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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/29773014/investigations-of-phytochemical-constituents-and-their-pharmacological-properties-isolated-from-the-genus-urtica-critical-review-and-analysis
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Muhammad Ibrahim, Kanwal Rehman, Aneeza Razzaq, Iqbal Hussain, Tahir Farooq, Amjad Hussain, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash
The genus Urtica belongs to the family Urticaceae. The plants of this genus are known as nettles or, quite often, as stinging nettles. These plants can be easily identified by the presence of stinging hairs. Urtica species have previously been used for various medicinal purposes. The history for the use of these plants for medicinal purposes starts from the Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). Medicinally, the genus Urtica has been used to treat several disorders, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, bronchitis, diarrhea, sprains, kidney stones, urinary tract infection, high blood pressure, hemorrhoids, flu, cough, fever, and ulcers...
2018: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770531/use-of-antibiotic-impregnated-resorbable-beads-reduces-pressure-ulcer-recurrence-a-retrospective-analysis
#4
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
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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/29765329/the-role-of-macrophages-in-acute-and-chronic-wound-healing-and-interventions-to-promote-pro-wound-healing-phenotypes
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REVIEW
Paulina Krzyszczyk, Rene Schloss, Andre Palmer, François Berthiaume
Macrophages play key roles in all phases of adult wound healing, which are inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. As wounds heal, the local macrophage population transitions from predominantly pro-inflammatory (M1-like phenotypes) to anti-inflammatory (M2-like phenotypes). Non-healing chronic wounds, such as pressure, arterial, venous, and diabetic ulcers indefinitely remain in inflammation-the first stage of wound healing. Thus, local macrophages retain pro-inflammatory characteristics. This review discusses the physiology of monocytes and macrophages in acute wound healing and the different phenotypes described in the literature for both in vitro and in vivo models...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762893/retrobulbar-vs-peribulbar-regional-anesthesia-techniques-using-bupivacaine-in-dogs
#7
Yael Shilo-Benjamini, Peter J Pascoe, David J Maggs, Steven R Hollingsworth, Ann R Strom, Kathryn L Good, Sara M Thomasy, Philip H Kass, Erik R Wisner
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of retrobulbar anesthesia (RBA) and peribulbar anesthesia (PBA) in dogs. ANIMAL STUDIED: Six adult mixed-breed dogs (18-24 kg). PROCEDURES: In a randomized, masked, crossover trial with a 10-day washout period, each dog was sedated with intravenously administered dexmedetomidine and administered 0.5% bupivacaine:iopamidol (4:1) as RBA (2 mL via a ventrolateral site) or PBA (5 mL divided equally between ventrolateral and dorsomedial sites)...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760570/plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-eye-drops-to-treat-secondary-ocular-surface-disorders-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Ronald M Sánchez-Avila, Jesus Merayo-Lloves, Maria Laura Fernández, Luis Alberto Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Pedro Pablo Rodríguez-Calvo, Andres Fernández-Vega Cueto, Francisco Muruzabal, Gorka Orive, Eduardo Anitua
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) eye drops in patients with glaucoma with secondary ocular surface disorders (OSDs) due to surgeries and topical hypotensive drugs use. Materials and methods: A retrospective case-series study design was used including six patients (eight eyes) diagnosed with glaucoma who received surgical (nonpenetrating deep sclerectomy and/or trabeculectomy) and medical treatments (hypotensive eye drops) to control intraocular pressure (IOP) and who developed secondary OSDs, unresponsive to conventional treatments...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
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/29758297/effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-on-molecular-markers-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#10
Rehab A Karam, Noha A Rezk, Tamer M Abdel Rahman, Mohamed Al Saeed
Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the most common complications of diabetes with high morbidity and mortality. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is one of the treatment modalities that facilitates the wound healing process; however, its molecular mechanism remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of action of NPWT in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers via measuring the tissue expression of genes related to the wound healing process. The study included 40 patients with diabetic foot ulceration, 20 of them received NPWT and the other 20 were a control group treated with advanced moist therapy...
May 11, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756537/use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-a-chronic-leg-wound-with-coexisting-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-study
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Dariusz Bazaliński, Paweł Więch, Beata Barańska, Monika Binkowska-Bury
We present a case of a 69-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis. The patient's condition was managed with steroid therapy for more than 12 years. She had a coexisting infected chronic ulceration in the left leg, which was treated with negative pressure wound therapy for 52 days. Use of this therapy within the wound reduced exudate and the bacterial count, which dramatically accelerated the process of wound healing.
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
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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REVIEW
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
#14
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/29748781/plantar-blood-flow-response-to-accumulated-pressure-stimulus-in-diabetic-people-with-different-peak-plantar-pressure-a-non-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fang Pu, Weiyan Ren, Hongyuan Fu, Xuan Zheng, Min Yang, Yih-Kuen Jan, Yubo Fan
The aim of this study was to investigate the plantar blood flow response to the same accumulated pressure stimulus in diabetic patients with different peak plantar pressure (PPP), which is important for assessing the risk of diabetic foot ulcer. Eleven diabetic subjects with high PPP (PPP ≥ 207 kPa) and 8 diabetic subjects with low PPP (PPP < 207 kPa) were asked to walk naturally on a treadmill so as to induce an accumulated stimulus of 73,000 kPa·s on their first metatarsal head, which was monitored with a sensorized insole...
May 11, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746280/the-impact-of-microbial-communities-on-wound-healing-a-review
#16
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
#19
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
#20
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
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