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Diabetes and pressure ulcer risk in hip fracture patients: a meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Diabetes and pressure ulcer risk in hip fracture patients: a meta-analysis."

The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between diabetes and pressure ulcer (PU) risk in patients with hip fractures.

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Name: Journal of wound care
ISSN: 0969-0700
Pages: 519-527

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The time period before the development of symptomatic diabetes. For example, certain risk factors can be observed in subjects who subsequently develop INSULIN RESISTANCE as in type 2 diabetes (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 2).

An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stay in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.

Blockage of the RETINAL VEIN. Those at high risk for this condition include patients with HYPERTENSION; DIABETES MELLITUS; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; and other CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.

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