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The growing problem of pressure ulcers. Evaluation and management for an aging population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12764898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pressure ulcers, an important concern in older adults with restricted mobility, promise to become an even bigger issue as the US population ages. These ulcers can lead to devastating complications and place demands on an already stressed healthcare system. They also can be a quality indicator of the preventive measures taken in healthcare facilities. In this article, Drs Dharmarajan and Ahmed present guidelines for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
Authors:
T S Dharmarajan; Shamim Ahmed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  113     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-26     Completed Date:  2003-06-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-8, 81-4, 88-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, 4141 Carpenter Ave, Bronx, NY 10466, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Comorbidity
Debridement / methods
Disabled Persons / rehabilitation
Humans
Nutritional Support / methods
Posture
Pressure Ulcer / classification,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Prevalence
Risk Assessment / methods
Risk Factors
Skin Care / methods
United States / epidemiology
Wound Infection / epidemiology,  prevention & control

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