Factors influencing the development of decubitus ulcers in critically ill surgical patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

abstract

  • The incidence of decubitus ulcers is increasing in critically ill patients. Emergency ICU admission and ULOS >7 days in elderly patients confer significant risk for the formation of decubitus ulcers. Specific interventions targeting this high-risk population that may be instituted to decrease the incidence of decubitus ulcers include early nutrition, early mobilization, and possibly less noxious bedding surfaces.

publication date

  • September 26, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11546964

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1678

end page

  • 82

volume

  • 29

number

  • 9