Although over 30 different findings and secondary elements have been used in the diabetic foot and pressure sore wound classifications, five assessments are the most important for comprehensively evaluating a wound: 1) Appearance of the wound base, 2) Size, 3) Depth, 4) Infection/bioburden and 5) Perfusion. At this time the wound score needs to be further studied and its usefulness compared with currently used wound scoring systems. We will monitor co-morbid medical conditions and how useful specific “Function” and “Goal” scores are on predicting outcome.
The Role of the Wound Score and Subsidiary Host Function and Goal Aspiration Scores as an Assessment Tool for Wounds
023-11Principal Investigator: Conducted at:
Long Beach MemorialCurrently enrolling additional patients:
18 years & up