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Nutritional parameters at hospital admission as predictors of pressure ulcer development in elective surgery.
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PMID:  3599356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nutritional parameters obtained at hospital admission were studied to determine whether they would predict which surgical patients would develop pressure ulcers during a period of up to three weeks of hospitalization. Nutrition parameters were serum albumin, total protein, lymphocyte count, mid-arm muscle circumference, triceps skin fold, and weight change. Lymphocyte count was significant (p = 0.007, adjusted r2 = 0.019) in predicting the development of a pressure ulcer during hospitalization. Because lymphocyte count accounted for less than 2% of the variance, it is not a clinically significant predictor. When nonnutritional pressure ulcer risk factors were controlled for in the regression, no nutritional factors were predictive of ulcer development.
N A Stotts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0148-6071     ISO Abbreviation:  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr     Publication Date:    1987 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-29     Completed Date:  1987-07-29     Revised Date:  2007-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804134     Medline TA:  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  298-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Nutritional Status*
Patient Admission*
Skin Ulcer / etiology*
Surgical Procedures, Operative*

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