Keiko Tokunaga

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AIM This study identified risk factors for pressure ulcer development early in the admission stage to determine what appropriate interventions might be conducted early in the admission stage to decrease the risk of pressure ulcer development. BACKGROUND Among patients who develop pressure ulcers, 8-40% of them occur in a critical care setting. Therefore,(More)
The purpose of this preliminary study (N 13) was to investigate the impact of response shift in quality of life for cancer patients undergoing surgical resection with resultant permanent colostomy. Response shift was measured using a "then-test" approach. Quality of life was measured using the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey version 2 (Japanese version).(More)
UNLABELLED Aim. To evaluate the governmental regulation system introduced in October 2002 by investigating the prevalence of pressure ulcers (PUs) and to investigate the relationship between the change in prevalence and the structure and system within hospitals. METHODS This retrospective cohort study used 2582 randomly sampled hospitals in Japan.(More)
There are few clinical tools with both predictive validity for pressure ulcer healing and availability in broad populations. We evaluated whether the total scores from DESIGN-R tool could predict pressure ulcer healing. We followed 3,196 patients with pressure ulcers from two multicenter cohort studies until wound healing, patient death, or discharge. Wound(More)
DESIGN is a seven-item (depth, exudates, size, inflammation/infection, granulation, necrosis, and pocket) monitoring scale for pressure ulcers developed in 2002 by the scientific education committee of the Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcers. DESIGN is a very useful tool for chronological monitoring of each pressure ulcer, but a key limitation of this tool(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS We aimed to investigate the predictive validity of serum albumin for pressure ulcer healing, according to patient condition and wound characteristics. METHODS This study was a secondary analysis of pooled data from two multicentre cohort studies undertaken in 2005 and 2007. All adult patients with pressure ulcer were included and were(More)
There are few studies on predictive validity of methods to monitor the healing process of pressure ulcers. We evaluated whether the change of DESIGN-R (rating) score could predict subsequent healing, and determined the optimal cutoff points. In a multicenter prospective cohort study, patients were followed until wound healing or censoring. Wound severity(More)
A 39-year-old woman developed right hemiparesis in a few days. Magnetic resonance images revealed cerebral infarction in the territory of the left lenticulostriate artery, and MR angiography showed severe stenosis of the middle and anterior cerebral arteries and moderate one of the vertebral arteries. Bilateral and symmetric T1 hyperintensity in the(More)
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