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Evidence-Based Management of a Chronic Wound in an Elderly Female Patient with Type II Diabetes
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Evidence-Based Management of a Chronic Wound in an Elderly Female Patient with Type II Diabetes Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Abstract The essay aims to address a two-fold objective to wit: (1) to provide information about the article; and (2) to summarize the article…
APA Format: Nussbaum, E.L. (2010). Evidence-Based Management of a Chronic Wound in an Elderly Female Patient with Type II Diabetes. Physiotherapy Canada, 62(2): 129-133. Database and Accession Number The article was accessed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Plus with Full Text Databases with accession number 2010644352. Keywords such as “evidenced-based, “chronic wound,” and “type II Diabetes” were used to locate the article. Summary The article identified the role of physical agents such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet radiation, low-level laser therapy, and pulsed short-wave therapy in the management of chronic wounds (Nussbaum, 2010, 129). The clinical problem in question is whether there are supportive evidences and studies that would prove that ultrasound alone will be effective in wound healing and management of chronic wounds or supportive evidences and studies will suggest non-significant effect of ultrasound in wound healing and management of chronic wounds. Based on the clinical problem, the PICO question formulated is: “In elderly patients with Type II diabetes, how does wound treatment with ultrasound vs. ...
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