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Pressure ulcer

MedGen UID:
41435
Concept ID:
C0011127
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Bedsore; Decubitus Ulcer; Pressure Sore
SNOMED CT: Pressure sore (399912005); Contact ulcer (399912005); Pressure ulcer (399912005); Pressure ulcer (420226006)
 
HPO: HP:0012399

Definition

Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes. You can prevent the sores by . - Keeping skin clean and dry. -Changing position every two hours. - Using pillows and products that relieve pressure. Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.  [from MedlinePlus]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVPressure ulcer

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Hartmann CW, Shwartz M, Zhao S, Palmer JA, Berlowitz DR
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Yamamoto T, Yoshimatsu H, Hayashi A, Koshima I
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015 Oct;68(10):1432-7. Epub 2015 Jun 17 doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2015.06.004. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26159471
Meddings J, Reichert H, Rogers MA, Hofer TP, McMahon LF Jr, Grazier KL
J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jul;63(7):1407-12. Epub 2015 Jul 3 doi: 10.1111/jgs.13475. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26140454
Dijkstra A, Kazimier H, Halfens RJ
J Adv Nurs 2015 Nov;71(11):2529-39. Epub 2015 Jun 23 doi: 10.1111/jan.12713. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26100573

Diagnosis

Hartmann CW, Shwartz M, Zhao S, Palmer JA, Berlowitz DR
J Am Geriatr Soc 2016 Jan;64(1):151-5. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13879. PMID: 26782865Free PMC Article
Delparte JJ, Scovil CY, Flett HM, Higgins J, Laramée MT, Burns AS
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2015 Nov;96(11):1980-5. Epub 2015 Jul 20 doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.06.020. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26205694
Yamamoto T, Yoshimatsu H, Hayashi A, Koshima I
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015 Oct;68(10):1432-7. Epub 2015 Jun 17 doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2015.06.004. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26159471
Meddings J, Reichert H, Rogers MA, Hofer TP, McMahon LF Jr, Grazier KL
J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jul;63(7):1407-12. Epub 2015 Jul 3 doi: 10.1111/jgs.13475. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26140454
Dijkstra A, Kazimier H, Halfens RJ
J Adv Nurs 2015 Nov;71(11):2529-39. Epub 2015 Jun 23 doi: 10.1111/jan.12713. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26100573

Therapy

Dwivedi MK, Srivastava RN, Bhagat AK, Agarwal R, Baghel K, Jain A, Raj S
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Kwong EW, Lee PH, Yeung KM
BMC Geriatr 2016 Jan 18;16:20. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0189-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26782677Free PMC Article
McInnes E, Jammali-Blasi A, Bell-Syer SE, Dumville JC, Middleton V, Cullum N
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015 Sep 3;(9):CD001735. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001735.pub5. PMID: 26333288
Black J, Clark M, Dealey C, Brindle CT, Alves P, Santamaria N, Call E
Int Wound J 2015 Aug;12(4):484-8. Epub 2014 Mar 3 doi: 10.1111/iwj.12197. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24588955
Call E, Pedersen J, Bill B, Black J, Alves P, Brindle CT, Dealey C, Santamaria N, Clark M
Int Wound J 2015 Aug;12(4):408-13. Epub 2013 Jul 30 doi: 10.1111/iwj.12123. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23905962

Prognosis

Hartmann CW, Shwartz M, Zhao S, Palmer JA, Berlowitz DR
J Am Geriatr Soc 2016 Jan;64(1):151-5. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13879. PMID: 26782865Free PMC Article
Kwong EW, Lee PH, Yeung KM
BMC Geriatr 2016 Jan 18;16:20. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0189-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26782677Free PMC Article
Yamamoto T, Yoshimatsu H, Hayashi A, Koshima I
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015 Oct;68(10):1432-7. Epub 2015 Jun 17 doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2015.06.004. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26159471
Padula WV, Makic MB, Mishra MK, Campbell JD, Nair KV, Wald HL, Valuck RJ
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2015 Jun;41(6):246-56. PMID: 25990890
Bliss DZ, Gurvich O, Savik K, Eberly LE, Harms S, Mueller C, Wyman JF, Garrard J, Virnig B
J Aging Health 2015 Jun;27(4):571-93. Epub 2014 Sep 25 doi: 10.1177/0898264314553895. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25260648

Clinical prediction guides

Hartmann CW, Shwartz M, Zhao S, Palmer JA, Berlowitz DR
J Am Geriatr Soc 2016 Jan;64(1):151-5. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13879. PMID: 26782865Free PMC Article
Yamamoto T, Yoshimatsu H, Hayashi A, Koshima I
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015 Oct;68(10):1432-7. Epub 2015 Jun 17 doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2015.06.004. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26159471
Dijkstra A, Kazimier H, Halfens RJ
J Adv Nurs 2015 Nov;71(11):2529-39. Epub 2015 Jun 23 doi: 10.1111/jan.12713. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26100573
Simonetti V, Comparcini D, Flacco ME, Di Giovanni P, Cicolini G
Nurse Educ Today 2015 Apr;35(4):573-9. Epub 2015 Jan 10 doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.12.020. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25600210
Bliss DZ, Gurvich O, Savik K, Eberly LE, Harms S, Mueller C, Wyman JF, Garrard J, Virnig B
J Aging Health 2015 Jun;27(4):571-93. Epub 2014 Sep 25 doi: 10.1177/0898264314553895. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25260648

Recent systematic reviews

Padula WV, Mishra MK, Makic MB, Wald HL, Campbell JD, Nair KV, Valuck RJ
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Lim S, Kim BD, Kim JY, Ver Halen JP
Ann Plast Surg 2015 Oct;75(4):439-47. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000124. PMID: 26360653
Simonetti V, Comparcini D, Flacco ME, Di Giovanni P, Cicolini G
Nurse Educ Today 2015 Apr;35(4):573-9. Epub 2015 Jan 10 doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.12.020. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25600210
Coleman S, Nelson EA, Keen J, Wilson L, McGinnis E, Dealey C, Stubbs N, Muir D, Farrin A, Dowding D, Schols JM, Cuddigan J, Berlowitz D, Jude E, Vowden P, Bader DL, Gefen A, Oomens CW, Schoonhoven L, Nixon J
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Samuriwo R, Dowding D
Int J Nurs Stud 2014 Dec;51(12):1667-85. Epub 2014 Apr 19 doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.04.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24835078

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