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121. Preventing recurrent pressure ulcers in veterans with spinal cord injury: impact of a structured education and follow-up intervention (Abstract)

Preventing recurrent pressure ulcers in veterans with spinal cord injury: impact of a structured education and follow-up intervention To test the hypothesis that enhanced education and structured follow-up after pressure ulcer surgery will result in fewer recurrences.Randomized controlled trial.Veterans Affairs medical center.Forty-nine veteran men with spinal cord injury or dysfunction were approached on admission for pressure ulcer surgery. Five never had surgery, 2 refused to participate (...) , and one withdrew. Forty-one were randomized into 3 groups. Three participants' ulcers did not heal, so follow-up could not begin.Group 1 received individualized pressure ulcer education and monthly structured telephone follow-up (n=20); group 2 received monthly mail or telephone follow-up without educational content (n=11); and group 3 received quarterly mail or telephone follow-up without educational content (n=10). Follow-up continued until recurrence, death, or 24 months.Time to pressure ulcer

2008 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

122. Risk assessment tools for the prevention of pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Risk assessment tools for the prevention of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcer risk assessment is a component of the assessment process used to identify individuals at risk of developing a pressure ulcer. Use of a risk assessment tool is recommended by many international pressure ulcer prevention guidelines however it is not known whether using a risk assessment tool makes a difference to patient outcomes. A review was conducted to clarify the role of pressure ulcer risk assessment in clinical (...) practice.The objective of this review was to determine whether using structured, systematic pressure ulcer risk assessment tools, in any health care setting, reduces the incidence of pressure ulcers.The following databases were searched: MEDLINE (January 1966 to April Week 3, 2008); EMBASE (1974 to Week 17, 2008); CINAHL (1982 to April Week 4, 2008); The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, issue 2, 2008); The Wounds Group Specialised Register (searched 29/4/2008

2008 Cochrane

123. Alternating pressure air mattresses as prevention for pressure ulcers: A literature review (Abstract)

Alternating pressure air mattresses as prevention for pressure ulcers: A literature review The purpose of this paper is to examine and synthesise the literature on alternating pressure air mattresses (APAMs) as a preventive measure for pressure ulcers.Literature review.PubMed, Cinahl, Central, Embase, and Medline databases were searched to identify original and relevant articles. Additional publications were retrieved from the references cited in the publications identified during (...) the electronic database search.Thirty-five studies were included. Effectiveness and comfort of APAMs were the main focuses of the studies evaluating APAMs. Pressure ulcer incidence, contact interface pressure, and blood perfusion were the most frequently used outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of APAMs. Fifteen randomised controlled trials (RCTs) analysed the pressure ulcer incidence. One RCT compared a standard hospital mattress with an APAM and found that the APAM was a more effective

2008 EvidenceUpdates

124. Pressure ulcers in the long-term care setting.

Pressure ulcers in the long-term care setting. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures Funding for the National Guideline Clearinghouse

2008 American Medical Directors Association

125. Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Utilizing Vacuum-Assisted Closure to Advanced Moist Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Utilizing Vacuum-Assisted Closure to Advanced Moist Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial The purpose of this study was to evaluate safety and clinical efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) compared with advanced moist wound therapy (AMWT) to treat foot ulcers in diabetic patients.This multicenter randomized controlled trial enrolled 342 patients with a mean age of 58 years; 79 (...) % were male. Complete ulcer closure was defined as skin closure (100% reepithelization) without drainage or dressing requirements. Patients were randomly assigned to either NPWT (vacuum-assisted closure) or AMWT (predominately hydrogels and alginates) and received standard off-loading therapy as needed. The trial evaluated treatment until day 112 or ulcer closure by any means. Patients whose wounds achieved ulcer closure were followed at 3 and 9 months. Each study visit included closure assessment

2008 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

126. Review: support surfaces, nutritional supplements, and topical agents help prevent pressure ulcers

Review: support surfaces, nutritional supplements, and topical agents help prevent pressure ulcers Review: support surfaces, nutritional supplements, and topical agents help prevent pressure ulcers | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts (...) OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Review: support surfaces, nutritional supplements, and topical agents help prevent pressure ulcers Article Text Treatment Review: support surfaces, nutritional supplements, and topical agents help

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

127. A systematic review of the effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy in the management of diabetes foot ulcers

A systematic review of the effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy in the management of diabetes foot ulcers Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2008 DARE.

