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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

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 Jan 4. 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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January 2019

MDRPU -an uncommonly recognized common problem in ICU: A point prevalence study.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Dec 31. 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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December 2018
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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 2018 Dec 24. 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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December 2018
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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 2018 Dec 5. 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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December 2018
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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 2018 Nov 22. 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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November 2018
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An extracellular matrix graft (Oasis wound matrix) for treating full-thickness pressure ulcers: A randomized clinical trial.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Nov 27. 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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November 2018
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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 2018 Nov 10. 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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November 2018
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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 2018 Oct 26. 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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October 2018

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 2018 Oct 24. 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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October 2018

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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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.

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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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Pressure ulcer incidence and Braden subscales: Retrospective cohort analysis in general wards of a Portuguese hospital.

J Tissue Viability 2018 May 2;27(2):95-100. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Electronic address:

Aim: To study the influence of Braden subscales scores (at the first pressure ulcer risk assessment) on pressure ulcer incidence using a univariate and a multivariate time to event analysis.

Materials And Methods: Retrospective cohort analysis of electronic health record database from adult patients admitted without pressure ulcer(s) to medical and surgical wards of a Portuguese hospital during 2012. The hazard ratio of developing a pressure ulcer during the length of inpatient stay was calculated by univariate Cox regression for each variable of interest and by multivariate Cox regression for the Braden subscales that were statistically significant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2018.01.002DOI Listing
May 2018
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Never too old to regenerate? Wound induced hair follicle neogenesis after secondary intention healing in a geriatric patient.

J Tissue Viability 2018 May 4;27(2):114-116. Epub 2018 Jan 4.

Department of Dermatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Wound healing is a natural process to restore the structure and function of injured or diseased tissues. Repair of a skin wound usually leads to a scar while regeneration implies fully recovery of function and structure of the damaged tissue. Adult skin wound usually heals with scar while fetal skin heals scarless. Read More

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May 2018
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Exploring repositioning movements in sitting with 'at risk' groups using accelerometry and interface pressure mapping technologies.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Feb 15;27(1):10-15. Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Institute of Nursing and Health Research, Ulster University, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, N. Ireland, BT37 0QB, UK.

Background: Despite high quality guidelines underpinning pressure ulcer care (NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA, 2014), pressure ulceration still poses a significant financial impact on health care services in treatment and staff costs as well as having a profound effect on the health and quality of life of individuals experiencing them. Repositioning is a key preventative technique recommended by occupational therapists and other health care professionals. The frequency and quality of repositioning movements performed by individuals, however, can be difficult to determine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2017.11.001DOI Listing
February 2018
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The impact of hoist sling fabrics on interface pressure whilst sitting in healthy volunteers and wheelchair users: A comparative study.

J Tissue Viability 2018 May 6;27(2):90-94. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Diagnostic Imaging, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, UK.

Aim Of The Study: To evaluate the effect of three sling fabrics on gluteal interface pressure whilst sitting in a population of wheelchair users and to compare these to data previously collected in a pilot study with a healthy population.

Materials And Methods: A repeated measures experimental design was used with 32 adult wheelchair users (15 women, 17 men). Healthy population pilot study consisted of 61 participants (51 women, 10 men) recruited from staff and students at The University of Salford. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2017.12.001DOI Listing
May 2018
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Grand convergence in wound healing - The imperative for collaboration in research, innovation and quality improvement.

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Ray Samuriwo

J Tissue Viability 2018 Feb 2;27(1):80-81. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Chair of the Tissue Viability Society Board of Trustees, UK; School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, UK; Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care, Cardiff University, UK; Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), Cardiff University, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2017.10.003DOI Listing
February 2018
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Dynamic computational simulations for evaluating tissue loads applied by regulated negative pressure-assisted wound therapy (RNPT) system for treating large wounds.

J Tissue Viability 2018 May 28;27(2):101-113. Epub 2017 Oct 28.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Electronic address:

Regulated negative pressure-assisted wound therapy (RNPT) is one of the most important wound treatment technologies developed and applied over the last two decades. To-date RNPT has been proven to be clinically effective in treating chronic wounds, however, the effects of different specific pressure delivery protocols on the progress and quality of tissue repair are not adequately understood yet. Here, we suggest a viscoelastic, three-dimensional finite element modeling framework of RNPT, with several realistic features such as a non-symmetrically configured multi-layered tissue structure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2017.10.004DOI Listing
May 2018
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Monitoring the biomechanical and physiological effects of postural changes during leisure chair sitting.

J Tissue Viability 2018 Feb 12;27(1):16-22. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Skin Health Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK.

Background: Individuals with limited mobility can spend prolonged periods in leisure chairs, increasing their risk of developing a seated acquired pressure ulcer. The present study aims to use objective measures of posture and tissue viability to identify the associated risks of leisure chair related pressure ulcers.

Methods: Healthy participants (n = 13) were recruited to sit on a leisure chair with either a viscoelastic foam or air cushion. Read More

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February 2018
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Medical device-related pressure injuries: An exploratory descriptive study in an acute tertiary hospital in Australia.

J Tissue Viability 2017 Nov 4;26(4):246-253. Epub 2017 Oct 4.

Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District, The Cancer Nursing Research Unit, Lifehouse, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Australia. Electronic address:

Aim: To examine and explore medical device-related pressure injuries in an 800-bed tertiary hospital.

Materials And Methods: An exploratory descriptive study design was employed. A prospective review of all data on reported hospital-acquired pressure injuries was conducted on a weekly basis from July 2015 to August 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2017.09.008DOI Listing
November 2017
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Measurement and reporting of pressure ulcer related harm in NHS Hospitals in England.

Authors:
Ray Samuriwo

J Tissue Viability 2017 Nov 9;26(4):225. Epub 2017 Oct 9.

School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, UK; Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care, Cardiff University, UK; Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), Cardiff University, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2017.10.002DOI Listing
November 2017
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Achyrocline alata potentiates repair of skin full thickness excision in mice.

J Tissue Viability 2017 Nov 29;26(4):289-299. Epub 2017 Sep 29.

Laboratório de Patologia Experimental, Campus Centro Oeste D. Lindu, Universidade Federal de São João del Rei, 35501-296, Divinópolis, Brazil. Electronic address:

Plants of the Asteraceae family have been traditionally used as medicinal plants. The species Achyrocline satureioides and Achyrocline alata present anti-inflammatory properties and great chemical similarity. However, no study has been performed to evaluate the influence of these plants on skin wound healing in vivo. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2017.09.005DOI Listing
November 2017
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