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Incontinence and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

University of North Dakota College of Nursing, Grand Forks, USA.
Advances in skin & wound care (Impact Factor: 1.63). 03/2011; 24(3):126-40; quiz 141-2. DOI: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000395037.28398.6c
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ABSTRACT Incontinence is a prevalent problem and can lead to many complications. Both urinary and fecal incontinence can result in tissue breakdown, now commonly referred to as incontinence-associated dermatitis. This article addresses the types of incontinence, its etiology and pathophysiology, assessment, prevention and treatment, and the latest research.

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