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Pressure Ulcer (Bedsore) Summary

Description: An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stay in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.

Also Known As: Bedsore; Bedsores; Decubitus Ulcers; Decubitus Ulcer; Bed Sores Show All >>

Networked: 2375 relevant articles (134 outcomes, 365 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pressure Ulcer

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Arginine (L-Arginine) : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 19 results : FDA 19
  2. alginic acid (sodium alginate) : 5 outcomes 6 studies in 21 results : IBA
  3. Hydrogel : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 19 results : IBA
  4. Oxygen : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 47 results : IBA
  5. Colloids (Colloid) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 24 results : IBA
  6. Silicones : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 21 results : IBA
  7. Collagenases (Collagenase) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 11 results : FDA 2
  8. Collagen : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 24 results : IBA
  9. Insulin (Novolin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 10 results : FDA 2
  10. dextranomer : 3 outcomes 1 study in 12 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pressure Ulcer

  1. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  2. Pressure Ulcer (Bedsore)
  3. Ulcer
  4. Leg Ulcer
  5. Burns
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Key Therapies for Pressure Ulcer

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  1. Debridement : 12 outcomes 9 studies in 83 results
  2. Hydrocolloid Bandages (Duoderm) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 34 results
  3. Long-Term Care : 5 outcomes 43 studies in 168 results
  4. Length of Stay : 5 outcomes 10 studies in 91 results
  5. Skin Care : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 72 results
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