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141. Clinical practice guideline: The use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care

Clinical practice guideline: The use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care

Royal College of Nursing2007

142. Electromagnetic therapy for treating pressure ulcers.

Electromagnetic therapy for treating pressure ulcers. BACKGROUND: 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 ulcers. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electromagnetic therapy on the healing of pressure ulcers. SEARCH STRATEGY: For this first update, we searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (last searched October 2005); CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library 2005, Issue 4); MEDLINE (1966 to October 2005); EMBASE (1980 to October 2005); and CINAHL (1982 to October 2005). SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials comparing electromagnetic therapy with sham electromagnetic therapy

Cochrane2006

143. Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review

Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review Preventing pressure ulcers: a systematic review Reddy M, Gill S S, Rochon P A CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of interventions to prevent pressure ulcers. The authors concluded that using support surfaces, repositioning patients, optimising nutritional status and moisturising sacral skin are appropriate strategies, but that well-designed trials are needed. The lack (...) of methodological details and the low quality of the included trials mean that the authors' conclusions may not be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of interventions to prevent pressure ulcers. Searching The authors searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL (all from inception to June 2006), the Cochrane CENTRAL Register (Issue 1, 2006), UMI ProQuest Digital Dissertations, ISI Web of Science and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts; the search terms were reported. The reference lists of identified

DARE.2006

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

Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcer prevention: a systematic review Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcer prevention: a systematic review Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcer prevention: a systematic review Pancorbo-Hidalgo P L, Garcia-Fernandez F P, Lopez-Medina I M, Alvarez-Nieto C CRD summary This review evaluated effectiveness of risk assessment scales (RAS) for pressure ulcer (PU) prevention. There was not enough evidence to claim using RAS in clinical practice decreased PU (...) incidence. Use of the Norton Scale as a criterion for prevention intervention increased risk assessment effectiveness and application of early prevention interventions. However, these conclusions may not be reliable due to methodological limitations. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of the use of risk assessment scales (RAS) for pressure ulcer (PU) prevention in clinical practice, degree of validation of RAS, and effectiveness of risk assessment scales as indicators of risk

DARE.2006

146. Randomised, controlled trial of alternating pressure mattresses compared with alternating pressure overlays for the prevention of pressure ulcers: PRESSURE (pressure relieving support surfaces) trial.

Randomised, controlled trial of alternating pressure mattresses compared with alternating pressure overlays for the prevention of pressure ulcers: PRESSURE (pressure relieving support surfaces) trial. 16740530 2006 06 16 2006 06 27 2014 09 09 1756-1833 332 7555 2006 Jun 17 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Randomised, controlled trial of alternating pressure mattresses compared with alternating pressure overlays for the prevention of pressure ulcers: PRESSURE (pressure relieving support surfaces (...) ) trial. 1413 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

BMJ2006 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

147. Risk assessment & prevention of pressure ulcers.

Risk assessment & prevention of pressure ulcers. Risk assessment & prevention of pressure ulcers. | National Guideline Clearinghouse Search Sign In Username or Email * Password * Remember Me Don't have an account? Guideline Summary NGC:004215 This guideline summary has been replaced by an updated version. Please update your bookmarks. View the updated summary: NGC:008720 View all updated summaries in the . About NGC Guideline Summaries NGC's guidelines summaries contain information

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario2005

148. Efficacy of advanced dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review

Efficacy of advanced dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review Efficacy of advanced dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review Efficacy of advanced dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review Bouza C, Saz Z, Munoz A, Amate J M CRD summary This review concluded that hydrocolloid dressings are more effective than moistened conventional dressings in healing pressure ulcers, but there was insufficient evidence for other (...) dressings. This conclusion seems appropriate given the evidence presented, though some important data were not clearly reported in the review. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of different types of advanced dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, SWEESNET (up to January 2003) and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched without any language restrictions; the search terms were reported. In addition, the reference lists of relevant articles

DARE.2005

149. Enteral nutritional support in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Enteral nutritional support in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis Enteral nutritional support in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis Enteral nutritional support in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis Stratton R J, Ek A C, Engfer M, Moore Z, Rigby P, Wolfe R, Elia M CRD summary This well-conducted review examined whether enteral nutritional support (...) was beneficial in preventing and treating pressure ulcers. The authors concluded that enteral nutritional support, particularly with high-protein oral nutritional supplements, can reduce the development of pressure ulcers in high-risk patients. However, the studies were generally of poor quality and further research is required. The authors' cautious conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effects of enteral nutritional support for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers

