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Editor's Correspondence
January 14, 2002

"Quality," Nutrition, and Pressure Ulcers

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(1):100. doi:

Understanding the relationships among nutrient intake, catabolic illness, and healing of wounds is of critical importance. Although expert panels recommend nutritional support as part of a plan for treatment of pressure sores, the data are extremely weak.1,2 Good, thoughtful studies are needed to help sort this out.