The relationship between pressure ulcers and skin blood flow response after a local cold provocation.

  title={The relationship between pressure ulcers and skin blood flow response after a local cold provocation.},
  author={Rob J. van Marum and Jan H. Meijer and Miel W. Ribbe},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={83 1},
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between an impaired blood flow response after a local cold stimulus, testing nerve regulation of the local blood flow response, and an increased risk of developing pressure ulcers. DESIGN An observational, longitudinal, prospective study. SETTING Dutch nursing home. PATIENTS Eighty-two newly admitted somatic nursing home patients, age 60 years and older. INTERVENTION A local cold stimulus (17 degrees C) applied to the trochanter major. MAIN OUTCOME… 

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