decubitus


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decubitus

(dɪˈkjuːbɪtəs)
n
(Medicine) med the posture adopted when lying down
[C19: Latin, past participle of decumbere to lie down]
deˈcubital adj
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Noun1.decubitus - a reclining position (as in a bed)
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
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Translations

de·cu·bi·tus

n. decúbito, posición acostada;
___ ventral___ prono;
dorsal ______ supino;
lateral ___ x-rayradiografía ___ lateral.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

decubitus

n decúbito; — ulcer úlcera de decúbito
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References in periodicals archive ?
However, regardless of the method(s) chosen, placement in the left lateral decubitus position is crucial for increasing venous return in patients with compression of the IVC.
Chest x-ray PA view, chest x-ray opposite lateral decubitus view, computerised tomography.
This was done to facilitate patient placement in the low-lithotomy, steep Trendelenberg position and the left lateral decubitus position by only tilting the operative table, without the need for repositioning or re-draping between the 3 stages of the procedure.
The shape of the curve in decubitus depends on the adopted posture.
We report the first case of a patient with a long-standing sacral decubitus ulcer found to have humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy secondary to the ulcer's transformation to an SCC.
Among the winners is the latest research project, the "fitted decubitus sheet"from Schoeller Medical, a subsidiary of the Swiss-based textile company Schoeller.
NY: Failure to Identify Stages of Decubitus Ulcer: Court Denied Hospital's Motion to Dismiss Suit
Mega Soft ensures full and safe electrical patient contact to minimize resistance and eliminate heat build-up and reduces pressure, shear, and friction to help protect against the formation of decubitus ulcers.
As the wheelchair cushion industry matures, the focus on prevention of decubitus formation shifts from tissue loading to the contributing factors in sore formation.
However, CAH conversion had no significant impact on the observed rates of death in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups, foreign body left in a patient during surgery or other procedure, risk-adjusted rate of decubitus ulcer (bed sore), or composite score of six PSIs.
Upon the woman's arrival at the nursing facility, the nurses noted a stage I decubitus ulcer on her sacrum, along with multiple skin tears elsewhere.
Approximately ten days after arriving at the hospital, Venton developed a decubitus ulcer (commonly referred to as a bedsore) on her coccyx that ultimately expanded into a wound measuring six by ten inches.