Explore the latest in decubitus ulcers, including advances in prevention and treatment.
This Clinical Update summarizes options for chronic wound management in ambulatory settings, including use of standard gauze, negative-pressure wound therapy, advanced dressings (alginates, foams, hydrocolloids, and hydrogels), and adjuvant wound therapies.
This study identifies the factors associated with flap-related complications and increased resource utilization in patients with pressure ulcers.
This quasi-experimental study shows an association between the institution of the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Initiative and improvements in central line–associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, but not in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and injurious inpatient falls.
This article reports that among Medicare beneficiaries discharged to a skilled nursing facility after hospitalization, rates of readmission or death were not different according to facility performance metrics.
Wilcox and coauthors investigate healing outcomes and debridement frequency in a large wound data set. See Invited Comentary by Lebrun and Kirsner.
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