DARE.2005

150. Pressure ulcers: guideline development and economic modelling

Pressure ulcers: guideline development and economic modelling Pressure ulcers: guideline development and economic modelling Pressure ulcers: guideline development and economic modelling Legood R, McInnes E 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 use of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In particular, the analysis focused on high-specification foams and standard hospital mattresses (defined as mattresses without pressure-relieving qualities). Type of intervention Primary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised a hypothetical cohort of patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers. The analysis was carried

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2005

151. Cost-effectiveness of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers

Cost-effectiveness of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers Cost-effectiveness of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers Cost-effectiveness of pressure-relieving devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers Fleurence R L 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 Three strategies for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (PUs) in patients admitted to hospital were examined. The strategies were alternating pressure mattress replacements (APMRs), alternating pressure overlays (APOs), and high-specification foam mattress (standard care strategy, SC). Type of intervention Primary prevention and treatment

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2005

152. 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

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2005

155. Clinical activity-based cost effectiveness of traditional versus modern wound management in patients with pressure ulcers

Clinical activity-based cost effectiveness of traditional versus modern wound management in patients with pressure ulcers Clinical activity-based cost effectiveness of traditional versus modern wound management in patients with pressure ulcers Clinical activity-based cost effectiveness of traditional versus modern wound management in patients with pressure ulcers Ohura T, Sanada H, Mino Y 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 Three alternative strategies for the management of pressure ulcers were examined. The strategies were: wound treatment with modern dressings that maintain a moist environment in combination with a standardised wound management algorithm (MC/A); wound treatment with traditional dressings

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2004

157. Healing pressure ulcers with collagen or hydrocolloid: a randomized, controlled trial

Healing pressure ulcers with collagen or hydrocolloid: a randomized, controlled trial Healing pressure ulcers with collagen or hydrocolloid: a randomized, controlled trial Healing pressure ulcers with collagen or hydrocolloid: a randomized, controlled trial Graumlich J F, Blough L S, McLaughlin R G, Milbrandt J C, Calderon C L, Agha S A, Scheibel L W 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 use of topical type I collagen dressing (daily) for the treatment of Stage II or III pressure ulcers. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study population comprised individuals with at least one Stage II or III pressure ulcer, as defined by the National

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2003

158. Pressure ulcer prevention: pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention, including the use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care

Pressure ulcer prevention: pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention, including the use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care Pressure ulcer prevention: pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention, including the use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care Pressure ulcer prevention: pressure ulcer risk (...) assessment and prevention, including the use of pressure-relieving devices (beds, mattresses and overlays) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in primary and secondary care National Institute for Clinical Excellence Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Pressure ulcer prevention: pressure ulcer risk assessment

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2003

159. Nutritional interventions for preventing and treating pressure ulcers.

Nutritional interventions for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers affect 10% of people in hospitals and older people are at highest risk. The correlation between nutritional intake and the development of pressure ulcers is suggested by several studies, but the results are inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of enteral and parenteral nutrition on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. SEARCH STRATEGY: The Cochrane Wounds Group (...) nutrition on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers by measuring the incidence of new ulcers, ulcer healing or changes in pressure ulcer severity. There were no restrictions on patients, setting, date, publication status or language. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Abstracts were independently inspected and full articles were obtained of potentially relevant studies. In case of disagreement advice was sought from a third person (AK). Data extraction and assessment of quality were undertaken

Cochrane2003

160. Prospective cohort study of routine use of risk assessment scales for prediction of pressure ulcers.

Prospective cohort study of routine use of risk assessment scales for prediction of pressure ulcers. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether risk assessment scales can be used to identify patients who are likely to get pressure ulcers. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Two large hospitals in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 1229 patients admitted to the surgical, internal, neurological, or geriatric wards between January 1999 and June 2000. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Occurrence of a pressure ulcer of (...) grade 2 or worse while in hospital. RESULTS: 135 patients developed pressure ulcers during four weeks after admission. The weekly incidence of patients with pressure ulcers was 6.2% (95% confidence interval 5.2% to 7.2%). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.56 (0.51 to 0.61) for the Norton scale, 0.55 (0.49 to 0.60) for the Braden scale, and 0.61 (0.56 to 0.66) for the Waterlow scale; the areas for the subpopulation, excluding patients who received preventive measures

BMJ2002 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro