ID 110516
Title Transcription
ジョクソウ ニ タイスル ラップ リョウホウ ノ ココロミ : ポリエンカビニリデンセイ ショクヒン ホウソウヨウ フィルム オ モチイタ ジョクソウ チリョウ
Title Alternative
Food wrap film therapy for bedsores
Author
Yagi, Keiko Department of Surgery, Tezuka Hospital
Kunitomo, Kazufumi Department of Surgery, Tezuka Hospital
Sato, Hiromitsu Department of Internal Medicine, Tezuka Hospital
Soga, Tetsuro Department of Neurosurgery, Tezuka Hospital
Tezuka, Akitsugu Department of Orthopedics, Tezuka Hospital
Keywords
food wrap film
wrap therapy
decubitus ulcer
bedsore
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A food wrap film was used as a part of therapeutic materials for 34 decubitus ulcers in 29 patients, 15 males and 14 females, who were hospitalized in our departments from June 2000 to May 2001. Basic diseases of the patients consisted of 10 cerebrovascular diseases, 4 cephalic injury sequelae, 3 spinal diseases, 3 femur fractures, and 9 other diseases. Treatment of the decubitus ulcers was done everyday mostly according to Toriyabe’s method. Firstly, the bedsore was rinsed with physiological saline without applying pressure. Then, the ulcer including surrounding skin was covered with plastic food wrap (polyvinylidene chloride food wrapping film). Edge of the film was fixed to the skin with non-woven fabric tape. The results were evaluated by measuring two-dimensional sizes of the ulcers every two to four weeks. Reduction rate of the ulcer was calculated following formula : ((1-present size (maximal diameter×perpendicular size)/original size (maximal diameter×perpendicular size)×100)) (%) in 19 lesions followed more than one month. An average reduction rate was 43.7% at 3 months and 87.9% at 7 months after starting the food wrap film therapy. Moreover, 3 lesions got complete healing during the observation period. We strongly recommend the food wrap film therapy for the treatment of decubitus ulcers because it is simple to handle and extremely inexpensive, as well as effective.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
57
Issue
6
Start Page
227
End Page
233
Sort Key
227
Published Date
2001-12-25
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jpn
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