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41. Anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers develop as a result of a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both. The ulcers usually arise over a bony prominence, and are recognised as a common medical problem affecting people confined to a bed or wheelchair for long periods of time. Anabolic steroids are used as off-label drugs (drugs which are used without regulatory approval) and have been used (...) as adjuvants to usual treatment with dressings, debridement, nutritional supplements, systemic antibiotics and antiseptics, which are considered to be supportive in healing of pressure ulcers. Anabolic steroids are considered because of their ability to stimulate protein synthesis and build muscle mass. Comprehensive evidence is required to facilitate decision making, regarding the benefits and harms of using anabolic steroids.To assess the effects of anabolic steroids for treating pressure ulcers.In March

2017 Cochrane

42. Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles

Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles | CADTH.ca CADTH Document Viewer Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Table of Contents Search this document Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure (...) in order to relieve unsafe pressures. The SurroSense Rx system is used in addition to current standard-of-care treatment for the prevention of plantar ulcers in diabetic patients. There is currently no available evidence that using the SurroSense Rx system prevents plantar ulcers. However, there are ongoing clinical trials that may identify patient populations that will benefit from its use. Issue Over time, high blood sugar in people living with diabetes causes damage to the peripheral nerves

2017 CADTH - Issues in Emerging Health Technologies

43. Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles

Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles | CADTH.ca CADTH Document Viewer Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure-Sensing Shoe Insoles Table of Contents Search this document Prevention of Plantar Ulcers in People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Using Pressure (...) in order to relieve unsafe pressures. The SurroSense Rx system is used in addition to current standard-of-care treatment for the prevention of plantar ulcers in diabetic patients. There is currently no available evidence that using the SurroSense Rx system prevents plantar ulcers. However, there are ongoing clinical trials that may identify patient populations that will benefit from its use. Issue Over time, high blood sugar in people living with diabetes causes damage to the peripheral nerves

2017 CADTH - Issues in Emerging Health Technologies

44. Pressure mapping to prevent pressure ulcers in a hospital setting: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial (Abstract)

Pressure mapping to prevent pressure ulcers in a hospital setting: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial Pressure ulcers cause suffering to patients and costs to society. Reducing pressure at the interface between the patient's body and the support surface is a valid clinical intervention for reducing the risk of pressure ulcers. However, studies have shown that knowledge of how to reduce pressure and shear and to prevent pressure ulcers is lacking.To evaluate the effect of a pressure mapping (...) system on pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence in a hospital setting.Pragmatic randomised controlled trial.A geriatric/internal medical ward with 26 beds in a Swedish university hospital.190 patients were recruited (intervention: n=91; control: n=99) over a period of 9 months. Patients were eligible if they were over 50 years old, admitted to the ward between Sunday 4pm and Friday 4pm, and expected to stay in the ward ≥3 days.The continuous bedside pressure mapping system displays the patient's

2017 EvidenceUpdates

45. Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Absorbable Delivery Products for Treatment of Patients with Periprosthetic Infections: Clinical and Cost

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

46. Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Polyurethane Foam Dressings for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines (...) Published on: April 3, 2017 Project Number: RC0866-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure ulcers? What is the cost-effectiveness of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure ulcers? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of polyurethane foam dressings for the prevention of pressure

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

47. Topical phenytoin for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Topical phenytoin for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical strategies, nutritional supplementation, debridement, topical negative pressure, and local treatments (...) including dressings, ointments and creams such as bacitracin, silver sulphadiazine, neomycin, and phenytoin. Phenytoin is a drug more commonly used in the treatment of epilepsy, but may play an important role in accelerating ulcer healing.To assess the effects of topical phenytoin on the rate of healing of pressure ulcers of any grade, in any care setting.In September 2016, we searched the following electronic databases to identify relevant randomized clinical trials: the Cochrane Wounds Specialised

2017 Cochrane

48. Prevalence of postoperative pressure ulcer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Prevalence of postoperative pressure ulcer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 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.The researchers searched databases, including PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Science Direct, the Thomson Reuters' Web of Science (WOS). For English articles published online between January 2000 and October 2015 on the subject of a pressure ulcer, a total of 19 articles were ultimately selected based on the study inclusion criteria. Then results were analyzed in Stata-11.The 19 articles qualified for entering the meta

2017 Electronic physician

49. Non-blanchable erythema for predicting pressure ulcer risk: individual participant data meta-analysis

Non-blanchable erythema for predicting pressure ulcer risk: individual participant data meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web

