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Gunshot Injury Paraplegics—A Population Dying a Slow, Irreversible, and Expensive Death—A Viewpoint on Preventing Pressure Ulcers

  • Teena Chopra (a1), Keith Kaye (a1) and Jack Sobel (a1)
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Address correspondence to Dr Teena Chopra, Director of Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Kindred Hospital, UHC-2B, 4201 St Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201 (Tchopra@med.wayne.edu)
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2. Whiteneck GG, Charlifue SW, Frankel HL, et al. Mortality, morbidity and psychosocial outcomes of person’s spinal cord injured more than 20 years ago. Paraplegia 1992;30:617630.
3. Chopra T, Marchaim D, Awali RA, et al. Risk factors and acute in-hospital costs for infected pressure ulcers among gunshot-spinal cord injury victims in southeastern Michigan. Am J Infect Control 2016;44:315319.
4. McKinley WO, Johns JS, Musgrove JJ. Clinical presentations, medical complications, and functional outcomes of individuals with gunshot wound-induced spinal cord injury. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1999;78:102107.
5. Russo CA, Elixhauser A. Hospitalizations related to pressure sores. Statistical Brief #3, AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project website. www.hcupus.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb64.jsp. Published April 2006. Accessed March 23, 2016.
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