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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349970/-total-thigh-musculocutaneous-flap-in-reconstruction-of-refractory-pressure-ulcers-around-hips-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Li-Feng Zhai, Li-Feng Shen, Gou-Ping Ma, Qiao-Feng Guo, Chun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the treatment of life-threatening refractory pressure ulcers around hips in patients with spinal cord injuries(SCI)and evaluate its clinical outcomes. METHODS: From March 2012 to June 2015, eight paraplegic patients with life-threatening refractory pressure ulcers around hips were treated with total thigh musculocutaneous flaps following amputation of proximal femurs or hips, including 7 males and 1 female with an average age of (52.0±2.6) years old ranging from 35 to 68...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342089/chitosan-gel-to-treat-pressure-ulcers-a-clinical-pilot-study
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Virginia Campani, Eliana Pagnozzi, Ilaria Mataro, Laura Mayol, Alessandra Perna, Floriana D'Urso, Antonietta Carillo, Maria Cammarota, Maria Chiara Maiuri, Giuseppe De Rosa
Chitosan is biopolymer with promising properties in wound healing. Chronic wounds represent a significant burden to both the patient and the medical system. Among chronic wounds, pressure ulcers are one of the most common types of complex wound. The efficacy and the tolerability of chitosan gel formulation, prepared into the hospital pharmacy, in the treatment of pressure ulcers of moderate severity were evaluated. The endpoint of this phase II study was the reduction of the area of the lesion by at least 20% after four weeks of treatment...
January 17, 2018: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335137/-nutritional-status-of-residents-of-a-nursing-home-and-optimisation-of-the-working-time-of-caregivers
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Suzanne Falesse, Philippe Barat, Christel Castelli, Valéry Antoine, Sihame Chkair, Sophie Bouvet, Valérie Pouysségur
The lack of time to devote to care is a frequent complaint of nurses and nursing assistants. The results of a study show that an improvement in the nutritional status of nursing home residents could help to improve their quality of life and to optimise the working time of the nursing teams, thanks to the reduction of pressure ulcers, diarrhoea, falls, fractures and infections.
January 2018: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329470/-the-epidemiology-of-pressure-ulcer-in-germany-systematic-review
#4
Tsenka Tomova-Simitchieva, Merve Akdeniz, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Nils Lahmann, Jan Kottner
BACKROUND: Pressure ulcers are considered as indicators of the quality of care. The aim of this study was to provide a systematic review of the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers in Germany between 2010 and 2015. METHODS: The databases PubMed, CINAHL, DIMDI, Web of Science, LIVIVO, Google, Google Scholar, as well as the publishers Springer and the Thieme were searched until the end of February 2016. The extracted data were monitored by two reviewers. A risk of bias assessment was conducted...
January 12, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326410/-factors-predicting-the-interface-pressure-related-to-pressure-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Ji Seon Shine, Soo Jin Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Mi Yu
PURPOSE: Interface pressure is a factor that contributes to the occurrence of pressure injuries. This study aimed to investigate interface pressure at common sites of pressure injury (occipital, gluteal and peritrochanteric areas), to explore the relationships among risk factors, skin condition and interface pressure, and to identify risk factors influencing interface pressure. METHODS: A total of 100 patients admitted to the intensive care unit were enrolled at a tertiary teaching hospital in Korea...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319646/effect-of-telenursing-on-outcomes-of-provided-care-by-caregivers-of-patients-with-head-trauma-after-discharge
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Akram Shahrokhi, Jalil Azimian, Atousa Amouzegar, Sonia Oveisi
Telenursing is a suitable tool for increasing health-related awareness of the caregivers for a better home care. But its efficacy may be affected by several factors. Considering the important complications of head trauma injury and high rate of readmission, we aimed to assess the effect of telenursing on care provided by the family members of patients with head trauma.This randomized controlled trial investigated 72 patients with head trauma, who were randomly allocated to intervention and control groups (36 patients in each group)...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319273/how-to-undertake-a-root-cause-analysis-investigation-to-improve-patient-safety
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Elizabeth Haxby, Caroline Shuldham
Root cause analysis is a tool that can be used when determining how and why a patient safety incident has occurred. Incidents that usually require a root cause analysis include the unexpected death of a patient, serious pressure ulcers, falls that result in injury, and some infections and medication errors. This article outlines the stages of the investigation process for undertaking a root cause analysis. REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY: 'How to' articles can help update your practice and ensure it remains evidence-based...
