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Comparison of sub-bandage pressures achieved by three abdominal bandaging techniques in horses.
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PMID:  25124529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Clinicians frequently place post-operative abdominal bandages on horses undergoing laparotomies. Presently, no information exists on the amount of incisional support provided by these bandages. Determination of sub-bandage pressure provides a means of comparing different bandages' ability to support incisions.
STUDY DESIGN: A randomised, crossover design using 9 healthy horses.
OBJECTIVES: Determination of sub-bandage pressure over a 24 h period using three bandaging techniques.
METHODS: Horses were randomly assigned to a treatment regimen consisting of placement of three abdominal bandage types including an elastic bandage (ELA), the CM Hernia Heal Belt (CM), or a nylon binder (NYL). Each bandage's sub-bandage pressures was measured with the Picopress® compression measuring system at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24 h after application.
RESULTS: No time and treatment interactions were observed, and bandage pressures were maintained within each treatment group over the 24 h period. Mean sub-bandage pressures were different between all treatment groups (p<0.001) at 39 mmHg (95% CI 36.7-40.5), 25 mmHg (95% CI 23.9-27.7), and 5 mmHg (95% CI 4.1-7.8) for CM, ELA, and NYL bandages, respectively. Horses were more likely to lie down with the CM (P = 0.02) and ELA (P = 0.0002) treatments when compared to the NYL treatment. ELA bandages were more likely to displace caudally compared to both CM and NYL bandages.
CONCLUSIONS: The CM bandage was superior to both ELA and NYL bandages in regards to measured sub-bandage pressure over the 24 h period. The clinical significance of the differences in sub-bandage pressure between treatments cannot be determined by this study.
N C Canada; W L Beard; M E Guyan; B J White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Equine veterinary journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2042-3306     ISO Abbreviation:  Equine Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0173320     Medline TA:  Equine Vet J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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