Evaluation of prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers and their relationship with mattresses used in a general hospital intensive care unit

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This study evaluated the prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcers (PU) and their relationship with mattresses (standard, foam, low-air-loss replacement) in an ICU. Ninety-five patients were randomized into three groups. The effect of the mattress was assessed by the presence of at least one PU of any stage and to the presence of at least one PU of stage… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00238-002-0444-y

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