Air-fluidized beds or conventional therapy for pressure sores. A randomized trial.

@article{Allman1987AirfluidizedBO,
  title={Air-fluidized beds or conventional therapy for pressure sores. A randomized trial.},
  author={Robert Allman and James M. Walker and Marilyn K Hart and C A Laprade and Lloyd Noel and Craig R Smith},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={641-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness and adverse effects of air-fluidized beds and conventional therapy for patients with pressure sores. DESIGN Randomized trial with both masked and unmasked comparisons of outcome after a median follow-up of 13 days (range, 4 to 77 days). SETTING Urban, academic referral, and primary care medical center. PATIENTS Of 140 potentially eligible hospitalized patients with pressure sores, 72 consented to randomization; 65 (90%) completed the study… CONTINUE READING