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Relating to a decubitus ulcer.


Etymology: L, decumbere, to lie down
pertaining to bedsores.


Relating to a decubitus ulcer.


(de-ku'bi-tus) [L., a lying down]
Pressure sore.
2. A patient's position in bed. decubital (-tal), adjective

dorsal decubitus

Lying on the back.

lateral decubitus

Lying on the side.

ventral decubitus

Prone positioning. Also known as supine positioning.
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Paralysis leaves animals very susceptible to decubital ulcers.
The powder has been used to treat not only diaper rash and prickly heat, but fungal infections, dermatitis, poison ivy and decubital ulcers, according to president Steven Rosenfeld.
Pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasias of the skin (97,98) (Figure 6, A and B), acroangiodermatitis, (99) myositis ossificans (100,101) (Figure 7, A through D), atypical (ischemic) decubital fibroplasia, (102) tumefactive synovial chondrometaplasia, (103) necrotizing sialometaplasia, (104) gliosis, (105) nephrogenic urothelial metaplasia (106) (Figure 8, A and B), inflammatory polyps of the anorectal region, (107) colitis cystica profunda, (108) florid reactive mesothelial proliferations (109) (Figure 9, A and B), tumorlike chronic pancreatitis, (110) and radiotherapy-induced tissue reactions (111) (Figure 10, A and B) are all examples of this category.
Diabetes mellitus and a large decubital ulcer on the right heel developed.
Recumbent animals are at high risk for decubital ulcers.
For paralyzed patients, care should include prevention of decubital ulcers
Columbia Antiseptic Powder has been used for more than a century by health care professionals to treat diaper rash, prickly heat, athlete's foot and other fungal infections as well as chafing, dermatitis, poison ivy, and decubital ulcers.
Pain may make the patient unwilling to change position; skin should be monitored for early signs of decubital ulcers, with particular attention being paid to pressure points.
Chronic wounds are caused by application of sharp hooks for restraining, traumatic injury, decubital ulcers, pressure sores due to application of chain and injuries due to sharp objects when housed in restricted floor space (Nayar et al.