Hospitalized youths more prone to pressure ulcers than thought

07/28/2013 | HealthDay News

The prevalence of pressure ulcers among hospitalized children was more than twice as high as was previously thought in young people, with at least 10% of patients getting bedsores, a study in the journal Pediatrics found. While most adults get bedsores from pressure on bony body parts, children usually get these skin tissue injuries from medical devices. Researchers said a quality improvement intervention at a medical center lowered such injuries by half.

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