Retrospective review of predisposing factors for intraoperative pressure ulcer development.

  title={Retrospective review of predisposing factors for intraoperative pressure ulcer development.},
  author={Joshua L Lumbley and Syed Ahmed Ali and Loic S Tchokouani},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  volume={26 5},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the comorbidities and surgical factors involved in the genesis of intraoperative pressure ulcers. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Anesthesiology department of a university medical center. MEASUREMENTS The charts of 222 patients with varying illness, who underwent an operation of at least two hours' duration, were analyzed retrospectively. Data on surgery type, case length, comorbidities, intraoperative surgical position, and area of ulceration were… CONTINUE READING
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