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61. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness

Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer A, Reitel K, Buckley D 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 (...) Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer A, Reitel K, Buckley D. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 87. 2013 Authors' conclusions Although risk-assessment instruments can identify patients at higher risk for pressure ulcers, more research is needed to understand how the use of risk-assessment instruments impacts pressure ulcer incidence compared

2013 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

62. Hospital report cards for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: how good are the grades? Full Text available with Trip Pro

Hospital report cards for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: how good are the grades? Value-based purchasing programs use administrative data to compare hospitals by rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) for public reporting and financial penalties. However, validation of these data is lacking.To assess the validity of the administrative data used to generate HAPU rates by comparing the rates generated from these data with those generated from surveillance data.Retrospective

2013 Annals of Internal Medicine

63. Mini Nutritional Assessment as a Useful Method of Predicting the Development of Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Inpatients Full Text available with Trip Pro

Mini Nutritional Assessment as a Useful Method of Predicting the Development of Pressure Ulcers in Elderly Inpatients To determine the usefulness of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and plasma amino acid analysis in predicting the formation of pressure ulcers (PUs) in inpatients.Prospective, observational cohort study with a mean observation period of 62.2 ± 86.4 days.Intermediate and acute care wards of a hospital in rural Japan.Inpatients with an average age of 85.0 ± 7.6 (N = 422).Mini

2013 EvidenceUpdates

64. Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Full Text available with Trip Pro

Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Pressure ulcer treatment strategies: a systematic comparative effectiveness review Smith ME, Totten A, Hickam DH, Fu R, Wasson N, Rahman B, Motu'apuaka M, Saha S CRD summary The authors concluded that moderate-strength evidence showed that healing of pressure ulcers in adults was improved with use of air-fluidised beds, protein (...) supplementation, radiant heat dressings and electrical stimulation. There was insufficient or no evidence of a favourable effect for any of the interventions on complete wound healing. The authors' conclusion is likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To compare the effectiveness and safety of treatment strategies for adults with pressure ulcers. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, EBM Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE and HTA

2013 DARE.

65. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness

Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: comparative effectiveness Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer A, Reitel K, Buckley D CRD summary This generally well-conducted review concluded that commonly used instruments can predict which patients are more likely to develop a pressure ulcer. There were no clear differences in test (...) accuracy between methods. Advanced static support surfaces were more effective than standard mattresses for reducing risk of pressure ulcers. The review conclusions seem appropriate. Authors' objectives To evaluate the predictive ability of pressure ulcer risk assessment tools and the benefits and harms of interventions to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched to July 2012 for studies in English; full search strategies

2013 DARE.

66. The effect of oxandrolone on the healing of chronic pressure ulcers in persons with spinal cord injury: a randomized trial. (Abstract)

The effect of oxandrolone on the healing of chronic pressure ulcers in persons with spinal cord injury: a randomized trial. Anabolic steroids have been reported to improve wound healing.To determine whether oxandrolone increases the percentage of target pressure ulcers (TPUs) that heal compared with placebo and whether healed ulcers remain closed 8 weeks after treatment.Parallel-group, placebo-controlled, randomized trial conducted from 1 August 2005 to 30 November 2008. Patients, clinical care

2013 Annals of Internal Medicine Controlled trial quality: predicted high

67. Preventing in-facility pressure ulcers as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review

Preventing in-facility pressure ulcers as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2013 DARE.

68. Patient Lifts and Transfer Equipment for Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Patient Lifts and Transfer Equipment for Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines Disclaimer: The Rapid Response Service is an information service for those involved in planning and providing health care in Canada. Rapid responses are based on a limited literature search and are not comprehensive, systematic reviews. The intent is to provide a list of sources of the best evidence on the topic that CADTH could identify using all reasonable efforts (...) . TITLE: Patient Lifts and Transfer Equipment for Preventing Pressure Ulcers: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines DATE: 19 March 2013 CONTEXT AND POLICY ISSUES A pressure ulcer is an area of localized persistent injury to the skin that may include blisters, open wounds, or even necrosis, and which may extend to the underlying muscles and bones. 1-3 Tissue damage typically occurs as a result of sustained loading on a particular body area, sometimes accompanied with shear

