decubitus ulcer

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de·cu·bi·tus ulcer


[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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Upon admission, patient's clinical examination revealed influenced general state, pallor, multiple bruises on the upper limbs, abdomen and a second grade decubitus ulcer on the right external malleolus.
Foot ulcers and SSTIs are 4.2 times more common in diabetics compared to non-diabetics.[1] 15% diabetic patients will suffer with diabetic foot ulcer once in their lifetime and is difficult to get treated.[10] Life is endangered due to other severe infections like necrotising fasciitis, decubitus ulcer, carbuncles, septic shock and other related complications like cardiac and renal.
A stage 4 sacral decubitus ulcer and an ulceration of the left heel were also noted on exam.
Additional findings included the absence and/or deformity of multiple digits; a deep, painless, 2 x 2 x 3 cm ulcer on the medial volar aspect of the right foot, immediately proximal to the first digit; a painless 3.5 x 2.5 cm decubitus ulcer over the left ischial tuberosity; wasting of the right periocular muscles and a right-sided cataract.
Rarely, carcinoma develops over the decubitus ulcer. [14] The ulcers seen on the irritated cervices with prolapse are more often of the decubitus type.
A 45-year-old African-American man with T6 paraplegia was admitted for malaise, weight loss, and a sacral decubitus ulcer for 20 years duration.
Two days post surgery, Paul's wife and a Center nurse discovered that Paul had developed a decubitus ulcer on his tailbone.
On April 29, Paul's wife and a CM MC nurse discovered that he had developed a decubitus ulcer commonly referred to as a bedsore, on his tailbone.
Seven PSIs showed significant increasing APCs in the time frame of 1998-2007: postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (8.94), postoperative physiological or metabolic derangement (7.67), postoperative sepsis (7.17), selected infections due to medical care (4.05), decubitus ulcer (3.05), accidental puncture or laceration (2.64), and postoperative respiratory failure (1.46).
NY: Failure to Identify Stages of Decubitus Ulcer: Court Denied Hospital's Motion to Dismiss Suit
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.