Short Tilte:Pressure ulcers: a review
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):94, 75, 8, 908-917
Review of the literature on pressure ulcer development and clinical management. The following topics are discussed: 1) etiologic factors; 2) persons at risk for pressure ulcer development; 3) systems for the description/classification of pressure ulcers; 4) pathologic tissue changes; 5) complications; 6) medical management; 7) treatment of the ulcer; 8) research on a possible role for growth factors in pressure ulcer treatment; 9) surgical treatment; and 10) techniques and products for pressure ulcer prevention.