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A Pressure Sore, Bed Sore or Decubitus Ulcer, Is Skin Damage in the Form of a Wound Resulting From Continuous Pressure

It is much easier to keep a pressure sore from developing than to heal one that has begun. A pressure sore, or decubitus ulcer, is skin […]

People With Spinal Cords Injuries Are Candidates For Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers

About 11,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year in the USA, and more than 250,000 people are living with this type of injury. Paralysis Increases […]

There Are Very Few Instances In Which Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers Are Unavoidable

There are some individuals in which pressure ulcer development is unavoidable: Conditions were identified that may lead to unavoidable pressure ulcers (e.g., hemodynamic instability and impaired […]

Nursing Homes Have up to Twenty-Four Percent of Their Patients Incurring Pressure Sores, Bed Sores and Decubitus Ulcers

In the nursing home environment, the prevalence of pressure ulcers is in the range of 2.6-24%. The incidence is 25% in residents admitted from an acute […]

Black Patients More Likely to Develop Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers than White Residents

Among nursing home residents at high risk for bed sores, decubitus ulcers and / or pressure sores, black patients are more likely than whites to develop […]

Medical Complications Associated With Bed Sores

When bed sores are identified in their early stages a patient’s chances of a full recovery are quite good. Unfortunately, when facilities are slow to acknowledge […]

What Are The Causes of Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers?

Bed Sores are Caused by Pressure A bed sore, also called a pressure ulcer, is an area of skin damaged after a two to three-hour loss […]

Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus Ulcers Are Easier To Prevent Than to Treat

Bed sores also go by the identity of decubitus ulcers and they are ulcers of the skin that appear due to prolonged pressure. Bed sores are […]

Is Sepsis Related to Bed Sores?

Bed Sores can Cause Sepsis If your loved one has a bed sore and is later diagnosed with sepsis then there is a strong likelihood that […]

Debridement May Be Necessary for Bed Sores / Pressure Sores That Do Not Heal On Their Own

Debridement is a Critical Part of Wound Care Stage I and stage II pressure sores usually heal within several weeks to months with conservative care of […]

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