The efficacy of pressure relief maneuvers in spinal cord injury patients, a clinical study

Thuan Ho, Ahn Thu Nguyen, Alison Lichy, Suzanne Groah, Jessica C. Ramella-Roman

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Abstract

Pressure reliefs are recommended to wheelchair bound individuals to control and minimize skin damage. To this date recommendation on duration and intervals between pressure reliefs is not clear. Recent studies have shown a relationship between reduction in tissue perfusion and oxygenation due to pressure and skin pathophysiologic changes. We have developed a fiber-optics probe that allows measurement of oxygenation in addition to perfusion in real time; this low profile probe can be utilized while sitting and during pressure reliefs. We have conducted a clinical trial at the National Rehabilitation Hospital on individual with spinal cord injury. The overriding goal of this project was to develop the evidence base for clinical recommendations on pressure reliefs. Results of the study will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume8938
ISBN (Print)9780819498519
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 1 2014Feb 2 2014

Other

OtherOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/1/142/2/14

Keywords

  • Fiberoptics probe
  • Oxygenation
  • Perfusion
  • Pressure release manuvers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Ho, T., Nguyen, A. T., Lichy, A., Groah, S., & Ramella-Roman, J. C. (2014). The efficacy of pressure relief maneuvers in spinal cord injury patients, a clinical study. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 8938). [89380U] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039545