Factors influencing recurrence of the pressure ulcers after plastic surgery - retrospective analysis



Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Česká a slovenská neurologie a neurochirurgie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.14735/amcsnn2018S23
Keywords pressure lesion; decubitus; therapy; hospitalization; surgical reconstructive procedures; flap reconstruction; retrospective analyses
Description Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the therapy process in patients with pressure ulcers indicated for plastic surgery intervention and to determine the factors influencing recurrence of pressure ulcers. Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients’ documentation indicated for plastic surgery performed in a plastic surgery unit. Results: Body mass index (BMI) and body site of the pressure ulcers were identified as the significant factors influencing the rate of the recurrence of the lesion in the analyses of 46 patients with 55 pressure ulcers. Conclusion: In the monitored patients’ population, BMI and the site of pressure ulcers were identified as statistically significant parameters responsible for the recur­rence of the lesions. The higher the BMI, the more frequent recurrence had occur­red. The presence of pressure ulcers in the ischiatic area was related to the increased recurrence rate, regardless of the average size of the lesion.

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