Search for dissertations about: "Pressure ulcer"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words Pressure ulcer.

  1. 1. Pressure Ulcer Prevention : Performance and Implementation in Hospital Settings

    Author : Eva Sving; Lena Gunningberg; Marieann Högman; Anna-greta Mamhidir; Helle Wijk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Pressure ulcer prevention; nursing care; implementation; Trycksårsprevention; omvårdnad; implementering; Omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning; Caring Sciences in Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Background: Pressure ulcers are related to reduced quality of life for patients and high costs for health care. Guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention have been available for many years but the problem remains. READ MORE

  2. 2. Preventing pressure ulcers by assessment of the microcirculation in tissue exposed to pressure

    Author : Sara Bergstrand; Margareta Lindgren; Anna-Christina Ek; Maria Engström; Lars-Göran Lindberg; Fredrik Huss; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Pressure ulcer; photoplethysmography; laser Doppler flowmetry; non-invasive; tissue blood flow; reactive hyperemia; pressure-induced vasodilation; interface pressure; risk assessment;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to combine optical methods into a system with the ability to simultaneously measure blood flow changes at different tissue depths. The goal of such a system was to reveal vascular mechanisms relevant to pressure ulcer etiology under clinically relevant conditions and in relation to the evaluation of pressure-redistribution support surfaces. READ MORE

  3. 3. Preventing pressure ulcers : – risk assessment and patient participation

    Author : Lisa Hultin; Lena Gunningberg; Ann-Christin Karlsson; Helle Wijk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Patient participation; pressure ulcer prevention; risk assessment; Hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning; Health Care Research;

    Abstract : Background: Pressure ulcers are considered as an adverse event. Identifying patients at risk is the first step in pressure ulcer prevention. The patient should receive relevant information about their risk status and be encouraged to participate in their own preventive care. READ MORE

  4. 4. Studies on sitting pressure and buttock microcirculation : aiming at developing an alarm in the prevention of pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries

    Author : Johan Thorfinn; Disa Lidman; Folke Sjöberg; Henry Svensson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Blood supply; Buttocks; Hyperemia; Ischemia; Laser-Doppler flowmetry; Microcirculation; Posture physiology; Pressure; Skin blood supply; Medicine; Medicin;

    Abstract : Pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries are a major problem, the prevalence in this group being reported as high as 20 – 30 percent. Most pressure ulcers develop around the pelvic girdle, and the key-contributing factor in the development of pressure ulcers is ischaemia due to longstanding pressure. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tissue Blood Flow Responses to External Pressure Using LDF and PPG : Testing a System Developed for Pressure Ulcer Research

    Author : Sara Bergstrand; Anna-Christina Ek; Margareta Lindgren; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Background: Pressure ulcers are a problem for immobile individuals, and having pressure ulcers impact and restrict the daily and are often associated with pain. Pressure ulcers occur frequently and cause high costs for the health care system. READ MORE