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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She was given intravenous ceftaroline fosamil (600 mg every 12 h) to treat the urinary tract and decubitus ulcer infections.
The treatment of decubitus ulcer is repositioning of the vagina by packing.
They alleged, inter alia, that his injuries resulted from the hospital failing to properly treat the decubitus ulcer.
For the percentage of Asian discharges, there were only five statistically significant associations--craniotomy, decubitus ulcer, failure to rescue, postoperative pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, and OB trauma vaginal birth with instrument.
The medical subject headings used to search for research on each specific question were pressure sore, decubitus ulcer, and bedsore.
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.
She was found to have a Stage I decubitus ulcer to the right side of her coccyx.
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.
Most people have never seen a decubitus ulcer, and verbal descriptions seldom do them justice.
These include decubitus ulcer (bed sores), iatrogenic pneumothorax (collapsed lung), post-operative hip fracture, post-operative physiologic and metabolic derangements, post-operative pulmonary embolism (potentially fatal blood clots forming in the lungs) or deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs), post-operative sepsis, and transfusion reaction.
PSIs included technical problems, infections, pulmonary and vascular problems, acute respiratory failure, metabolic problems, wound problems, and nursing-sensitive events such as postoperative hip fracture and decubitus ulcer.