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Although statistics regarding the number of pressure ulcers in the US and other countries are available, little information is known about the number of individuals in Canada who have pressure ulcers. Such information is important to assess the scope and healthcare costs of pressure ulcers and develop public policies. To obtain estimated pressure ulcer(More)
The incidence of chronic wounds is increased among older adults, and the impact of chronic wounds on quality of life is particularly profound in this population. It is well established that wound healing slows with age. However, the basic biology underlying chronic wounds and the influence of age-associated changes on wound healing are poorly understood.(More)
The purpose was to determine the effects of exercise on fetal and placental glycogen storage patterns at 20 days gestation (term 21 days) in mature (approximately 12 months of age) Sprague-Dawley rats. The exercise protocol consisted of treadmill running at 30 m min-1, on a 10 incline, for 60 min, 5 days per week, for 4 weeks prior to conception, which(More)
Chronic venous insufficiency is the most common cause of leg ulcers. Its incidence increases as the population ages. Managing venous leg ulcers involves treating the cause, optimizing local wound care, and addressing patient-centered concerns. The cornerstone of the diagnosis of chronic venous insufficiency includes demonstrating venous disease. The(More)
The purpose of this paper was to examine the validity and reliability of using photographs of wounds to accurately assess wound status. The results of assessing wound appearance using wound photographs was compared to results obtained from a bedside assessment using the Pressure Sore Status Tool (PSST). The photographic wound assessment tool (PWAT) used in(More)
To implement and evaluate a heel pressure ulcer prevention program (HPUPP) for orthopaedic patients. Program development of HPUPP involved input from administrators, staff and adult patients on an orthopaedic service in an academic tertiary care facility, located in a small urban centre in Canada. Prospective evaluation was conducted. Consensus exercises(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of previous treatments of functional electric stimulation (FES) and transcutaneous electric stimulation (TENS) on improving gait speed in subjects poststroke. DATA SOURCES Relevant articles were obtained through a search of English-language articles cited in Medline, EMBASE, CINHAL, and PubMed databases from January 1966(More)
To assess clinical outcomes and lifestyle modifications in diabetic patients attending a standard cardiac rehabilitation programme following myocardial infarction (MI), a retrospective longitudinal study was undertaken in a district general hospital in the north west of England. A total of 1804 patients attended the cardiac rehabilitation programme over 10(More)
Ultraviolet light C (light wavelength 200 nm to 290 nm) has been shown to kill cultures of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. To evaluate the ability of ultraviolet light C to reduce the amount and type of bacteria present in chronically infected ulcers, as well as to establish the test-retest(More)
The locomotor activity of freely-moving rats was increased substantially by injections of L-sodium glutamate or of picrotoxin, a GABA antagonist, into the region of the tegmental pedunculopontine nucleus. The onset of hyper-motility was more rapid with L-glutamate than with picrotoxin and the duration shorter. Locomotor activity from injecting amphetamine(More)