2017 PROSPERO

50. Medical device-related pressure ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Medical device-related pressure ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect

2017 PROSPERO

52. Economic evaluation of nutritional support in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in acute and chronic care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Economic evaluation of nutritional support in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in acute and chronic care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g

2017 PROSPERO

53. A systematic review of risk factors associated with heel pressure ulcer development in adults

A systematic review of risk factors associated with heel pressure ulcer development in adults Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address

2017 PROSPERO

54. The role of negative pressure wound therapy in the management of pressure ulcers

The role of negative pressure wound therapy in the management of pressure ulcers Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing

2017 PROSPERO

55. Low level laser therapy in the treatment of pressure ulcers: systematic review

Low level laser therapy in the treatment of pressure ulcers: systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect

2017 PROSPERO

56. Reconstructive surgery for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Reconstructive surgery for treating pressure ulcers. The management of pressure ulcers involves several interventions ranging from pressure-relieving measures such as repositioning, to treatments that can include reconstructive surgery. Such surgery may be considered for recalcitrant wounds when full thickness skin loss arises and deeper structures such as muscle fascia and even bone are exposed. The surgery commonly involves wound debridement followed by the addition of new tissue (...) into the wound. Whilst reconstructive surgery is an accepted means of ulcer management, the benefits and harms of surgery compared with non-surgical treatments, or alternative surgical approaches are not clear.To assess the effects of reconstructive surgery for healing pressure ulcers (stage II or above), comparing surgery with no surgery or comparing alternative forms of surgery in any care setting.We searched the following electronic databases to identify reports of relevant randomised clinical trials

2016 Cochrane

57. Risk factors for pressure ulcer development in Intensive Care Units: Systematic review. (Abstract)

Risk factors for pressure ulcer development in Intensive Care Units: Systematic review. Pressure ulcers represent a significant problem for patients, professionals and health systems. Their reported incidence and prevalence are significant worldwide. Their character iatrogenic states that its appearance is preventable and its incidence is an indicator of scientific and technical quality both in primary care and specialized care. The aim of this review was to identify risk factors associated (...) with the occurrence of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients.The PRISMA Declaration recommendations have been followed and adapted to studies identifying risk factors. A qualitative systematic review of primary studies has been performed and a search was conducted of the PubMed, The Cochrane Library, Scopus and Web of Science databases. Methodological limitations in observational studies have been considered.From 200 references, 17 fulfilled the eligibility criteria. These studies included 19,363 patients

2016 Medicina intensiva

58. Bed rest for pressure ulcer healing in wheelchair users. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Bed rest for pressure ulcer healing in wheelchair users. Pressure ulcers, which are localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both, occur when people are unable to reposition themselves to relieve pressure on bony prominences. Pressure ulcers are often difficult to heal, painful, and impact negatively on the individual's quality of life. International guidelines suggest bed rest as a component of the treatment strategy to manage pressure ulcers among wheelchair users. The potential (...) benefits and risks need to be considered when assessing the effectiveness of bed rest as an intervention for treating pressure ulcers in this population. Therefore, it was important to search and appraise existing research evidence in order to determine the impact of bed rest on the healing of pressure ulcers in wheelchair users.To assess the impact of bed rest on pressure ulcer healing, in wheelchair users, of any age, who are living or being cared for in any setting.In October 2016 we searched

2016 Cochrane

59. Emerging Technologies for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Acute Care Settings: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Emerging Technologies for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Acute Care Settings: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Emerging Technologies for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Acute Care Settings: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Emerging Technologies for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Acute Care Settings: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Emerging Technologies (...) for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Acute Care Settings: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Published on: September 12, 2016 Project Number: RC0809-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of emerging technologies when used alone, or in combination with established interventions, for the prevention of pressure ulcers in acute care settings? What is the clinical

2016 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

60. Effectiveness of pressure ulcer prevention strategies for adult patients in intensive care units: a systematic review protocol. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of pressure ulcer prevention strategies for adult patients in intensive care units: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this review is to identify the effectiveness of pressure ulcer (PU) prevention strategies on the incidence of hospital-acquired PUs in the intensive care unit (ICU).More specifically, the objectives are to identify the effectiveness of utilizing PU prevention strategies such as risk assessment, skin assessment, skin care, nutrition, position

2016 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports