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Applying honey dressings to non-healing wounds in elderly persons receiving home care.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Caritas Czech Republic, Caritas Sternberk, Opavská 1385/13, Šternberk, 785 01, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

Objective: The study aimed to determine the clinical effectiveness of honey dressings in the management of non-healing wounds in elderly persons receiving home care.

Material And Methods: Design: a prospective interventional study. The sample comprised 40 Czech home care clients (aged over 65 years) with non-healing wounds who were randomly assigned to two groups. Read More

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April 2019
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Sacral skin blood flow response to alternating pressure operating room overlay.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Pressure injuries resulting from long surgeries may be caused by prolonged ischemia. Operating table surfaces with alternating pressure (AP) features may reduce the risk of ischemia-induced pressure injuries by providing periodic relief of blood flow occlusions. Prior research investigated alternating loading applied with a single isolated rigid indenter and demonstrated increased perfusion. Read More

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March 2019
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Understanding the development of advanced wound care in the UK: Interdisciplinary perspectives on care, cure and innovation.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. Electronic address:

George Winter's 1962 paper in Nature reported his observation that wounds in young pigs healed more quickly if covered rather than being left open to the air. This has been widely regarded as the starting point for 'advanced wound care' because it established the idea that a wound dressing could influence outcomes. This paper argues that key to understanding innovation is placing technological advances within their broader historical and sociological context. Read More

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March 2019
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Knowledge of nurses and nursing assistants about pressure ulcer prevention: A survey in 16 Belgian hospitals using the PUKAT 2.0 tool.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT), University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; School of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin, Ireland; School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: Pressure ulcers have a high impact on patients and their families. Profound and up-to-date knowledge among nurses is important given the effect on attitudes and preventative behaviour. To gain insight into educational needs and priorities, regular knowledge assessments are needed. Read More

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March 2019
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The effectiveness of curvilinear supine position on the incidence of pressure injuries and interface pressure among surgical patients.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

TongJi Hospital, TongJi Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Electronic address:

Background: Intraoperative pressure injury is still a major problem of perioperative nursing. Reducing the peak interface pressure is a valid clinical intervention for reducing the incidence of intraoperative pressure injuries. However, studies of repositioning and pressure-redistributing for surgical patients are still lacking. Read More

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February 2019
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Survey of registered nurses' selection of compression systems for the treatment of venous leg ulcers in the UK.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Background: Venous leg ulceration is common in older adults in the United Kingdom. The gold-standard treatment is compression therapy. There are several compression bandage and hosiery systems that can be prescribed or purchased, but it was unclear what types of compression systems are currently being used to treat venous leg ulceration within the UK. Read More

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February 2019

Prediction of healing in Category I pressure ulcers by skin blotting with plasminogen activator inhibitor 1, interleukin-1α, vascular endothelial growth factor C, and heat shock protein 90α: A pilot study.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Division of Care Innovation, Global Nursing Research Center, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:

The prevention of progression of Category I pressure ulcers (PUs) to Category II or higher is important, as Category II or higher PUs are open wounds and have a higher infection risk. Prognosis prediction of Category I PUs is necessary to provide successful intensive care for PUs with impaired healing. We focused on skin blotting using plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI1), interleukin-1α (IL-1α), vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C), and heat shock protein 90α (HSP90α). Read More

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February 2019
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Incidence of pressure ulcers in intensive care units and direct costs of treatment: Evidence from Iran.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Objective: Pressure ulcer (PU) is one of the important and frequent complications of hospitalization, associated with high treatment costs. The present study was conducted to determine the incidence of PU and its direct treatment costs for patients in intensive care unit (ICU) in Iran.

Material And Methods: In this retrospective study, medical records of 643 discharged patients from ICU of two selected hospitals were examined. Read More

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February 2019
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Wound healing activity of terpinolene and α-phellandrene by attenuating inflammation and oxidative stress in vitro.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas, Laboratório de Produtos Naturais, Universidade Vila Velha, CEP 29102-920, Brazil. Electronic address:

This study was undertaken to investigate the in vitro wound healing effects and the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of terpinolene and α-phellandrene. The in vitro stimulatory effects on the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts were assessed using the scratch assay. The anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated using cell-based assays by investigating their influence on nitric oxide (NO), superoxide anion (O), tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) production and using the TNF-α-induced nuclear factor kappa (NF-κB) assay. Read More

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February 2019

The prevalence and associated factors of skin tears in Belgian nursing homes: A cross-sectional observational study.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT), University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; School of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin, Ireland; School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: Although skin tears are among the most prevalent acute wounds in nursing homes, their recognition as a unique condition remains in its infancy. Elderly patients are at risk of developing skin tears due to increased skin fragility and other contributing risk factors. In order to provide (cost-) effective prevention, patients at risk should be identified in a timely manner. Read More

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February 2019
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Salvage of both feet after complete resection of large carcinomas and local infection using a new negative pressure wound dressing in combination with intermittent instillation therapy.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Plastic, Hand- and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany. Electronic address:

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January 2019
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Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers/injuries: The protocol for the second update of the international Clinical Practice Guideline 2019.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Curtin University, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australia; LaTrobe University, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia; Australian National University, ANU Medical School, Academic Unit of General Practice, Australia.

Aim: The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance, and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel are updating the 'Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline' (CPG) in 2019. The aim of this contribution is to summarize and to discuss the guideline development protocol for the 2019 update.

Methods: A guideline governance group determines and monitors all steps of the CPG development. Read More

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January 2019
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Investigating the influence of intermittent and continuous mechanical loading on skin through non-invasive sampling of IL-1α.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 4;28(1):1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; Southampton University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a major burden to both patients, carers and the healthcare system. It is therefore important to identify patients at risk and detect pressure ulcers at an early stage of their development. The pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α is a promising indicator of tissue damage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2018.12.003DOI Listing
February 2019
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MDRPU -an uncommonly recognized common problem in ICU: A point prevalence study.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 31;28(1):35-39. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Institute of Clinical Research, Medanta the Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, India.

Background: Pressure ulcers (PU) usually occur over bony prominences in hospitalized patients. But they may occur due to medical devices referred also as Medical device related pressure ulcers (MDRPU). The United States National advisory panel (NPUAP) recognizes it as an important entity. Read More

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February 2019
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Detection and classification methodology for movements in the bed that supports continuous pressure injury risk assessment and repositioning compliance.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 24;28(1):7-13. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, 6425 Penn Ave, Suite 401, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, USA.

Pressure injuries are costly to the healthcare system and mostly preventable, yet incidence rates remain high. Recommendations for improved care and prevention of pressure injuries from the Joint Commission revolve around continuous monitoring of prevention protocols and prompts for the care team. The E-scale is a bed weight monitoring system with load cells placed under the legs of a bed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382541PMC
February 2019
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Oral mucosa pressure ulcers in intensive care unit patients: A preliminary observational study of incidence and risk factors.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 5;28(1):27-34. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Urology Ward, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, South Korea.

Purpose: This study examined the incidence of oral mucosa pressure ulcers (PUs) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and the relationship between biomechanical and physiological variables in onset of PUs.

Methods: A prospective observational descriptive study design was used. We recruited patients over 18 years of age with endotracheal tube (ETT) insertion in three ICUs in a tertiary hospital in Korea. Read More

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February 2019
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Investigation of effects of urethane foam mattress hardness on skin and soft tissue deformation in the prone position using magnetic resonance imaging.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 22;28(1):14-20. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Institute for Frontier Science Initiative, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan. Electronic address:

Aim: In operating rooms, the occurrence of pressure ulcers caused by being in the prone position is the highest among that of pressure ulcers caused by being in other surgical positions. Thus, we investigated effects of hardness and shape of urethane foam mattresses for preventing pressure ulcers during surgery performed with patients in the prone position. We aimed to elucidate how mattresses of variable hardness and shapes affect compression and displacement of the skin and soft tissues with external force in the prone position. Read More

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February 2019
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An extracellular matrix graft (Oasis wound matrix) for treating full-thickness pressure ulcers: A randomized clinical trial.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 27;28(1):21-26. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Cook Biotech Incorporated, 1425 Innovation Place, West Lafayette, IN, 47906, USA. Electronic address:

Aim: The purpose of the study was to evaluate clinical safety and effectiveness of Oasis Wound Matrix as a treatment for full-thickness pressure ulcers and compare it to Standard Care.

