Dysphagia, Immobility, and Diet Acceptance: Main Factors Associated with Increased Risk of Pressure Injury in Patients Hospitalized after Stroke

OBJECTIVE To determine the predisposing factors for PI in patients hospitalized after stroke. METHODS This 7-day longitudinal study followed up with patients hospitalized after stroke. Assessments included mobility, nutrition, and the presence of dysphagia and anemia. The nutrition evaluation was based on anthropometric, biochemical, and dietary determinants. Pressure injury (PI) risk was assessed via the Braden Scale. Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests were applied. RESULTS Patients who were bedridden showed a greater risk of PI development upon admission (P = .004) and 7 days later (P
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research

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Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
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Source: Anemia - Category: Hematology Tags: Anemia Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research
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Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: FULL LENGTH Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
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Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
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Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
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