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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-92

Management of pressure ulcers - What is new?


Department of Internal Medicine, Medwin Hospital, Nampally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dilip Gude
3rd Floor, Medwin Hospital, Chirag Ali lane, Nampally, Hyderabad, AP
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.92533

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Pressure ulcers (PUs) are an important aspect of geriatrics and palliative care that amplifies morbidity of the chronically bed-ridden patients posing a threat to health-care economy and resources. PUs can interfere with functional recovery, may be complicated by pain and infection and can prolong hospital length of stay. Their presence may be a marker of poor overall prognosis and premature mortality. The pathogenesis and progress in the management of PUs is discussed.


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