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Synonyms for bedsore

a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

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Without proper care, a pressure sore can develop in just a few hours.
They also said photographs of Mr Hedley's pressure sores should not have been shown to jurors as they were taken after his admission to hospital.
Material and Methods: Patients treated for stage 3 and stage 4 sacral pressure sores in our clinic in the past 5 years were included in the study.
This led to a lack of mobility with pressure sores developing on her heels in March 2012 and later on her buttocks and back - a source of major concern.
Pressure sores are said to affect up to 20% of patients in acute care and residential homes.
While the first version of the FlexForm--a cushion that can be attached to most wheelchairs --is set to commercialize this month, Ferguson and Goldish say more testing needs to be done before they can say whether or not this cushion does a better job of preventing pressure sores than other custom seating systems.
It said action is being taken on pressure sore frequency, but said "the progress to date has not been as positive as desired".
Patients and Methods: During the period between April 2003 and March 2013, 30 patients presented to our section with sacral wounds causing by pressure sores or infected pilonidal cysts.
The affliction - also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers - tends to affect people with health conditions that make it difficult to move, especially those lying in bed or sitting for prolonged periods.
Objective: To present the results of surgical management for pressure sores in patients with paraplegia.
London, Oct 16 ( ANI ): An underwear designed to jolt the buttocks with electricity may be able to prevent dangerous open wounds called pressure sores, researchers have suggested.
The sore on her coccyx worsened and additional pressure sores developed on her ankles and feet, which ultimately necessitated multiple amputations.
When the home health nurse returned to the patient's home a week later to begin care, the daughter again mentioned the areas of skin breakdown, which by that time had become pressure sores.
Immobile patients are prone to develop pressure sores from unrelieved pressure on tissue over the sacral area, with shear, friction, moisture and malnutrition as contributing factors.