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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)
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)
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 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)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The study aimed to evaluate the predictive validity and accuracy of a new pressure ulcer risk assessment scale in two Indonesia intensive care units (ICUs). BACKGROUND Several risk assessment scales have been designed to identify patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers in ICU. However, the relative weight of each variable that(More)
Aging is accelerated, at least in part, by pathological condition such as metabolic syndrome (MetS), and various molecular pathways such as oxidative stress are common mediators of aging and MetS. We previously developed the aging-like skin model by single ultraviolet (UV) irradiation on the MetS model mice. Recent studies revealed that mineralocorticoid(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and identify risk factors for lower-extremity pressure ulcers in bedfast older adult patients. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING A 500-bed long-term-care facility in Japan. PATIENTS A total of 259 patients who were aged 65 years or older, confined to bed, and without lower-extremity pressure ulcers at(More)
Twelve patients with refractory acute leukemia (7 patients with acute myelocytic leukemia and 5 patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia) were treated with a new anthracycline antibiotic, aclacinomycin-A (ACM). ACM was administrated by intravenous drip infusion at a dose of 20 mg/day for 7 or 14 days and this was repeated after at least 7 days. Four of 12(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)