Joan-Enric Torra i Bou

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Heels are, for all assistance levels, one of the most frequent locations for the development of pressure ulcers (PU). In this study we deal to investigate in order to determine in patients at risk in an Internal Medicine Unit, the PU incidence on heels, after applying a specific prevention protocol. This protocol particularly designed for pressure ulcers on(More)
An adaptation of a clinical study of 130 patients at risk of developing a pressure ulcer on the heels was performed using Canadian costs. The aim of the study was to compare the cost effectiveness of a specially shaped hydrocellular dressing (Allevyn Heel) versus that of a protective heel bandage (Soffban and gauze) in pressure ulcer prevention over an(More)
INTRODUCTION The heels, together with the sacra area, are one of the most frequent spots where pressure sores appear here in Spain. Any preventive measure against pressure sores on heels needs be oriented towards two main objectives: effective relief of pressure and its compatibility with localized care and skin inspection in order to detect lesions early(More)
Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common postoperative complication and can cause avoidable morbidity and excessive costs for the health service. Novel dressings, designed specifically for postoperative wounds, can help to reduce the risk of SSI and other complications such as blistering. This study compared the use of a new polyurethane film surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyper-oxygenized acidic fats are a very useful topical use product for preventing pressure ulcers and to treat stage I pressure ulcers. Mepentol is a hyper-oxygenized acidic fats product (linoleic acid, gamma linolenic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, arachidonic acid and eicosenoic acid) with extracts of(More)
Treatment for varicose ulcers is based on treating an ulcer as a chronic injury and its primary cause, hypertension in the veins, by means of a system of decreasing and sustained high compression. In Spain patients suffering from varicose ulcers are treated mainly with systems based on the use of crepe bandages which have a low compression effectiveness. In(More)
The objective of this study was to analyze the application and usefulness of a range of Allevyn trademark hydro-cellular dressings during cicatrisation and in the control of exudation and other various characteristics of chronic lesions in real clinical conditions where patients were treated by primary health care professionals. In this study, 441 patients(More)
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