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Journal of the Korean Wound Management Society 2008;4(2): 92-95.
욕창치유에 미치는 요인
삼성서울병원 간호본부
Factors Affecting the Healing of Pressure Ulcers
Kyung Hee Park
Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  Published online: 30 November 2008.
Pressure ulcers are the most serious manifestation of impaired skin integrity. It develops in all types of medical facilities such as acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, and hospices, and reflect the worldwide increase in the elderly population and chronic and seriously ill patients. Many conditions can compromise healing of pressure ulcers. Healing is influenced by systemic conditions or by local conditions in the pressure ulcers such as age, tissue oxygen, stress, nutrition, and infection, underlying diseases. Specific interventions can modify or correct a number of these conditions. Hence, this article identify various factors affecting the healing of pressure ulcers according to individual characteristics and characteristics of pressure ulcers and intervention of pressure ulcers. (J Korean Wound Management Soc 2008;4:92-95)
Key Words: Pressure ulcer, Wound healing
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