decubitus ulcer


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Synonyms for decubitus ulcer

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

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MATERIALS & METHODS: One hundred patients of utero-vaginal prolapse with decubitus ulcer were studied.
However, the "failure of the hospital's own records to reflect any stages" spoke volumes as to the lack of appropriate treatment of the decubitus ulcer by the hospital.
7% for selected PSIs; however, the rates for decubitus ulcer, postoperative respiratory failure, and postoperative sepsis increased by 5.
A year later, the woman's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility for negligent wound care that caused the decubitus ulcer to deteriorate so rapidly that it essentially taxed her heart, causing her death.
However, the record was inconsistent--one part indicated that the patient did not have any decubitus ulcers, yet Stage I-II decubitus ulcers were described elsewhere on the same page.
Complications of anesthesia Death in low mortality Diagnostic Related Groupings (DRGs) Decubitus ulcer (bed sores) Death among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications Iatrogenic pneumothorax Selected infections due to medical care Post-operative hip fracture Post-operative hemorrhage or hematoma Post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements Post-operative respiratory failure Post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis Post-operative sepsis Post-operative abdominal wound dehiscence Accidental puncture or laceration Transfusion reaction
A decubitus ulcer is so named from sores that happen when a person is lying in bed.
Defending a decubitus ulcer case is always a challenge, and economics is never a defense.
Hospital-acquired decubitus ulcer and/or deterioration of an existing decubitus.
The decubitus ulcer treatment products market continues to witness rapid transformations in the nature of products offered, the targeted users, and the application environment.
They alleged that the nurses negligently failed to 'reposition' Nancy every two hours in accord with her surgeon's orders and the prevailing standard of care, and that as a result, Nancy developed a painful, disfiguring, and ultimately debilitating, decubitus ulcer on her back and buttocks.
Researchers examined four risk-adjusted patient safety indicators (PSIs) at large urban hospitals in 11 states: decubitus ulcer, infection resulting from medical care, postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma, and postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Two isolates (PPV-97 and PPV-108) were from the University Hospital of Pavia (PPV-97 was isolated in September 1998 from the urine of an inpatient in the neurosurgery department, and PPV-108 was isolated in November 1998 from a decubitus ulcer of an inpatient in the vascular surgery department); two (TS-832035 and TS-832347) were isolated in February 1999 from the University Hospital of Trieste (both from the blood of inpatients, in the intensive care unit and in the internal medicine department, respectively); and one (SAP-01/99) was isolated in September 1999 from the Rome University Hospital "Policlinico Umberto I" (from the blood of an inpatient in the vascular surgery department).
Some of the most common and most serious indicators worsened, including decubitus ulcer (bed sores), sepsis, respiratory failure, deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs), and pulmonary embolism (potentially fatal blood clots forming in the lungs).
On October 17,2001, she was admitted to Las Palmas Medical Center in order to receive oxygen treatments due to a decubitus ulcer on her hip, and to receive treatment for an infection in the wound on her hip.