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Plastic Surgery International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 129692, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/129692
Research Article

Surgical Treatment of 55 Patients with Pressure Ulcers at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Kosovo during the Period 2000–2010: A Retrospective Study

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo
2Dentistry Faculty, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo
3Department of Neurosurgery, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo
4Department of Emergency Center Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo

Received 12 November 2012; Revised 14 January 2013; Accepted 20 January 2013

Academic Editor: G. L. Robb

Copyright © 2013 Shkelzen B. Duci et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. The objective of this study is to determine the incidence of PUs, the distribution of PUs, common injuries contributing to the occurrence of PUs in patients admitted to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Kosovo for surgical interventions of PUs, localization of PUs in body, the topical treatment of pressure ulcers before surgical intervention, the methods of surgical interventions, number of surgical interventions, duration of treatment, complications, and mortality. Materials and Methods. This study includes 55 patients with PUs treated surgically in 2000–2010 period in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Kosovo. The data were collected and analyzed from the archives and protocols of the University Clinical Center of Kosovo. Data processing was done with the statistical package In Stat 3. From statistical parameters arithmetic median and standard deviation were calculated. Data testing is done with -test and the difference is significant if . Conclusion. Despite preventive measures against PUs, the incidence of Pus remains high.