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Confined to bed; bedridden.


an archaic word for bedridden


(ˈbɛdˌfæst, -ˌfɑst)

adj. Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.
confined to bed; bedridden.
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Adj.1.bedfast - confined to bed (by illness)bedfast - confined to bed (by illness)  
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"


a. recluido-a en cama.
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Exposed patches of organic sediments and stained water have a strong capacity to absorb additional heat, promoting rapid thaw of residual bedfast ice and subsequent warming of both water and sediments.
In addition, we created two indicators of more severe disability: (1) chairfast or bedfast and (2) human help required with both upper and lower body dressing.
That may eventually result in many long-term bedfast complications, including pressure ulcer, hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), urinary tract infection (UTI), and lower extremity venous thromboembolism (VTE), and even disability or deaths, especially in patients with comorbidity [3, 4].
Nine months later, he became bedfast. Hospice, along with insurance purchased years prior, allowed him to live at home with the aid of a part-time nurse to help my mother in day-to-day care.
In another study, the quality indicators that were the most significant in distinguishing good outcomes (p=<0.05) were detailed as falls, depression without treatment, use of nine or more medications, UTIs, weight loss, dehydration, bedfast residents, a decline in the ability to complete basic daily activities, and PUs (Rantz et al, 2004).
She was ill for six months, bedfast for about five weeks.
Physical activity was collected from a multiple choice question with the possible responses being "very active, active, sedentary, limited, inactive, chair/bedridden, and bedfast." These responses were categorised; "very active" and "active" were pooled as "high" physical activity and the other categories were collapsed and defined as "low." Alcohol consumption was collected in a similar way, with the responses including "never, less than once per week, once or twice per week, several times per week, and every day." "High" alcohol consumption was defined as those who consumed alcoholic beverages "several times per week" or "every day." All other responses for this question were classified as "low" alcohol consumption.
Any equipment that is capable of providing comfort for a person who is bedfast due to excess weight or other physical ailments may mean the difference between staying at home or having to be transported to a care facility.
Lessons learned in the classroom included anatomy, physiology, general nursing and hygienic housekeeping, while practical lessons in giving enemas and bed baths were essential in days when most patients were bedfast.
"I was his audience," Major said, "and he relived his music hall days for me." There was huge affection in the way he spoke of his father, bedfast, short of money and almost blind but with a fund of stories for his little boy.
Initially the patient is unwell and bedfast, being nursed in side lying with a pillow between his legs to prevent internal rotation and adduction of the affected leg when this is uppermost.