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Ask the treatment expert ... about treating pressure ulcer pain

Ask the treatment expert ... about treating pressure ulcer pain

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I am treating a patient with two Stage IV pressure ulcers and he is complaining of extreme pain. What do you recommend?

Protein change explains why pressure ulcers are 'not entirely preventable' among seniors, researchers say

Protein change explains why pressure ulcers are 'not entirely preventable' among seniors, researchers say

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Elderly people's lack of protective skin proteins makes pressure ulcer prevention difficult, according to newly published research. Seniors' skin begins to break down after just two hours of static pressure, the researchers found.