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Free paper sessions


Free paper session 1: Teamwork and pressure ulcer prevention and management in specific patient groups: Spinal cord, intensive care, operating room, elderly, palliative and disabilities

  • Limitations of prophylactic film dressing for intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers in spinal surgery patients. Investigation before the BOSS trial term; Norihiko Ohura, Japan
  • Effect of cushions for usual/sports wheelchair on elite Japanese male wheelchair basketball athletes; Nao Tamai, Japan
  • Epibole causing delayed wound healing in trochanteric pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury patients; Srinivasa Chakravarthy, United Kingdom
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork in prevention and management of pressure ulcer for people with spinal cord injury; Hanne Haugland, Norway
  • Paediatric wound care in PICU: A 4 years survey; Giancarlo Antonielli, Italy
  • Reduction of pressure ulcer incidence in medical-surgical adult intensive care unit: Implementing the guideline recommendations; Maarit Ahtiala, Finland


Free paper session 2: Basic science: Biomechanics and aetiology & Biophysical agents in pressure ulcer treatment: Novel therapies

  • Dry skin in home care and pressure ulcer risk: A multi-center prevalence study; Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Germany
  • CGRP contribution in adaptative adjustments of skin blood flow to pressures: A protection against pressure ulcers; Bérengère Fromy, France
  • Corynebacterium striatum as an emerging multi-drug resistant, nosocomial opportunistic pathogen associated with chronic skin wound infection; Edoardo Virgilio, Italy
  • Comparing the effects of 3 different pressure ulcer prevention support surfaces on the structure and function of heel and sacral skin: An exploratory cross-over trial; Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Germany; Tsenka Tomova-Simitchieva, Germany
  • Innovative pressure ulcer prevention: Cell dynamics agents for mechanobiological protection; Daphne Weihs, Israel
  • Mini-invasive drainage to treat pressure ulcer deep recesses; Marco Cavallini, Italy


Free paper session 3: Teamwork and pressure ulcer prevention and management in specific patient groups: Spinal cord, intensive care, operating room, elderly, palliative and disabilities

  • Migration of retained dressing materials causing non healing pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury patients: A case report; Srinivasa Chakravarty Budithi, United Kingdom
  • Pressure ulcer prevention and intervention for patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion surgery; Birgitte Skovgaard, Denmark; Merete Lebeck Holm, Denmark
  • Telemedicine between a rehabilitation center and nursing homes or home: Results after 650 teleconsultations for patients with heavy disabilities suffering from chronic wounds; Sandrine Robineau, France
  • A nationwide point prevalence of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients. The national French PRESSURE study: PREvalence of preSSure Ulcers in intensive caRE units; Brigitte Barrois, France
  • Real-time feedback of pressure points during surgery: A pilot study; Eva Sving, Sweden
  • Developing a decision making tool for nurses to improve end of life skin care for advanced cancer patients: A qualitative exploratory study; Ray Samuriwo, United Kingdom


Free paper session 4: Smart materials, sensor measuring, moving detection, “wearables”

  • Can the efficacy of pressure relieving strategies be assessed through the magnitude of movements performed?; Silvia Caggiari, United Kingdom
  • Innovative biofilm detection system for realizing biofilm-based wound management; Gojiro Nakagami, Japan
  • Robotic mattress for pressure redistribution and patient comfort; Aya Kitamura, Japan
  • Embedded sensing and actuating systems for pressure mapping and monitoring to prevent pressure ulcers; Ricardo Simoes, Portugal


Free paper session 5: Innovations in pressure ulcers prevention bundle: Patient safety, quality of care, evidence based practice and policy

  • Aminoacidic spray gel vs silver spray  powder: A prevention comparative randomized trial; Roberto Cassino, Italy
  • Skin blotting analysis of Interleukin 6 on the buttock of wheelchair basketball players; Takeo Minematsu, Japan
  • Monitoring pressure ulcers as adverse events: National use of the Global Trigger Tool; Lena Gunningberg, Sweden
  • Reducing hospital acquired pressure injuries by implementing WOC nurse-led daily prevention rounds; Chungmei Shih, United States


Free paper session 6: Negative pressure wound therapy: From premature to elderly patients

  • Preliminary experience with the use of NPWT over exposed vessels: Do we have to revise NPWT contraindications?; Guido Paolini, Italy
  • Extravasation ulcer in newborn: When the immediate skin full-thickness loss may render a limb virtually useless. Needs for a prompt team-common action; Serena Crucianelli, Italy
  • Use of negative pressure wound therapy with instillation in the treatment of pressure injury in a diabetic patient: Case report; Maria Emília Gaspar, Ferreira Del Cistia, Brazil

Free paper session 7: Medical device related pressure ulcers: Aetiology and research to enhance prevention at different ages and in different settings

  • Pressure ulcers in hospitalized neonates. Rates and risk factors; Serena Crucianelli, Italy
  • Reducing intensive care medical device-related pressure injuries caused by nasogastric and endotracheal tubes: A pilot study; Fiona Coyer, Australia
  • Australian perspective in advancing clinical care to reduce neonatal skin injuries; Margaret Broom, Australia
  • Medical device related pressure injuries in the neonate: A multidisciplinary device specific approach to prevention and healing; Deanna Johnson, United States


Free paper session 8: Multidisciplinary pressure ulcer prevention and treatment in our most fragile patients: From the premature to the aged population & Basic science: Biomechanics and aetiology 

  • Neonatal skin: How structural difference impact the diagnosis and healing of pressure injuries; Deanna Johnson, United States
  • Pressure injury prevalence: A new look at an old process; Ann Marie Nie, United States
  • The effects of two different pressure relieving support surfaces on the blood circulation deep in the tissues: A positron emission tomography (PET) study; Esa Soppi, Finland
  • The history of a multidisciplinary approach to pressure ulcer prevention in a general hospital; Dirk Milliau, Belgium
  • Hyperkeratosis and delayed wound healing in pressure ulcers: A case series; Thuya Win, United Kingdom
  • Biomechanics of heel pressure ulcers and the effect of Haglund's deformity; Bethany Keenan, United Kingdom


Free paper session 9: Innovations in plastic and reconstructive surgery for pressure ulcers

  • Complex acquired skull defects reconstruction in children using a dermal substitute and CI-NPWT: A palliative bridge against brain infections; Francesca Grussu, Italy
  • Flap coverage for treatment of pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury individuals: A single-or two stage reconstruction?; Marieke Braafhart, Netherlands
  • Treatment of early-stage pressure injury by using autologous adipose tissue grafts; Tiziano Pallara, Italy
  • Pressure ulcers and spina bifida in the paediatric patient: A case series; Ann Marie Nie, United States


Free paper session 10: Innovative methods, models and projects in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment

  • Incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) and perianal septic lesions in children with onco-haemathological diseases. Results of a protocol applied for IAD systematic prevention and early treatment 146 patients later; Marjola Gjergji, Italy
  • Development of a working method for implementation of evidence-based measures to prevent pressure ulcers; Ulrika Källman, Sweden
  • Involving service-users in the Outcomes for Pressure Ulcer Trials (OUTPUTs) Project; Delia Muir, United Kingdom
  • A structural equation model of pressure ulcer prevention action in clinical nurses; Okkyoung Park, Republic of South Korea