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81. Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers. Leg ulcers are open skin wounds that occur between the ankle and the knee that can last weeks, months or even years and are a consequence of arterial or venous valvular insufficiency. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a technology that is currently used widely in wound care and is promoted for use on wounds. NPWT involves the application of a wound dressing to the wound, to which a machine is attached. The machine applies (...) a carefully controlled negative pressure (or vacuum), which sucks any wound and tissue fluid away from the treated area into a canister.To assess the effects of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for treating leg ulcers in any care setting.For this review, in May 2015 we searched the following databases: the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (searched 21 May 2015); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; The Cochrane Library 2015, Issue 4); Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to 20 May

2015 Cochrane

82. Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers. (Abstract)

Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers affect approximately 10% of patients in hospitals and the elderly are at highest risk. Several studies have suggested that massage therapy may help to prevent the development of pressure ulcers, but these results are inconsistent.To assess the evidence for the effects of massage compared with placebo, standard care or other interventions for prevention of pressure ulcers in at-risk populations.The review sought to answer (...) the following questions:Does massage reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers of any grade?Is massage safe in the short- and long-term? If not, what are the adverse events associated with massage?We searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (8 January 2015), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2015, Issue 1), Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to 8 January 2015), Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process Other Non-Indexed Citations 8 January 2015), Ovid EMBASE (1974 to 8 January 2015), and EBSCO

2015 Cochrane

83. Treating pressure ulcers: new evidence, continued uncertainty

Treating pressure ulcers: new evidence, continued uncertainty Treating pressure ulcers: new evidence, continued uncertainty - Evidently Cochrane Search and hit Go By May 29, 2015 // It’s not often that a pressure ulcer sets someone’s heart pounding, apart, perhaps, for the nurse who discovers that his or her patient has one. But this was the experience of , a current practitioner in geriatric medicine and wound care, on finding a copy of Charcot’s Lectures on the Diseases of the Central Nervous (...) System, first published in 1877 and with it ‘the beginnings of the modern “avoidable-unavoidable” controversy on pressure ulcers’. Practising in Paris, Dr Charcot and Dr Henri Brown-Sequard proposed differing theories about the mechanisms of ‘bedsore’ development but then, Levine notes, ‘pressure ulcers dropped off the medical map for over a century’. They’re firmly on the map now but there’s much that we still don’t know. The debate about whether all pressure ulcers are avoidable continues

2015 Evidently Cochrane

84. Alginate dressings for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Alginate dressings for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, decubitus ulcers and pressure injuries, are localised areas of injury to the skin or the underlying tissue, or both. Dressings are widely used to treat pressure ulcers and there are many options to choose from including alginate dressings. A clear and current overview of current evidence is required to facilitate decision-making regarding dressing use for the treatment of pressure ulcers. This review (...) is part of a suite of Cochrane reviews investigating the use of dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers. Each review will focus on a particular dressing type.To assess the effects of alginate dressings for treating pressure ulcers in any care setting.For this review, in April 2015 we searched the following databases the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register; The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library); Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process & Other

2015 Cochrane

85. Negative pressure wound therapy for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Negative pressure wound therapy for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, decubitus ulcers and pressure injuries, are localised areas of injury to the skin or the underlying tissue, or both. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a treatment option for pressure ulcers; a clear, current overview of the evidence is required to facilitate decision-making regarding its use.To assess the effects of negative pressure wound therapy for treating pressure ulcers in any (...) or different types of NPWT in the treatment of pressure ulcers (stage II or above).Two review authors independently performed study selection, risk of bias assessment and data extraction.The review contains four studies with a total of 149 participants. Two studies compared NPWT with dressings; one study compared NPWT with a series of gel treatments and one study compared NPWT with 'moist wound healing'. One study had a 24-week follow-up period, and two had a six-week follow-up period, the follow-up time

2015 Cochrane

86. Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the american college of physicians. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the american college of physicians. The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on the comparative effectiveness of risk assessment scales and preventive interventions for pressure ulcers.This guideline is based on published literature on this topic that was identified by using MEDLINE (1946 through February 2014), CINAHL (...) (1998 through February 2014), the Cochrane Library, clinical trials registries, and reference lists. Searches were limited to English-language publications. The outcomes evaluated for this guideline include pressure ulcer incidence and severity, resource use, diagnostic accuracy, measures of risk, and harms. This guideline grades the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations by using ACP's clinical practice guidelines grading system. The target audience for this guideline includes all

2015 Annals of Internal Medicine

87. Treatment of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the american college of physicians. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Treatment of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the american college of physicians. The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on the comparative effectiveness of treatments of pressure ulcers.This guideline is based on published literature on this topic that was identified by using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, EBM Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane (...) , and infection). This guideline grades the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations by using ACP's clinical practice guidelines grading system. The target audience for this guideline includes all clinicians, and the target patient population is patients with pressure ulcers.ACP recommends that clinicians use protein or amino acid supplementation in patients with pressure ulcers to reduce wound size. (Grade: weak recommendation, low-quality evidence).ACP recommends that clinicians use hydrocolloid

