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dc.contributor.advisorMerkle, Carrieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMellinger, Ellice M.
dc.creatorMellinger, Ellice M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T13:31:34Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T13:31:34Z
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/278632
dc.description.abstractPressure ulcers can result from having spinal surgery. Medical records of 142 spinal surgery patients were examined for incidence of pressure ulcers and to identify factors associated with ulcer development. Early stage pressure ulcers (persistent skin redness and/or blistering) were documented in 24.6% of the records. The mean surgery length for those acquiring pressure ulcers was 4.2 ± 1.6 hr, compared to 3.3 ± 1.5 hr for those who did not (p = 0.002). The average age of those developing pressure ulcers was 60.1 ± 13.8 yr, compared to 50.5 ± 16.3 yr for ulcer free patients (p = 0.002). Mean intraoperative blood loss was 1551 ± 1185 ml for those developing pressure ulcers, compared to 1081.6 ± 1104.2 ml for those who did not (p = 0.049). Finally, pressure ulcer development was associated with diabetes mellitus and a higher preoperative blood sugar value. These findings may help identify spinal surgery patients at risk for pressure ulcers.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.titleIntraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers in spinal surgery patients: A retrospective studyen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1387716en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37744847en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T15:48:34Z
html.description.abstractPressure ulcers can result from having spinal surgery. Medical records of 142 spinal surgery patients were examined for incidence of pressure ulcers and to identify factors associated with ulcer development. Early stage pressure ulcers (persistent skin redness and/or blistering) were documented in 24.6% of the records. The mean surgery length for those acquiring pressure ulcers was 4.2 ± 1.6 hr, compared to 3.3 ± 1.5 hr for those who did not (p = 0.002). The average age of those developing pressure ulcers was 60.1 ± 13.8 yr, compared to 50.5 ± 16.3 yr for ulcer free patients (p = 0.002). Mean intraoperative blood loss was 1551 ± 1185 ml for those developing pressure ulcers, compared to 1081.6 ± 1104.2 ml for those who did not (p = 0.049). Finally, pressure ulcer development was associated with diabetes mellitus and a higher preoperative blood sugar value. These findings may help identify spinal surgery patients at risk for pressure ulcers.


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