The Decubitus Ulcer in Clinical Practice

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Lawrence Charles Parish, Joseph A. Witkowski, John Thorne Crissey
Springer, Jan 1, 1997 - Medical - 241 pages
The decubitus ulcer, whether termed a pressure ulcer or a bed sore, is a monumental problem for contemporary medicine. With patients surviving trauma, neurologic diseases, and the geriatric state for longer periods, dermatologists are now being asked to manage these often devastating cutaneous defects. Unrealistic goals about prevention and wound healing have compounded the problem. Patient awareness, government intervention, and legal entanglements make an undestanding of the diagnosis and management of this dermatologic entity mandatory.

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Bedsores over the Centuries
3
The Word
9
Pathophysiology
33
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Lawrence Charles Parish, MD, MD (hon), is Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology and Director of the Jefferson Center for International Dermatology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Parish is also a Visiting Professor of Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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