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Science and practice of pressure ulcer management

Author: Marco Romanelli, MD; Michael Clark, Ph. D.; Amit Gefen; Guido Ciprandi
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Springer, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This updated volume provides the current knowledge on the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of pressure ulcers. Chapters on the early detection of pressure ulcers, negative pressure therapy, pressure ulcers in pediatric patients, adjunctive therapies, surgical management of pressure ulcers, and innovation in pressure ulcer research and practice are included. This second edition aims to be the primary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1031336480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Romanelli, MD; Michael Clark, Ph. D.; Amit Gefen; Guido Ciprandi
ISBN: 9781447174134 1447174135
OCLC Number: 1046085307
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Foreword; Contents; Contributors; 1: The Potential of Biomarkers in the Early Detection of Pressure Ulcers; Introduction; Bioengineering Solutions; Motivation for Biomarker Research; Epidermal Markers; Sweat Markers; Systemic Markers; Microdialysis; Final Comments; References; 2: The Critical Characteristics of a  Good Wheelchair Cushion; Introduction; Pressure Ulcers in the Spinal Cord Injury Population; Computational Modeling for Studying the Efficacy of Wheelchair Cushions; Critical Characteristics of Effective Wheelchair Cushion Designs; Immersion and Envelopment Adjustability to the Uniqueness of the Individual, at the Initial FittingAdaptability to Movement and Activities of the Individual Throughout the Day; Adjustability to the Individual, Throughout the Subsequent Weeks, Months, and Years; Durability, Over Time, Throughout the Weeks, Months, and Years; The Impact of Research on Industry, Regulation and Reimbursement Policies; Summary and Conclusions; References; 3: Epidemiology of Pressure Ulcers; Introduction; Numerators and Denominators; Further Methodological Issues in Pressure Ulcer Epidemiology; Prevalence and Incidence of Pressure Ulcers Recommendations on Calorie Intake, Protein Intake, Hydration, Vitamins and MineralsEnergy Intake; Protein Intake; Hydration; Vitamins and Minerals; Promising Effects of Arginine Enriched Oral Nutritional Supplements on Wound Healing; References; 5: Risk Assessment in Pressure Ulcers; Introduction; Risk Factors for PU Development; Risk Assessment Tools; The Norton Scale; The Gosnell Scale; The Waterlow Scale; The Cubbin and Jackson Scale; The Braden Scale; Pediatric Scales; The Braden Q Scale; Neonatal Skin Risk Assessment Scale (NSRAS); Neonatal Skin Condition Scale (NSCS) Final ConsiderationsReferences; 6: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Implications for People with  Pressure Ulcers; Introduction; Health Belief Model; Measurement of HRQOL; The Impact of Pressure Ulceration on the Individual's Quality of Life; Influence of Pressure Ulcers on Patients, Family and Healthcare Professionals; Financial Implications; Education; Organisations; References; 7: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) and Pressure Ulcers: An Overview; Introduction; Definition and Terminology for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis
Responsibility: Marco Romanelli, Michael Clark, Amit Gefen, Guido Ciprandi, editors.

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Only comprehensive reference book on pressure ulcers and their management Only book in its field endorsed by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the leading European authority on pressure  Read more...

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