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bed sores

Ulcers of the skin, and, in some severe cases, of the underlying muscles also, caused by local deprivation of blood supply as a result of sustained pressure. Bed sores are sometimes called decubitus ulcers or pressure sores. They can be avoided by regular changes of position and by skilled nursing.
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Baroness Finlay, a champion of palliative care and a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, says it is not known how many people have bed sores in Wales because so many go unreported.
The majority of these bed sores were found on the tailbone or sacrum, followed by the hip, buttock and heels.
HEALTH bosses were slammed yesterday over the death of an elderly woman whose bed sores were not properly treated.
The widower of an MS victim yesterday spoke of his anguish after finding out she was suffering severe bed sores when she died aged just 59.
A CLAMPDOWN on bed sores has led to two Merseyside hospitals not seeing the worst types of pressure ulcer for the past 12 months.
a range of refreshing NURSES have been raising awareness about the threat posed by bed sores this week.
An audit in Swansea hospitals in January 2005 revealed there were 329 cases of hospital-acquired bed sores.
She added: "I have been told about some excellent services, but also have heard some serious concerns that need to be looked at, for example, over the continued use of mixed sex wards, failure to alleviate bed sores with pressure relieving mattresses, cleanliness of wards and older people fearing recriminations if they complain.
However, Teesside Coroners Court heard Grace was denied nursing care she needed for six months, covered in bruises with weeping wounds, bed sores and matted hair, she was reduced to just six stone and was sent to her new home half-dressed in a taxi.
Their injuries put my stroke into insignificance, when I was semi-paralysed and turned in bed every four hours to prevent bed sores, and the never-ending battle of having to go through physiotherapy.
Moses said sugar can be used on wounds such as bed sores, leg ulcers and even amputations.