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Tissue Vascular Optics and Impedance Measurements for the Detection of Early Tissue Damage and Pressure Ulceration

2019-10-08 08:47:31 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Pressure ulcers are common, distressing and expensive. Currently scoring systems and checks by nursing staff are carried out to assess a patient's risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

The investigators would like to see whether non-invasive measurements can be taken from patients to predict who might be at risk of pressure ulcers to allow us to intervene and reduce the risk of it happening.

Description

Pressure ulcers are common, distressing and expensive. Currently scoring systems and checks by nursing staff are carried out to assess a patient's risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

The aim is to investigate whether non-invasive physiological measurements can be taken from patients to predict who might be at risk of pressure ulcers to allow us to intervene and reduce the risk.

Study Design

Conditions

Pressure Ulcer

Intervention

Physiological measurements from heel

Location

Vascular Dept
Newcastle
Tyne And Wear
United Kingdom
NE7 7DN

Status

Recruiting

Source

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-08T08:47:31-0400

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An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stay in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.

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