decubitus ulcer

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[Medieval Latin dēcubitus, lying down, being bedridden, from past participle of Latin dēcumbere, to lie down; see decumbent.]
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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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Summary: 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.
Pressure injuries, which are also referred to as pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, or bedsores, are areas of localized damage impacting the skin and underlying tissue which result from pressure and or shear.
Among the seven colonized patients, six had tracheostomy tubes (including three with current diagnoses of ventilator-dependent respiratory failure), six had decubitus ulcers, and four were receiving hemodialysis.
The report also said: "The rate of admission from care homes for decubitus ulcers, pneumonia, pneumonitis, other respiratory tract infections and diagnosis related to accidents and injuries were also higher in Manchester than they were across comparator areas or the national average."
The results were that hospitals with a higher percentage of RNs with baccalaureate or higher degrees had lower congestive heart failure mortality, decubitus ulcers, failure to rescue, and postoperative deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and shorter length of stay.
Unrelieved pressure is the main cause of decubitus ulcers which are usually seen in debilitated patients.
This is because in addition to SCI/D, PVA members are still affected by health challenges such as obesity, diabetes and decubitus ulcers, even post-traumatic stress disorder.
The beneficial effect of phenytoin has been shown in promoting healing of decubitus ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, traumatic wounds, burns, leprosy trophic ulcers.
indica bacteremia in a man with decubitus ulcers infested with maggots.
Irrigation-aspiration for culturing draining decubitus ulcers: correlation of bacteriological findings with a clinical inflammatory scoring index.