128. The effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a literature review

The effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a literature review The effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a literature review The effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a literature review van den Boogaard M, de Laat E, Spauwen P, Schoonhoven L CRD summary This narrative review of the effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers concluded (...) that topical negative pressure was not proven to be more effective than other interventions. The reliability of these conclusions is limited by the small size of included studies and the lack of information on participants, outcomes, study selection and data extraction. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy and in particular topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL were searched from 1992 to 2007

2008 DARE.

129. Negative pressure wound therapy promoted healing of diabetic foot ulcers more than advanced moist wound therapy Full Text available with Trip Pro

Negative pressure wound therapy promoted healing of diabetic foot ulcers more than advanced moist wound therapy Negative pressure wound therapy promoted healing of diabetic foot ulcers more than advanced moist wound therapyCommentary | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username (...) and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Negative pressure wound therapy promoted healing of diabetic foot ulcers more than advanced moist wound therapyCommentary Article Text Treatment Negative pressure

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

130. Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing pressure ulcers is limited

Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing pressure ulcers is limited Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing pressure ulcers is limitedCommentary | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts (...) OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing pressure ulcers is limitedCommentary Article Text Treatment Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

131. Alternating pressure mattresses were more cost effective than alternating pressure overlays for preventing pressure ulcers

Alternating pressure mattresses were more cost effective than alternating pressure overlays for preventing pressure ulcers Alternating pressure mattresses were more cost effective than alternating pressure overlays for preventing pressure ulcers | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your (...) username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Alternating pressure mattresses were more cost effective than alternating pressure overlays for preventing pressure ulcers Article Text Economics

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

132. Similar proportions of patients developed pressure ulcers on alternating pressure overlays and alternating pressure mattresses

Similar proportions of patients developed pressure ulcers on alternating pressure overlays and alternating pressure mattresses Similar proportions of patients developed pressure ulcers on alternating pressure overlays and alternating pressure mattresses | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log (...) in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Similar proportions of patients developed pressure ulcers on alternating pressure overlays and alternating pressure mattresses Article Text

2008 Evidence-Based Nursing

133. Assessment and management of stage I to IV pressure ulcers.

Assessment and management of stage I to IV pressure ulcers. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures Funding for the National Guideline

2007 Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

134. A comparison of diabetic foot ulcer outcomes using negative pressure wound therapy versus historical standard of care Full Text available with Trip Pro

A comparison of diabetic foot ulcer outcomes using negative pressure wound therapy versus historical standard of care A comparison of diabetic foot ulcer outcomes using negative pressure wound therapy versus historical standard of care A comparison of diabetic foot ulcer outcomes using negative pressure wound therapy versus historical standard of care Lavery L A, Boulton A J, Niezgoda J A, Sheehan P Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria (...) for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study compared the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as a treatment for diabetic foot ulcers with standard wet-to-moist wound therapy. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis Study population The study population used

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

135. Electromagnetic therapy for treating pressure ulcers. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Electromagnetic therapy for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are defined as areas "of localized damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by pressure, shear, friction and/or the combination of these". In the UK, pressure ulcers occur in 5 to 32% of District General Hospitals people and in 4 to 7% of people in community settings. Electromagnetic therapy, in which electrodes produce an electromagnetic field across the wound, may improve healing of chronic wounds such as pressure (...) identified no new trials. Two RCTs were identified for inclusion in the original review (total of 60 participants). One was a three-armed study comparing electromagnetic therapy with electromagnetic therapy in combination with standard therapy, and with standard therapy alone, on 17 female and 13 male with grade II and III pressure ulcers. The other study compared electromagnetic therapy with sham therapy in 30 male participants with a spinal cord injury and a grade II or grade III pressure ulcer.Neither

2006 Cochrane

136. Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review

Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

137. Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcer prevention: a systematic review

Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcer prevention: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

138. Randomised, controlled trial of alternating pressure mattresses compared with alternating pressure overlays for the prevention of pressure ulcers: PRESSURE (pressure relieving support surfaces) trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised, controlled trial of alternating pressure mattresses compared with alternating pressure overlays for the prevention of pressure ulcers: PRESSURE (pressure relieving support surfaces) trial. To compare whether differences exist between alternating pressure overlays and alternating pressure mattresses in the development of new pressure ulcers, healing of existing pressure ulcers, and patient acceptability.Pragmatic, open, multicentre, randomised controlled trial.11 hospitals in six NHS (...) trusts.1972 people admitted to hospital as acute or elective patients.Participants were randomised to an alternating pressure mattress (n = 982) or an alternating pressure overlay (n = 990).The proportion of participants developing a new pressure ulcer of grade 2 or worse; time to development of new pressure ulcers; proportions of participants developing a new ulcer within 30 days; healing of existing pressure ulcers; and patient acceptability.Intention to treat analysis found no difference

2006 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

139. Risk assessment & prevention of pressure ulcers.

Risk assessment & prevention of pressure ulcers. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures Funding for the National Guideline Clearinghouse

2005 Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

140. Comparison of pressure ulcer treatments in long-term care facilities: clinical outcomes and impact on cost

Comparison of pressure ulcer treatments in long-term care facilities: clinical outcomes and impact on cost Comparison of pressure ulcer treatments in long-term care facilities: clinical outcomes and impact on cost Comparison of pressure ulcer treatments in long-term care facilities: clinical outcomes and impact on cost Narayanan S, Van Vleet J, Strunk B, Ross R N, Gray M Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each (...) abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined the use of balsam Peru, hydrogenated castor oil and trypsin (BCT) ointment in the treatment of pressure ulcers. BCT ointment was compared with BCT plus other treatment (BCT+O) and with "Other" treatments. The other treatments were not uniform between BCT+O and Other, and included all other

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.