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161. Hormone replacement therapy and prevention of pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

Hormone replacement therapy and prevention of pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers. Pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers are common chronic wounds. Oestrogens in the form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might have an effect on wound healing, but this possibility has not been studied in detail. Using a case-cohort study including elderly patients in the UK General Practice Research Database, we showed that patients who received HRT were less likely to develop a venous leg ulcer (age (...) -adjusted relative risk 0.65 [95% CI 0.61-0.69]) or a pressure ulcer (0.68 [0.62-0.76]) than those who did not use HRT. Therefore, we believe that HRT could be beneficial for the prevention of these wounds.

Lancet2002

162. Is noncontact normothermic wound therapy cost effective for the treatment of stages 3 and 4 pressure ulcers

Is noncontact normothermic wound therapy cost effective for the treatment of stages 3 and 4 pressure ulcers Is noncontact normothermic wound therapy cost effective for the treatment of stages 3 and 4 pressure ulcers Is noncontact normothermic wound therapy cost effective for the treatment of stages 3 and 4 pressure ulcers Macario A, Dexter F 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 noncontact normothermic wound therapy (NNWT; Warm-Up Therapy, Augustine Medical Inc.) for the treatment of stages 3 and 4 pressure ulcers. NNWT was administered three times a day for one hour. In addition, all of the patients received standard care. Standard care consisted of cleansing the wound, using a pressure-reducing

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

163. A comprehensive program to prevent pressure ulcers in long-term care: exploring costs and outcomes

A comprehensive program to prevent pressure ulcers in long-term care: exploring costs and outcomes A comprehensive program to prevent pressure ulcers in long-term care: exploring costs and outcomes A comprehensive program to prevent pressure ulcers in long-term care: exploring costs and outcomes Lyder C H, Shannon R, Empleo-Frazier O, McGeHee D, White C 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 authors assessed comprehensive protocols of care (SOLUTIONS, ConvaTec, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company) for the prevention of pressure ulcers in long-term care. The protocols focused on risk factors identified in accordance with the Braden Scale. The comprehensive programme for pressure ulcer preventioncomprised

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2002

166. Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment following spinal cord injury.

Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment following spinal cord injury. Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment following spinal cord injury. | National Guideline Clearinghouse Search Sign In Username or Email * Password * Remember Me Don't have an account? Guideline Summary NGC:001815 This guideline summary has been withdrawn from NGC. Please update your bookmarks. View all withdrawn summaries in the . About NGC Guideline Summaries NGC's guidelines summaries contain information systematically

Paralyzed Veterans of America2001

167. Effectiveness of special dressings in the treatment of pressure and leg ulcers. IPE-01/28 (Public report)

Effectiveness of special dressings in the treatment of pressure and leg ulcers. IPE-01/28 (Public report) Effectiveness of special dressings in the treatment of pressure and leg ulcers. IPE-01/28 (Public report) Effectiveness of special dressings in the treatment of pressure and leg ulcers. IPE-01/28 (Public report) Bouza Alvarez C, Sanz de Leon O M, Amate Blanco J M 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 Bouza Alvarez C, Sanz de Leon O M, Amate Blanco J M. Effectiveness of special dressings in the treatment of pressure and leg ulcers. IPE-01/28 (Public report) Madrid: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (AETS). Informe de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias No.28. 2001 Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of modern dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers and leg ulcers

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2001

168. Air-fluidized beds used for treatment of pressure ulcers in the home environment

Air-fluidized beds used for treatment of pressure ulcers in the home environment Air-fluidized beds used for treatment of pressure ulcers in the home environment Air-fluidized beds used for treatment of pressure ulcers in the home environment ECRI Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of air-fluidised beds and group 2 support surfaces, as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for the treatment of stage III or IV pressure ulcers in the home and other settings (...) eligible for inclusion. Specific interventions included in the review Controlled studies of air-fluidised beds or group 2 support surfaces in the home setting were eligible for inclusion in the review. Owing to the paucity of research in the home setting, the authors relaxed their inclusion criteria and included studies that were not in the home setting. Participants included in the review Studies that included patients with stage III or IV pressure ulcers, which presented results separately from those

