decubitus ulcer

(redirected from Decubitus ulcers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
A 45-year-old African-American man with T6 paraplegia was admitted for malaise, weight loss, and a sacral decubitus ulcer for 20 years duration.
He noted that all agreed that a Braden scale is universally used to stage the seriousness of decubitus ulcers or pressure sores.
For the percentage of Asian discharges, there were only five statistically significant associations--craniotomy, decubitus ulcer, failure to rescue, postoperative pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, and OB trauma vaginal birth with instrument.
Patients age 85 and older experienced the highest rates of decubitus ulcers, postoperative hip fractures, and postoperative respiratory failure.
the improved functional status for residents, lower mortality rates, increased discharges from nursing homes, fewer decubitus ulcers, less restraint use, fewer catherisations, urinary tract infections, and less antibiotic use." (3) And, that short staffing and inadequately trained staff generate negative outcomes "...including malnutrition, dehydration, starvation, hospitalisation, high urinary catheter use, low rates of skin care, and low rates of participation of residents in activities." (3)
Pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, are a breakdown in skin integrity due to poor nutrition, moisture, incontinence, friction, sheering forces, pressure from immobility, and even dementia.
It bothered her that so many additional pages were added to F-tag #314, the guidelines for surveyors on decubitus ulcers. For her, any additional page was one too many, and CMS wasn't really attacking the problem.
He demonstrated nuchal rigidity, muscle stiffness, leg weakness, muscle wasting, depression, striatal hands, sialorrhea, multiple decubitus ulcers, weight loss, dysphonia, and dysarthria.
Hatch[R] ShearStop[TM] Elbow and Heel Pads with LiquiCell[R] technology help prevent bedsores by reducing both pressure and shear stress (the primary causes of decubitus ulcers) through constant liquid flotation and soft foam padding.
Therefore, the primary purpose of out study was to evaluate previous research findings of the relationship between nurse staffing and quality of care by using panel data to examine the effects of change in nurse staffing on change in quality of care (in-hospital mortality and the nurse-sensitive outcome measures pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and decubitus ulcers) during the years 1990-1995.
For example, with ICD-9, which has only one code for decubitus ulcers, you can't tell if it's a new bed sore or not.
"With more codes, you can ten how a person's injured, not just that a person suffered a fracture." For example, with ICD 9, which has only one code for decubitus ulcers, you can't tell if it's a new bed sore or not.