What is it about?
We show that an active mattress, of a particular design, not only has a positive effect on the health of skin in contact with the support surface but, with long-term use, it also affects blood flow in the whole body and vascular health in general. This was done with a simple and repeatable clinical protocol (MARJON SUPPORT SURFACE PROTOCOL) that can be applied for evaluating benefits of any support surface.
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Why is it important?
This study is important because the findings can be applied to many diseases where endothelial dysfunction is implicated. It is known that COVID-19 related pneumonia is linked to endothelial dysfunction. The study suggests that active mattress use can be beneficial for people with: foot ulcers and peripheral arterial disease, hypercholesterolaemia, heart failure, exercise capacity, diabetic neuropathy and hypertension.
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This page is a summary of: Vascular endothelial function is improved after active mattress use, Journal of Wound Care, October 2019, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2019.28.10.676.
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