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dressing

1. a covering for a wound, sore, etc.
2. size used for stiffening textiles

Dressing

Masonry and moldings of better quality than the facing materials, used around openings or at corners of buildings.

Dressing

 

a therapeutic and diagnostic procedure in the treatment of wounds that consists of removing old, contaminated dressings, examining and treating the wound and surrounding skin, and applying medication and a fresh bandage.

Aseptic and antiseptic methods must be strictly followed during the dressing procedure. The frequency of dressing and the type of medications used depend on the condition of the wound, which is dressed until completely healed.

dressing

[′dres·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Manure or compost used as a fertilizer.
(civil engineering)
The process of smoothing or squaring lumber or stone for use in a building.
(engineering)
The sharpening, repairing, and replacing of parts, notably drilling bits and tool joints, to ready equipment for reuse.
(medicine)
Application of various materials for protecting a wound and encouraging healing.
Material so applied.

dressing, dressings

1. Projecting ornamental moldings and carved decorations of all kinds.
2. Masonry or molding of better quality than the facing brick; used around openings or at corners of buildings; often made of gauged brick.
3. Smoothing a stone surface.
4. Bossing.
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Findings suggest a dry occlusive dressing at the CT insertion site is sufficient in preventing air leaks and CT site infection post thoracic surgery, but it may have implications for patient comfort.
After the prescribed time of application of EMLA cream, the occlusive dressing was removed.
Sterile, clear occlusive dressings usually are used to allow observation of the insertion site.
Re-epithelialization following laser procedures can be accelerated simply by applying a semi-permeable occlusive dressing.
Management of leg ulcers with hydrocolloid occlusive dressing.
The ideal occlusive dressing forms a gel cushion beneath the surface as the result of hydroactive particles in the dressing that interact with water.
A literature search using databases Pubmed, Dynamed, Ebscohost, CINAHL, and Medline was conducted using key words chest tube dressing, Vaseline dressing, gauze dressing, occlusive dressing, and Tegaderm dressing for publications from 2009 to 2014.
Group C: This group included 20 patients in whom venous cannulation was performed without EMLA cream, placebo, or any occlusive dressing.
An occlusive dressing to seal a sucking chest wound temporarily can buy a little time as well and is also surprisingly affordable.
Another occlusive dressing was applied before patient discharge.
Lack of an air occlusive dressing may have led to this patient's devastating air embolism and eventual death.
The first step in managing hemangioma ulceration is local wound care using barrier creams and ointments and occlusive dressing.