A narrative review on pressure ulcer (PU) studies relevant to medical imaging

Angmorterh, S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-0827, England, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6333-7776, Anaman-Torgbor, J, Korley Kortei, N, Alidu, H, Yarfi, C, Webb, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0654-5530, Kwasi Ofori, E and Hogg, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-0827 2020, 'A narrative review on pressure ulcer (PU) studies relevant to medical imaging' , Pan African Medical Journal, 36 , p. 66.

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Pressure ulcers (PUs) are defined as localised injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue as a result of pressure or pressure together with shear. PUs present significant health implications to patients; costing billions to manage and/or treat. The burden of PU prevention in hospitals must be the concern of all healthcare professionals, including radiographers. The purpose of this narrative review article is to identify and critically evaluate relevant literature and research conducted into pressure ulcers (PUs) relevant to medical imaging. It is expected that this review article will increase the level of awareness about PUs amongst radiographers and help to develop appropriate interventions to minimise the risk of PUs. A literature search was conducted in PubMed/Medline, Scopus, CINAHL, and Google Scholar to retrieve relevant articles. Also, books, professional body guidelines, magazines, grey and unpublished literatures were also searched. The search was limited to English Language articles. Only five articles were retrieved and reviewed. There are limited studies on PUs relevant to medical imaging. Available studies provide some evidence that radiographic procedures and settings subject patients attending for radiographic procedures to the risk of PUs. Further studies are needed into PU risk assessment, minimisation and management in medical imaging to help raise awareness and address the problem of the potential for PU development.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Pan African Medical Journal
Publisher: African Field Epidemiology Network
ISSN: 1937-8688
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Depositing User: P Hogg
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 13:47
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 04:47
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57182

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