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Pressure ulcers in long-term care.
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PMID:  21641509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pressure ulcers are common, costly, and debilitating chronic wounds, which occur preferentially in people with advanced age, physical or cognitive impairments, and multiple comorbidities. Residents with pressure ulcers have decreased quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality, and facilities with high rates of pressure ulcers have higher costs and risks of litigation. Health professionals who practice in this setting should be well versed in pressure ulcer management. This article reviews the significance, risk factors, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, and management of pressure ulcers in long-term care.
E Foy White-Chu; Petra Flock; Bryan Struck; Louise Aronson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in geriatric medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1879-8853     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Geriatr. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-06     Completed Date:  2011-08-09     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603766     Medline TA:  Clin Geriatr Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Medicine, Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale, MA 02131, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Homes for the Aged
Long-Term Care*
Nursing Homes
Palliative Care
Patient-Centered Care*
Pressure Ulcer / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control*,  therapy*
Quality of Health Care
Risk Factors
Grant Support
K01HP00009-03//PHS HHS; KO1HP20512//PHS HHS

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