decubitus ulcer

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[Medieval Latin dēcubitus, lying down, being bedridden, from past participle of Latin dēcumbere, to lie down; see decumbent.]

decubitus ulcer

(Pathology) a chronic ulcer of the skin and underlying tissues caused by prolonged pressure on the body surface of bedridden patients. Nontechnical names: bedsore or pressure sore
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Noun1.decubitus ulcer - a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
ulcer, ulceration - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
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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.
Cases typically involve wrongful death, decubitus ulcers, dehydration, malnutrition, sepsis, and falls.
Most of the decubitus ulcers got healed by that time, but they could not be operated at that time.
Frequently, they suffer from bedsores or decubitus ulcers as physicians call them.
His co-guardians filed suit against Kateri Residence and the hospital regarding the patient's admission and negligent treatment for decubitus ulcers in the area of the buttocks and sacrum.
In both the ambulatory-onset and inpatient-onset groups, decubitus ulcers and nonhealing surgical wounds were associated with the highest complication rates," he said.
Hospitals serving higher shares of Hispanic and blacks had higher rates of decubitus ulcers.
A combination of the Mega Soft patient return electrode technology with an OR table pressure reduction pad made with Akton[R] Polymer, effective in reducing direct pressure, shear and friction which contribute to the formation of decubitus ulcers.
For example, the literature notes that decubitus ulcers are uncommon in immobile bedridden ALS patients, the skin is supple and has reduced elasticity, and on biopsy there are quantitative structural and biochemical abnormalities that appear to correlate with disease duration.
It bothered her that so many additional pages were added to F-tag #314, the guidelines for surveyors on decubitus ulcers.