2013 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

69. Interrater agreement, reliability and validity of the Glamorgan Paediatric Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale (Abstract)

Interrater agreement, reliability and validity of the Glamorgan Paediatric Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale To determine (1) What is the degree of interrater agreement and reliability of Glamorgan scale item and sum scores? and (2) Are Glamorgan scale sum scores valid?Pressure ulcer risk assessment scales are recommended for use in clinical practice. For paediatric patients, 12 instruments are currently described. Empirical evidence about the performance of Glamorgan scale scores (...) in clinical practice is limited.An observational validation study was conducted on a paediatric cardiac unit of a large university hospital in Germany in April and May 2010.Children were assessed simultaneously and independently by varying convenience samples of three nurses per assessment situation. Pressure ulcer risk was measured by the Glamorgan scale and a 100 mm Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Proportions of agreement (po ), multirater kappa and intraclass correlation coefficients were

2013 EvidenceUpdates

70. Comprehensive programs for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of the literature Full Text available with Trip Pro

Comprehensive programs for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of the literature Comprehensive programs for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of the literature Comprehensive programs for preventing pressure ulcers: a review of the literature Niederhauser A, VanDeusen Lukas C, Parker V, Ayello EA, Zulkowski K, Berlowitz D CRD summary The review concluded that comprehensive, multidisciplinary programmes could be successful in reducing pressure ulcers prevalence or incidence rates in acute (...) -care and long-term care settings. The review had some methodological shortcomings and the quality of the evidence base was uncertain, so caution is warranted when interpreting the authors’ conclusions. Authors' objectives To examine the evidence supporting the combined use of interventions to prevent pressure ulcers in acute-care and long-term care facilities. Searching MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched from January 1995 up to December 2010 for articles in English. Search terms were reported

2013 DARE.

71. Dressing materials for the treatment of pressure ulcers in patients in long-term care facilities: a review of the comparative clinical effectiveness and guidelines

Dressing materials for the treatment of pressure ulcers in patients in long-term care facilities: a review of the comparative clinical effectiveness and guidelines Dressing materials for the treatment of pressure ulcers in patients in long-term care facilities: a review of the comparative clinical effectiveness and guidelines Dressing materials for the treatment of pressure ulcers in patients in long-term care facilities: a review of the comparative clinical effectiveness and guidelines CADTH (...) 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 CADTH. Dressing materials for the treatment of pressure ulcers in patients in long-term care facilities: a review of the comparative clinical effectiveness and guidelines. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Rapid Response - Summary with Critical Appraisal. 2013

2013 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

72. A national guideline for the treatment of pressure ulcers

A national guideline for the treatment of pressure ulcers A national guideline for the treatment of pressure ulcers A national guideline for the treatment of pressure ulcers Beeckman D, Matheï C, Van Lancker A, Vanwalleghem G, Van Houdt S, Gryson L, Heyman H, Thyse C, Toppets A, Stordeur S, Van Den Heede K 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 Beeckman D, Matheï C, Van Lancker A, Vanwalleghem G, Van Houdt S, Gryson L, Heyman H, Thyse C, Toppets A, Stordeur S, Van Den Heede K. A national guideline for the treatment of pressure ulcers. Brussels: Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE). KCE Reports 203. 2013 Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Humans; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Pressure Ulcer Language Published English Country of organisation Belgium English summary An English

2013 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

73. Cohort study: US Medicare data show incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers is 4.5%, and they are associated with longer hospital stay and higher risk of death

Cohort study: US Medicare data show incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers is 4.5%, and they are associated with longer hospital stay and higher risk of death US Medicare data show incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers is 4.5%, and they are associated with longer hospital stay and higher risk of death | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time (...) . To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here US Medicare data show incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers is 4.5

