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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 Sep 1, 2002in Israel Medical Association Journal 0.82
Pierre Singer35
Estimated H-index: 35
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 Jan 1, 1985
Patricia Ann Potter11
Estimated H-index: 11
Anne Griffin Perry11
Estimated H-index: 11
COORDINATING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY * Health-Illness Continuum * The Health Care Delivery System * Health Promotion and Primary Health Care * Acute Care * Restorative and Home Health Care * THE NURSING PROCESS AND CRITICAL THINKING * Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment * Assessment * Nursing Diagnosis * Planning * Implementation * Evaluation * Documentation and Reporting * PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES * Profession of Nursing * Communication * Teaching-Learning Process * Research ...
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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 Oct 1, 1998in Journal of Tissue Viability 1.93
Linda Russell1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Burton Snowboards),
Jenny Taylor1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Burton Snowboards)
+ 2 AuthorsTimothy M. Reynolds9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Burton Snowboards)
Summary This paper describes the development and validation of the Burton Score, a nutritional assessment tool based on the Waterlow score, with the rationale that since nurses already collect data for one score, it would only lead to unnecessary duplication of effort if a totally different scoring scheme were to be used for nutritional assessment. Initial cut offs were determined by a pilot study of 26 patients on an elderly care ward and validated by comparing the nutritional status of 263 pat...
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Published on Aug 1, 1999in Dermatologic Surgery 2.47
Adriana Rojas2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Boston University),
Tania J. Phillips39
Estimated H-index: 39
(Boston University)
Background. Nutrition plays an important role in the wound healing process, particularly in the elderly. Objective. Comparison of nutritional serum indices between patients with chronic leg ulcers and an age-matched control population. Methods. Seventeen patients with chronic leg ulcers (age range 47–90) were studied. A panel of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, E), trace elements (zinc, copper, iron), folate, and carotene levels were screened on fasting blood samples. Study data were compared with ...
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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. Billiar106
Estimated H-index: 106
(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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Edward Lin29
Estimated H-index: 29
John A. Goncalves1
Estimated H-index: 1
Stephen F. Lowry30
Estimated H-index: 30
The present article reviews the current concepts of immune enhancement through nutritional support for the surgical patient as they are derived experimentally and clinically. Although the potential for altering outcome in surgical patients through nutritional enhancement exists, the authors caution against overzealous application of laboratory data in the clinical arena. Available clinical studies have, at best, only demonstrated modest benefits. It is appropriate that the current literature be ...
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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. Pinnell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(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 Nov 1, 2000in Asaio Journal 1.84
Steven J. Phillips10
Estimated H-index: 10
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Published on Aug 1, 1998in American Journal of Surgery 2.14
Wayne K. Stadelmann13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Louisville),
Alexander G. Digenis3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Louisville),
Gordon R. Tobin25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Louisville)
Chronic wounds will often heal in a short period of time if factors that inhibit wound healing are identified and managed. Recombinant growth factor therapy may provide an added stimulus to healing in certain types of chronic wounds. However, there remains no substitute for a physiologic environment conducive to tissue repair and regeneration, without which the efficacy of growth factor therapy is questionable. Some of the most commonly encountered and clinically significant impediments to wound...
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Published on Jan 1, 2009in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1.33
Su Lin Lim8
Estimated H-index: 8
Chung-Yan Tong1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 5 AuthorsLynne Daniels32
Estimated H-index: 32
It is important to detect and treat malnutrition in hospital patients so as to improve clinical outcome and reduce hospital stay. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a nutrition screening tool with a simple and quick scoring system for acute hospital patients in Singapore. In this study, 818 newly admitted patients aged above 18 years old were screened using five parameters that contribute to the risk of malnutrition. A dietitian blinded to the nutrition screening score assessed th...
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Published on Apr 1, 2012in International Wound Journal 2.38
Connie L Harris2
Estimated H-index: 2
Samantha Holloway10
Estimated H-index: 10
(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 Lucien1
Estimated H-index: 1
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 Mar 1, 2010in Journal of Dental Research 5.38
Shujuan Guo6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Illinois at Chicago),
Luisa A. DiPietro41
Estimated H-index: 41
Wound healing, as a normal biological process in the human body, is achieved through four precisely and highly programmed phases: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. For a wound to heal successfully, all four phases must occur in the proper sequence and time frame. Many factors can interfere with one or more phases of this process, thus causing improper or impaired wound healing. This article reviews the recent literature on the most significant factors that affect cutaneous...
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Published on Jun 1, 2006in Journal of Wound Care 1.67
Mandal A1
Estimated H-index: 1
The orchestration of wound healing and tissue repair following traumatic or iatrogenic injury can be markedly affected by nutritional status. Nutrition as an extrinsic factor in the regulation of wound healing has been predicated on two concepts:
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Published on Sep 1, 2009in Journal of Burn Care & Research 1.92
Eliana Barbosa5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina),
Joel Faintuch26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of São Paulo)
+ 4 AuthorsDanilo Wilhelm Filho20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of supplementation of vitamin E, vitamin C, and zinc on the oxidative stress in burned children. In a prospective double-blind placebo controlled pilot study, 32 patients were randomized as no supplementation (n = 15) or antioxidant supplementation (n = 17) groups. Supplementation consisted of the antioxidant mixture of vitamin C (1.5 times upper intake level), vitamin E (1.35 times upper intake level), and zinc (2.0 times recommended ...
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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 AuthorsS Ebrahimzadeh1
Estimated H-index: 1
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 Oct 1, 2005in British journal of nursing
Beverley Anderson4
Estimated H-index: 4
Wound healing is an intricate affair and good nutritional status is essential to promote effective growth and repair of body tissue. Nutrients play vital roles in the constitution of a well-balanced diet and any depletion in a person's nutritional intake, especially proteins, can lead to malnutrition and protein-energy malnutrition, conditions which are known to have considerable impact on health and well-being and on the wound healing process. A holistic nutritional assessment is paramount to t...
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Published on Apr 1, 2006in Journal of Palliative Medicine 2.49
Amy McDonald2
Estimated H-index: 2
Pauline Lesage1
Estimated H-index: 1
Background: Pressure ulcers and malignant wounds are prevalent in populations with advanced illness. In these populations, the goals of care may shift from a primary focus on healing to a focus on wound management, palliation and comfort. Many complications associated with these wounds must be palliated. Objective: This review explores the palliative approach to managing pressure ulcers and malignant wounds in patients with advanced illness. Design: A comprehensive search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and...
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