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Pressure Ulcer

"Pressure Ulcer" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pressure Ulcer" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pressure Ulcer" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 94 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2012
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