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Pressure Ulcer (Bedsore)

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; Bed Sore; Pressure Sores; Pressure Ulcers; Sore, Bed; Sore, Pressure; Sores, Bed; Sores, Pressure; Ulcer, Decubitus; Ulcer, Pressure; Ulcers, Decubitus; Ulcers, Pressure; Pressure Sore
Networked: 2375 relevant articles (134 outcomes, 365 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

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

Experts

1. Dassen, Theo: 14 articles (01/2015 - 02/2006)
2. Horn, Susan D: 13 articles (01/2016 - 11/2002)
3. Halfens, Ruud J G: 12 articles (11/2015 - 04/2002)
4. Sanada, Hiromi: 11 articles (11/2015 - 01/2005)
5. Bergstrom, Nancy: 10 articles (01/2016 - 11/2002)
6. Castle, Nicholas G: 10 articles (08/2015 - 02/2005)
7. Gray, Mikel: 10 articles (03/2015 - 09/2003)
8. Dumville, Jo C: 9 articles (10/2015 - 01/2008)
9. Brem, Harold: 9 articles (10/2014 - 01/2003)
10. Halfens, Ruud: 9 articles (10/2013 - 02/2006)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Pressure Ulcer:
1. Arginine (L-Arginine)FDA Link
2. alginic acid (sodium alginate)IBA
3. HydrogelIBA
4. OxygenIBA
5. Colloids (Colloid)IBA
6. SiliconesIBA
7. Collagenases (Collagenase)FDA Link
8. CollagenIBA
9. Insulin (Novolin)FDA Link
10. dextranomerIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Debridement
2. Hydrocolloid Bandages (Duoderm)
3. Long-Term Care
4. Length of Stay
5. Skin Care