Corneal injuries: incidence and risk factors in the Intensive Care Unit.

@article{WerliAlvarenga2011CornealII,
  title={Corneal injuries: incidence and risk factors in the Intensive Care Unit.},
  author={Andreza Werli-Alvarenga and Fl{\'a}via Falci Ercole and Fernando Ant{\^o}nio Botoni and Jos{\'e} Alo{\'i}sio Dias Massote Mour{\~a}o Oliveira and T{\^a}nia Couto Machado Chianca},
  journal={Revista latino-americana de enfermagem},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={1088-95}
}
Patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) may present risk for corneal injury due to sedation or coma. This study aimed to estimate the incidence of corneal injuries; to identify the risk factors and to propose a risk prediction model for the development of corneal injury, in adult patients, in an intensive care unit of a public hospital. This is a one year, prospective cohort study with 254 patients. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, univariate and logistic… CONTINUE READING

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