decubitus ulcer

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decubitus ulcer

[də′kyüb·əd·əs ′əl·sər]
(medicine)
An ulcer of the skin and subcutaneous tissues following prolonged lying down, due to pressure on bony protuberances. Also known as bedsore; pressure ulcer.
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Table 65: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Decubitus Ulcer Treatment Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Air Fluidized Beds, Low Air Loss Beds, Alternating Air Pressure Mattresses, Foam Mattresses, Other Full Support Products and Local Area Support Products Markets for 2004, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63
There hasn't been anything principally new in the treatment of decubitus ulcers in recent years.
A friend of mine owns a small business that manufactures waterbeds that were being marketed to treat decubitus ulcers.
Catrix Wound Dressing is approved by the FDA and the European Union for the management of chronic skin wounds including decubitus ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and diabetic ulcers as well as second degree burns and post-radiation dermatitis.
EDMUND CODY SUED GENTIVA, A HOME HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, FOR NEGLIGENCE, ALLEGING THAT ITS EMPLOYEES BREACHED THE STANDARD OF CARE BY FAILING TO "APPROPRIATELY DIAGNOSE AND TREAT AND/OR TO PREVENT THE FORMATION OR AGGRAVATION OF DECUBITUS ULCERS RESULTING IN SEVERE AND SIGNIFICANT INJURIES [TO HIM].
These products alleviate specific symptoms associated with chronic conditions, including chronic fatigue in post polio syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and others, and the healing of chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, decubitus ulcers, and others.
Effects of severe weight loss are also evidenced in findings of increased incidence of decubitus ulcers and poor wound healing.
5 and 5 million Americans in the form of diabetic, venous stasis and decubitus ulcers, chronic wounds cost the U.
Also, studies conducted at two Skilled Healthcare LLC facilities (Foothill Ranch, California) in the Southwest have shown that the technology detected and prevented 18 decubitus ulcers during its first 12 weeks of use.
By the time of trial, approximately two years after the accident, the patient was unable to walk, was confined to bed and/or geriatric chair, and suffered repeated decubitus ulcers.
The Wound Dressing is approved by the FDA for the management of chronic skin wounds including decubitus ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and diabetic ulcers as well as second degree burns and post-radiation dermatitis.
It utilizes a technology platform called BEST (Bio-Electric Stimulation Therapy), from which several products are developed to alleviate specific symptoms associated with chronic conditions, including chronic fatigue in post polio syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and others, and the healing of chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, decubitus ulcers, and others.