Study concludes effectiveness of aloe vera for preventing pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients

(Natural News) Pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers — commonly known as bedsores — are common complications among hospitalized patients. A new study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found a natural way of treating and preventing these ulcers using aloe vera gel. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin, primarily caused by...
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Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2021 Feb;38(2):75-79. doi: 10.5114/ada.2021.104282. Epub 2021 Mar 10.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Treatment of decubitus ulcers is a grave medical problem. In many cases, it is difficult to cure a pressure ulcer, especially when it is deep and extensive, and prognosis is usually unfavourable. Treatment of decubitus ulcers requires new specialist dressings, which play an important role in the healing process.AIM: To evaluate therapeutic efficacy of active specialist medical dressings in the treatment of decubitus.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Research involved 40 patients - 18 (45%) women and 22 (55%) men, suffer...
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with foam surfaces, reactive air surfaces may reduce pressure ulcer risk and may increase complete ulcer healing. Compared with foam surfaces, alternating pressure air surfaces may reduce pressure ulcer risk and are probably more cost-effective in preventing pressure ulcers. Compared with foam surfaces, reactive gel surfaces may reduce pressure ulcer risk, particularly for people in operating rooms and long-term care settings. There are uncertainties for the relative effectiveness of other support surfaces for preventing and treating pressure ulcers, and their efficacy ranking. More high-quality resea...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
(Natural News) Pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers — commonly known as bedsores — are common complications among hospitalized patients. A new study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found a natural way of treating and preventing these ulcers using aloe vera gel. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin, primarily caused by...
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Abstract Chronic wounds, pressure sores, lesions and infections of microbial origin in bedridden, paralyzed or malnutrition patients remain the object of study of many researchers. There are several intrinsic and extrinsic factors involved in the development of these disorders, which are related to the patient's immune system, making it unable to respond effectively to the treatment of the wound. These factors can be properly controlled, giving particular importance to the ethiology and stage of the wound, as well as the time periods corresponding to the replacement of the dressings. The present research reports a...
Source: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: J Microbiol Biotechnol Source Type: research
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