Regarding the article, Farid et al. Using temperature of pressure-related intact discolored areas of skin to detect deep tissue injury: an observational, retrospective, correlational study. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2012;58(8):20–31: The article was a single-institution retrospective review of pressure-related color changes in the setting of intact skin.
With respect to the staging system, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel follows the scientific process. As such, change is warranted based on robust and confirmed research. Also, any definition meant for widespread use must walk the line between comprehension and comprehensiveness.... continue reading about Letter to the Editor: Pressure Ulcers: The Role of Thermography and the Need to Revisit Staging