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Point prevalence of pressure ulcers in three second level hospitals in Mexico.
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PMID:  23253894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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pressure ulcers (PU) are the source of multiple complications and even death. To our knowledge there is no available data about PU prevalence in Mexico. The objective of this study was to determine the point prevalence of PU in three second level hospitals in Mexico. Every adult hospitalised patient was included in each hospital. Age, gender, hospitalisation ward, Braden score and the number, location and stage of the ulcers encountered were recorded, as well as any pressure relief measures. In total, 294 patients were examined (127 were male), of these, 63 were considered to be at risk. The average age was 48·6 years. The overall prevalence of the PU was 17%. The service with the highest prevalence was the ICU. The most frequent stage was II (32%) and they were most commonly found in the sacrum (74%). The average Braden score of the patients with ulcers was 10, and 21·4% of the patients obtained moderate- to high-risk Braden scores. Of them, 60·3% had ulcers and only 46% had any preventive measures. The prevalence of PU in three hospitals in Mexico is 17%. The most common stage is II and the most commonly affected site is the sacrum. Only 46% of patients with PU had at least one pressure release measure.
Authors:
Iris L Galván-Martínez; Roberto Narro-Llorente; Favio Lezama-de-Luna; Jesus Arredondo-Sandoval; Ma Rosy Fabian-Victoriano; Ximena Garrido-Espindola; Adriana Lozano-Platonoff; Jose Contreras-Ruiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Wound J     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. International Wound Journal © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc.
Affiliation:
IL Galván-Martínez, MD, Division of Dermatology, "Dr. Manuel Gea González" General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico R Narro-Llorente, MD, Department of Dermatology, IMSS General Hospital, Playa del Carmen, Mexico F Lezama-de-Luna, MD, "Dr. Bernardo Sepúlveda" Metropolitan Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico J Arredondo-Sandoval, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, 17th IMSS Regional General Hospital, Cancun, Mexico MR Fabian-Victoriano, ETN, CM, Interdisciplinary Wound and Ostomy Care Center, Division of Dermatology, "Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez" General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico X Garrido-Espindola, RN, Interdisciplinary Wound and Ostomy Care Center, Division of Dermatology, "Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez" General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico A Lozano-Platonoff, MD, Interdisciplinary Wound and Ostomy Care Center, Division of Dermatology, "Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez" General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico J Contreras-Ruiz, MD, Interdisciplinary Wound and Ostomy Care Center, Division of Dermatology, "Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez" General Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico.
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