EurekaMag
+ Most Popular
Cunninghamia lanceolata plantations in China
Mammalian lairs in paleo ecological studies and palynology
Studies on technological possibilities in utilization of anhydrous milk fat for production of recombined butter-like products
Should right-sided fibroelastomas be operated upon?
Large esophageal lipoma
Apoptosis in the mammalian thymus during normal histogenesis and under various in vitro and in vivo experimental conditions
Poissons characoides nouveaux ou non signales de l'Ilha do Bananal, Bresil
Desensitizing efficacy of Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength and Fresh Mint Sensodyne dentifrices
Administration of fluid by subcutaneous infusion: revival of a forgotten method
Tundra mosquito control - an impossible dream?
Schizophrenia for primary care providers: how to contribute to the care of a vulnerable patient population
Geochemical pattern analysis; method of describing the Southeastern limestone regional aquifer system
Incidence of low birth weights in a hospital of Mexico City
Tabanidae
Graded management intensity of grassland systems for enhancing floristic diversity
Microbiology and biochemistry of cheese and fermented milk
The ember tetra: a new pygmy characid tetra from the Rio das Mortes, Brazil, Hyphessobrycon amandae sp. n. (Pisces, Characoidei)
Risk factors of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients after coronary artery intervention
Renovation of onsite domestic wastewater in a poorly drained soil
Observations of the propagation velocity and formation mechanism of burst fractures caused by gunshot
Systolic blood pressure in a population of infants in the first year of life: the Brompton study
Haematological studies in rats fed with metanil yellow
Studies on pasteurellosis. I. A new species of Pasteurella encountered in chronic fowl cholera
Dormancy breaking and germination of Acacia salicina Lindl. seeds
therapy of lupus nephritis. a two-year prospective study

Clinical effectiveness of a low-tech versus high-tech pressure-redistributing mattress


Clinical effectiveness of a low-tech versus high-tech pressure-redistributing mattress



Journal of Wound Care 16(7): 285-289



ISSN/ISBN: 0969-0700

PMID: 17708377

DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2007.16.7.27060

To compare the effectiveness of a high-specification foam mattress (control) with a high-tech (Duo2, Hill Rom) alternating/continuous low-pressure mattress (treatment) in the prevention of pressure ulceration. The study also evaluated if there is a difference in performance between the two working modalities (alternating and continuous low pressure) of the high-tech mattress in a comparable sample of patients. Thirty-three patients were observed for two weeks in the control group. In the treatment group, 86 patients were randomised to receive alternating low pressure and 84 continuous low pressure. Incidence of pressure ulcers in both arms was recorded. Student's t-test was used to compare all Braden scores, and the chi-square test and Fisher's exact test to evaluate differences between groups. There was a high difference in the number of new pressure ulcers in the control group when compared with the treatment group. There was no difference in performance between the alternating and continuous low-pressure modes. However, the sample size is too small to prove or disprove a statistically significant difference between the two modalities. The high-tech mattress was markedly more effective than the high-specification foam mattress in preventing the onset of pressure ulcers. Initial data suggest that the use of alternating or continuous low pressure made little or no difference to the results.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 052114749

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Neo-contingency analysis of recruitment and selection: an Anglo-French study of high-tech and mid-tech vs. low-tech firms. International journal of technology management = Journal international de la gestion technologique 1(3-4): 288-316, 2005

High tech, low tech or right tech? The discovery and development of a new pharmaceutical excipient, Captisol. Yakuzaigaku 60(Suppl): 11-14, 2000

From Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) to Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback: The Bridge Between High-Tech Medicine and High-Tech PsychologyHow Can We Proceed in Clinical Practice?. Biofeedback 42(1): 24-27, 2014

Providing native plant diversity to the Willamette Valley ecoregion no-tech, low-tech, and old-tech seed production methods. Native Plants Journal: 3, 230-240, 2008

High-Tech Beds And Mattress Overlays A Decision Guide. American Journal of Nursing 89(9): 1142-1145, 1989

High-tech beds and mattress overlays. A decision guide. American Journal of Nursing 89(9): 1142-1145, 1989

Image-guided radiotherapy for cervix cancer: high-tech external beam therapy versus high-tech brachytherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 71(4): 1272-1278, 2008

Preliminary results of a comparison between high-tech external beam and high-tech brachytherapy for cervix carcinoma. Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Rontgengesellschaft . 183 Spec no 2: 19-20, 2008

Universal REM-Link and ICRA Signals-High-Tech Fitting Tools for High-Tech Hearing Instruments. Trends in Amplification 5(2): 73-76, 2001

The Role Of High-Tech Parks In China'S Regional Economy: Empirical Evidence From The Ic Industry In The Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai. Erdkunde 65(1): 43-53, 2011

Ahkera Smart Tech: A High-Tech Ventures Global Entrepreneurship in Asia. Asian Case Research Journal 21(2): 311-346, 2017

High tech versus no tech diagnostic efficacy in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetologia 31(7): 466A, 1988

Low tech versus high tech approaches for vector-borne disease control. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9(4): 355-356, 2009

Collective Representation Among High-Tech Workers at Microsoft and Beyond: Lessons from Wash Tech/CWA. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 43(2): 364-385, 2004

Patient-controlled oral analgesia: a low-tech solution in a high-tech world. Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses 7(3): 126-132, 2006