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Cytokine and Chemokine Release Upon Sustained Mechanical Loading of the Epidermis

[+] Author Affiliations
Debbie Bronneberg, Lisette H. Cornelissen, Cees W. J. Oomens, Frank P. T. Baaijens

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Carlijn V. C. Bouten

Technical University Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Paper No. SBC2007-176103, pp. 803-804; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2007-176103
From:
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Pressure ulcers are areas of soft tissue breakdown resulting from sustained mechanical loading of the skin and underlying tissues. These ulcers are painful, difficult to treat, and represent a burden to the community in terms of health care and money. Currently, pressure ulcer risk assessment is dominated by subjective measures and does not predict pressure ulcer development satisfactorily [1]. Objective measures are therefore needed for early, non-invasive detection.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

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