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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086892/pressure-ulcer-image-segmentation-technique-through-synthetic-frequencies-generation-and-contrast-variation-using-toroidal-geometry
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Ortiz P David, Daniel Sierra-Sosa, Begoña García Zapirain
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers have become subject of study in recent years due to the treatment high costs and decreased life quality from patients. These chronic wounds are related to the global life expectancy increment, being the geriatric and physical disable patients the principal affected by this condition. Injuries diagnosis and treatment usually takes weeks or even months by medical personel. Using non-invasive techniques, such as image processing techniques, it is possible to conduct an analysis from ulcers and aid in its diagnosis...
January 6, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078355/-compression-therapy-of-venous-leg-ulcers-in-the-decongestion-phase
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REVIEW
J Dissemond, S Eder, S Läuchli, H Partsch, M Stücker, W Vanscheidt
Compression therapy is the basis for successful treatment in most patients with venous leg ulcers. Concerning compression therapy, the initial phase of decongestion and the following phase of maintenance should be differentiated. While in the maintenance phase (ulcer) stocking systems are now frequently recommended, in the decongestion phase compression bandages are mostly still used, which however are often inappropriately applied. In German-speaking countries, compression therapy with short-stretch bandages has a long tradition...
January 11, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076414/a-mri-compatible-combined-mechanical-loading-and-mr-elastography-setup-to-study-deformation-induced-skeletal-muscle-damage-in-rats
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Jules L Nelissen, Larry de Graaf, Willeke A Traa, Tom J L Schreurs, Kevin M Moerman, Aart J Nederveen, Ralph Sinkus, Cees W J Oomens, Klaas Nicolay, Gustav J Strijkers
Deformation of skeletal muscle in the proximity of bony structures may lead to deep tissue injury category of pressure ulcers. Changes in mechanical properties have been proposed as a risk factor in the development of deep tissue injury and may be useful as a diagnostic tool for early detection. MRE allows for the estimation of mechanical properties of soft tissue through analysis of shear wave data. The shear waves originate from vibrations induced by an external actuator placed on the tissue surface. In this study a combined Magnetic Resonance (MR) compatible indentation and MR Elastography (MRE) setup is presented to study mechanical properties associated with deep tissue injury in rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071687/bacterial-load-of-conditioned-pressure-ulcers-is-not-a-predictor-for-early-flap-failure-in-spinal-cord-injury
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T Kamradt, S Klein, S Zimmermann, J Schröder-Braunstein, C H Fürstenberg, C Hensel, N Weidner, A Hug
OBJECTIVES: Pressure ulcers impose a major lifetime medical problem to patients with high-grade spinal cord injury (SCI). For patients with stages 3-4 pressure ulcers, plastic surgery is often the only remaining treatment option. Despite considerable flap failure rates of around 30%, only sparse knowledge exists on predictors for flap failure. Hence, identification of predictors for flap failures is needed. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 38 SCI patients with stages 3-4 pressure ulcers scheduled for plastic surgery...
January 10, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070472/utilizing-the-veraflo%C3%A2-instillation-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-system-with-advanced-care-for-a-case-study
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Rita K Driver
BACKGROUND:  Mankind has always suffered wounds throughout time due to trauma, disease, and lifestyles. Many wounds are non-healing and have continued to be challenging. However, utilizing advanced wound care treatments, such as negative pressure wound treatment with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d), has proven beneficial. NPWTi-d is indicated in a variety of wounds, such as trauma, surgical, acute, pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous leg ulcers. Bacteria and bioburden interrupts wound healing by increasing the metabolic needs, ingesting, and robbing the necessary nutrients and oxygen...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070249/prevalence-of-postoperative-pressure-ulcer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vida Shafipour, Ensieh Ramezanpour, Mohammad Ali Heidari Gorji, Mahmood Moosazadeh
INTRODUCTION: A pressure ulcer is a serious safety issue in healthcare systems. The patient's rate of infection with an ulcer, especially a postoperative ulcer, is critical, as it is dictated by factors such as being in a fixed position during surgery, the type of anesthesia used, the duration of surgery, and patient-related factors. The present study was conducted to carry out a systematic assessment of the prevalence of a postoperative pressure ulcer and to find its general prevalence using a meta-analysis...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068425/predictive-factors-for-pressure-ulcers-in-an-older-adult-population-hospitalized-for-hip-fractures-a-prognostic-cohort-study
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Paolo Chiari, Cristiana Forni, Monica Guberti, Domenica Gazineo, Sabrina Ronzoni, Fabio D'Alessandro
