Dressing interventions to heal pressure ulcers: A protocol for an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analysis

This study is ongoing and the results will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. Ethics and dissemination: Ethical approval is not applicable, since this is an overview based on published articles. Protocol registration number: The protocol has been registered on PROSPERO under the number CRD42020161232.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research

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The prospect of an increase in ageing population and incidence of diabetes potentially increases the number of amputees in the future1. Hip fractures in lower limb amputees have been reported sporadically in literature2. Amputees suffer from accelerated bone density loss regardless of their age and are at increased risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures of the hip2,3. This also increases the risk of other co-morbidities such as pressure ulcers and infection if the treatment is delayed4. Hip fractures amongst lower limb amputees though uncommon, pose a management challenge with regards to the surgical approach and tec...
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to make surgeons aware of a potential pressure complication in posterior spine surgery for patients with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) and to present a plausible hypothesis for injury. Posterior spine surgery is common practice for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Common, less severe surgical risks include pressure ulcers; while rare, more severe pressure complications include rhabdomyolysis and compartment syndrome. In patients with HS, a familial hemolytic disorder with altered red cell deformability, it is unknown if their red cell disorder is an additional risk factor for pressure-...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Spine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The comprehensive CAP study landscape with structured case report summaries and randomized case-control studies allows the conclusion that CAP is safe, effective, and easy to handle for wound treatment. The utilization of CAP in addition to standard wound treatments is starting to enter routine clinical practice. PMID: 32997219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
Pressure ulcers (PUs) are both a common and devastating complication following spinal cord injury (SCI). Effective prevention strategies target higher-risk groups with more intensive interventions. The aim of our study was to examine if mechanism of SCI could be used as a predictor of PU development.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Trauma Source Type: research
Pressure injuries (PrI), formerly known as pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, or bed sores, are one of the oldest documented medical problems. In the nineteenth century, Jean-Martin Charcot, a prominent French physician, described PrI and referred to them as “decubitus ominosus,” recognizing the presence of a PrI as an ominous finding. Despite major advances in prevention and treatment, PrI remain a major source of human suffering, particularly in the critical care environment.
Source: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research
Development of a pressure ulcer (PU) is a highly debilitating and costly complication associated with spinal cord injury (SCI). We investigated whether an association exists between sociodemographic variables and PU development beyond initial hospitalization within the SCI population.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Trauma Source Type: research
Diabetic foot is a common ailment with poor limb salvage rate. The aim of our study was to assess the role of early intervention with adjuncts like negative pressure wound therapy and platelet-rich fibrin in management of these cases in low-resource settings.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Global surgery Source Type: research
Condition:   Soft Tissue Injuries Interventions:   Procedure: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy;   Procedure: Conventional treatment Sponsor:   Dow University of Health Sciences Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Janowska A, Papa G, Romanelli M, Davini G, Oranges T, Stocco C, Arnez ZM, Dini V Abstract BACKGROUND: Lidocaine hydrochloride is frequently used for management of painful wounds. This prospective, multicentre study examined the effects of 5% lidocaine cream on wound pain relief. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 78 patients with painful wounds treated with 5% Lidocaine cream for two weeks in two Italian Hospitals. Patients' perception of pain was recorded by, using the 5-point Visual Rate Scale and the 11-point Numerical Pain Rating Scale. All medications and adverse events were evaluated in a d...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess whether negative pressure dressings reduced complications in patients undergoing bilateral reduction mammoplasty with randomisation of a side to negative pressure and standard care, fixation strips, on the contralateral side. This allowed patients to act as their own controls. This study found a significant reduction in the rate of wound complications but used a wide definition for what constituted a wound complication. This finding is mirrored in existing work with studies showing that negative pressure therapy is a cost-effective intervention. Further work is required to validate this finding a...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
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