Pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers or bedsores are lesions caused by unrelieved pressure and other factors to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas such as sacrum, elbows, knees and ankles.
Bed sores can be life-threatening to elderly and disabled patients. Provides a factsheet on how they develop, risk factors and how they can be prevented.
Bedsores Are a Sign of Neglect
Overview including stages, risk factors, complications, treatment and prevention.
NHS Choices: Pressure Ulcers
Provides information on bed sores with details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers in People with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Provides general advice on how to prevent bedsores.
Encyclopedia article on this condition, its classification, etiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment.
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