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Dressings and topical agents for preventing pressure ulcers

  1. Zena EH Moore1,*,
  2. Joan Webster2,3,4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 18 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009362.pub2


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Moore ZEH, Webster J. Dressings and topical agents for preventing pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD009362. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009362.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    Griffith University, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Queensland, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

*Zena EH Moore, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, D2, Ireland. zmoore@rcsi.ie.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 18 AUG 2013

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References

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
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