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Osteomyelitis in Decubitus Ulcers

March 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer - Death,Infected Pressure Sore   |   0 Comment

How do I Know if there is Osteomyelitis in a Decubitus Ulcer? Osteomyelitis (bone infection) is common in patients suffering with decubitus ulcers. Common diseases associated with osteomyelitis in decubitus ulcers are dementia, bed bound or wheelchair bound patients, and patients who have received insufficient nutrition or hydration. Other common co-morbidities of decubitus ulcers infected […]

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What is an Ischial Decubitus Ulcer?

What is a decubitus ulcer on the ischium? The ischium is the back lower portion of the hip bone. A decubitus ulcer is a breakdown in the skin, also known as a pressure sore or bedsore. In other words, ischial decubitus ulcer is medical jargon for pressure sores on a patient’s buttocks. Often times, staff […]

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Prevention of Decubitus Ulcers

How to Prevent Pressure Sores A recent US Dept. of Health and Human Services article lists methods to prevent decubitus ulcers in hospital patients and nursing home residents. The government study collected differing studies and isolated the areas of agreement in decubitus ulcer prevention and treatment of decubitus ulcers. Areas of Agreement Between Differing Researchers […]

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Decubitus Ulcer Information

Synopsis: Another great resource on decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. Includes preventative measures for avoiding decubitus ulcers. Should be done by all care professionals in charge of patients who are at risk. “Bedsores, Decubitus Ulcer : Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Prevent And Treatment Friday, July 6th 2012. | Skin, Hair and Nails Decubitus Ulcer Definition Pressure […]

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Dingwall care home and GP criticized over woman’s death

January 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer - Death,Infected Pressure Sore,Ulcers   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: An 87 year old woman’s death was due to preventable decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. The flesh had rotted away down to the bone because of the bed sores, according to the police report. The nursing home will be held liable for their negligence. “A care home and local GP practice have been criticised […]

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Rise in MRSA infections due to bedsores

January 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Decubitus Ulcer in Hospital,Infected Pressure Sore,Pressure Sores in Hospital   |   0 Comment

Synopsis: A rise in MRSA, viruses untreatable by antibiotics, is partially due to the rise in untreated decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. These bedsores allow an easy access point for MRSA to be contracted. “More New Zealanders are contracting the antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA. But the number of people catching a lesser known bug, ESBL, […]

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