pressure sore


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Noun1.pressure sore - 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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pres·sure sore

n. úlcera de decúbito.
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Ablative surgeries such as hemipelvectomy or Figure 1: Malignant pressure sore with V.Y advancement scar hemicorporectomy were recommended, but the patient refused any radical procedure.
Q I developed a painful pressure sore while recovering from surgery in hospital a few years ago.
Has a pressure sore developed during that stay or shortly afterwards?
Pitts' posture put all of her pressure on her left side, which formed a pressure sore from the inside out.
A 73-year-old man with a history of stroke was referred with a sacral Grade IV pressure sore. After debridement, a SGAP flap measuring 8 cm x 12 cm based on one perforator was moved into the defect beneath the skin strip and inset without any tension.
Fifty six patients were paraplegic due to spinal cord injury, 2 patients had pressure sore post cardiac surgery, 1 patient had GB syndrome and 1 patient had stroke.
She was fully dependent on nursing care for her daily needs and entered LRHC with a feeding tube, a urinary tract infection, and a pressure sore on her coccyx.
A NMC Panel heard Mnyaka failed to inform a specialist nurse that an elderly patient had a serious pressure sore, describing the problem as only "superficial".
Prolonged unrelieved pressure can lead to the development of necrotic tissue and pressure sore formation.
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of these interventions on pressure sore incidence, duration of admission, and associated cost.
Age is another high risk factor for pressure sore development and tissue breakdown, because elasticity, collagen, subcutaneous fat, and muscle diminish with increasing age.