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Definición y clasificación de las úlceras por presión

El Peu, ISSN 0212-7709, Vol. 23, Nº. 4 (octubre-diciembre), 2003, pags. 194-198 01/2003; 23(4).
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ABSTRACT

Recordar, repasar y revisar conceptos relacionados con las Úlceras por Presión (UPP), como su etiopatogenia/ etiología, clasificación y epidemiología, a la vez de servir de introducción del tema, nos ayudará a compartir y unificar con los podólogos interesados unas recomendaciones en el ámbito de los cuidados y la educación sanitaria de las personas con riesgo de desarrollar úlceras por presión o de aquellas que ya las padecen. This report tries to recall and revise concepts that concerns pressure ulcers; together with its etiopathogenia/etiology, classification and epidemiology. At the same time as it serves as introduction of the theme. It will help us to share and unify with interested podiatrists recommendations on the field of cares and sanitary education of people that have a risk to develop pressure ulcers or have them.

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