Pressure Ulcers

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Reddy, Madhuri;
  • Publisher: InTech
  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3217823
  • Subject: Wounds
    mesheuropmc: integumentary system

Unrelieved pressure or friction of the skin, particularly over bony prominences, can lead to pressure ulcers, which affect up to one third of people in hospitals or community care, and one fifth of nursing home residents. Pressure ulcers are more likely in people wit... View more
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