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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683286/safety-profile-of-chronic-leg-ulcer-biopsy-a-monocentric-retrospective-series-on-866-patients
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Carlotta Baraldi, Lidia Sacchelli, Emi Dika, Martina Lambertini, Cosimo Misciali, Tommaso Bianchi, Pier A Fanti
BACKGROUND: Skin biopsy is an important tool for various skin conditions. However, in the case of leg ulcers, some Authors still consider it highly risky and mandatory only in selected cases. METHODS: To evaluate the rate of adverse events after leg ulcers biopsy in 866 consecutive patients referring to our Wound Care Unit in Bologna from January 2008 to December 2016. Two biopsies were performed (from the border and the centre) by the same dermatologist following a standardized structured protocol...
April 19, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679687/a-novel-technique-indocyanine-green-angiography-to-prognosticate-healing-of-foot-ulcer-in-critical-limb-ischemia
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Hiten M Patel, Shahzad S Bulsara, Shubhabrata Banerjee, Tapish Sahu, Virender K Sheorain, Tarun Grover, Rajiv Parakh
BACKGROUND: To predict wound healing in patients with critical limb ischemia(CLI) is ongoing issue. Currents methods like ankle-brachial index (ABI), color doppler and transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TCPO2 ), CT angiography are lacking in demonstrating regional perfusion. Indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) has the potential to provide regional perfusion information lacking in other methods. To demonstrate successes of revascularization procedure in CLI patients based on ICGA data this study was conducted...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679411/the-use-of-a-logistic-regression-model-to-develop-a-risk-assessment-of-intraoperatively-acquired-pressure-ulcer
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Ling Gao, Lina Yang, Xiaoqin Li, Jin Chen, Juan Du, Xiaoxia Bai, Xianjun Yang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To screen the factors of intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcer (IAPU) and establish a new risk assessment model of IAPU. DESIGN: This is a prospective study. METHODS: A total of 1963 patients who received neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pediatric surgery and cardiac surgery therapy in Sichuan Academy of Medical Science and Provincial People's Hospital in China from October 2015 to October 2016 were enrolled in the study and their clinical parameters were collected...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678418/a-new-method-to-quantify-liner-deformation-within-a-prosthetic-socket-for-below-knee-amputees
#4
Amy L Lenz, Katie A Johnson, Tamara Reid Bush
Many amputees who wear a leg prosthesis develop significant skin wounds on their residual limb. The exact cause of these wounds is unclear as little work has studied the interface between the prosthetic device and user. Our research objective was to develop a quantitative method for assessing displacement patterns of the gel liner during walking for patients with transtibial amputation. Using a reflective marker system and a custom clear socket, evaluations were conducted with a clear transparent test socket mounted over a plaster limb model and a deformable limb model...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676787/turning-high-risk-individuals-an-economic-evaluation-of-repositioning-frequency-in-long-term-care
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Petros Pechlivanoglou, Mike Paulden, Ba' Pham, Josephine Wong, Susan D Horn, Murray Krahn
Recent evidence suggests that less frequent repositioning of long-term care residents at moderate to high risk of developing pressure ulcers (PrUs) is noninferior to current repositioning standards in preventing PrUs, but the long-term health and economic consequences of less frequent repositioning have not been adequately estimated. Our objective was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of different repositioning strategies (2-, 3-, 4-hour intervals). We conducted a cost-utility analysis using a lifetime horizon based on data from a randomized clinical trial and the literature...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672395/an-educational-implementation-process-staff-survey-lessons-learned
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Barbara Delmore, Martha Kent
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the education process for the effective use of the Munro Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale by practicing perioperative staff at an urban tertiary medical center. Given that pressure injury formation is tied to the surgical process, there is a need for a pressure injury risk assessment scale that addresses the uniqueness of the perioperative process. METHODS: Participants were staff who worked in the surgical admissions area, the main operating room, and the main postanesthesia care unit...