DARE.2001

169. Constant force technology versus low-air-loss therapy in the treatment of pressure ulcers

Constant force technology versus low-air-loss therapy in the treatment of pressure ulcers "Constant force technology" versus low-air-loss therapy in the treatment of pressure ulcers "Constant force technology" versus low-air-loss therapy in the treatment of pressure ulcers Branom R, Rappl L 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 PressureGuard CFT (Constant Force Technology) mattress by Span-America Medical Systems Inc., subsequently referred to as the "study mattress", and a low-air-loss (LAL) mattress were compared. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population The study examined patients with stage III or IV pressure ulcers on the trunk or pelvis

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2001

170. Translating pressure ulcer guidelines into practice: it's harder than it sounds

Translating pressure ulcer guidelines into practice: it's harder than it sounds Translating pressure ulcer guidelines into practice: it's harder than it sounds Translating pressure ulcer guidelines into practice: it's harder than it sounds Xakellis G C, Frantz R A, Lewis A, Harvey 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 examined a protocol aimed at reducing the incidence and time to healing of pressure ulcers in patients in a long-term care facility. The protocol consisted of identifying patients at risk of a pressure ulcer, the regular repositioning of patients with limited mobility, and providing support surfaces such as mattress overlays, chair cushions and padding for a bony prominence. Type

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2001

171. Cost and cost effectiveness of venous and pressure ulcer protocols of care

Cost and cost effectiveness of venous and pressure ulcer protocols of care Cost and cost effectiveness of venous and pressure ulcer protocols of care Cost and cost effectiveness of venous and pressure ulcer protocols of care Kerstein M D, Gemmen E, van Rijswijk L, Lyder C H, Phillips T, Xakellis G, Golden K, Harrington C 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 health technologies in the study were represented by protocols of wound care for pressure ulcer and venous ulcer. The three care protocols for pressure ulcer were saline moistened gauze, hydrocolloid Comfeel dressing, and hydrocolloid DuoDERM dressing. The three care protocols for venous ulcer were paraffin-, saline-, or zinc oxide-impregnated gauze

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2001

172. Clinical practice guidelines: Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: recommendations 2001

Clinical practice guidelines: Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: recommendations 2001

Royal College of Nursing2001

173. Cost, efficacy, efficiency and tolerability of collagenase ointment versus hydrocolloid occlusive dressing in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a comparative, randomised, multicentre study

Cost, efficacy, efficiency and tolerability of collagenase ointment versus hydrocolloid occlusive dressing in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a comparative, randomised, multicentre study Cost, efficacy, efficiency and tolerability of collagenase ointment versus hydrocolloid occlusive dressing in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a comparative, randomised, multicentre study Cost, efficacy, efficiency and tolerability of collagenase ointment versus hydrocolloid occlusive dressing (...) in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a comparative, randomised, multicentre study Burgos A, Gimenez J, Moreno E, Lamberto E, Utrera M, Urraca E M, Velez F J, Lopez E, Martinez M A, Gomez M J, Garcia 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

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2000

174. [A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings treatment: randomized clinical trial on patients suffering venous leg ulcers or pressure ulcers treated by primary health care nurses

[A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings treatment: randomized clinical trial on patients suffering venous leg ulcers or pressure ulcers treated by primary health care nurses Comparacion de la efectividad y coste de la cura en ambiente humedo frente a la cura tradicional: ensayo clinico en pacientes de atencion primaria con ulceras vasculares y por presion [A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist (...) environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings treatment: randomized clinical trial on patients suffering venous leg ulcers or pressure ulcers treated by primary health care nurses] Comparacion de la efectividad y coste de la cura en ambiente humedo frente a la cura tradicional: ensayo clinico en pacientes de atencion primaria con ulceras vasculares y por presion [A comparison of the effectiveness and cost of moist environment dressings treatment as compared to traditional dressings

