News tagged with pressure ulcers

Dangerous caregivers for elderly

If you hire a caregiver from an agency for an elderly family member, you might assume the person had undergone a thorough criminal background check and drug testing, was experienced and trained for the job.

Jul 10, 2012
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Gastric feeding tubes may raise pressure ulcer risk

A new study led by Brown University researchers reports that percutaneous endoscopic gastric (PEG) feeding tubes, long assumed to help bedridden dementia patients stave off or overcome pressure ulcers, may ...

May 14, 2012
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Better mattresses improve care, cut hospital costs: study

Hospitals could reduce health care costs arising from pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, by investing in pressure-reduction mattresses for elderly patients in emergency departments, according to new research from ...

Aug 17, 2011
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Australians develop 'smart' bandage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Melbourne researchers have developed smart bandages that change colour to reveal the state of the wound beneath. Their invention could reduce the $500 million cost of chronic wound care in ...

Jun 06, 2011
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