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J Wound Care. 2009 May;18(5):192, 194, 196 passim.

Can ultrasonographic evaluation of subcutaneous fat predict pressure ulceration?

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Department of Radiology, Katsuraji, Hospital, Kishiwada City, Osaka, Japan. yabuchanrt@yahoo.co.jp

Abstract

High-resolution ultrasound may be able to detect pressure ulcers before clinical signs emerge. This retrospective study found that one such early indicator is inflammatory oedema in the subcutaneous fat, which resolves as healing occurs.

PMID:
19440171
DOI:
10.12968/jowc.2009.18.5.42173
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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