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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In the second method, the chest radiograph is taken in lateral decubitus position with the side on which the pneumothorax is suspected uppermost.
He noted that all agreed that a Braden scale is universally used to stage the seriousness of decubitus ulcers or pressure sores.
Le but de notre travail est d'analyser, a travers notre experience, les aspects techniques de la NLPC en decubitus dorsal modifie, sa faisabilite et son efficacite, et d'en evaluer les resultats.
With standard left lateral decubitus positioning, the investigators were able to visualize 62% of vertebral bodies from T4 to L5.
Using design features and custom manufacturing techniques called seating orthotics, Tamarack researchers have had excellent results decreasing the incidence of decubitus ulcers.
These studies define "intensity" as the ratio of nursing hours to resident days and has been significantly associated with a decrease in decubitus ulcers, restraint use (Braun, 1991; Rantz et al.
MATERIALS & METHODS: One hundred patients of utero-vaginal prolapse with decubitus ulcer were studied.
Compared with their peers, neglected patients were more likely to have poor clothing, poor skin integrity, decubitus ulcers, diarrhea, urine burns, or urine excoriations.
ISSUE: Despite all of the advances in medical technology one of the oldest and most recurring complaints of patients relates to decubitus ulcers.
Ove Dehlin, professor of geriatrics in Malmo, Sweden, Solve Elmstahl, professor of geriatrics, Malmo, Sweden, and Finn Gottrup, professor of wound healing in Copenhagen, Denmark, who have jointly headed the execution of the clinical phase III studies on decubitus ulcers, have made the following statement:
DALLAS -- Allow no one--absolutely no one--to culture decubitus ulcers in your hospitalized patients unless sepsis or abscess is present, Dr.