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Psychoactive drugs may have role in pressure sore origin

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:452
  1. James W Cooper, professor of clinical and administrative sciences (
  1. College of Pharmacy, Gerontology, Graduate and Honors Faculties, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2354, USA

    EDITOR—Several letters in the BMJ address the need for more research into the origins of pressure sores.1 One aspect that merits consideration is the use of psychotropic drugs in frail elderly people in long term care who have moderate to advanced degrees of dementia.

    In a one year study in long term care falls related …

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