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 instead make the ...

May 14, 2012
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