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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Request TOC of this Report- Pressure ulcers (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers and bed sores) are localized areas in the body that damage both the skin and underlying tissue caused by shear or friction pressure.
This retrospective study included a total of 36 patients (21 females, 15 males; mean age 63.7 years; range 16 to 90 years) who were admitted to our hospital for decubitus ulcers between February 2011 and July 2016 by simple random sampling.
Anstead et al [12] reported that phenytoin has promoted healing in a massively necrotised Grade 4 decubitus ulcer not responding to any other therapy.
In the final of the three cases, a paraplegic male was admitted for complications from a previous gunshot wound, including nonhealing decubitus ulcers and multiple past hospital admissions for urinary tract infections [2].
It has been used successfully in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy and pressure sores (decubitus ulcers).
Physical examination revealed stable vital signs, disheveled appearance, and multiple purulent decubitus ulcers in her sacral area.
Based on a compilation of available clinical and microbiology data, Locilex is considered a promising product candidate to treat other mild and moderate infected decubitus ulcers, infected burns, infected surgical wounds as well as nasal colonization of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, concluded the company.
Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores, decubitus ulcers, and bedsores, are areas of localized damage to the skin and underlying tissue.
Product selection to prevent decubitus ulcers should be tested and validated.
Cases typically involve wrongful death, decubitus ulcers, dehydration, malnutrition, sepsis, and falls.
Remaining three cows did not show any improvement in condition following even after second dose of potassium administration, they further deteriorated, developed decubitus ulcers and were subsequently discharged as per request by the owner.
Based on these findings, we recommend surveillance biopsies of long-standing sacral decubitus ulcers in patients found to have hypercalcemia and elevated PTHrP with no known malignancy.
Barie, "Factors influencing the development of decubitus ulcers in critically ill surgical patients," Critical Care Medicine, vol.
There is little argument that these nursing actions prevent negative outcomes such as decubitus ulcers, hospital acquired pneumonia and wound infections, urinary tract infections and deep vein thrombosis.