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2000

175. Prevention of pressure ulcers

Prevention of pressure ulcers Prevention of pressure ulcers Prevention of pressure ulcers Bernath V 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 Bernath V. Prevention of pressure ulcers. Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE). Evidence Centre Evidence Report. 2000 Authors' objectives This aim of this report was to assess the most effective methods (...) of pressure ulcer prevention in patients in long term intensive care. Authors' conclusions A recently published evidence based guidelines document on pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention was located. The guidelines are still the 'first version of the final draft', available for comment until 15 September 2000. The expected date of the revised final draft is December 2000. The guideline is evidence-linked, rather than evidence-based. As there was insufficient evidence to guide all clinical

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2000

176. Pressure relieving interventions for preventing and treating diabetic foot ulcers.

Pressure relieving interventions for preventing and treating diabetic foot ulcers. BACKGROUND: Foot ulceration is thought to affect 15% of all people with diabetes at some time during their life. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of pressure relieving interventions in the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. SEARCH STRATEGY: Searches of 19 databases, hand searching of journals, bibliographies and identification of unpublished work by written communication with recognised (...) experts in the diabetic foot. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials evaluating pressure relieving interventions either in the prevention or the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. There was no restriction on articles/trials based on language or publication status. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Data extraction and assessment of study quality was undertaken by two reviewers independently. Each trial was analysed separately, no pooling of results was possible due to the difference in patients

Cochrane2000

177. Pressure ulcer prevention: a randomized controlled trial of 2 risk-directed strategies for patient surface assignment

Pressure ulcer prevention: a randomized controlled trial of 2 risk-directed strategies for patient surface assignment Pressure ulcer prevention: a randomized controlled trial of 2 risk-directed strategies for patient surface assignment Pressure ulcer prevention: a randomized controlled trial of 2 risk-directed strategies for patient surface assignment Inman K J, Dymock K, Fysh N, Robbins B, Rutledge F S, Sibbald W J 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 Two programmes of patient surface assignment for the prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs) in the intensive care unit (ICU) were compared. One of the programmes emphasised the use of purchased products (experimental group), while the other relied on both purchased

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.1999

178. The economics of preventing and treating pressure ulcers: a pilot study

The economics of preventing and treating pressure ulcers: a pilot study The economics of preventing and treating pressure ulcers: a pilot study The economics of preventing and treating pressure ulcers: a pilot study Thomson J S, Brooks R G 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 A potential prevention programme in patients with pressure ulcers. The prevention programme would consist of additional specialist preventative equipment and access to a specialist tissue viability nurse. Type of intervention Secondary prevention; treatment. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population Patients presenting with pressure ulcers (geriatric inpatients). Setting Hospital. The economic analysis

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.1999

179. Cost-effectiveness of an intensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol in long-term care

Cost-effectiveness of an intensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol in long-term care Cost-effectiveness of an intensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol in long-term care Cost-effectiveness of an intensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol in long-term care Xakellis G C, Frantz R A, Lewis A, Harvey 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 Implementation of an intensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol, in a long-term-care facility, using low-technology interventions such as foam overlays, heel protectors, and repositioning schedules in the prevention of pressure ulcers. The intensity of the interventions increased incrementally as the subject's risk level increased. The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.1998

180. The cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing pressure ulcers

The cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing pressure ulcers The cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing pressure ulcers The cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing pressure ulcers Xakellis G C, Frantz R A 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 Frequent patient repositioning and use of pressure-reducing devices in prevention of pressure ulcers. Type of intervention Primary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population Elderly hospitalised patients. Setting Nursing home. The economic study was conducted in Moline, Illinois, USA. Dates to which data relate The effectiveness data were collected in 1991 for the intervention group and in 1960

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.1996