José Verdú Soriano

José Verdú Soriano
University of Alicante | UA · Community Nursing, Preventive Medicine and Public Health and History of Science

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Introduction
Since 1999, I'm working at the university as a professor and researcher in the area of Nursing and within the Department of Community Nursing, Preventive Medicine and Public Health and History of Science at the University of Alicante, occupying different positions and, currently, as a professor of university with 4 five-years teaching periods and 3 six-years of research periods (requesting this year a six-year period of knowledge transfer and waiting for results).
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January 1999 - present
University of Alicante
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Publications (201)
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Background: The dosage and safety of nutritional supplements for patients with venous ulcers are still not well established. Aim: To evaluate the effects of a high calorie, high protein, arginine-, zinc-, and vitamins A, C, and E-enriched nutritional supplement on the biochemical profile, dietary intake, anthropometry, muscle strength, and chara...
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Peripheral artery disease is one of the main factors involved in the onset of ischemic etiology ulcers of the lower limb in patients older than 70 years old. The appearance of this disease leads to an increase in the morbidity and mortality and even affects the quality of life of the person who suffers from this disease. All this makes it necessary...
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INTRODUCCIÓN En el año 2002, el Grupo Nacional para el Estudio y Asesoramiento en Úlceras por Presión y Heridas Crónicas (GNEAUPP) elaboró la prime-ra edición sobre recomendaciones de antisépticos en heridas crónicas 1 , documento que fue elemento clave para apoyarnos en nuestra práctica asistencial diaria. Han pasado ya 20 años desde aquella edici...
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Aim According to our scoping review questions, three aims were formulated to synthesize the evidence published on: 1) the content 2) the best or most appropriate teaching-learning methods for training nurses and undergraduate nursing students in venous leg ulcer care, and 3) to identify the level of knowledge in nurses and undergraduate nursing stu...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of feelings of being a second victim among midwives and obstetricians in Spain and to explore possible differences between the two professions. Design: Cross-sectional descriptive-analytical observational study. Methods: An online survey collecting several variables was administered th...
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INTRODUCCIÓN En los últimos años, el conocimiento acerca de las heridas crónicas ha sufrido un gran desarrollo merced a investigaciones científicas de cali-dad, mayoritariamente lideradas por enfermeras, que ha generado un cuerpo de evidencia que sustenta su atención. Estamos inmersos en un proceso del reconocimiento de profesionales enfermeros exp...
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The fear of childbirth is a topical concern, yet the issue has barely been studied in Spain, and only one fear of childbirth measurement instrument has been validated in the country. The aim of this study was to translate, adapt and validate the Fear of Childbirth Questionnaire (CFQ) for use in Spain, as well as to describe and evaluate the psychom...
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Objective: To assess the benefit of protective ostomies on anastomotic leak rate, urgent re-operations, and mortality due to anastomotic leak complications in ovarian cancer surgery. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed in MEDLINE, Web of Science, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for all s...
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Objective: To assess the benefit of protective ostomies on anastomotic leak rate, urgent re-operations, and mortality due to anastomotic leak complications in ovarian cancer surgery. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed in MEDLINE, Web of Science, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for all...
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Background and aims Worse self-care is associated with a higher risk of readmission and mortality in patients with heart failure (HF). Little is known about how the interplay between clinical and psycho-social factors may modulate self-care behaviours in these patients. The aim of our study was to identify clinical, and particularly psycho-social f...
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This 8-week, multicenter, randomized, active-controlled, observer-blinded clinical trial was designed to demonstrate the accelerating effect on wound healing of the novel Olea europaea leaf extract hydrogel (EHO-85) by comparing it to a widely used amorphous hydrogel. Results showed that EHO-85 significantly accelerated wound healing, regardless of...
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The prevalence of chronic wounds is increasing due to the population aging and associated pathologies, such as diabetes. These ulcers have an important socio-economic impact. Thus, it is necessary to design new products for their treatment with an adequate cost/effectiveness ratio. Among these products are amorphous hydrogels. Their composition can...
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Objectives: This study aimed to assess the validity and psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Second Victim Experience and Support Tool (SVEST-E) questionnaire. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study aimed at midwives and obstetricians in Spain. An online survey was conducted consisting of 2 parts: the first part collected dif...
