods: Medical records of 77 individuals with SCI, who underwent interface pressure mapping of the buttock-thigh area, were retrospectively reviewed. The pelvic well pad is a 2.5-cm thick firm pad and has a cut in the ischial area. Expecting additional pressure relief, it can be inserted under a wheelchair cushion...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758577/-structure-parameters-and-quality-outcomes-of-ambulant-home-care
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Ralf Suhr, Kathrin Raeder, Simone Kuntz, Sandra Strube-Lahmann, Antje Latendorf, Jürgen Klingelhöfer-Noe, Nils Lahmann
INTRODUCTION: So far, there are few data available on the changes of ambulant home-care in Germany over the last decades. Therefore, the aim of this research was to provide structure data on nursing personnel, funding, size, regional differences, and training needs of ambulant home-care services in Germany. In addition, a possible association between structure parameters and quality outcomes for pressure ulcer and malnutrition was investigated. METHODS: In 2015, a multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted in home-care services in Germany...
May 14, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753900/dorsal-longitudinal-t-myelotomy-bischof-ii-technique-a-useful-antiquated-procedure-for-treatment-of-intractable-spastic-paraplegia
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Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan, Inthira Khampalikit, Luckchai Phonwijit, Akkapong Nitising, Sarun Nunta-Aree, Sirilak Suksompong
OBJECTIVE: Dorsal longitudinal T-myelotomy is a long-established operation to treat severe spastic paraplegia. The present study aimed to report this surgical technique and investigate the efficacy of T-myelotomy for spasticity relief. METHODS: All cases undergoing T-myelotomy for treatment of intractable spastic paraplegia during 2009-2017 were included. The spasticity severity was evaluated using the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), Penn Spasm Frequency Scale (PSFS), Adductor Tone Rating Scale (ATRS), degree of passive range of motion (PROM), and occurrence of abdominal muscle spasms...
May 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753705/spinal-cord-injury-how-could-acupuncture-help
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Qianqian Fan, Omer Cavus, Lize Xiong, Yun Xia
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most common causes of death and disability worldwide, and it can result in both permanent disability and serial complications in patients. Research shows that patients with SCI complications are often interested in acupuncture for symptomatic relief. Therefore, the issue of physicians advising their patients regarding the use of acupuncture to alleviate SCI complications becomes pertinent. We review and summarize two types of relevant publications: (1) literature concerning acupuncture for SCI and its complications and (2) underlying mechanisms of acupuncture therapy for SCI...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749768/incontinence-associated-dermatitis-from-a-urinary-incontinence-perspective
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Mary Wilson
This article looks at incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) from the perspective of urinary incontinence (UI). IAD is caused by urine remaining on the skin following UI, which has many causes. It therefore should be assessed, treated and either resolved or managed to reduce the risk of IAD or its impact. The skin's anatomy and physiology are discussed and the changes resulting from IAD are explained. Should it occur, IAD can be treated by cleansing, moisturising and protecting the skin as appropriate, thus restoring its previous barrier functions...
May 10, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746280/the-impact-of-microbial-communities-on-wound-healing-a-review
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Zhenzhen Xu, Henry C Hsia
Chronic, nonhealing wounds place an enormous burden on both the health care system and patients, with no definitive treatments available. There has been increasing evidence that the microbial composition of wounds may play an important role in wound healing. Culture-independent methods for bacterial detection and analysis have revealed the wound microbiome to be much more diverse and complex than culture alone. Such methods primarily rely on targeted amplification and sequencing of various hypervariable regions of the bacterial 16S rRNA for phylogenetic analysis...
April 30, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745356/noninfectious-hospital-adverse-events-decline-after-elimination-of-contact-precautions-for-mrsa-and-vre
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Elise M Martin, Brandy Bryant, Tristan R Grogan, Zachary A Rubin, Dana L Russell, David Elashoff, Daniel Z Uslan
OBJECTIVETo evaluate the impact of discontinuing routine contact precautions (CP) for endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) on hospital adverse events.DESIGNRetrospective, nonrandomized, observational, quasi-experimental study.SETTINGAcademic medical center with single-occupancy rooms.PARTICIPANTSInpatients.METHODSWe compared hospital reportable adverse events 1 year before and 1 year after discontinuation of routine CP for endemic MRSA and VRE (preintervention and postintervention periods, respectively)...
May 10, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744751/bactericide-effect-of-methylene-blue-associated-with-low-level-laser-therapy-in-escherichia-coli-bacteria-isolated-from-pressure-ulcers
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Thais Ferreira Gomes, Matheus Masalskiene Pedrosa, Ana Claudia Laforga de Toledo, Veridiana Wanshi Arnoni, Mirian Dos Santos Monteiro, Davi Cury Piai, Silvia Helena Zacarias Sylvestre, Bruno Ferreira
The present study analyzed the bactericidal effect of methylene blue associated with low-level lasers on Escherichia coli isolated from a pressure ulcer. Microbiological material from a pressure ulcer was isolated using an aseptic swab, and antimicrobial activity was verified using the diffusion disc method. Methylene blue was used at concentrations of 0.001 and 0.005%, and low-level lasers of 670, 830, and 904 nm, with the energy densities of 4, 8, 10, and 14 J/cm2 , were tested on three plates each and combined with methylene blue of each concentration...
