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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Therefore, we placed the patient in the left lateral decubitus position, which is the standard hypotensive resuscitation position for pregnant women, in an attempt to reverse this catastrophic state.
In the second method, the chest radiograph is taken in lateral decubitus position with the side on which the pneumothorax is suspected uppermost.
The foetal position is one of extreme flexion while the lateral decubitus having one or both hips extended tenses the spine, extending it.
The time necessary for malignant transformation of a sacral decubitus ulcer ranged from 20 to 70 years 2].
He noted that all agreed that a Braden scale is universally used to stage the seriousness of decubitus ulcers or pressure sores.
In response, the facility maintained that the development and progression of the decubitus ulcer was unavoidable and it did not cause the woman's death.
In the study, 30 men and 3 women with a mean age of 70 underwent densitometric vertebral fracture assessment with standard left lateral decubitus positioning and right lateral decubitus (reverse) positioning.
Compared with their peers, neglected patients were more likely to have poor clothing, poor skin integrity, decubitus ulcers, diarrhea, urine burns, or urine excoriations.
The adhesive is contraindicated for use on any wounds with evidence of active infection, gangrene, or decubitus etiology.
People with diminished sensation and movement, such as those with spinal-cord injury (SCI), are constantly on guard against decubitus ulcers.
Tertiary prevention refers to preventing or limiting conditions associated with the SCI such as decubitus ulcers (pressure sores), and contractions.
(2,3) Often these patients report late with decubitus ulcer.