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The excess of free radicals in the wound environment contributes to its stagnation during the inflammatory phase, favoring hard-to-heal wounds. Oxidative stress negatively affects cells and the extracellular matrix, hindering the healing process. In this study, we evaluated the antioxidant and wound-healing properties of a novel multifunctional amo...
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Hoy en día existen diversos factores que han propiciado que existan microorganismos cada vez más resistentes a los antibióticos actuales, y el descubrimiento de nuevas generaciones de antibióticos es costosa y difícil, por eso a nivel mundial se realizan campañas de uso racional de los antibióticos. Uno de los problemas de esta estrategia es que, a...
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Objetivos: Describir y analizar la incidencia de úlceras por presión (UPP) en una unidad geriátrica de recuperación funcional de un hospital geriátrico y examinar los posibles factores de riesgo. Métodos: Estudio retrospectivo de dos series cronológicas de incidencia de UPP en la unidad geriátrica, de media estancia o convalecencia. Conformaron las...
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Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) negatively affect the quality of life (QoL) of people with diabetes. The Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS) questionnaire has been designed to measure the QoL of people with chronic foot wounds. However, no studies have been specifically designed to validate this instrument in a Spanish population. In this prospective s...
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Aims The assumption that improved self-care in the setting of heart failure (HF) care necessarily translates into improvements in long-term mortality and/or hospitalization is not well established. We aimed to study the association between self-care and long-term mortality and other major adverse HF events (MAHFE). Methods and results We conducted...
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Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) has been studied over the last decades, but gaps in the knowledge related to its identification, etiological agents, and risk factors remain. We carried out a scoping review about IAD that included systematic reviews, experimental, and observational studies about IAD and its potential risk factors. We retrie...
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Aim to analyse trends in mortality by Pressure Ulcers (PU) in Spain, between 1999-2016. Methods Mortality due to PU in residents in Spain over 65, where a PU was underlying/basic cause of death, was analysed. Data for populations and deaths were gathered from the Spanish National Statistics Institute. Variables were age, sex, year of death and und...
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Introducción: La reciente pandemia de COVID-19 ha representado la utilización por parte de los profesionales de la salud de diferentes equipos de protección individual (EPI), lo que ha dado lugar a la aparición de lesiones cutáneas asociadas a los mismos (LC-EPI). Conocer la epidemiología, las características y los factores relacionados con el uso...
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Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of lower limb chronic venous disease (CVD) diagnoses entered in a large electronic health record database in primary care in Catalonia, Spain; to investigate the reliability of these data for research purposes; and to estimate the prevalence and incidence of CVD, chronic venous insufficien...
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Background: Chronic wounds give rise to major costs and resource consumption in health care systems, due to their protracted healing time. Incidence and prevalence data are scarce or nonexistent in community settings. Objective: The aim of the present epidemiological study was to analyse and determine the prevalence of chronic wounds in the comm...
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Currently, there is an intense debate about the terminology, etiology, epidemiology, and current strategies for the prevention and management of so-called chronic wounds. Specifically, for certain types of wounds, the terminology is changing due to new insights into the physiopathology and etiology, leading to new theoretical models of wound develo...
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Background Nursing home residents are vulnerable to chronic wounds. However, the prevalence data are scarce. Aim The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of pressure ulcers and/or leg ulcers in nursing home residents, and describe the characteristics of the nursing homes, the residents and the wounds, as well as possible associati...
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Objective A score to identify local wound infections was developed by a panel of experts from seven European countries. The Therapeutic Index for Local Infections (TILI) score was designed for health professionals who are not specialised in wound care. This study was carried out to test the validity of the TILI score in everyday practice. Method C...
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Objective Local wound infections are a major challenge for patients and health professionals. Various diagnostic and therapeutic options are available. However, a generally accepted standard is still lacking in Europe. The aim was to develop an easy-to-use clinical score for the early detection of local wound infections, as a basis for decision-mak...
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Objective To determine the number of specialised wound care units/clinics (SWCUs) in Spain, at present, and to describe their most important characteristics. Method This was an observational study with a descriptive-analytical, cross-sectional, multicentre approach, where the studied population consisted of SWCUs in Spain. A specific data-collecti...
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Objective To determine the degree of satisfaction of women after childbirth at the Hospital Universitario Materno-Infantil of Gran Canaria (HUMIC) and to establish possible relationships between the degree of satisfaction and the variables studied. Method A cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study with an analytical component. The study p...
