This section contains an abbreviated reference list of published abstracts published in peer reviewed journals and other publications.

Abstracts presented here encompass a variety of disciplines all related to ArjoHuntleigh's product and services portfolio.

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (1999). Guidelines on the treatment of pressure ulcers; 1(2): 31-33.

Clark M, Defloor T and Bours G (2004). A pilot study of the prevalence of pressure ulcers in European hospitals. In: M Clark (ed) Pressure Ulcers: recent advances in tissue viability. Salisbury: Quay Books.

Barnett RI and Ablarde JA (1994). Skin vascular reaction to standard patient positioning on a hospital mattress. Advances in Wound Care; 7(1): 58–65.

Williams SA et al (1988). Dynamic measurements of Human Capillary Blood pressure. Clinical Science; 74: 507-512.

Gunther RA and Clark M (2000). The effect of a dynamic pressure redistributing bed support surface upon systemic lymph flow and composition. Journal of Tissue Viability (Supplement); 10-15.

Reswick JB and Rogers JE (1976). Experience at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital with devices and techniques to prevent pressure sores. In: Kenedi RM, Cowden JM and Scales JT eds. Bedsore Biomechanics: Macmillan Press London.

Grindley A and Acres J (1996). Alternating pressure mattresses: comfort and quality of sleep. British Journal of Nursing; 5(21): 1303–1310.


Keane FX (1978). The Minimum Physiological Movement Requirement (MPMR) for man supported on a soft surface. Paraplegia; 16: 383–389.

McLeod A (1997). Principles of alternating pressure surfaces. Advances in Wound Care; 10(7): 30-36.

Guttmann L (1976). The prevention and treatment of pressure sores. In: Kenedi RM, Cowden JM and Scales JT eds. Bedsores Biomechanics: Macmillan Press London

Landis EM (1930). Micro-injection studies of capillary blood pressure in human skin. Heart; 15: 209-228.

Rithalia S (1997). Know How: Alternating pressure relief. Nursing Times Nov 12th.

Clark M (2001). Pressure ulcer prevention. In: M.Morison (ed) The prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Edinburgh : Mosby.

Rithalia S (2005). Assessment of patient support surfaces: principle, practice and limitations. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology; 29(4): 163-169.

Rithalia S (2004). Evaluation of alternating-pressure air mattresses: One laboratory based strategy. Journal of Tissue Viability; 14(2): 51-58.

Van Schie C, Ragunathan S, Rithalia S et al (2004). Heel blood flow studies using alternating pressure air mattress systems in diabetic patients. Manchester Diabetes Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary. Diabetes Foot Clinic, Disablement Services Centre, Withington Hospital. School of Health Care Professions, University of Salford.

Folens B (2001). Comparing the cost: A study of the AlphaXcell® alternating pressure mattress overlay system compared with the Tempur® foam mattress overlay in combination with patient repositioning. Masters Thesis,
University of Ghent , Belgium.


Land L, Evans D, Geary A and Taylor C (2000). A clinical evaluation of an alternating pressure mattress replacement system in hospital and residential care settings. Journal of Tissue Viability; 10(1): 6-11.

Russell L, Reynolds TM et al (2000). Randomised controlled trial of two pressure-relieving systems. Journal of Wound Care; 9(2): 52-55.

Perkins GD, Benny R, Giles S et al (2003). Do different mattresses affect the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Intensive Care Medicine; 29(12): 2330-2335.

Evans D, Land L and Geary A (2000). A clinical evaluation of the Nimbus 3 alternating pressure mattress replacement system. Journal of Wound Care; 9(4): 181-186.

Clark M, Hiskett G, Russell L (2005). Evidence-based practice and support surfaces: are we throwing the baby out with the bath water? Journal of Wound Care; 14(10): 455-458.

Greenhalgh T (1997). How to read a paper: the basics of evidence based medicine. London: BMJ Publishing.

Vrijdagh H and Blot S (2001). Use of the Nimbus 3 in a patient with severe burns: A case study. Poster presentation at Vlaamse Vereniging Intensive Zorgen Verpleegkundigen (VVIZV). 12th October, Ghent, Belgium.

Mathews J (2003). Evaluation of an alternating pressure support surface for burn treatment. Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Report.


Manriquez N (2004). Speciality support surface selection for hospitalised obese patients. Poster presentation, JOWC conference May/ June.

Thompson G (2004). Achieving handling excellence for the larger patient with a specialist ‘transfer chair. Poster presentation. Accepted for Wounds UK conference, Harrogate, UK 2004.

Harwood J (2002). Necrotizing Fasciitis: A complex wound problem. Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Report.

Doubleman J (2001). Alternating support surface effectiveness with a muscle flap closure of a pressure sore. Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Report.

Schaffer J (2002). Successful healing and cost effective care for post-operative flap repair of a pressure ulcer. Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Report.

Doubleman J (2000). Management of pressure with an alternating pressure relieving support surface. Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Report.

Bein T, Sabel K, Schere A et al (2004). Comparison of incomplete (135°) and complete prone position (180°) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Results of a prospective randomised trial. Anaesthesist; 35(11): 1054-1060.

Fox C and Burgess Allen N (2000). An evaluation of alternating pressure for patients undergoing vascular surgery: a new mattress replacement system with a low pressure heel section. Poster presentation at the 7th European Conference on Advances in Wound management, November, Harrogate, UK.

Jones I, Tweed C and Marron M (2001). Pressure area care in infants and children: Nimbus Paediatric System. British Journal of Nursing; 10(12): 789-795.


Keogh A and Dealey C (2001). Profiling beds versus standard hospital beds: effects on pressure ulcer incidence outcomes. Journal of Wound Care; 10(2): 15-19.

Kernohan W, Witherow A, Allen-Hamilton S et al (1999). Evaluation of a range of hospital replacement mattresses. Journal of Wound Care; 8(10): 495-497.

Deeth M, Young J and Pain L (2001). An evaluation of an air filled static seat cushion (Airtech®) in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Evaluation.

Deeth M, Young J & Pain I (1999). An evaluation of the SEATEC® pressure reducing armchair in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Huntleigh Healthcare Clinical Evaluation.

Prentice J, Stacey MC and Lewin G (2003). An Australian model for conducting pressure ulcer prevalence surveys. Primary Intention; 11(2): 87-109.

Bennett G, Dealey C and Posnett J (2004). The cost of pressure ulcers in the UK. Age and Aging; 33(3): 230-235.

Rogan J, Stirling N, Cochrane J et al (2004). Pressure ulcer prevention: The never ending journey. NT Awards, Nursing Times; 100(46): 71.

Purvis K, Pearman A (2005). How the use if electric profiling beds can reduce the prevalence of pressure ulcers. Professional Nurse; 20(8): 46-48.