Why is research in the area of secondary prevention of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) needed?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Research in the area of pressure injuries—specifically, in the characterization, prevention, and treatment of these lesions—is important for preventing secondary complications in persons with disabilities. As the standards of acute, posttraumatic, and rehabilitation care improve, the population of persons with lifelong functional impairments continues to grow. Consequently, the prevention of secondary complications has become an increasingly prominent concern.


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