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Childbirth is one of life’s great miracles. It is a time of joy and at times fear, exhilaration and relief, with the spectrum of human emotions for some women experienced simultaneously. Notwithstanding the physical toll childbirth takes on the female body, wound complications related to the birth can occur, often an unfortunate result of multiple...
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The presence of venous leg ulcers (VLU) is associated with emotional disorders in individuals who have conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and sleeping problems, which result in a reduced perceived quality of life by these individuals. The study aim was to describe the perceived quality of life and associated factors for individuals with VLU....
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Objetivos: Describir la incidencia de lesiones por presión (LPP) en pacientes pediátricos atendidos en unidades de críticos, así como diferentes variables relacionadas con la metodología de su cálculo. Introducción: Las LPP constituyen un serio problema de salud con importantes repercusiones en los pacientes que las sufren. Las UCI pediátricas...
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Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a chronic complication that negatively affects the quality of life (QoL) of diabetic patients. In Spain, there is no specifically designed and validated instrument to assess the QoL of patients with DFU. Our aim was to adapt the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Scale-Short Form (DFS-SF) questionnaire to a Spanish population and vali...
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Objective: To determine the degree of satisfaction of women after childbirth at the Hospital Universitario Materno-Infantil of Gran Canaria (HUMIC) and to establish possible relationships between the degree of satisfaction and the variables studied. Method: A cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study with an analytical component. The stu...
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Resumen Objetivo Evaluar si el vendaje de 2 capas es más efectivo que el vendaje de crepé en la cicatrización de úlceras venosas tras 12 semanas de seguimiento. Diseño Ensayo clínico aleatorizado multicéntrico. Emplazamiento 22 Centros de Salud de Madrid. Participantes Mayores de 18 años, con diagnóstico de úlceras venosas. Se aleatorizaron 93...
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Objective To assess the level of self-care in the population with diabetes and determine the risk of diabetic foot lesions through the use of 3 stratification systems as well as to establish the degree of concordance between these systems. Methods Observational, cross-sectional and descriptive study carried out in the Basic Health Area of Santa Br...
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Objectives: This study is aimed at analyzing the impact of the main factors contributing to short and long-term mortality in patients at final stages of heart failure (HF). Setting: Patients attended at any of the 279 primary health care centers belonging to the Institut Català de la Salut, in Catalonia (Spain). Participants: Patients with Adv...
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Objetivo:Evaluar el nivel de autocuidados en la población con diabetes y determinar el riesgo de padecer lesiones de pie diabético mediante el uso de 3 sistemas de estratificación, así como establecer el grado de concordancia entre estos sistemas. Método:Estudio observacional, transversal y descriptivo realizado en la Zona básica de salud de Santa...
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Objetivo: Verificar a consistência interna e estabilidade do Charing Cross Venous Ulcer Questionnaire - Brasil (CCVUQ-Brasil). Métodos: Trata-se de uma pesquisa metodológica realizada em duas regiões do Brasil (Goiânia e Niterói), no período de junho de 2016 a junho de 2018. A amostra para a consistência interna foi composta por 112 pessoas e para...
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Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a type of irritant contact dermatitis, which is frequently observed in patients with fecal and/or urinary incontinence. It manifests as an inflammation of the surface of the skin characterized by erythema, and occasionally skin erosion. It is a prevalent and clinically relevant condition, with serious rep...
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The use of information and communication technologies is increasingly widespread in health-disease practices and, therefore, also in wound care area. There are many applications that have been developed in this regard but few have been evaluated regarding their usefulness. In this article we present, as a case, HELCOS, an integrated system for the...
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Introducción: Se han publicado diversos sistemas de clasificación para las lesiones de pie diabético, si bien ninguno de los propuestos ha sido asumido por la comunidad científica como el sistema a utilizar por todos, y esto es debido a múltiples razones. Objetivos: Dar visibilidad a los nuevos sistemas de clasificación de pie diabético surgidos e...
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En la singladura de los Documentos Técnicos emanados del seno del GNEAUPP es reiterada su voluntad de contribuir con ellos a aumentar el conocimiento en el ámbito de la atención de las heridas, y disminuir la variabilidad en la práctica clínica proponiendo intervenciones basadas en la última evidencia científica; y para ello, abandonando formas de...
