Can ultrasonographic evaluation of subcutaneous fat predict pressure ulceration?

K. Yabunaka, S. Iizaka, G. Nakagami, N. Aoi, T. Kadono, H. Koyanagi, M. Uno, M. Ohue, S. Sanada, H. Sanada

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Abstract

High-resolution ultrasound may be able to detect pressure ulcers before clinical signs emerge. This retrospective study found that one such early indicator is inflammatory oedema in the subcutaneous fat, which resolves as healing occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192, 194, 196 passim
JournalJournal of wound care
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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