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 our case, a possible source of can point in the direction of the decubitus ulcer, from which samples for culture were not taken.
In the final of the three cases, a paraplegic male was admitted for complications from a previous gunshot wound, including nonhealing decubitus ulcers and multiple past hospital admissions for urinary tract infections [2].
Based on these findings, we recommend surveillance biopsies of long-standing sacral decubitus ulcers in patients found to have hypercalcemia and elevated PTHrP with no known malignancy.
The remaining two significantly increasing PSIs not directly related to surgery are selected infections due to medical care, which is relatively rare, and decubitus ulcer, which may be influenced by the present on admission status.
He noted that all agreed that a Braden scale is universally used to stage the seriousness of decubitus ulcers or pressure sores.
A 10-percentagepoint increase in the percentage of Hispanic discharges was associated with declines that ranged from 3.7% to 6.7% for selected PSIs; however, the rates for decubitus ulcer, postoperative respiratory failure, and postoperative sepsis increased by 5.0%, 3.0%, and 6.2%, respectively.
She was brought back to the hospital and admitted for treatment of the decubitus ulcer.
A year later, the woman's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility for negligent wound care that caused the decubitus ulcer to deteriorate so rapidly that it essentially taxed her heart, causing her death.
In no other type of elder care case is the cause of the alleged injuries disputed more than in a decubitus ulcer case.
Very old patients had a significantly higher percentage of cerebrovascular accidents, dementia, decubitus ulcer and hypothyroidism, but the prevalence of ischaemic heart disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus was similar to that in patients 60-79 years of age.
Anstead et al [12] reported that phenytoin has promoted healing in a massively necrotised Grade 4 decubitus ulcer not responding to any other therapy.
She was an elderly woman who had no family and lay day after day while we packed and unsuccessfully treated her huge decubitus ulcer;