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Relating to a decubitus ulcer.
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Relating to a decubitus ulcer.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(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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Significant decubital ulcers have been observed in about 9% of MS patients admitted to nursing homes [27].
--Paralysis leaves animals very susceptible to decubital ulcers.
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Diabetes mellitus and a large decubital ulcer on the right heel developed.
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Nursing management includes preventing decubital ulceration, aspiration pneumonia, and urine scald in addition to physical therapy and enteral or parenteral nutrition.
Post-operative complications such as muscle and the tendon atrophy, adhesions and also the decubital wounds depend upon adopted surgical techniques and the process of immobilization (Fessler, 1984).
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.
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For paralyzed patients, care should include prevention of decubital ulcers
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