Methods: A total of 130 adults with Stage III or Stage IV pressure ulcers were randomly assigned, received either multiple topical treatments of SIS plus standard care (n = 67), or standard care alone (n = 63), and were subsequently evaluated. Ulcer size was determined at enrollment and weekly throughout treatment. Read More

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February 2019
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Dry skin in home care: A representative prevalence study.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 4;27(4):226-231. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Germany; Ghent University, University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Gent, Belgium.

Aims And Objectives: To measure the prevalence and severity of dry skin in the home care nursing setting in Germany and to determine demographic and health characteristics associated with skin dryness.

Background: Advanced age and skin care dependency are risk factors for the development of skin dryness. Dry skin has a negative impact on the quality of life and increases the risk for secondary cutaneous infections and other adverse skin conditions. Read More

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November 2018
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Polypoid granulation tissue in pressure ulcers: Significance of describing individual ulcers.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 4;27(4):217-220. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Nursing & Health, School of Nursing & Health, Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan; Department of Dermatology and Connective Tissue Medicine, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu, Aichi, Japan. Electronic address:

Granulation tissue formation is required for the healing of deep pressure ulcers. The wound healing process is often delayed at the stage of granulation tissue formation. The pathogenesis of pressure ulcers showing granulation tissue may vary; however, no terminology has been defined to describe existing ulcers. Read More

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November 2018
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Knowledge and attitudes of nurses in a major public hospital in Cyprus towards pressure ulcer prevention.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 10;28(1):40-45. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

European University Cyprus, Cyprus.

Study Aim: The main aim of the study was to identify the knowledge and attitudes of nurses towards pressure ulcer prevention in a major public hospital in Cyprus.

Material And Methods: A descriptive and cross-sectional study design was used to collect the data between December 2014 and February 2015, the sample consisted of n = 102 nurses employed in a major public hospital in Cyprus. Customised and standardised Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test and an attitudes Likert questionnaire was used to investigate both parameters. Read More

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February 2019
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Minimum Data Set for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (MDS-IAD) in adults: Design and pilot study in nursing home residents.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 25;27(4):191-198. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT), University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Belgium; School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden; School of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland. Electronic address:

Study Aim: The aim of this study was to develop a Minimum Data Set for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (MDS-IAD), to psychometrically evaluate and pilot test the instrument in nursing homes. Comparable to the MDS for pressure ulcers, the MDS-IAD aims to collect epidemiological data and evaluate the quality of care.

Materials And Methods: After designing and content/face validation by experts and clinicians, staff nurses assessed 108 residents (75. Read More

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November 2018
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Response to "Letter to the editor regarding 'Improvement of local microcirculation through intermittent Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)'".

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 26;28(1):48-49. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Hand, Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgery, BG Trauma Center Tuebingen, Eberhard Karl University, Tuebingen, Germany. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Factors associated with variability in the prevention of pressure ulcers.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 28;27(4):211-216. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Departamento de Enfermería, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Málaga, C/Arquitecto Francisco Peñalosa, Ampliación del Campus de Teatinos, 29071, Málaga, Spain. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Letter to the editor regarding 'Improvement of local microcirculation through intermittent Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)'.

J Tissue Viability 2019 Feb 24;28(1):46-47. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Surgery, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Amsterdam Infection & Immunity, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Photobiomodulation and bacterial cellulose membrane in the treatment of third-degree burns in rats.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 4;27(4):249-256. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Physiotherapy, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Burns are injuries caused mainly by thermal trauma, which can progress to unsatisfactory results healing. This study aimed to evaluate the biomaterial (bacterial cellulose membrane) and photobiomodulation, exclusively and associated, in the treatment of third degree burns in rats. Forty male Wistar rats (±280 g) were randomly divided into four groups, with 10 animals each: control group (CG); bacterial cellulose membrane group (MG); laser group (LG) and bacterial cellulose membrane and laser group (MG + L). Read More

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November 2018
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Feasibility of sub-dermal soft tissue deformation assessment using B-mode ultrasound for pressure ulcer prevention.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 11;27(4):238-243. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Arts et Métiers ParisTech, LBM/Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges Charpak, 151 bd de l'Hôpital, 75013, Paris, France.

