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AIM AND OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate the status of skin injuries in older individuals caused by adhesive tape and the associated factors for skin injury. BACKGROUND Older individuals are susceptible to skin injuries caused by medical adhesive tape. However, the current status of such skin injuries and the associated factors involved(More)
Over the past 30 years as caregivers, clinicians have been exposed to a plethora of new advanced wound dressings. The moist wound care revolution began in the 1970s with the introduction of film and hydrocolloid dressings, and today these are the traditional types of dressings of the advanced dressing categories. Wound-healing science has progressed(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that obese diabetic mice exhibit marked skin fragility, which is caused by increased oxidative stress and increased matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) gene expression in the subcutaneous adipose tissue. Scanning electron microscopy of skin samples from Tsumura-Suzuki obese diabetic (TSOD) mice revealed(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS To investigate the impact of nutritional status and nutrition-related factors on the development and severity of pressure ulcers acquired in the home care setting. METHODS Two hundred and seven home care offices in Japan were selected at random and 290 patients with home-acquired pressure ulcers and 456 patients without pressure ulcers(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with the presence of pressure ulcer development in adult patients at an intensive care unit hospital in Indonesia. The prospective cohort design was conducted in this study. A total of 105 patients participated and a pressure ulcer developed in 35 patients. The initial analysis identified(More)
This paper describes applying image recognition techniques to the stained image captured by wound blotting. The wound blotting adsorbs the proteins on the wound surface and visualizes protein distribution as a stained image. The local patterns of the stained image may indicate wound healing. For investigation of relationship between pressure ulcer healing(More)
BACKGROUND The plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) 4G/4G genotype influences the development of diabetic nephropathy and lupus nephritis. However, the association of the PAI-1 4G/4G genotype and IgA nephropathy (IgAN) has not been investigated. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The PAI-1 and ACE polymorphisms were examined in 270 healthy volunteers and 202(More)
The dopamine D1 receptor has recently been identified in the rat heart and kidney. In the present study, using Western blot analysis and light microscopic immunohistochemistry, we examined D1 receptor protein expression in the human kidney and heart. Antipeptide polyclonal rabbit antiserum was raised against the third extracellular domain of the native(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been reported that obese people have poorly organized dermal collagen structure because of the degradation of collagen fibers, which is caused by an increase in oxidative stress levels associated with the hypertrophy of subcutaneous adipose cells. However, it is unclear whether an increase in oxidative stress levels caused by the(More)
Kaempferia parviflora Wall. Ex Baker (KP) has been used as a folk medicine in Laos and Thailand to lower blood glucose levels, improve blood flow, and increase vitality. This study investigated the preventive effects of KP on obesity and its downstream symptoms (various metabolic disorders) using Tsumura, Suzuki, Obese Diabetes (TSOD) mice, a multifactorial(More)