Latest & greatest articles for pressure ulcer

The Trip Database is a leading resource to help health professionals find trustworthy answers to their clinical questions. Users can access the latest research evidence and guidance to answer their clinical questions. We have a large collection of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, regulatory guidance, clinical trials and many other forms of evidence. If you wanted the latest trusted evidence on pressure ulcer or other clinical topics then use Trip today.

This page lists the very latest high quality evidence on pressure ulcer and also the most popular articles. Popularity measured by the number of times the articles have been clicked on by fellow users in the last twelve months.

What is Trip?

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

Trip has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet’s premier source of evidence-based content. Our motto is ‘Find evidence fast’ and this is something we aim to deliver for every single search.

As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

For further information on Trip click on any of the questions/sections on the left-hand side of this page. But if you still have questions please contact us via jon.brassey@tripdatabase.com

Top results for pressure ulcer

181. Hormone replacement therapy and prevention of pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers. (PubMed)

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.

2002 Lancet

182. Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers

Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers Nursing Best Practice Guideline Shaping the future of Nursing Assessment & Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers Nursing Best Practice Guideline Shaping the future of Nursing Nursing Best Practice Guideline Shaping the future of Nursing Revised March 2007Greetings from Doris Grinspun Executive Director Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario It is with great excitement that the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (...) Coordinator Meagan Cleary, BA Program Assistant Elizabeth Chiu, HonBSc, MPC Program Assistant Carrie Scott Program Assistant Citlali Villa-Singh Program Assistant – Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowships Julie Burris Program Assistant Keith Powell, BA, AIT Web Coordinator Jill-Marie Burke, BJ Media Relations Coordinator Assessment & Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Nursing Best Practice Guidelines Program 158 Pearl Street Toronto, Ontario M5H 1L3

2002 Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

183. Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Nursing Best Practice Guideline Shaping the future of Nursing Risk Assessment & Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Revised March 2005 Greetings from Doris Grinspun Executive Director Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario It is with great excitement that the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario disseminates this revised nursing best practice guideline to you. Evidence-based practice supports the excellence in service that nurses are committed (...) Administrative Assistant Julie Burris Administrative Assistant Keith Powell, BA, AIT Web Editor Risk Assessment & Prevention of Pressure Ulcers Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Nursing Best Practice Guidelines Program 111 Richmond Street West, Suite 1100 Toronto, Ontario M5H 2G4 Website: www.rnao.org/bestpracticesNancy Parslow, RN, ET Team Leader Enterostomal/Wound Care Clinician The Scarborough Hospital Toronto, Ontario Patti Barton, RN, PHN, ET Ostomy, Wound and Skin Consultant Specialty ET

2002 Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

184. 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

2002 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

185. 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

2002 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

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

Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment following spinal cord injury. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures Funding for the National

2001 Paralyzed Veterans of America

187. 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

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

188. 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

2001 DARE.

189. 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

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

190. 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

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

191. 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

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

192. 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

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

193. [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

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

194. 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

2000 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

195. 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

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

196. 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

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

197. 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

1998 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

198. 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

1996 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

199. A literature assessment of the use of miscellaneous topical agents, growth factors, and skin equivalents for the treatment of pressure ulcers

A literature assessment of the use of miscellaneous topical agents, growth factors, and skin equivalents for the treatment of pressure ulcers A literature assessment of the use of miscellaneous topical agents, growth factors, and skin equivalents for the treatment of pressure ulcers A literature assessment of the use of miscellaneous topical agents, growth factors, and skin equivalents for the treatment of pressure ulcers Margolis D J, Lewis V L Authors' objectives To review the efficacy (...) , Lewis V L. A literature assessment of the use of miscellaneous topical agents, growth factors, and skin equivalents for the treatment of pressure ulcers. Dermatologic Surgery 1995; 21(2): 145-148 PubMedID Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Administration, Topical; Anti-Ulcer Agents /administration & Dermatologic Agents /administration & Growth Substances /administration & Humans; Pressure Ulcer /drug therapy; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Skin, Artificial; dosage; dosage

1995 DARE.

200. A randomized trial of low-air-loss beds for treatment of pressure ulcers. (PubMed)

A randomized trial of low-air-loss beds for treatment of pressure ulcers. To assess the effectiveness of low-air-loss beds for the treatment of pressure ulcers in nursing homes.Prospective, randomized, clinical trial.Three teaching nursing homes in Los Angeles, Calif.Eighty-four nursing home residents with trunk or trochanter pressure ulcers (Shea stage > or = 2).Subjects were randomly assigned to use either a low-air-loss bed (n = 43) or a 10-cm corrugated foam mattress (n = 41) throughout (...) substantial improvement compared with foam mattresses despite other factors in pressure ulcer healing.

1993 JAMA