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Idevânia Geraldina Costa
This quantitative, descriptive exploratory study aimed at the investigation of the incidence of pressure ulcer in three regional hospitals of Mato Grosso, Brazil, and at the description of demographic data and characteristics of pressure ulcers (PU). Data were collected through the evaluation of the patient's skin and by consulting records. The sample consisted of 65 patients with psycal imobility evaluated for three consecutive months. The pressure ulcer incidence in the hospitals ranged between 25% and 66,6%...
December 2010: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
U Martin, M Martin
12 heel necroses were seen in a group of 596 geriatric patients. The patients average age was 73 years. 3 tentative causes for the development of heel necrosis were investigated. 1. Imobility, 2. Arterial occlusive disease, and 3. Diabetes. Immobility was demonstrable in all cases. Additionally, arterial occlusions of the leg were present in 7 and diabetes in 6 patients. The percentage of arterial occlusion and diabetes was significantly higher in the heel necrosis group than in the overall hospital cohort...
June 1979: Aktuelle Gerontologie
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