pressure sore


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Synonyms for pressure sore

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

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Compensation can range from PS10-20,000 for a typical pressure sore case to over PS100,000 for the most severe cases.
Efficacy of operative cure in pressure sore patients.
A Your pressure sore was likely caused by staying in one position for too long--this reduces the blood supply to the skin and underlying tissues, and if the blood supply isn't restored, a sore may develop.
In another case the estate of a 77-year-old man, who developed a grade three/four sacral pressure sore, which persisted for nine months and accelerated his death, was awarded the sum of PS21,500.
Pitts' posture put all of her pressure on her left side, which formed a pressure sore from the inside out.
FIRE Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board saw a "significant rise" in the number of hospitalacquired pressure sores last year and may struggle to breakeven financially in the next 12 months, says a new report.
A 73-year-old man with a history of stroke was referred with a sacral Grade IV pressure sore.
With increase in mean age and elderly population, increase in high speed accidents and sports related injuries, number of patients with pressure sore has increased.
The court went on to note that none of the defendants were, in fact, negligent in treating the pressure sore causing the pressure sore to worsen and ultimately lead to the several amputations and death of the patient.
The most commonly used method of sacral pressure sore reconstruction is the gluteus maximus musculocutaneous flap, which has a good reliable vascularity and greatly reduces postoperative wound complication.
Mnyaka conceded that her decision to offer her own assessment of the severity of the pressure sore in place of what her manager had said was a mistake," said a NMC spokeswoman.
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of these interventions on pressure sore incidence, duration of admission, and associated cost.
Stage 1, 2, and 3 pressure sores cost an estimated $2,000 to $30,000 per hospital stay, while a stage 4 pressure sore is estimated as high as $70,000 (Moody, Gonzales, & Cureton, 2004).
Other factors such as the force exerted during surgical manipulation may have accounted for the pressure sore formation.
Those with an existing pressure sore -- anywhere and of any -- severity were also more likely to have a new sore in 1993.