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Nutrition for optimum wound healing

Published on Jan 1, 2003in Nursing Standard
Alison Shepherd3
Estimated H-index: 3
Nutrition is crucial in a holistic approach to wound healing (Todorovic 2002). Nurses need to understand the roles of specific nutrients in wound healing. Such an understanding would enhance their role in the assessment of nutritional risk and enable them to obtain more easily the necessary support for patients to promote optimal wound healing. This concept is often neglected (Cartwright 2002). The literature shows that nutrition plays a key role in the pathology of wound healing. More research is needed into the effects of different food types on aspects of wound healing.
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Published on Jun 1, 2003in Surgical Clinics of North America 1.95
Ann Schwentker7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Pittsburgh),
Timothy R. Billiar112
Estimated H-index: 112
(University of Pittsburgh)
In the past several years, nitric oxide (NO) has been shown to play an important role in both normal and impaired wound healing. Inducible nitric oxide synthase is up-regulated following tissue injury, and most evidence indicates that the resultant increase in NO production is beneficial to normal healing. This article examines recent advances in the characterization of NO activity during tissue repair in normal and impaired wound healing.
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Published on Sep 1, 2002in Israel Medical Association Journal 0.82
Pierre Singer38
Estimated H-index: 38
Abstract Pressure sores are a well-recognized problem, with an etiology that is multifactorial and not solely a consequence of pressure itself. Malnutrition is one of the factors involved, namely low calorie and protein intake. Mainly elderly patients, patients after hip fracture, but also patients after trauma, burns or extended surgery require additional nutritional support to reduce the possibility of pressure ulcers developing. Evidence has shown the efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic gastr...
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Published on Sep 1, 2002in International Journal of Dermatology 1.54
Elizabeth F. Rostan6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Duke University),
Holly V. DeBuys2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Duke University)
+ 1 AuthorsSheldon R. Pinnell37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Duke University)
Antioxidants play a critical role in keeping skin healthy. The antioxidant benefits of vitamin C and E are well known, but the importance of the trace mineral, zinc, has been overlooked. This article reviews the evidence supporting zinc's antioxidant role in protecting against free radical-induced oxidative damage. Zinc protects against UV radiation, enhances wound healing, contributes to immune and neuropsychiatric functions, and decreases the relative risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease....
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Published on Sep 1, 2002in British Journal of Community Nursing
Vera Todorovic4
Estimated H-index: 4
Nutrition is a crucial aspect of a holistic approach to the healing of wounds, including pressure ulcers and leg ulcers. Poor nutritional status and support can delay the wound healing process or cause inadequate healing when nutritional deficiencies are not corrected. Nutritional screening is an important part of the overall clinical assessment of patients. Nurses based in hospital and the community have a key role to play in identifying and monitoring patients who may be nutritionally at risk ...
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Published on Sep 1, 2002in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1.33
John A. Monro23
Estimated H-index: 23
(New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research)
The glycaemic index (GI) is the blood glucose response to carbohydrate in a food as a percentage of the response to an equal weight of glucose. Because GI is a percentage, it is not related quantitatively to food intakes, and because it is based on equi-carbohydrate comparisons, GI-based exchanges for control of glycaemia should be restricted to foods providing equal carbohydrate doses. To overcome these limitations of GI, the glycaemic glucose equivalent (GGE), the weight of glucose having the ...
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Published on May 1, 2002in Critical care nursing quarterly
Susan Leininger1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Mar 20, 2002in Nursing Standard
Alison Shepherd3
Estimated H-index: 3
In this article, the author argues that the assessment of oral health in older people is important as it can indicate signs and symptoms of oral and systemic disease.
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Published on Sep 1, 2001in Journal of Nutrition 4.40
Douglas W. Wilmore72
Estimated H-index: 72
(Brigham and Women's Hospital)
The metabolic response to injury, whether a controlled elective surgical procedure or an accidental injury, is characterized by the breakdown of skeletal muscle protein and the translocation of the amino acids to visceral organs and the wound. At these sites, the substrate serves to enhance host defenses, and support vital organ function and wound repair. Glutamine (GLN) plays a major role in these processes, accounting for approximately one third of the translocated nitrogen. From available dat...
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Published on Jun 1, 2001in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1.33
Mark L. Wahlqvist50
Estimated H-index: 50
(Monash University)
In many parts of the Asia–Pacific region, diabetes prevalence is increasing and seems destined to become a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The phenomenon seems predicated on insulin resistance (IR), partly attributable to an early impact of abdominal (visceral) adiposity than in Caucasian populations. Food intake along with physical activity and emotional stress are all determinants of glycaemic status. The glycaemic index (GI) of foods indicates that a number of food factors other...
