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Pressure Ulcers in Pediatric Patients

  • Guido Ciprandi
  • Teresa Oranges
  • Anna Barbara Schluer
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Abstract

Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a common and highly relevant professional care issues in hospitals. They are associated with psychological and physical suffering, increased morbidity and mortality rate and higher costs for health care worldwide (Baharestani, Black, Carville, et al., 2009a; Gorecki, Brown, Nelson, et al., 2009; Allman, Laperde, Noel, et al., 1999; Anthony, Reynolds, and Russell, 2004). PU development can be attributed to multiple factors that are fairly well-studied in adults and elderly people (Whittington and Briones, 2004; Horn, Bender, Ferguson, et al., 2004; de Laat, Schoonhoven, Pickkers, et al., 2006; Baharestani et al., 2009a). Through large-scale, nationwide epidemiological studies, the prevalence of PUs in medical care institutions for adults is now known and well documented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Ciprandi
    • 1
  • Teresa Oranges
    • 2
  • Anna Barbara Schluer
    • 3
  1. 1.Bambino Gesu’ Children’s HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of DermatologySanta Chiara Hospital, University of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.University Children’s HospitalZurichSwitzerland

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