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English translation: decubitus, pressure sore, bedsore

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German term or phrase:Dekubitus
English translation:decubitus, pressure sore, bedsore
Entered by: KONSUL-SLOVENIA
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07:18 Jul 26, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Dekubitus
Krankenbett bestehend aus einem Bettgestell und einem zur Dekubitus-Prophylaxe auf diesem kardanisch gelagerten, durch einen Antrieb praezessierbaren und in sich formsteifen Bettrahmen als Matratzentraeger
(probably simply "decubitus" but I can't find it in my dictionaries)
Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:31
decubitus, pressure sore, bedsore
Explanation:
also called decubitus ulcer , or pressure sore an ulceration of skin and underlying tissue caused by pressure that limits the blood supply to the affected area. As the name indicates, bedsores are a particular affliction for persons who have been bedridden for a long time. The interference with normal blood flow is caused by the prolonged pressure of the body upon the bed and the friction against the bedclothes. Bedsores are more likely to affect the skin over the bony prominences of the body, such as the elbows, hips, and the back at the level of the hip bones. Prevention and treatment of bedsores include frequent changes of position of the bedridden person, daily bathing, and topical (local) medication.


HTH :-)
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Summary of answers provided
nadecubitus, pressure sore, bedsore
KONSUL-SLOVENIA
nadecubital (prophylaxis)Marcus Malabad
naDecubitusambittles


  

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7 mins
Decubitus


Explanation:
Decubitus = Dekubitus


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ambittles
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8 mins
decubital (prophylaxis)


Explanation:
My Thieme Leximed gives decubital for the adjective 'Dekubital-' or 'dekubital'. The author used the Latin (presumably) in 'Dekubitus-Prophylaxe'. I found this site containing 'decubital prophylaxis':

http://www.planilux.de/17.html


Marcus Malabad
Canada
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9 mins
decubitus, pressure sore, bedsore


Explanation:
also called decubitus ulcer , or pressure sore an ulceration of skin and underlying tissue caused by pressure that limits the blood supply to the affected area. As the name indicates, bedsores are a particular affliction for persons who have been bedridden for a long time. The interference with normal blood flow is caused by the prolonged pressure of the body upon the bed and the friction against the bedclothes. Bedsores are more likely to affect the skin over the bony prominences of the body, such as the elbows, hips, and the back at the level of the hip bones. Prevention and treatment of bedsores include frequent changes of position of the bedridden person, daily bathing, and topical (local) medication.


HTH :-)


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KONSUL-SLOVENIA
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Native speaker of: Native in SlovenianSlovenian, Native in GermanGerman
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