May 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672390/the-30th-anniversary-of-the-national-pressure-ulcer-advisory-panel
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Thomas P Stewart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668785/accuracy-and-completeness-of-records-of-adverse-events-through-interface-terminology
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Maribel González-Samartino, Pilar Delgado-Hito, Jordi Adamuz-Tomás, Maria Fe Viso Cano, Mònica Castellà Creus, María-Eulàlia Juvé-Udina
OBJECTIVE: To determine what adverse events, including pressure ulcers, infection of the surgical site and aspiration pneumonia, nurses record in clinical histories, in terms of diagnostic accuracy and completeness, through ATIC. METHOD: Observational, descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter study of 64 medical-surgical and semi-critical units of two university hospitals in Catalonia, Spain, during 2015. The diagnostic accuracy was assessed by means of the correspondence between the event declared in the Minimum Basic Data Set and the problem documented by the nurse...
2018: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666111/decreasing-an-offloading-device-s-size-and-offsetting-its-imposed-limb-length-discrepancy-lead-to-improved-comfort-and-gait
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Ryan T Crews, Joseph Candela
OBJECTIVE: Patient adherence is a challenge in offloading diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with removable cast walkers (RCWs). The size and weight of an RCW, changes to gait, and imposed limb length discrepancies may all discourage adherence. This study sought to determine whether RCW size and provision of a contralateral limb lift affected users' comfort and gait. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Twenty-five individuals at risk for DFUs completed several 20-m walking trials under five footwear conditions: bilateral standardized shoes, a knee-high RCW with shoe with or without an external shoe lift contralaterally, and an ankle-high RCW with shoe with or without an external shoe lift contralaterally...
April 17, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664544/human-skin-model-for-mimic-dermal-studies-in-pathology-with-a-clinical-implication-in-pressure-ulcers
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Lara Cristóbal, Miguel A Ortega, Ángel Asúnsolo, Beatriz Romero, Melchor Álvarez-Mon, Julia Buján, Andrés A Maldonado, Natalio García-Honduvilla
Despite advances in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, human skin substitutes remain a clear goal to achieve. Autografts remain the principal clinical option. The long-term changes in dermis, as well as its response after injuries, are not well known. Research in this field has been hindered by a lack of experimental animal models. This study analyzes the architectural dermal scaffold (collagen and elastin fibers plus fibrillin-microfibrils) changes in a model of human skin pressure ulcers in mice...
April 17, 2018: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660917/medical-compression-stockings-reduce-hypertension-of-nailfold-capillaries-at-the-toe-of-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency1
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Anja Oelert, Manuela Kittel, Martin Hahn, Hermann Haase, Michael Jünger
In five patients who suffered from chronic venous insufficiency clinical stage C4 (n = 3) and C6 (n = 2) the capillary blood pressure was measured twice by means of invasive direct cannulation of nailfold capillaries of the toe. During one measurement course the patients wore below knee medical compression stockings (40 mmHg) during the other they did not have compression therapy. With the patient in supine position, the CP was investigated by the servo-nulling technique under resting conditions and under dynamic conditions: the calf-muscle/ankle joint venous pump was simulated by means of inflating a blood pressure cuff, which surrounded the mid lower leg, to 60 mmHg for 60 s...
April 7, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658630/lumbar-sympathectomy-versus-prostanoids-for-critical-limb-ischaemia-due-to-non-reconstructable-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Indrani Sen, Sunil Agarwal, Prathap Tharyan, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that can lead to reduced blood flow to the limbs, which may result in critical limb ischaemia (CLI), a painful manifestation that occurs when a person is at rest. The mainstay of treatment for CLI is surgical or endovascular repair. However, when these means of treatment are not suitable, due to anatomical reasons or comorbidities, treatment for pain is limited. Lumbar sympathectomy and prostanoids have both been shown to reduce pain from CLI in people who suffer from non-reconstructable PAD, but there is currently insufficient evidence to determine if one treatment is superior...
April 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656490/cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validity-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-neonatal-skin-risk-assessment-scale
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Pablo García-Molina, Evelin Balaguer López, José Verdú, Andreu Nolasco, Francisco P García Fernández
AIM: To adapt the Neonatal Skin Risk Assessment Scale to the Spanish context and to test its validity and reliability. BACKGROUND: Currently, in Spain there are no validated scales to evaluate the risk of pressure ulcers in infants. METHOD: The research was performed in 10 neonatal units. Overall, we use an observational study design, but divided it in to three stages. In the first stage, the transcultural adaptation of the scale and its content validation was performed...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655872/-contribution-of-the-scrotal-flap-for-the-coverage-of-ischial-and-perineal-pressure-ulcers
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M Vantomme, R Viard, R Aimard, P-L Vincent, J-P Comparin, D Voulliaume
INTRODUCTION: The ischiatric pressure sore is a common pathology in rehabilitated spinal cord injured people, despite careful prevention. Medical treatment by discharge and directed healing is not always sufficient and surgery using local musculocutaneous flaps is often essential. Unfortunately, recidivism is frequent and the availability of local flaps is limited. The scrotal flap is an excellent complement to classic flaps, gluteal flaps or hamstrings. It can be used alone or in addition to another musculocutaneous flap, in first or second intention...
