Pressure sores

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.126a (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:126

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  1. M R Bliss
  1. Consultant geriatrician Homerton Hospital, London E9 6SR

    EDITOR,—R K Vohra and C N McCollum's review on pressure sores contains two misconceptions.1 Firstly, the authors state that measurement of the interface pressure is the best method of comparing the efficacy of pressure relieving supports, whereas clinical trials have shown that it is a poor indicator.2 3 Deep periosteal pressures are considerably higher than the interface pressure,4 and animal studies have repeatedly …

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