Pressure Ulcer (PU) prevention remains a main public health issue. The physio-pathology of this injury is not fully understood, and a satisfactory therapy is currently not available. Recently, several works suggested that mechanical strains are responsible of deformation-induced damage involved in the initiation of Deep Tissue Injury (DTI). Read More

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November 2018

In vivo efficacy of biocompatible silver nanoparticles cream for empirical wound healing.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 30;27(4):257-261. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

H.K.E.S's Matoshree Taradevi Rampure Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gulbarga-585105, Karnataka, India. Electronic address:

Wound healing is a complicated process that begins at the onset of injury and a continued process till complete healing. The emergence of nanotechnology has provided a new therapeutic modality to silver nanoparticles in treatment of wounds. However, the safety of these silver nanoparticles in the process of wound healing is yet to be elucidated; nevertheless, biocompatibility is the primary concern. Read More

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November 2018
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High Voltage Monophasic Pulsed Current (HVMPC) for stage II-IV pressure ulcer healing. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 11;27(4):274-284. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

CIAFEL, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:

This review was conducted to determine and quantify the efficacy of high-voltage monophasic pulsed current (HVMPC) in the treatment of stage II-IV pressure ulcers (PrUs), identify the details of HVMPC intervention parameters and the superior protocol, and ascertain other potential benefits and the safety of HVMPC intervention. Eleven studies, nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and two case series studies, matched the criteria and were included in the systematic review, whereas, only level 1 evidence RCTs were included in the meta-analysis. The percentage of wound surface area reduction per week was 12. Read More

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November 2018
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A retrospective systematic data review on the use of a polihexanide-containing product on burns in children.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 9;27(4):244-248. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Klinik für Kinderchirurgie und Kinderurologie, Amsterdamer Str. 59, 50735 Cologne, Germany.

Background: It is current practice for physicians to use the Prontosan range of products in children based on their personal clinical experience, despite the lack of safety data in this population. This retrospective data review was designed to obtain information on the safety profile of the Prontosan range of products in children in routine clinical practice.

Methods: Data from newborns, infants and children with burns treated with the Prontosan range were collected retrospectively from patient medical records. Read More

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November 2018
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Community care clinicians' experiences and perceptions of Waterlow pressure ulcer risk assessment.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 22;27(4):199-202. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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November 2018
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The effect of postoperative closed incision negative pressure therapy on the incidence of donor site wound dehiscence in breast reconstruction patients: DEhiscence PREvention Study (DEPRES), pilot randomized controlled trial.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 14;27(4):262-266. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, P/O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Aim: Wound dehiscence is a serious postoperative complication associated both with high morbidity and mortality. It has a significant rate of occurrence in breast reconstruction surgeries with a deep internal epigastric perforator (DIEP) and with a profunda artery perforator (PAP) flap. Risk factors for wound dehiscence include smoking, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity. Read More

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November 2018
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Improvement of local microcirculation through intermittent Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 13;27(4):267-273. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Department of Hand, Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgery, BG Trauma Center Tuebingen, Eberhard Karl University, Tuebingen, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is widely used across different kinds of surgical disciplines. A controversial debate was raised by diverging results from studies that were conducted to examine the impact of NPWT on local perfusion. Thus, there is a lack of evidence for one important underlying factors that influences the physiology of wound healing under an applied NPWT-dressing. Read More

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November 2018
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Prevalence of pressure ulcers in the paediatric population and in primary health care: An epidemiological study conducted in Spain.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 29;27(4):221-225. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Physiotherapy, University of Valencia, Spain; Physiotherapy Research Group in the Aging Process, Spain; Joint Research Unit IRIMED, Spain.

Aim: The primary goal of this study was to estimate the prevalence of pressure ulcers in the paediatric population cared for in primary health care.