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Introducción: Las heridas crónicas representan un problema actual que genera un impacto a muchos niveles y cuyo tratamiento se basa en infinidad de productos disponibles actualmente en el mercado. A medida que avanza la tecnología se desarrollan nuevos dispositivos que mejoran el tratamiento y repercuten en beneficios para los pacientes. La terapia...
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The aims of the study were to describe and analyse the temporal trend of the prevalence and incidence of venous leg ulcers (VLU) over the years 2010 to 2014, to determine healing times and temporal trends in the study period, and to evaluate related aspects such as the use of the Ankle‐Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) in a primary care health centre....
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Resumen Dentro de las respuestas que han surgido a la problemática ocasionada por las heridas crónicas, la creación de unida-des clínicas especializadas ha sido una de las que mayor interés ha despertado en los últimos años. Estas unidades están conformadas por profesionales de diferentes disciplinas que se organizan de acuerdo con un servicio-depa...
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Epidemiological studies on pressure ulcers (PUs) in hospitalised infants are scarce. Spain lacks comprehensive research studies providing data on the prevalence or incidence in this population. This work was developed to determine the incidence of PUs in hospitalised infants admitted to intensive and intermediate care units, along with relevant ris...
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Aim: to answer the question: Are repositioning effective in preventing pressure ulcers? Methods: Integrative review of the literature through identification of papers in the main databases related to health sciences: MEDLINE, CINAHL, sciELO, COCHRANE and CUIDEN, and by reverse search on identified articles. We included prospective studies, systemat...
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Objetivo: El objetivo que se plantea en este trabajo de revisión es responder a la pregunta: ¿Son los cambios posturales efectivos en la prevención de las úlceras por presión? Metodología: Revisión integrativa de la literatura mediante la identificación de documentos en las principales bases de datos relacionadas con las ciencias de la salud: MEDL...
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The paucity of published studies to date has made it difficult to assess wound care provision in Spain. This paper reports the outcomes of the first census of units specialising in the treatment of chronic wounds in this country. Results indicate that wound units have very heterogeneous and diverse characteristics, varying according to region and h...
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Objective: Oxidative stress can contribute to impaired wound healing and chronic wounds. Our objective was to test the results of a new antioxidant dressing that could help stop the oxidative stress of cells in the wound bed. Method: A multicentre, prospective case study series was conducted in three Spanish hospitals. The RESVECH 2.0 index was...
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Aim To adapt the Neonatal Skin Risk Assessment Scale to the Spanish context and to test its validity and reliability. Background Currently, in Spain there are no validated scales to evaluate the risk of pressure ulcers in infants. Method The research was performed in 10 neonatal units. Overall, we use an observational study design, but divided it...
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Introduction: Despite the growing interest in wound care units as an organizational model for the provision of services to people with chronic wounds, we do not have information about the number, distribution, functioning and characteristics of these structures in Spain. Objectives: To identify the units of specialized care of chronic wounds in our...
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A través de una revisión narrativa, los autores revisan elementos clave relacionados con la historia de las úlceras por presión y su contexto, desde la Edad Antigua, el Renacimiento, el siglo xix hasta la edad moderna. PALABRAS CLAVE: úlceras por presión, historia, marco de referencia. ABSTRACT Through a narrative review, the authors review key fac...
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The selection of topical and systemic therapies for the treatment of venous ulcers with signs of infection is challenging and should be accompanied by specific precautionary measures to protect against cross-contamination in the presence of multidrug-resistant microorganisms. However, there are still no clinical indicators for this situation, and c...
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Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a common, costly, debilitating problem across all healthcare sectors, despite significant investment in education and training and use of human resources, equipment, and technological advancements. In recognising the persistent problem of PUs, the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) and the European Pressure Ulcer...
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Through a narrative review, the authors review key facts related with the history of pressure ulcers and their framework, from ancient age, Renaissance, xix’s century up to the modern age.
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PAPER in SPANISH. Pressure Lesions are an important health problem with a great epidemiological impact that affects the health status and quality of life producing important expenses for persons, healthcare institutions and health systems. There is not available systematized information about the different cost components of pressure lesions althou...
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Las lesiones por presión son un importante problema de salud con una gran repercusión epidemiológica y un gran impacto a nivel de salud y calidad de vida que genera importantes costes para las personas, instituciones y sistemas de salud. A pesar de la importancia económica del problema de las lesiones por presión, prácticamente no existe informació...