2015 Annals of Internal Medicine

88. Use of the Braden Scale for Assessing Pressure Ulcer Risk in Acute Care

Use of the Braden Scale for Assessing Pressure Ulcer Risk in Acute Care Disclaimer: The Rapid Response Service is an information service for those involved in planning and providing health care in Canada. Rapid responses are based on a limited literature search and are not comprehensive, systematic reviews. The intent is to provide a list of sources of the best evidence on the topic that CADTH could identify using all reasonable efforts within the time allowed. Rapid responses should (...) Ulcer Risk in Acute Care: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines DATE: 30 January 2015 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the frequency of administration of the Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk for patients in acute care? 2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the frequency of administration of the Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk for patients in acute care? KEY FINDINGS Two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding

2015 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

89. Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure, from lying or sitting on a particular part of the body results in reduced oxygen and nutrient supply, impaired drainage of waste products and damage to cells. If a patient with an existing pressure ulcer continues to lie or bear weight on the affected area, the tissues become depleted of blood flow and there is no oxygen or nutrient supply to the wound, and no removal of waste products from the wound, all of which are necessary for healing (...) . Patients who cannot reposition themselves require assistance. International best practice advocates the use of repositioning as an integral component of a pressure ulcer management strategy. This review has been conducted to clarify the role of repositioning in the management of patients with pressure ulcers.To assess the effects of repositioning patients on the healing rates of pressure ulcers.For this third update we searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (searched 28 August 2014

2015 Cochrane

90. Pressure Relief for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury ? Comparison of ?Push-Up? Pressure Relief and Wheelchair Tilt Pressure Relief to Reduce the Incidence of Pressure Ulcer Formation

Pressure Relief for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury ? Comparison of ?Push-Up? Pressure Relief and Wheelchair Tilt Pressure Relief to Reduce the Incidence of Pressure Ulcer Formation Copyright © 2015 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; all rights reserved Page 1 of 14 Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy/Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury/Pressure Relief/BESt 195 Best Evidence Statement Date: December 14, 2015 Title: Comparison of “Push-Up (...) ” Pressure Relief and Wheelchair Tilt Pressure Relief to Reduce the Incidence of Pressure Ulcer Formation in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 1 Clinical Question P (Population/Problem) Among children aged 5 to 21 years who sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury I (Intervention) does “push-up” pressure relief C (Comparison) compared to wheelchair tilt pressure relief* O (Outcome) reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers? Definitions for terms marked with * may

2015 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

91. Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Treatment of Pressure Ulcers | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians '); } Sign in below to access your subscription for full content INDIVIDUAL SIGN IN | You will be directed to acponline.org to register and create your Annals account INSTITUTIONAL SIGN IN | | Subscribe to Annals of Internal Medicine . You will be directed to acponline.org to complete your purchase. Search (...) Clinical Guidelines | 3 March 2015 Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Free Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Linda L. Humphrey, MD, MPH; Mary Ann Forciea, MD; Melissa Starkey, PhD; Thomas D. Denberg, MD, PhD; for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA From the American College of Physicians and University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Oregon Health & Science

2015 American College of Physicians

92. Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians '); } '); })(); Sign in below to access your subscription for full content INDIVIDUAL SIGN IN | You will be directed to acponline.org to register and create your Annals account INSTITUTIONAL SIGN IN | | Subscribe to Annals of Internal Medicine . You (...) will be directed to acponline.org to complete your purchase. Search Clinical Guidelines | 3 March 2015 Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians Free Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Tanveer P. Mir, MD; Melissa Starkey, PhD; Thomas D. Denberg, MD, PhD; for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA From the American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York

2015 American College of Physicians

93. Foam dressings for treating pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol]

Foam dressings for treating pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol] 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 measures

2015 PROSPERO

94. Pressure-relieving devices for preventing heel pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol]

Pressure-relieving devices for preventing heel pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol] 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

2015 PROSPERO

95. Hydrogel dressings for treating pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol]

Hydrogel dressings for treating pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol] 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 measures

2015 PROSPERO

96. Education of healthcare professionals for preventing pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol]

Education of healthcare professionals for preventing pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol] 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

2015 PROSPERO

97. Effects of antibiotic and antiseptic interventions used to treat infected or colonised leg ulcers and pressure ulcers: a systematic review

Effects of antibiotic and antiseptic interventions used to treat infected or colonised leg ulcers and pressure ulcers: a 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

2015 PROSPERO

98. Negative pressure wound therapy for treating pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol]

Negative pressure wound therapy for treating pressure ulcers [Cochrane Protocol] 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

2015 PROSPERO

99. Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers [Cochrane Protocol]

Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers [Cochrane Protocol] 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

2015 PROSPERO

100. Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines

Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines CADTH Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. Citation CADTH. Use of the Braden Scale for assessing pressure ulcer risk in acute care: clinical evidence and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response. 2015 Authors' conclusions Two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the frequency of administration of the Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk for patients in acute care. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH

2015 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.