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Pressure Ulcers

  • David R. Thomas

Abstract

Pressure ulcers are the visible evidence of pathologic changes in the blood supply to dermal tissues. The chief cause is pressure, or force per unit area, applied to susceptible tissues. Pressure ulcers often cause difficulties for clinicians because of poor response to therapy and confusing recommendations for treatment.

Keywords

Fecal Incontinence Pressure Ulcer Chronic Wound Pressure Sore Pressure Ulcer Prevalence 
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