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Using temperature of pressure-related intact discolored areas of skin to detect deep tissue injury: an observational, retrospective, correlational study.
“The results of this study suggest skin temperature measurement of pressure-related intact discolored areas of skin compared to the normal adjacent skin can assist in the detection of underlying skin necrosis.”
Farid KJ, Winkelman C, Rizkala A, Jones K.
Heat transfer model for deep tissue injury: a step towards an early thermographic diagnostic capability.
“It is concluded that infrared thermography can be used as an objective, non-invasive and quantitative means of early DTI diagnosis.”
Bhargava A, Chanmugam A, Herman C
Improving the detection of pressure ulcers using the TMI ImageMed system.
“Infrared imaging using intelligent software may become a promising, objective method for identifying incipient PrUs and provide clinicians with specific anatomical locations for increased preventive interventions.”
Judy D, Brooks B, Fennie K, Lyder C, Burton C.
Deep Tissue Injury from a Bioengineering Point of View.
“…it has been shown empirically that a local temperature decrease of 2 °C to 3 °C in skeletal muscle may indicate an ischemic site.”
“Contrarily, active inflammation or infection leads to temperature increases of about 2 °C”
“…temperature measurements on the skin are unlikely to identify the true status of deep tissues…A technological solution in this regard might be long-wave infrared imaging, which, unlike standard infrared thermography, can identify temperature changes in deep tissues.”
A clinical investigation into the relationship between increased periwound skin temperature and local wound infection in patients with chronic leg ulcers.
“The results of this study demonstrate that incorporating quantitative skin temperature measurement into routine wound assessment provides a timely and reliable method for a wound care practitioner to quantify the heat associated with deep and surrounding skin infection and to monitor ongoing wound status.”
Fierheller M, Sibbald RG.
Predicting delayed pressure ulcer healing using thermography: a prospective cohort study.
“Our results indicate that using thermography to classify pressure ulcers according to temperature could be a useful predictor of healing at 3 weeks, even though wound appearances may not differ at the point of thermographical assessment. The higher temperature in the wound site, when compared with periwound skin, may imply the presence of critical colonisation, or other factors which disturb the wound healing.”
Nakagami G, Sanada H, Iizaka S, Kadono T, Higashino T, Koyanagi H, Haga N.
Assessing wound severity with color and infrared imaging of reactive hyperemia.
“…infrared imaging, coupled with computer image processing, was used to detect differences in skin temperature. The relative surface temperature of the wounds showed a strong correlation with the presence or absence of deep tissue injury.”
Hansen GL, Sparrow EM, Kommamuri N, Iaizzo PA.