Practice of use of diapers in hospitalized adults and elderly: cross-sectional study.

CONCLUSION: the use of diapers did not have specific criteria to be selected. For this, it was proposed an "Evaluation Scale of Diapers Use in Adults", as for indication as for its monitoring to help the study transposal for the nursing practice. PMID: 29412292 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of home health care (HHC) for disabled patients. We conducted a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study. A total of 5838 disabled patients with HHC were identified to match by propensity score with 15,829 disabled patients without HHC receiving tube or catheter care (tracheostomy tube, nasogastric tube, urinary catheter, cystostomy tube, nephrostomy tube) or stage 3 or 4 pressure sore care from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database between 2005 and 2009. After 1:1 matching, 2901 subjects in the HHC group and 2901 subjects in the non-HHC gr...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Authors: Shirogane S, Toyama S, Takashima A, Tanaka T Abstract The shearing force acting upon the contacting surface of the buttocks while seated in a wheelchair has been linked to the development of pressure ulcers. However, the actual causative factors have not been examined in detail. In an attempt to clarify the nature of this problem, we developed a specific measurement system. In preparation for future clinical applications, we conducted preliminary testing in non-disabled individuals. As a result, we were able to discover a number of issues related to this system and our measurement methods. Although we only...
Source: Assistive Technology - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Assist Technol Source Type: research
To the Editor Dr Costa and colleagues for the UK WOLLF Collaborators found no improvement in disability at 12 months in patients with severe open fractures of the lower limb who received negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) vs standard wound management. I would like to address some issues in the study.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionParticipant uptake, engagement and retention are key feasibility outcomes. Exploration of barriers and facilitators to intervention delivery will inform intervention optimisation. Study results will inform progression to a definitive trial and add to the body of evidence for good practice in care home research.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN50080330. Registered on 27 March 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In this post I will discuss two recent articles that together make the case that pressure injuries might be a manifestation of a human biological warranty. The first is Unavoidable Pressure Injury: State of the Science and Consensus Outcomes, published in the Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (JWOCN), and the second is How Long Must Humans Live? from the Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. These articles come from widely divergent sources but when placed side by side there are insights about pressure injuries and the burning question of avoidability.   The JWOCN article is a lite...
Source: Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: An Aging World Featured Medical Articles Geriatric Medicine Pressure Injuries & Wound Care geriatrics gerontology human mortality long life longevity pressure sores pressure ulcers wound healing Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: At PUMCH, the new collaborative salvage protocol with proactive use of NPWT with simultaneous life- support methods resulted in greater therapeutic effects than traditional salvage treatment could offer. PMID: 30212366 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
If there was just one point that Mandy Buckley could convince her employer of, it would be to value carers properly. “I’ve been a carer for 17 years now,” she says. Mandy is part of Birmingham City Council’s enablement team – a dedicated, qualified and experienced group that is “the first port of call when somebody comes out of hospital”. Patients are first assessed in hospital before being discharged. Then the enablement team takes up the baton. Initially, the team works with the discharged person for up to six weeks as a care provider, all the while continuing to assess what sort...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Article adult social care Birmingham care workers local government Source Type: news
If there was just one point that Mandy Buckley could convince her employer of, it would be to value care workers properly. “I’ve been a care worker for 17 years now,” she says. Mandy is part of Birmingham City Council’s enablement team – a dedicated, qualified and experienced group that is “the first port of call when somebody comes out of hospital”. Patients are first assessed in hospital before being discharged. Then the enablement team takes up the baton. Initially, the team works with the discharged person for up to six weeks as a care provider, all the while continuing to asse...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Article adult social care Birmingham care workers local government Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Qianqian Fan, Omer Cavus, Lize Xiong, Yun XiaAbstractSpinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most common causes of death and disability worldwide, and it can result in both permanent disability and serial complications in patients. Research shows that patients with SCI complications are often interested in acupuncture for symptomatic relief. Therefore, the issue of physicians advising their patients regarding the use of acupuncture to alleviate SCI complications becomes pertinent. We review and summarize two types of ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Management of infected pressure ulcers is a major concern in disabled patients already highly exposed to antimicrobial treatment and multidrug-resistant organisms colonization. Extensive data is required. PMID: 29937316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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