Materials: The data of this epidemiological study were extracted from the records of the 24 departments that attended to an approximate population of 1 million inhabitants between 0 and 18 years old from 2012 to 2015. The study included children requiring assistance to reduce pressure ulcer incidence. Read More

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November 2018
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Hospital-acquired pressure injuries: Are they accurately reported? A prospective descriptive study in a large tertiary hospital in Australia.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 10;27(4):203-210. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Sydney Local Health District, Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales, 2050, Australia; Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, 2050, Australia. Electronic address:

Aim: The aim of this study was to (1) examine the reasons for the increased incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) reported in the Incident Information Management System (IIMS), and (2) gain feedback from nurses regarding HAPI being reported in the IIMS at one tertiary hospital in Australia.

Materials And Methods: This prospective descriptive study included a review of patients with a reported HAPI from July 2015 to June 2016. Patient assessment and semi-structured interviews with nurses were conducted. Read More

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November 2018
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The relationship between nurses assessment of early pressure ulcer damage and sub epidermal moisture measurement: A prospective explorative study.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 25;27(4):232-237. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland. Electronic address:

Aim: To explore the relationship between nurses' visual assessment of early pressure ulceration and assessment using sub epidermal moisture measurement (a measure of skin and tissue water).

Materials And Methods: A descriptive prospective observational study design was employed. Following ethical approval and written informed consent, data were collected daily, for four weeks, from at risk patients within an acute care facility in Ireland. Read More

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November 2018
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Microclimate evaluation of strap-based wheelchair seating systems for persons with spinal cord injury: A pilot study.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 12;27(3):181-187. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

1 Veterans Drive (151), Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, 55417, USA; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.

Study Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to assess microclimate characteristics of two versions of a strap-based wheelchair seating system (perforated and solid straps) and to conduct preliminary microclimate comparisons of subjects' current wheelchair seating systems.

Materials And Methods: In this pilot study, the microclimate properties of two variations (solid and perforated) of a strap-based seating system were compared with two commonly used seating systems. Six subjects sat on three different seating systems each for 100-min test periods, while temperature and relative humidity were measured with a single sensor adjacent to the skin-seat interface. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6084472PMC
August 2018
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The effectiveness of lying surfaces in nursing care beds, a comparison of spring element systems versus conventional systems: A post marketing clinical follow-up pilot study.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 13;27(3):153-161. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Geriatrics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.

Background: Reduced mobility is a strong risk factor for pressure ulcer development in a nursing home setting. Despite this, there is a surprising lack of data regarding suitable nursing care beds in general and the prevention of pressure ulcers provided by lying surface systems in particular. In this context we aimed to assess the mobility of patients using lying surface systems either with spring elements (SES) and to compare these to conventional systems (CS; wooden slats or steel bars). Read More

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August 2018
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Evaluation of comfort associated with the use of a robotic mattress with an interface pressure mapping system and automatic inner air-cell pressure adjustment function in healthy volunteers.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 11;27(3):146-152. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Gerontological Nursing/ Wound Care Management, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan. Electronic address:

Aim Of The Study: A robotic mattress equipped with an interface pressure mapping system and an automatic inner air-cell pressure adjustment function had been developed to aid in the management of pressure ulcers, but its effects on comfort remained unclear. The present study aimed to investigate whether use of the mattress with continuous, automatic, interface pressure mapping-based regulation of inner air-cell pressure (i.e. Read More

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August 2018
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Response to Letter from Abraham and colleagues, regarding "Monitoring the biomechanical and physiological effects of postural changes during leisure chair sitting".

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 31;27(3):189. Epub 2018 May 31.

Clinical Academic Facility, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK.

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August 2018
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Oximetry for the evaluation of sitting induced ischemia.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 7;27(3):188. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Thoracic and Vascular Surgery University Hospital, Angers, France.

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August 2018
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Quantitative ultrasound imaging over the ischial tuberosity: An exploratory study to inform tissue health.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 4;27(3):173-180. Epub 2018 May 4.

School of Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7, Canada.

Background: Characterization of ischial tissue health using a standardized diagnostic ultrasound protocol capturing thickness and gray scale analysis has not been established.

