publication . Article . 2004

Review : Pressure Ulcer and Its treatment

Bijan Khorasani; Ali Ghafouri;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Oct 2004 Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation (issn: 1607-2960, eissn: 1607-2960, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
Abstract
Pressure ulcer is a signifcant problem in elderly and critically ill patients, causing pain, decreasing quality of life and leading to prolonged hospital stay. Treatment of pressure ulcer to improve health status is a cost-effective approach. So, preventing the ulcers will be economical. Pressure ulcer is considered as a damage or necrosis of skin and its layers, which happens when there is a considerable pressure over the tissues. If the capillary arterie's pressure reaches 70 mmHg (2 times more than the normal pressure) pressure ulcer happens and depending on the depth of the ulcer, will be divided into 4 stages. The most important point for preventing the ulc...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive system diseases
free text keywords: Bed sore, Pressure sore, Dressing, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, RM1-950
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