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[Nutrition and chronic wound healing. A clinical case of a patient with a hard to heal venous leg ulcers].

Authors
  • Lozano, Sandra Alexandre
  • Bonet, Carme Marquilles
  • Bou, Joan-Enric Torra I
  • Llobet Burgués, Marta
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista de enfermería (Barcelona, Spain)
Publication Date
May 01, 2014
Volume
37
Issue
5
Pages
26–30
Identifiers
PMID: 24984303
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The cronicity of a wound can be produced by the alteration of several factors. One of the agents that can produce a delay in the wound healing process is malnutrition. According with the evidence, nutrition is an important factor in chronic wound prevention and treatment. The prevalence of low extremity wounds increases in population aged 65 or more. As we became older, malnutrition risk is more relevant due to physiological changes related to ageing. We describe a clinical case of a torpid venous leg ulcer in an elder patient centering on nutrition assessment and management.

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