CHAPTER ELEVEN. Factors That Impede Wound Healing
A wound has pathogens on the surface that are replicating and interfering with the normal healing response. The wound is said to be
Which of the following disorders is most likely to result in a wound that bleeds easily with resulting loss of growth factors and failure to progress from inflammation to proliferation?
a. Abnormally low platelets
b. Protein energy malnutrition
c. Increased neutrophil count
Which of the following conditions will require the highest calorie count for effective healing?
b. Post-operative incision with infection
c. Protein energy malnutrition
d. 30% total body surface of burns
Which of the following symptoms is most likely to occur 6 weeks after initiation of radiation on the chest for a recurrent squamous cell carcinoma?
d. Nonhealing traumatic wound
Chemotherapy affects healing by which of the following mechanisms?
a. Destruction of the DNA of the affected tissue
b. Lack of available neutrophils to migrate to the wound
c. Myelosuppression, or decreased production of red blood cells in the bone marrow
d. Dehydration as a side effect of the chemotherapy
Of the following factors that can impede wound healing, which one has effects that are reversible?
One of the primary reasons that obese patients have higher rates of surgical site infections is
a. Higher rates of drug resistance.
b. Adipose is poorly vascularized ...