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Published on May 1, 2001in British Journal of Nutrition 3.66
Brittmarie Sandström53
Estimated H-index: 53
A potential risk of interactions between micronutrients affecting absorption and bioavailability has to be considered in any supplementation or fortification strategy. At levels of essential micronutrients present in foods, most micronutrients appear to utilise specific absorptive mechanisms and not be vulnerable to interactions. In aqueous solutions and at higher intake levels competition between elements with similar chemical characteristics and uptake by non-regulated processes can take place...
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Published on Mar 5, 2019in International Journal of Molecular Sciences 3.69
Martina Barchitta17
Estimated H-index: 17
Andrea Maugeri8
Estimated H-index: 8
+ 4 AuthorsGuido Basile6
Estimated H-index: 6
Wound healing implicates several biological and molecular events, such as coagulation, inflammation, migration-proliferation, and remodeling. Here, we provide an overview of the effects of malnutrition and specific nutrients on this process, focusing on the beneficial effects of curcumin. We have summarized that protein loss may negatively affect the whole immune process, while adequate intake of carbohydrates is necessary for fibroblast migration during the proliferative phase. Beyond micronutr...
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Published on Mar 2, 2018in Journal of Wound Care 1.67
Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Western Australia),
Keryln Carville14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Curtin University),
Gavin Leslie19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Curtin University)
This paper presents a conceptual framework which outlines the risk factors associated with surgical wound dehiscence (SWD) as identified in the literature. The purpose for the development of the conceptual framework was to derive an evidence-based, informed understanding of factors associated with SWD, in order to inform a programme of research on the aetiology and potential risk factors of SWD. Incorporated within the patient-centric conceptual framework are patient related comorbidities, intra...
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Shruti Chhabra3
Estimated H-index: 3
Naveen Chhabra3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsN. C. Gupta1
Estimated H-index: 1
Background Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process and a thorough knowledge of the basics of physiology of wound healing is a must to implement principles of chronic wound care. Understanding wound healing at multiple levels—biochemical, physiologic, cellular and molecular provides the surgeon with a framework for basing clinical decisions aimed at optimizing the healing response.
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in BMC Nutrition
R. Jayawardana18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Colombo),
Niroshan Lokunarangoda2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Rajarata University of Sri Lanka)
+ 3 AuthorsAnidu Keerthi Pathirana2
Estimated H-index: 2
Background Malnutrition is highly prevalent among hospital admissions and associated with, poor response to medical treatment, prolonged hospital stay, increased mortality and cost to the state. The aim of this study is to assess the ability of the nutrition screening tools to predict the clinical outcome of cardiac patients.
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BACKGROUND: Unhealthy wound is a constant headache for the surgeons; for which infection is the primarily important factor. Perioperative antibiotic regimen are gaining popularity in this field. AIMS: (1) To compare between the effect of perioperative three doses antibiotic prophylaxis and conventional multiple doses antibiotic prophylaxis on status of abdominal wound after caesarean section and abdominal hysterectomy. (2) To detect as far as possible the factors responsible for impaired abdomin...
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Published on Nov 1, 2012in Iranian Journal of Neonatology IJN
N Razmjoo1
Estimated H-index: 1
M Adeli1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsSaeed Ebrahimzadeh4
Estimated H-index: 4
Aims: Wound complication after cesarean is a severe problem that may happen in spite of correct application of section technics. Inappropriate nutrition delays wound healing because of the decreasing of body’s saved energy that make wound vulnerable to infection. The aim of this paper was to detect the effect of early post cesarean feeding on wound healing. Methods: This random clinical trial was performed in mothers, candidate for cesarean section in Ommolbanin hospital of Mashhad in 2009. 82 s...
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Published on Apr 1, 2012in International Wound Journal 2.38
Connie L Harris2
Estimated H-index: 2
Samantha Holloway11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Cardiff University)
This article is in two parts. The overall aim of this section was to review the literature in relation to pilonidal sinus wounds (PSW) healing by secondary intent for a Master's of Science in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair thesis. The purpose of the literature review was to determine if an evidence-based guideline or consensus document existed for the care of these wounds, and if not, to determine the topics from which to develop items for the first round of a modified reactive Delphi questionn...
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Henri Lucien2
Estimated H-index: 2
F. Kamga1
Estimated H-index: 1
Wound infections in AIDS patients increase discomfort, prolong hospital stay, render an additional burden upon an already debilitated patient and weaken the immune system further. Treatment must relate to the aetiology of the wound and take into account the patients underlying health problems. The treatment of wounds in HIVAIDS patients is not d ifferent from the standard treatment. There are woundrelated criteri a for selecting the appropriate types of dressing. The best dressing for postoperat...
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Published on Jul 20, 2011in Nursing Standard
Gail Powell1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Dec 1, 2010in Gender & Development
Susan Werchek1
Estimated H-index: 1
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