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Wound Practice & Research: Journal of the Australian Wound Management Association
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Background: To describe the profile of aged care residents and to examine those variables that were associated with skin tears. Method: A representative sample of 200 elderly residents were recruited into this cross-sectional study, which was conducted between February and December 2014 from four aged care facilities in Western Australia. The resident's history of skin tears over the preceding 12-months was compared with their demographics (age, gender, place of birth) and a broad range of clini...
Active support surfaces are technologically advanced mattress or bed systems designed to promote pressure redistribution and microclimate control, thereby reducing the risk of PIs, or promoting healing in existing PIs. There is good evidence that an alternating pressure mattress is superior to a standard hospital mattress (Level 1a evidence). There is also evidence that alternating pressure mattresses and other types of active support surfaces are not inferior to high specification foam mattress...
The global market for advanced wound care products is large and growing rapidly. International industry analysts estimate the global wound care market at US$20.3b, and $2.6b in Australia. Growth in the market is robust, estimated at more than 5% annually, attributed not only to demographic changes (that is to say, ageing, diabetes, obesity), but also to rising health care costs. This has led to a plethora of new products, approaches and treatments being trialled and marketed for the treatment of...
Skin tears increase morbidity and implicit and explicit costs for the individual and the health care system. A 580- bed private hospital in Brisbane undertook a prospective interventional study and results were compared to historical controls. A purposive sample of patients aged 65 years or older were invited to participate. The intervention was twice daily application of pH-friendly, non-perfumed moisturiser to the extremities. The primary outcome measure was the average monthly incidence of sk...
Joleen McArdle1
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Kristin Wicking1
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+ 1 AuthorsAnne Gardner21
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Aim: The trial aimed to identify the most effective dressing for haemodialysis central venous catheter exit sites in a tropical region. Background: Central venous catheters, often used to deliver haemodialysis, require meticulous exit site care. Staff in a tropical renal service were concerned a transparent dressing could increase the likelihood of dressings not remaining intact or of infection of the exit site. Design/Methods: Patients (n=26) with central venous catheter access attending this A...
Natalie E. Stevens5
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Allison J. Cowin24
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Therapeutic antibodies present numerous opportunities for the treatment of wounds and cutaneous conditions; however, they have not been widely adopted due to the difficulty of administering antibodies through the skin. Local antibody administration to the skin may result in fewer side effects, reduce cost of therapy and be less invasive than systemic methods and recent advances in antibody engineering have addressed many stability and formulation challenges. Penetration of the epidermal barrier ...
Pressure injuries (PIs) are highest amongst the critically ill. The impact of PIs is well reported and includes increased length of stay in acute facilities, increased cost of care, decreased quality of life, and pain and disability for the patient. Over the last decade, a considerable amount of research has been undertaken in the area of PI prevention. We now know that the use of prophylactic silicone dressings can assist in reducing the incidence of PIs in critically ill patients. However, the...
Aloe vera is a succulent plant that has traditionally been used for natural wound healing. The leaves contain a gel substance that is harvested, then stabilised and sterilised with heat, before application to a wound (generally a burn) (Level 5.b evidence). Despite its wide spread use as a cost effective agent for wound management, there is minimal evidence on the efficacy of aloe vera in wound healing. The evidence identified for this summary included efficacy of aloe vera for healing partial t...
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