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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

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J Aging Health 2015 Jun;27(4):571-93. Epub 2014 Sep 25 doi: 10.1177/0898264314553895. PMID: 25260648

Diagnosis

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J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015 Oct;68(10):1432-7. Epub 2015 Jun 17 doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2015.06.004. PMID: 26159471
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J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jul;63(7):1407-12. Epub 2015 Jul 3 doi: 10.1111/jgs.13475. 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. PMID: 26100573
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Therapy

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Prognosis

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Yamamoto T, Yoshimatsu H, Hayashi A, Koshima I
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Clinical prediction guides

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Recent systematic reviews

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