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J Midlife Health. 2011 Jul;2(2):91-2. doi: 10.4103/0976-7800.92533.

Management of pressure ulcers - What is new?

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Department of Internal Medicine, Medwin Hospital, Nampally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Pressure ulcers (PUs) are an important aspect of geriatrics and palliative care that amplifies morbidity of the chronically bed-ridden patients posing a threat to health-care economy and resources. PUs can interfere with functional recovery, may be complicated by pain and infection and can prolong hospital length of stay. Their presence may be a marker of poor overall prognosis and premature mortality. The pathogenesis and progress in the management of PUs is discussed.


Pressure ulcers; bed sores; bed-ridden

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