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Pressure Ulcer Risk Factors in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a spinal cord injury for risk factors associated with pressure ulcers.

Specialty:

Dermatology
General Surgery

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

G95.9, L89, T09.3

Description:

Byrne and Salzberg identified risk factors associated with development of pressure ulcers in patients with spinal cord injuries. These can help identify patients who may require closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from the New York Medical College and Castle Point VA Medical Center in New York.

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