BACKGROUND: Older adult patients with fragility hip fractures constitute a population at high risk for complications, in particular pressure ulcers. The aim was to evaluate the incidence of pressure ulcers and potential predictive factors. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A prospective multicentric prognostic cohort study in orthopedic wards in three Italian public hospitals. Participants were all consecutive patients 65 years of age or older diagnosed with a fragility hip fracture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068292/a-rabbit-model-for-assessment-of-volatile-metabolite-changes-observed-from-skin-a-pressure-ulcer-case-study
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Michael Schivo, Alexander A Aksenov, Alberto Pasamontes, Raquel Cumeras, Sandra Weisker, Anita M Oberbauer, Cristina E Davis
Human skin presents a large, easily accessible matrix that is potentially useful for diagnostic applications based on whole body metabolite changes-some of which will be volatile and detected using minimally invasive tools. Unfortunately, identifying skin biomarkers that can be reliably linked to a particular condition is challenging due to a large variability of genetics, dietary intake, and environmental exposures within human populations. This leads to a paucity of clinically validated volatile skin biomarker compounds...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067120/standing-balance-in-people-with-trans-tibial-amputation-due-to-vascular-causes-a-literature-review
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Mayank Seth, Eric Lamberg
BACKGROUND: Balance is an important variable to consider during the rehabilitation process of individuals with trans-tibial amputation. Limited evidence exists on the balance abilities of people with trans-tibial amputation due to vascular causes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review literature and determine if standing balance is diminished in people with trans-tibial amputation due to vascular causes. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065957/the-effect-of-educational-internships-on-medical-students-perceptions-of-plastic-surgery
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Andac Aykan, Engin Kurt, Sedat Avsar, Muhitdin Eski, Serdar Ozturk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery educational internships on medical students' perceptions of the scope of plastic surgery. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey, from 2012 to 2013, and comprised 4th-, 5th- and 6th-year medical students. Students were given a questionnaire consisting of 28 questions related to maxillofacial and upper and lower extremity medical conditions, and skin, aesthetic and congenital anomalies...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060277/inducing-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-mouse-ear-skin-for-intravital-multiphoton-imaging-of-immune-responses
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Chi Ching Goh, Jackson LiangYao Li, David Becker, Wolfgang Weninger, Veronique Angeli, Lai Guan Ng
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) occurs when there is transient hypoxia due to the obstruction of blood flow (ischemia) followed by a subsequent re-oxygenation of the tissues (reperfusion). In the skin, ischemia-reperfusion (IR) is the main contributing factor to the pathophysiology of pressure ulcers. While the cascade of events leading up to the inflammatory response has been well studied, the spatial and temporal responses of the different subsets of immune cells to an IR injury are not well understood...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060006/resolving-epibole-with-polymeric-membrane-dressings-in-home-care
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Kimberly S Bare, Jerri Drain
BACKGROUND: The management of chronic (nonhealing) wounds with epibole is challenging and costly, especially when the problem is not promptly identified or the patient is intolerant to conventional treatments. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the use of a polymeric membrane dressing (PMD) in 3 patients with chronic (nonhealing) wounds and epibole who were unable to be treated with traditional interventions such as silver nitrate or sharp debridement. Patient 1 was a 51 year-old male with a right foot stasis ulcer with 60% fibrin/slough to the wound bed, patient 2 was a 58-year-old female with a stage 4 pressure injury of the left hip with undermining, and patient 3 was a 62-year-old female with a dehisced abdominal surgical wound...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058229/systematic-review-of-the-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Badri Man Shrestha
AIM: To review negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as an important addition to the conventional methods of wound management. METHODS: A systematic review, performed by searching the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases, showed 11 case reports comprising a total of 22 kidney transplantation (KT) patients (range, 1 to 9), who were treated with NPWT. Application of NPWT was associated with successful healing of wounds, leg ulcer, lymphocele and urine leak from ileal conduit...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057654/protocol-for-a-prospective-controlled-observational-study-to-evaluate-the-influence-of-hypoxia-on-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-the-altitude-ibd-study
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Stephan Vavricka, Pedro A Ruiz, Sylvie Scharl, Luc Biedermann, Michael Scharl, Cheryl de Vallière, Carsten Lundby, Roland H Wenger, Leonhard Held, Tobias M Merz, Max Gassmann, Thomas Lutz, Andres Kunz, Denis Bron, Adriano Fontana, Laura Strauss, Achim Weber, Michael Fried, Gerhard Rogler, Jonas Zeitz
INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic intestinal disorder, often leading to an impaired quality of life in affected patients. The importance of environmental factors in the pathogenesis of IBD, including their disease-modifying potential, is increasingly recognised. Hypoxia seems to be an important driver of inflammation, as has been reported by our group and others. The aim of the study is to evaluate if hypoxia can alter disease activity of IBD measured by Harvey-Bradshaw Activity Index in Crohn's disease (increase to ≥5 points) and the partial Mayo Score for ulcerative colitis (increase to ≥2 points)...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054924/a-mixed-methods-study-to-assess-interrater-reliability-and-nurse-perception-of-the-braden-scale-in-a-tertiary-acute-care-setting
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Chester H Ho, Amanda Cheung, Danielle Southern, Wrechelle Ocampo, Jaime Kaufman, David B Hogan, Barry Baylis, John M Conly, Henry T Stelfox, William A Ghali
Research regarding the reliability of the Braden Scale and nurses' perspectives on the instrument for predicting pressure ulcer (PU) risk in acute care settings is limited. A mixed-methods study was conducted in a tertiary acute care facility to examine interrater reliability (IRR) of the Braden Scale and its subscales, and a qualitative survey using semi-structured interviews was conducted among nurses caring for patients in acute care units to gain nurse perspective regarding scale usability. Data were extracted from a previous retrospective, randomized, controlled trial involving adult patients with compromised mobility receiving care in a tertiary acute care hospital in Canada...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052526/effectiveness-of-a-multi-layer-foam-dressing-in-preventing-sacral-pressure-ulcers-for-the-early-acute-care-of-patients-with-a-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-comparison-with-the-use-of-a-gel-mattress
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Cynthia Thompson, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
Individuals with spinal cord injury are at risk of sacral pressure ulcers due to, among other reasons, prolonged immobilisation. The effectiveness of a multi-layer foam dressing installed pre-operatively in reducing sacral pressure ulcer occurrence in spinal cord injured patients was compared to that of using a gel mattress, and stratified analyses were performed on patients with complete tetraplegia and paraplegia. Socio-demographic and clinical data were collected from 315 patients admitted in a level-I trauma centre following a spinal cord injury between April 2010 and March 2016...
January 4, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050517/prosthodontic-approach-in-management-of-prolonged-neonatal-intubation
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Vikas B Kamble, Shital K Shah, Vishnu B Rathod, Priyanka S Ambadkar, Charudutt N Patil
Intubation is a routine intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for preterm neonates with respiratory distress, inadequate gag reflex, poor sucking and swallowing. Prolonged intubation in neonates can be done by nasal or oral route. Although naso-tracheal intubation may reduce movement of the tube, it may contribute to airway obstruction, possible hypoxia, and occlusion of the nasal aperture during a crucial period of development further contributing to laboured breathing. Being obligate nasal breathers, oro-tracheal route is the preferred method of intubation in premature infants as oral mucosa is less susceptible to damage than nasal mucosa...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044436/evaluation-of-a-self-efficacy-enhancement-program-to-prevent-pressure-ulcers-in-patients-with-a-spinal-cord-injury
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Jung Yoon Kim, Eunhee Cho
AIM: This study developed a self-efficacy enhancement program and evaluated its effects on the self-care behaviors, self-care knowledge, and self-efficacy regarding pressure ulcer prevention in patients with a spinal cord injury. METHODS: This was a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Six hospitals were invited to recruit patients with a spinal cord injury who were undergoing rehabilitation after receiving acute treatment. These hospitals were randomly allocated into experimental (three hospitals) or control (three hospitals) groups and 47 patients participated (24 in the experimental group and 23 in the control group)...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043851/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-orthopaedic-surgery
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REVIEW
N Robert
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) consists in applying subatmospheric pressure to a wound that is sealed off by a specially designed dressing and connected by a tube to a suction pump and drainage collection system. Skin defects are extremely common in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. NPWT is valuable across a range of indications. Proven effects include an increase in blood flow, stimulation of angiogenesis, and a decrease in wound surface area. NPWT can be used to treat post-traumatic and surgical wounds, burns, and chronic wounds such as pressure sores and ulcers...
December 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039852/pathway-from-delirium-to-death-potential-in-hospital-mediators-of-excess-mortality
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Kumar Dharmarajan, Sunil Swami, Ray Y Gou, Richard N Jones, Sharon K Inouye
OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine the relationship of incident delirium during hospitalization with 90-day mortality; (2) to identify potential in-hospital mediators through which delirium increases 90-day mortality. DESIGN: Analysis of data from Project Recovery, a controlled clinical trial of a delirium prevention intervention from 1995 to 1998 with follow-up through 2000. SETTING: Large academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients ≥70 years old without delirium at hospital admission who were at intermediate-to-high risk of developing delirium and received usual care only...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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