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Reduction of pressure sores during prone positioning of ventilated intensive care patients by the prone-head support system: a pilot study

Reduction of pressure sores during prone positioning of ventilated intensive care patients by the prone-head support system: a pilot study

Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 117(3): 98-105

Objective: Prone positioning in patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome is a well-known method to improve oxygenation.

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PMID: 15773424

DOI: 10.1007/s00508-004-0299-2

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