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Bedsores

Bedsores: Introduction

Bed sores result from pressure on the skin, typically in patients during hospital recovery or whose mobility is limited in bed (e.g. paraplegics or quadraplegics). They are also called "pressure sores" or the medical term "decubitus ulcer". ...more »

Symptoms of Bedsores

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Bedsores: Related Patient Stories

Bedsores: Deaths

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Bedsores: Complications

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Causes of Bedsores

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Disease Topics Related To Bedsores

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Misdiagnosis and Bedsores

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Bedsores: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Bedsores: Animations

Prognosis for Bedsores

Research about Bedsores

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Clinical Trials for Bedsores

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Prevention of Bedsores

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Statistics for Bedsores

Bedsores: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Bedsores:

Ulceration caused by prolonged pressure in patients permitted to lie too still for a long period of time; bony prominences of the body are the most frequently affected sites; ulcer is caused by ischemia of the underlying structures of the skin, fat, and muscles as a result of the sustained and constant pressure. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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