Objectives: This study evaluates inter-participant and inter-trial reliability of thickness and gray scale analysis of ultrasound images of tissues overlying the ischial tuberosity. It provides recommendations for the number of images required to minimize the standard error of measurement (SEM) and determines the number of images required for thickness, gray scale and contrast values that exceed an a-priori minimal detectable change (MDC) for repeated tissue assessment. Read More

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August 2018
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Frailty and body mass index are associated with biophysical properties of the skin in community-dwelling older adults.

Authors:
Shinji Iizaka

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 23;27(3):141-145. Epub 2018 May 23.

School of Nutrition, College of Nursing and Nutrition, Shukutoku University, Chiba, Japan. Electronic address:

Aim Of The Study: This study aimed to investigate the association of frailty and body mass index (BMI) with biophysical properties of the skin in community-dwelling older people.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a suburban Japanese city. Older adults aged ≥65 years and participating in a health checkup program were recruited (n = 128). Read More

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Measuring the impact of cushion design on buttocks tissue deformation: An MRI approach.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 9;27(3):162-172. Epub 2018 May 9.

School of Health Sciences, Ulster University, Shore Road, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT38 0QB, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Aim: To establish a research approach for describing how different wheelchair cushion designs impact buttocks tissue deformation during sitting.

Materials And Methods: The buttocks of 4 individuals with spinal cord injury and significant atrophy were scanned sitting in a FONAR Upright MRI. Scans were collected with the individuals' buttocks fully suspended without pelvic support, and seated on 3 different commercially available wheelchair cushions. Read More

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August 2018
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Investigation of the prevalence of pressure ulcers and patient-related risk factors in hospitals in the province of Erzurum: A cross-sectional study.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 16;27(3):135-140. Epub 2018 May 16.

Ataturk University, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing Fundamentals, Erzurum, Turkey.

Background: Pressure ulcers are a significant health care problem all across the world due to their associated high mortality and morbidity rates and high health care costs. The prevalence of pressure ulcers serves as one of the most important indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Study Aim: This study aims to determine the prevalence of pressure ulcers and patient-related risk factors in inpatients receiving treatment in the province of Erzurum, located in the eastern part of Turkey. Read More

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August 2018
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Patterns and associations of structural and functional cutaneous responses during loading at heel and sacral skin in aged females: A reanalysis of clinical study data.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 10;27(3):123-129. Epub 2018 May 10.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, And Berlin Institute of Health, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Aim Of The Study: The aim of this study was to explore possible interrelationships and cutaneous response patterns at the heel and sacral skin due to prolonged loading.

Materials And Methods: Skin stiffness, elasticity, roughness and transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration, erythema, and temperature of n = 20 aged females (mean age 69.9 years) were measured before and after 90 and 150 min loading in supine position. Read More

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August 2018
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The relationship of subepidermal moisture and early stage pressure injury by visual skin assessment.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Aug 8;27(3):130-134. Epub 2018 May 8.

Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheoan, South Korea.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of subepidermal moisture and early stage pressure injury by visual skin assessment in elderly Korean.

Methods: Twenty-nine elderly participated at a particular nursing home. Data were collected for 12 weeks by one wound care nurse. Read More

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August 2018
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Investigating thermal performance of different chairs at the user-seat interface by a temperature sensor array system while participants perform office work.

J Tissue Viability 2018 May 27;27(2):83-89. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Faculty of Life Science and Education, University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, United Kingdom.

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May 2018
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Editorial.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Feb;27(1)

University of Southampton, UK.

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February 2018
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Laminin peptide YIGSR enhances epidermal development of skin equivalents.

J Tissue Viability 2018 May 7;27(2):117-121. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Department of Biochemistry, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, 84 Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 156-756, South Korea. Electronic address:

Since the use of animal experimentation is restricted with regard to cosmetic materials, alternative in vitro models such as skin equivalents (SEs) are needed. Laminin is one of the major non-collagenous glycoproteins. The pentapeptide YIGSR (Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg) is a functional motif of laminin that binds to the laminin receptor. Read More

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May 2018
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