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Topic Title: Kennedy Terminal Pressure Ulcer
Created On: 04/02/2001 10:08 PM
 05/17/2005 05:13 AM

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robby 123

where can i find pictures of kennedy terminal ulcer
 03/01/2005 04:11 PM

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I am also interested in the Kennedy ulcer. I have a patient who developed approx. 4cm wound along the innerbuttock which i believed was from trauma from a new cushion but has quickly turned to yellow slough with large amt. of drainage. The surrounding area seems to change on almost daily basis with developement of purple areas. this patient completely refuses to relieve pressure from the buttocks and has developed other stage II above area and now has develped 2 areas on the oppisite side. the area almost appears to beginning to butterfly. the patient has dx of DMII unstable, anemia and alzheimers dementia. can I determine if this is a Kennedy ulcer by the patients labs? i am currently using a hydogel with abd pad changed frequently and attempting pressure relief. can you offer any advise.
 11/22/2004 04:47 PM

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Why is it we do not hear more about Kennedy ulcers in the elderly. I know pressure ulcers are preventable with proper interventions. But what about the elderly that are in the dying stage. We get sued for this ulcer that most likely was indicative of their condition and their organs beging to shut down. Medical journals and nursing references seem to have dropped this terminal type of ulcer. How can we get the medical profession and nursing to research this area again!
 06/09/2002 09:02 PM

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The Kennedy Terminal Ulcer is an ulcer that has a sudden onset and has a pear, butterfly, or mirror image appearance. The colors are usually red, yellow, and black. Located on the coccygeal area or gluteal fold. It is a precursor to multi-organ failure and death. Death usually takes place within 2 weeks. Tube feedings or IV's prolong death. Some Kennedy ulcers present what is called the 3'oclock syndrome. Upon assessment in AM, no discoloration. When assessed in PM, discoloration is present. I believe the skin mirrors what is going on inside the body. Does this help?
 04/02/2001 10:08 PM

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I am looking for any info on Kennedy Terminal Pressure Ulcer - I have received scant info about this type of ulcer occurring as part of the dying process. Anything further much appreciated.
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