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The Prevalence of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in Hospitalized Patients in China: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

CONCLUSIONS
Incontinence-associated dermatitis is a global health problem that requires more attention. Understanding the prevalence and characteristics of IAD is helpful in the formulation of IAD prevention and treatment programs in China. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

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Classification of Pressure Injuries

No abstract available (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

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A Giant Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Patient with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of follicular pilosebaceous units. Chronic, active, and poorly controlled disease may lead to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The diagnosis and treatment of SCC in HS is particularly challenging because SCC lesions may be easily mistaken for HS lesions. Current medical literature recommends aggressive surgical excision with at least 2-cm margins. In this article, the authors describe a giant perianal SCC arising in a patient with HS who was treated with surgical resection and radiotherapy. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

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Exploring Tropical Infections: A Focus on Scrub Typhus

Scrub typhus is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi and has a near global prevalence. It is associated with local and systemic manifestations that lead to morbidity and mortality. Given the nonspecific presentation of fever in a returning traveler, a high index of suspicion and thorough skin examination for eschar are critical to establishing a diagnosis. Early treatment is crucial to avoid severe outcomes, further highlighting the need to include scrub typhus in differential diagnosis. An accompanying narrative case explores the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of scrub typhus. (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

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Nursing Assessment of Wound-Related Pain: An Italian Learning Survey

BACKGROUND
Pain is an important symptom in wound management, and the choice of treatment directly affects the patient's quality of life. Pain assessment (PA) is essential for quality wound care and, in Italy, mandatory by law.
OBJECTIVE
To administer a dedicated learning survey to obtain a better sense of current PA practices, ensure more training, improve procedures, and reduce malpractice.
METHODS
A 16-month learning survey of nurses based on a validated questionnaire developed for this project.
RESULTS
The survey sample comprised 512 questionnaires. Of respondents, 78% were female, 56.1% were older than 40 years, 94% were RNs, and 6% were wound care specialist nurses. Participants performed a range of dressing changes per week (1-5, 46.3%; 6-20, 34.4%;>21, 19.3%). Although 93...

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Preventing Pressure Injuries in Nursing Home Residents Using a Low-Profile Alternating Pressure Overlay: A Point-of-Care Trial

BACKGROUND
Pressure injuries (PIs) are a significant concern for patients with very limited mobility in skilled nursing facilities. Conflicting clinical guidelines and a lack of effectiveness data for the various support surfaces reduces the efficacy of PI prevention programs.
OBJECTIVE
To assess the preventive effectiveness (incidence of facility-acquired PIs) of a low-profile alternating pressure (AP) support surface plus facility-specific PI prevention programs in patients at high risk for PI.
DESIGN AND SETTING
Prospective, multicenter, point-of-care observational study in two for-profit nursing homes in the northeastern US.
PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION
A retrospective review of 101 residents was performed to determine baseline PI incidence. Then, a consecutive sample of 25 par...

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Dysphagia, Immobility, and Diet Acceptance: Main Factors Associated with Increased Risk of Pressure Injury in Patients Hospitalized after Stroke

OBJECTIVE
To determine the predisposing factors for PI in patients hospitalized after stroke.
METHODS
This 7-day longitudinal study followed up with patients hospitalized after stroke. Assessments included mobility, nutrition, and the presence of dysphagia and anemia. The nutrition evaluation was based on anthropometric, biochemical, and dietary determinants. Pressure injury (PI) risk was assessed via the Braden Scale. Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests were applied.
RESULTS
Patients who were bedridden showed a greater risk of PI development upon admission (P = .004) and 7 days later (P (Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care)

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Advantages of Maggot Debridement Therapy for Chronic Wounds: A Bibliographic Review

GENERAL PURPOSE
To present an overview of the advantages of maggot debridement therapy as a treatment for chronic wounds through the review of several larval properties.
TARGET AUDIENCE
This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES
After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Summarize the use, process, and precautions for maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds.
2. Synthesize the results of the bibliographic review of the use of maggot debridement to treat chronic wounds.
Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is effective for ulcer debridement, achieving it in less time than other therapies. It offers...

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