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November 21, 2012 Uncategorized

PRESS RELEASE – 21st November 2012 Have you or someone you know recently been in hospital? Has a pressure sore developed during that stay, or shortly after discharge? You may think that bedsores (also known as pressure sores or ulcers) are just an unfortunate risk of a stay in hospital. This is not the case….

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July 23, 2012 Uncategorized

Eileen Cligget, A retired 79-year-old teacher from Cardiff was inappropriately sent home from hospital, two weeks after her operation, following a hysterectomy due to cancer with a pressure sore after being laid up in bed for a week whilst in the hospitals care. When it was noted that the pressure sore became severely infected she…

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May 16, 2012 Uncategorized

A Canadian team of researchers have created Electronic underwear to help prevent bed sores (pressure ulcers). The electronic underwear also know as “E-Pants” send a mild electrical current to the patients bottom every 10 minutes which stimulates the muscles and circulates blood flow in people with spinal injuries, preventing ulcers from forming. Pressure ulcers appear…

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May 15, 2012 Uncategorized

It has been shown by researchers in a new study, that feeding tubes used in hospitals and nursing homes increase the risk of bed sores (pressure ulcers) in patients, especially those suffering dementia. Patients needing feeding tubes to help a nourished diet can actually increase the risk of bed sores down to the fact of…

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