April 11, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652735/nursing-sensitive-outcomes-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-study
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Lene Odgaard, Lena Aadal, Marianne Eskildsen, Ingrid Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Complications such as infections and conditions after immobilization are frequent after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to compromised bodily functions. Traditionally, bodily functions are core elements in nursing, and therefore nurses in the rehabilitation departments are pivotal in the prevention of complications. Hence, the frequency of complications is an indicator of nursing care quality, which can be included in nursing-sensitive outcome indicators. To do so, it is necessary to know the frequency of the selected complications...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652651/prediction-of-organ-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-by-serum-biomarkers-and-peripheral-endothelial-function
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Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Ayako Nishino, Takashi Igawa, Ayuko Takatani, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Shoichi Fukui, Akitomo Okada, Takahisa Suzuki, Tomohiro Koga, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Munetoshi Nakashima, Akinari Mizokami, Naoki Matsuoka, Kiyoshi Migita, Fumihide Ogawa, Satoshi Ikeda, Koji Maemura, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Takahiro Maeda, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: To identify prognostic factors among serum biomarkers and endothelial vasodilator function findings in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: This is a clinical observational study. We assessed 60 consecutive SSc patients (44 limited cutaneous-type, 16 diffuse cutaneous-type). Circulating growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), placenta growth factor (PlGF), endostatin, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) were measured by ELISA...
April 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651949/nerve-growth-factor-early-studies-and-recent-clinical-trials
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Maria Luisa Rocco, Marzia Soligo, Luigi Manni, Luigi Aloe
Since its discovery, nerve growth factor (NGF) has long occupied a critical role in developmental and adult neurobiology for its many important regulatory functions on the survival, growth and differentiation of nerve cells in the peripheral and central nervous system. NGF is the first discovered member of a family of neurotrophic factors, collectively indicated as neurotrophins, (which include brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neurotrophin-3 and neurotrophin 4/5). NGF was discovered for its action on the survival and differentiation of selected populations of peripheral neurons...
April 11, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650862/-caregivers-working-in-a-nursing-home-facility-utilizing-a-simulation-program-as-an-effective-preventative-measure-for-pressure-ulcers
#18
Chie Furukawa
The purpose of this study was to clarify if a simulation program utilized by caregivers working in a nursing home is an effective preventative measure for pressure ulcers. The study sample consists of 35caregivers working in a nursing home in Osaka, Japan. The results show that knowledge and practice of preventive measures were significantly higher after using the simulation program for preventive care of pressure ulcers. Nurses and care workers need to cooperate with each other to improve quality of care.
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649450/mandated-quality-of-care-metrics-for-medicare-patients-examining-new-or-worsened-pressure-ulcers-and-rehabilitation-outcomes-in-united-states-inpatient-rehabilitation-facilities
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Margaret A DiVita, Carl V Granger, Richard Goldstein, Paulette M Niewczyk, Jo L Freudenheim
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between the Medicare pressure ulcer quality indicator (the development of new or worsened pressure ulcers), with rehabilitation outcomes among Medicare patients seen in an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF). Data collection on the pressure ulcer quality indicator began in October of 2012, however, the value of this indicator is not known. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study. SETTING: IRFs subscribed to the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation...
April 9, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649067/outpatient-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-following-surgical-debridement-results-and-complications
#20
Eran Tamir, Aharon S Finestone, Itay Wiser, Yoram Anekstein, Gabriel Agar
OBJECTIVE: To present results and complications in a case series of outpatients with diabetic and neuropathic foot ulcers with exposed bone following surgical debridement treated with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT). METHODS: Retrospective data were obtained from digital medical records from the Maccabi Health Services High Risk Foot Clinic in Tel Aviv, Israel, between 2009 and 2014. Medical records examined were those of clinic outpatients with exposed bone following partial foot amputation or selective bone debridement (University of Texas grade III-A) treated with NPWT...
April 11, 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
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