2013 Evidence-Based Nursing

74. Negative pressure wound therapy for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness

Negative pressure wound therapy for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness Negative pressure wound therapy for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness Negative pressure wound therapy for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness CADTH 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 CADTH. Negative pressure wound therapy for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers: a review of the clinical effectiveness. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). 2012 Authors' conclusions Due to lack of evidence, the comparative clinical effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy at different pressures or comparative clinical effectiveness

2012 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

75. Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers. (Abstract)

Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers. Pressure, from lying or sitting on a particular part of the body results in reduced oxygen and nutrient supply, impaired drainage of waste products and damage to cells. If a patient with an existing pressure ulcer continues to lie or bear weight on the affected area, the tissues become depleted of blood flow and there is no oxygen or nutrient supply to the wound, and no removal of waste products from the wound, all of which are necessary for healing (...) . Patients who cannot reposition themselves require assistance. International best practice advocates the use of repositioning as an integral component of a pressure ulcer management strategy. This review has been conducted to clarify the role of repositioning in the management of patients with pressure ulcers.To assess the effects of repositioning patients on the healing rates of pressure ulcers.For this second update we searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (searched 23 May 2012

2012 Cochrane

76. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Pressure Ulcers: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Pressure Ulcers: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness Disclaimer: The Rapid Response Service is an information service for those involved in planning and providing health care in Canada. Rapid responses are based on a limited literature search and are not comprehensive, systematic reviews. The intent is to provide a list of sources and a summary of the best evidence on the topic that CADTH could identify using all (...) , provided that attribution is given to CADTH. Links: This report may contain links to other information available on the websites of third parties on the Internet. CADTH does not have control over the content of such sites. Use of third party sites is governed by the owners’ own terms and conditions. TITLE: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Pressure Ulcers: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness DATE: 21 June 2012 CONTEXT AND POLICY ISSUES Diabetic foot ulcer

2012 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

77. Early prevention of pressure ulcers among elderly patients admitted through emergency departments: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Early prevention of pressure ulcers among elderly patients admitted through emergency departments: a cost-effectiveness analysis Early prevention of pressure ulcers among elderly patients admitted through emergency departments: a cost-effectiveness analysis Early prevention of pressure ulcers among elderly patients admitted through emergency departments: a cost-effectiveness analysis Pham B, Teague L, Mahoney J, Goodman L, Paulden M, Poss J, Li J, Ieraci L, Carcone S, Krahn 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. CRD summary The objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of pressure-redistribution foam mattresses, on emergency department stretchers and beds, for the prevention of pressure ulcers in patients aged 65 years or older

2012 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

78. Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation therapy for pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury

Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation therapy for pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation therapy for pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation therapy for pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury Mittmann N, Chan BC, Craven BC, Isogai PK, Houghton 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. CRD summary This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation, added to standard wound care, for the treatment of grade III or IV pressure ulcers, in patients with a spinal cord injury. The authors concluded that the addition of electrical stimulation to usual care improved healing rates

2012 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

79. Risk factors associated with pressure ulcers in the pediatric intensive care unit

Risk factors associated with pressure ulcers in the pediatric intensive care unit PEDSCCM.org Criteria abstracted from series in Review Posted: founded 1995 Questions or comments?

2012 PedsCCM Evidence-Based Journal Club

80. Pulsatile lavage for the enhancement of pressure ulcer healing: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Pulsatile lavage for the enhancement of pressure ulcer healing: a randomized controlled trial Pressure ulcer development is a common, serious complication after spinal cord injury (SCI). Although many biophysical agents are available for treatment, few randomized controlled trials of their efficacy have been done.The study objective was to examine the efficacy of low-pressure pulsatile lavage treatment for stage III and IV pressure ulcers in people with SCI.This study was a randomized (...) controlled trial. Participants and assessors were unaware of intervention assignments.This study was conducted in an SCI tertiary care center inpatient unit.Participants were 28 people with SCI and stage III and IV pelvic pressure ulcers; 14 participants each were randomly assigned to treatment and control (sham treatment) groups.Daily low-pressure pulsatile lavage treatment with 1 L of normal saline at 11 psi of pressure was applied to the treatment group along with standard dressing changes

2012 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high