Wounds in advanced illness: a prevalence and incidence study based on a prospective case series.

@article{Maida2008WoundsIA,
  title={Wounds in advanced illness: a prevalence and incidence study based on a prospective case series.},
  author={Vincent Maida and Mario Corbo and Michael Dolzhykov and Marguerite Ennis and Shiraz Irani and Linda Trozzolo},
  journal={International wound journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={305-14}
}
A prospective observational sequential case series was studied in order to ascertain an accurate inventory of the various wound types, their point prevalence and incidence rates and their anatomic locations in patients with advanced illness. Five hundred and ninety-three patients were serially assessed until their deaths. Forty-three individual wound types were identified and grouped into nine distinct classes. Data were stratified between patients suffering from malignant and non malignant… CONTINUE READING