The Risk Factors of Postoperative Pressure Ulcer After Liver Resection With Long Surgical Duration: A Retrospective Study.

CONCLUSIONS: These results showed length of surgery and intraoperative blood loss were independent risk factors for PU after liver resection with a long surgical duration. Use of PU prevention strategies are recommended for patients who undergo liver resection with massive intraoperative blood loss and long surgical duration. PMID: 31461399 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

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​BY HABIR MANDAIR; KEYUR KURANI; &KHALID MALIK, MDA 62-year-old obese woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was on hemodialysis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and chronically elevated serum calcium levels presented to the ED with altered mental status. Nursing home staff stated that she was unable to answer questions coherently and seemed confused.Her vitals were within normal limits except for a body temperature of 99.9°F. Several necrotic lesions of various sizes were found on her left and right buttocks and the medial aspects of both thighs. The patient also had severe necrosis of the third finger o...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In view of the fact that one out of nine care recipients receiving assistance from home care services is affected by at least one non-healing wound, special attention should be paid to the prevention, detection and treatment of chronic wounds. Furthermore, it seems particularly necessary to identify the relevant risk groups in order to be able to initiate adequate and preventive measures at an early stage. PMID: 30777680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is low-certainty evidence to suggest that NPWT, when compared with wound dressings, may increase the proportion of wounds healed and reduce the time to healing for postoperative foot wounds and ulcers of the foot in people with DM. For the comparisons of different pressures of NPWT for treating foot ulcers in people with DM, it is uncertain whether there is a difference in the number of wounds closed or covered with surgery, and adverse events. None of the included studies provided evidence on time to closure or coverage surgery, health-related quality of life or cost-effectiveness. The limitations in cu...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The current gloomy picture of PUs can only be changed if there is greater investment in prevention and accurate treatment. In this sense, guidelines should be systematized for families during hospitalization and outpatient monitoring. PMID: 30137162 [PubMed]
Source: Revista de Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To present results and complications in a case series of outpatients with diabetic and neuropathic foot ulcers with exposed bone following surgical debridement treated with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT). METHODS: Retrospective data were obtained from digital medical records from the Maccabi Health Services High Risk Foot Clinic in Tel Aviv, Israel, between 2009 and 2014. Medical records examined were those of clinic outpatients with exposed bone following partial foot amputation or selective bone debridement (University of Texas grade III-A) treated with NPWT. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Wound area, ...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: Features: Case Series Source Type: research
Authors: Chen HL, Zhu B, Wei R, Zhou ZY Abstract Patients with a hip fracture are at high risk for pressure injury. A retrospective review of the electronic medical records of consecutive patients with a hip fracture treated in 2016 in a single tertiary hospital in east China were examined to investigate whether time of year affected the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injury. Data collected included demographic characteristics (patient name, hospital number, age, gender, and body mass index); possible risk factors for pressure injury, such as presence of diabetes mellitus, admission hemoglobin, admission a...
Source: Ostomy Wound Management - Category: Surgery Tags: Ostomy Wound Manage Source Type: research
Authors: Cox J Abstract Critically ill patients require complex care in a technologically sophisticated environment where they are highly vulnerable to pressure-related injuries. However, pressure injury (PI) development remains a multifactorial phenomenon in critically ill persons; true risk is both pervasive and elusive. The purpose of this comprehensive review of the empirical literature was to examine the risk factors associated with PIs among adult patients admitted to contemporary intensive care units (ICUs). Inclusion criteria stipulated publications were to be peer-reviewed, quantitative studies with a focu...
Source: Ostomy Wound Management - Category: Surgery Tags: Ostomy Wound Manage Source Type: research
Authors: Jaul E, Rosenzweig JP Abstract Medical advancements are extending the lives of persons with chronic diseases, increasing their risk for pressure ulcer (PU) development. A retrospective chart review of 192 patients (49.48% male, mean age 9.7 ± 10.9 years) admitted to a skilled nursing department between 2008 and 2013 was performed to determine whether PUs and comorbidities, singly and combined, affect patient survival. Characteristics abstracted and assessed included sociodemographic factors (age, gender), diseases/comorbidities (eg, chronic renal failure, dementia, Parkinson's disease [PD], ischemic...
Source: Ostomy Wound Management - Category: Surgery Tags: Ostomy Wound Manage Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Both drugs are efficacious. Tetrachlorodecaoxide yields healthy granulation tissue earlier. Both drugs appear to be safe for application. PMID: 27689045 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
This review presents a closer look at four diseases which are probably closely related to one another pathophysiologically: (a) calciphylaxis (distal pattern); (b) calciphylaxis (proximal pattern); (c) Martorell hypertensive ischemic leg ulcer; (d) calciphylaxis with normal renal and parathyroid function (synonym: eutrophication). The four diseases have largely the same risk factors: (1) arterial hypertension, (2) diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2), (3) secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism (in end-stage kidney disease) and (4) oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists. They share the same clinical patterns: necro...
Source: Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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