May 9, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743767/pressure-ulcer-and-nutrition
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REVIEW
Seied Hadi Saghaleini, Kasra Dehghan, Kamran Shadvar, Sarvin Sanaie, Ata Mahmoodpoor, Zohreh Ostadi
Pressure ulcers can diminish global life quality, contribute to rapid mortality in some patients and pose a significant cost to health-care organizations. Accordingly, their prevention and management are highly important. Nutritional deprivation and insufficient dietary intake are the key risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers and impaired wound healing. Unplanned weight loss is a major risk factor for malnutrition and pressure ulcer development. Suboptimal nutrition interferes with the function of the immune system, collagen synthesis, and tensile strength...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738296/microcurrent-as-an-adjunct-therapy-to-accelerate-chronic-wound-healing-and-reduce-patient-pain
#13
Harikrishna K R Nair
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim is to assess the efficacy of microcurrent, a form of electrical stimulation, as an adjunct therapy in accelerating healing in chronic wounds by reducing wound size and pain level. The secondary aim is to assess the qualitative changes in these parameters: inflammatory symptoms, vasodilation, sleep quality, gait and frequency of bowel movement. METHOD: Eligible patients with chronic wounds were enrolled between March and June 2016, from the Wound Care Unit, Hospital Kuala Lumpur in this consecutive case series...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738293/the-use-of-sub-epidermal-moisture-measurement-in-predicting-blanching-erythema-in-jaundice-patients
#14
Seungmi Park, Chul-Gyu Kim, Ji Woon Ko
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between sub-epidermal moisture (SEM) and visual skin assessment (VSA) in pressure ulcers (PU) patients with jaundice in Korea. METHOD: This is a longitudinal observational study. Data was collected by a wound care nurse, at a tertiary hospital, for six weeks beginning in June 2013. Once a week for the six weeks, the nurse assessed VSA and measured SEM, for each subject, on seven anatomical sites (both buttocks, both ischial tuberosities, both trochanters, and the sacral coccyx), using a NOVA Petite dermal phase meter for SEM...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738002/evidence-based-synthesis-for-prevention-of-noninvasive-ventilation-related-facial-pressure-ulcers
#15
Jaber S Alqahtani, Mohammed D AlAhmari
The last 2 decades have seen a growing trend towards the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) therapy in the management of many conditions that cause acute respiratory failure. However, there is a serious side effect that results in using these devices; the development of facial skin pressure damage, specifically pressure ulcers. This skin damage has a considerable effect on patients' quality of life, treatment adherence and patients' comfort in addition to the therapy challenges of wound care. The aim of this clinical review is to discuss the different characteristics of NIV interfaces and to provide evidence based recommendations to facilitate the selection and application of such interfaces to reduce NIV interfaces related pressure ulcers...
May 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737823/rehabilitation-nutrition-in-pressure-ulcer-management-with-type-2-diabetes-a-case-report
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Yoko Saino, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Keisuke Maeda, Shinta Nishioka, Takako Hao, Kenji Mimatsu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Severe infection, inadequate food intake, and pressure ulcers in patients with type 2 diabetes can result in malnutrition. We describe a case in which rehabilitation nutrition was effective for treat-ing a pressure ulcer in a malnourished patient with type 2 diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 58-year-old man with type 2 diabetes was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa on the left buttock and thigh and a severe pres-sure ulcer on his left kneecap...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736944/the-impact-of-dementia-special-care-units-on-quality-of-care-an-instrumental-variables-analysis
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Nina R Joyce, Thomas G McGuire, Stephen J Bartels, Susan L Mitchell, David C Grabowski
OBJECTIVE: To compare the quality of care following admission to a nursing home (NH) with and without a dementia special care unit (SCU) for residents with dementia. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: National resident-level minimum dataset assessments (MDS) 2005-2010 merged with Medicare claims and provider-level data from the Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting database. STUDY DESIGN: We employ an instrumental variable approach to address the endogeneity of selection into an SCU facility controlling for a range of individual-level covariates...
May 7, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736104/evaluation-of-the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-waterlow-pressure-ulcer-risk-assessment-scale
#18
Charalambos Charalambous, Agoritsa Koulori, Aristidis Vasilopoulos, Zoe Roupa
Introduction: Prevention is the ideal strategy to tackle the problem of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcer risk assessment scales are one of the most pivotal measures applied to tackle the problem, much criticisms has been developed regarding the validity and reliability of these scales. Objective: To investigate the validity and reliability of the Waterlow pressure ulcer risk assessment scale. Method: The methodology used is a narrative literature review, the bibliography was reviewed through Cinahl, Pubmed, EBSCO, Medline and Google scholar, 26 scientific articles where identified...
April 2018: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733461/topical-application-of-quercetin-improves-wound-healing-in-pressure-ulcer-lesions
#19
Guimei Yin, Zhijing Wang, Zhaoxia Wang, Xirui Wang
The ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) induced skin lesion has been identified as primary cause of pressure ulcers. To date, attempts to prevent pressure ulcers have not produced a significant improvement. Quercetin, one of the most widely distributed flavonoids in fruits and vegetables, exhibits its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties against many diseases, including ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and renal injury. In vitro wound scratch assay was first used to assess the function of quercetin in wounding cell model...
May 7, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731816/pressure-ulcer-healing-promoted-by-adequate-protein-intake-in-rats
#20
Zhanfen Qin, Yao Wang, Wei Zhao, Yanan Zhang, Yiqing Tian, Sujuan Sun, Xian Li
The effect of protein intake on rat pressure ulcer healing was evaluated. One hundred rats were numbered according to body weight and then they were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=25) using the random number table. After rat models of stage II pressure ulcer were established, they were fed with feed containing different protein levels (10, 15, 20 and 25%). Healing time, pressure ulcer area, body weight, albumin (ALB) and hemoglobin (Hb) levels among groups were compared. Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining was also performed to observe pressure ulcer tissue structure...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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