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Thermography as a predictor of sacral pressure sores.
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PMID:  7211556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ninety-one patients admitted to a geriatric unit with apparently undamaged sacral skin were examined by thermography. Nineteen per cent showed a thermal pattern consistent with occult skin damage, and 35% of these developed an overt pressure sore at the thermographically abnormal site within 10 days of admission. None of the remaining patients developed a sore within this time. Thermography can provide a more precise indication of the risk of early development of a sacral pressure sore than the Norton score.
P Newman; N H Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Age and ageing     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0002-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Age Ageing     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-13     Completed Date:  1981-05-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375655     Medline TA:  Age Ageing     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Forecasting / methods
Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology*
Sacrococcygeal Region

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