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Wound Care

WC: Protein (2011)

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) recently published evidence-based guidelines. Their methods met both Academy and AGREE (Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation) criteria. The Academy Wound Care Expert Workgroup decided to formulate nutrition practice questions that were not addressed by the NPUAP-EPUAP Nutrition Guidelines for pressure ulcers. 

Protein and Wound Care

The Academy Wound Care Expert Workgroup concurs with the finding of the NPUAP-EPUAP guidelines relative to protein needs to promote healing in individuals with pressure ulcers.

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  • Assessment
    What are protein needs to promote healing in non-obese and obese individuals with acute (surgical) wounds?
    • Conclusion

      No studies were found that investigated the protein needed to promote healing in non-obese and obese individuals with acute (surgical) wounds.

      Click here to view the full Introduction to the Wound Care evidence analysis project.

    • Grade: V
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
    • Search Plan and Results: WC: Protein needs and surgical wounds 2011
       
    What are the protein needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are not on dialysis?
    • Conclusion

      No studies were found that investigated protein needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are not on dialysis.

      Click here to view the full Introduction to the Wound Care evidence analysis project.

    • Grade: V
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
    • Search Plan and Results: WC: Pressure Ulcers and Renal Disease 2011
       
    What are the protein needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are on dialysis?
    • Conclusion

      No studies were found that investigated protein needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are on dialysis.

      Click here to view the full Introduction to the Wound Care evidence analysis project.

    • Grade: V
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
    • Search Plan and Results: WC: Pressure Ulcers and Renal Disease 2011
       
    What are the conditionally indispensable amino acid (arginine, glutamine, cystine) needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are not on dialysis?
    What are the conditionally-indispensable amino acid (arginine, glutamine cystine) needs for adults with renal disease and pressure ulcers who are on dialysis?