January 10, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315979/prevention-of-pressure-ulcers-in-patients-undergoing-sub-acute-rehabilitation-after-severe-brain-injury-an-observational-study
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Marianne Brostrup Sachs, Mia Moth Wolffbrandt, Ingrid Poulsen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to uncover efforts made by healthcare professionals to prevent pressure ulcers (PUs) in patients with severe brain injury undergoing treatment at a sub-acute rehabilitation department. BACKGROUND: PUs is a major burden for patients and also generate considerable healthcare costs. PUs are, nevertheless, prevalent in both secondary and primary care. DESIGN: In this qualitative study, we performed 24-hour observation on four patients undergoing rehabilitation for severe brain injury...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314659/effectiveness-of-using-a-new-polyurethane-foam-multi-layer-dressing-in-the-sacral-area-to-prevent-the-onset-of-pressure-ulcer-in-the-elderly-with-hip-fractures-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Cristiana Forni, Fabio D'Alessandro, Pina Gallerani, Rossana Genco, Andrea Bolzon, Caterina Bombino, Sandra Mini, Laura Rocchegiani, Teresa Notarnicola, Arianna Vitulli, Alfredo Amodeo, Guglielmo Celli, Patrizia Taddia
Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem for the health service due to the high rate of complications. One of these complications is pressure ulcers that, according to the literature, occur in 8.8% to 55% of patients and mainly arise in the sacral area. The present randomised controlled trial tests whether applying a new innovative multi-layer polyurethane foam dressing (ALLEVYN LIFE™), reduces the onset of pressure ulcers in the sacral area. From March to December 2016, 359 fragility hip fracture patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: 182 in the control group and 177 in the experimental group...
January 4, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304937/an-economic-evaluation-of-the-impact-cost-and-medicare-policy-implications-of-chronic-nonhealing-wounds
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Samuel R Nussbaum, Marissa J Carter, Caroline E Fife, Joan DaVanzo, Randall Haught, Marcia Nusgart, Donna Cartwright
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the cost of chronic wound care for Medicare beneficiaries in aggregate, by wound type and by setting. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of the Medicare 5% Limited Data Set for calendar year 2014 included beneficiaries who experienced episodes of care for one or more of the following: arterial ulcers, chronic ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic infections, pressure ulcers, skin disorders, skin infections, surgical wounds, surgical infections, traumatic wounds, venous ulcers, or venous infections...
January 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301804/recurrent-hospitalisations-in-a-rare-case-of-hemicorporectomy-a-challenging-case-for-medical-management
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Ajit Thakur, Brittney Elliott, Rohan Naik, Nabeel Khan, Shayna McQuaid, Camelia Arsene
Hemicorporectomy, or translumbar amputation, is a radical surgery involving the dissection of the body at the waist and is usually reserved for complex medical conditions including locally invasive malignancy and terminal pelvic osteomyelitis. Only 71 cases have previously been reported. We present a rare case of hemicorporectomy in a 53-year-old patient with terminal pelvic osteomyelitis which occurred after he suffered a gunshot wound at T6 causing paraplegia at the age of 31. Unfortunately, this patient continued to suffer recurrent hospitalisations and sepsis events secondary to chronic, non-healing advanced pressure ulcers and complicated urinary tract infections despite repeated courses of broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics and surgical debridements...
January 4, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301764/adverse-events-in-patients-in-home-healthcare-a-retrospective-record-review-using-trigger-tool-methodology
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Kristina Görel Ingegerd Schildmeijer, Maria Unbeck, Mirjam Ekstedt, Marléne Lindblad, Lena Nilsson
OBJECTIVE: Home healthcare is an increasingly common part of healthcare. The patients are often aged, frail and have multiple diseases, and multiple caregivers are involved in their treatment. This study explores the origin, incidence, types and preventability of adverse events (AEs) that occur in patients receiving home healthcare. DESIGN: A study using retrospective record review and trigger tool methodology. SETTING AND METHODS: Ten teams with experience of home healthcare from nine regions across Sweden reviewed home healthcare records in a two-stage procedure using 38 predefined triggers in four modules...
January 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301463/hospitalization-associated-disability-in-older-adults-with-valvular-heart-disease-incidence-risk-factors-and-its-association-with-care-processes
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Maren Jonckers, Bastiaan Van Grootven, Ester Willemyns, Miek Hornikx, Anthony Jeuris, Christophe Dubois, Marie-Christine Herregods, Mieke Deschodt
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and recovery of hospitalisation-associated disability (HAD), the associated risk factors, and the link with care processes in patients aged 70 years or older hospitalised with valvular heart disease (VHD). METHODS: Prospective cohort study performed on the cardiology and cardiac surgery units of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. HAD was defined as the loss of independence to complete one of the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) between hospital admission and discharge...
