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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DISCUSSION: Decubitus ulcer results due to venous congestion.
Safety-net hospitals, in comparison to non-safety-net hospitals, had higher rates of mortality for CABG, craniotomy, acute stroke, and pneumonia, but lower rates of decubitus ulcer, postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma, and OB trauma vaginal without instruments.
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.
During that time, the original Stage I-II decubitus ulcers progressed to infected Stage III ulcers, which required her to be treated for sepsis in the hospital.
Gentiva's maintained the trial court erred in denying its motion for a directed verdict, abused its discretion by admitting three 8 x 10 photographs of the decubitus ulcer into evidence, and in allowing the jury to take poster-sized copies of the photographs into the jury room during its deliberations, since the 8 x 10 photographs were "missing.
Quite often, if there is a decubitus ulcer, it's not appropriately communicated by the hospital to the nurse at the SNF.
Scarring, adhesions, and tissue loss in the wake of a decubitus ulcer significantly increase future risk.
The first research question examines the optimal staff required to minimize decubitus ulcer costs.
Furlong developed a severe stage 4 decubitus ulcer over her left shoulder, exposing her glenohumeral bone, and a left shin decubitus ulcer, exposing her anterior tibial bone.
When you're culturing a decubitus ulcer, it's basically like putting a Petri dish in the patient's bed.
Upon starting treatment, they needed help with medications, dressing, bathing, assist with a wheelchair, care for a catheter, treatment of a decubitus ulcer, and one skilled procedure.
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