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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.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

Pressure ulcers; bed sores; bed-ridden

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