The Risk Factors of Postoperative Pressure Ulcer After Liver Resection With Long Surgical Duration

A Retrospective Study

Hong-Lin Chen, MD; Ai-Gui Jiang, MD; Bin Zhu, MD; Ji-Yu Cai, MM; Yi-Ping Song, MM


Wounds. 2019;31(9):242-245. 

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The present results showed length of surgery and intraoperative blood loss were independent risk factors for PU incidence after liver resection with a surgical duration greater than 2 hours. The authors recommend utilizing PU prevention strategies, such as the use of support surfaces, mattress overlays on operating tables, and repositioning every 2 hours, for liver resection patients with massive intraoperative blood loss and long surgical durations.