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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1997;21(1):209-215.
Clinical Utility of a Special Mattress in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers.
Park, Chang Il , Kim, You Chul , Shin, Ji Cheol , Su, Hyae Jung , Kim, Yong Kyoon
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
특수 매트리스의 욕창 예방에 대한 임상적 유용성
박창일, 김유철, 신지철, 서혜정, 김용균
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 재활의학연구소

We studied a group of spinal cord injured patients, using two different mattresses, to analyze statistically the pressure measured over sacral area and skin changes developed on the dorsal skin surface of patients for specific duration of time.

Local pressure measured at sacral area and skin change score were lower on a Bazooka system than common hospital mattress. And the weight, BMI(Body Mass Index) and % IBW(Ideal Body Weight) of patients significantly correlated with the skin changes developed on the dorsal skin surface after lying on common hospital mattress for 2 hours. But skin changes developed after lying on a Bazooka system for 8 hours didn't correlate with these variables. Therefore a Bazooka system may be effective in the prevention of pressure ulcers for spinal cord injured patients.

Key Words: Spinal cord injury, Bazooka system, Pressure ulcer, Skin change


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