January 4, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295637/clostridial-collagenase-ointment-and-medicinal-honey-utilization-for-pressure-ulcers-in-u-s-hospitals
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Jill Dreyfus, Gary Delhougne, Bobbie James, Julie Gayle, Curtis Waycaster
AIMS: Describe the utilization of clostridial collagenase ointment (CCO) and medicinal honey debridement methods in real-world inpatient and outpatient hospital settings among pressure ulcer (PU) patients and compare the frequency of healthcare re-encounters between CCO- and medicinal honey-treated patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: De-identified hospital discharge records for patients receiving CCO or medicinal honey methods of debridement and having an ICD-9 code for PU were extracted from the U...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281061/electronic-medication-regimen-complexity-index-at-admission-and-complications-during-hospitalization-in-medical-wards-a-tool-to-improve-quality-of-care
#15
Marion Lepelley, Céline Genty, André Lecoanet, Benoit Allenet, Pierrick Bedouch, Marie-Reine Mallaret, Pierre Gillois, Jean-Luc Bosson
Objective: Adverse events during hospitalization are a major worry considering their frequency and their burden. Many could be avoided by immediate identification of at-risk patients at admission and adapted prevention. The complexity of a patient's medication regimen immediately available at admission is a good indicator of the complexity of the patient's condition. This study aims to determine whether the electronic Medication Regimen Complexity Index (MRCI) at admission is associated with complications during hospitalization...
December 21, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280644/does-the-presence-of-pressure-ulcers-entail-high-risk-of-negative-outcomes-in-geriatric-rehabilitation-results-from-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Francisco J Tarazona-Santabalbina, Miquel Àngel Mas, Sebastià J Santaeugènia, Ana Maria Alventosa, Manoli García, Albert Monterde, Alicia Gutiérrez, Joan Cunill
AIM: A retrospective cohort study was performed in order to evaluate the prevalence of pressure ulcers (PrUs) in older patients admitted to a geriatric rehabilitation unit of a postacute care hospital and to investigate the impact of the presence of PrUs on clinical outcomes of the rehabilitation process. METHODS: We studied 668 post-acute patients consecutively attended, from January 2010 to December 2011. The effect of having PrUs at admission was evaluated based on its impact on outcomes: final destination, functional status, mortality and length of stay in the rehabilitation unit...
November 16, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279501/drug-induced-pressure-ulcers-in-a-middle-aged-patient-with-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease
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Yuichi Hayashi, Hideaki Shibata, Takuya Kudo, Shohei Nishida, Rie Ishikawa, Chie Moriya, Akio Suzuki, Akio Kimura, Takashi Inuzuka
Drug-induced pressure ulcer (DIPU), which is a newly recognized adverse drug reaction, is associated with the administration of psychiatric drugs in geriatric patients with dementia. The notification of the causative drugs is crucial to the treatment of DIPU. We herein report the case of a 56-year-old woman with early-stage Parkinson's disease who developed DIPUs after starting olanzapine treatment for depressive symptoms. Our findings illustrate that if an akinetic patient with pressure ulcers is encountered, the patient's medication should be reviewed by a multidisciplinary team, to evaluate whether the development of the pressure ulcer is drug-related, regardless of the patient's age...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277963/comparing-the-effects-of-3-different-pressure-ulcer-prevention-support-surfaces-on-the-structure-and-function-of-heel-and-sacral-skin-an-exploratory-cross-over-trial
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Tsenka Tomova-Simitchieva, Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
Special support surfaces are key in pressure ulcer prevention. The aim of this study was to measure the effects of 3 different types of mattresses (reactive gel, active alternating air, basic foam) on skin properties of the sacral and heel skin after 2 hours loading. Fifteen healthy females (median age 66 years) were included. Transepidermal water loss, skin surface temperature, erythema, stratum corneum hydration, epidermal hydration, skin extensibility, elastic function, and recovery as well as skin roughness parameters were measured under controlled room conditions before loading, immediately after loading, and 20 minutes post-loading in the supine position on the different mattresses...
December 26, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276221/effects-of-postprandial-body-position-on-gastrointestinal-motility-the-autonomic-nervous-system-and-subjective-comfort
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Ayaka Okano, Shun Masuhara, Sonoka Ota, Chie Motegi, Noriko Takabayashi, Tetsuya Ogino
We examined postprandial body positions' effects on gastrointestinal motility, the autonomic nervous system and subjective comfort, i.e., whether lowering the head after a meal is beneficial for gastrointestinal motility and the prevention of pressure ulcer. We examined 10 healthy subjects and compared 3 body positions: (1) Seated upright. (2) Lying on a bed with the head at 60° and knees up by 20° (60° position). (3) Identical to (2) until post-meal; the head was then lowered to 30° (60°-30° position)...
December 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251260/clinical-profile-of-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-across-the-continuum-of-care
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Luke A Turcotte, Ruth Ann Marrie, Scott B Patten, John P Hirdes
BACKGROUND: This study is part of the Innovations in Data, Evidence and Applications for Persons with Neurological Conditions project to understand the strengths, preferences, and needs of persons with neurological conditions living in Canada. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of persons with multiple sclerosis in Canadian home care, nursing home, Complex Continuing Care hospitals, and inpatient mental health care settings...
December 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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