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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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The clinical trial published in the 2018 edition of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine was done on 80 purposefully selected patients in orthopaedic ward in Arak town, Iran, 2016 that were at risk of moderate to severe bed sores.
Bed sores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue and are primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin.
Immobility in a hospital bed, inset, can lead to bed sores
The First Minister pledged to introduce a new monitoring and reporting system to record and publish incidents of bed sores in care homes.
Baroness Ilora Finlay says bed sores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are a "marker of bad care" and could act as an "early warning trigger" of neglect or abuse in nursing homes.
The report also mentioned that if doctors managed to bring Schumacher out of the coma, he may still be unable to speak, move or feed himself, adding that the father-of-two is 'fed with probes, washed daily and moved again and again to avoid bed sores' at the University Hospital in Grenoble, where he is getting treatment.
The special fitted sheet was specifically developed to assist in the prevention of the occurrence of bed sores. Decubitus (also known as bed sores) refers to tissue damage caused by constant pressure on the same spot.
A PENSIONER who devoted her life to caring for others died "in agony" after being left to develop bed sores at a Warwickshire care home.
Wife Charlotte sleeps on a special hospital mattress to ease agonising bed sores caused by her spina bifida, while he uses a single bed in their smaller second room.
She used aromatherapy oils on elderly patients' bed sores and ulcers instead of prescribed wound dressing and allowed one elderly lady to come to the home without a full care plan.
He used to do nothing but lie in bed, listening to the radio -- a static life that left him bored, listless and suffering from bed sores.
Dementia sufferer Ruffo Bravette was left critically ill, severely dehydrated and with bed sores after a two-week stay at Sunrise Senior Living in Edgbaston.