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Boyko TV, Longaker MT, Yang GP, et al.
Advances in wound care. Date of publication 2018 Feb 1;volume 7(2):57-67.
1. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2018 Feb 1;7(2):57-67. doi: 10.1089/wound.2016.0697. Review of the Current Management of Pressure Ulcers. Boyko TV(1)(2), Longaker MT(1)(3), Yang GP(1)(4)(5). Author information: (1)Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, Department of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. (2)Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo SUNY, Buffalo, New York. (3)Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. (4)Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. (5)Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California. Significance: The incidence of pressure ulcers is increasing due to our aging population and the increase in the elderly living with disability. Learning how to manage pressure ulcers appropriately is increasingly important for all professionals in wound care. Recent Advances: Many new dressings and treatment modalities have been developed over the recent years and the goal of this review is to highlight their benefits and drawbacks to help providers choose their tools appropriately. Critical Issues: Despite an increased number of therapies available on the market, none has demonstrated any clear benefit over the others and pressure ulcer treatment remains frustrating and time-consuming. Future Directions: Additional research is needed to develop products more effective in prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. DOI: 10.1089/wound.2016.0697 PMCID: PMC5792240 PMID: 29392094
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Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Introduction and Assessment
Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Treatment