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Gastroenterology

Complication rates associated with traction removal of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes

There are three enteral feeding specialist nurses at LTHT, two at Band 6 and one at Band 7. There were changes in the team over the period the data were collected; however, there was no correlation...

Exploring the role of the nutrition nurse specialist in an intestinal failure tertiary referral centre

Intestinal failure is described as a reduction in gut function, to the extent that adequate absorption of nutrients and/or water and electrolytes is impeded, leading to the need for intravenous (IV)...

Transanal irrigation at a glance

The bowel is part of the digestive system. It is made up of the small bowel (small intestine) and the large bowel (colon and rectum). The small bowel is longer than the large bowel, but it gets its...

Providing information, care and support to IBD patients during the pandemic

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RDE) is a teaching hospital in the south-west of England. Our catchment serves a mixed urban and rural population of about 400 000 people. Here the...

Nurse-led surveillance of ileoanal pouch patients post-stoma reversal: outcomes at 12-month review

Between January 2014 and January 2020, selected (low-risk) pouch patients were reviewed in a nurse-led clinic following stoma reversal. Patients were followed up at regular intervals...

Not a bag for life… a bag for living

Marquis et al (2003) noted that patients' quality of life improves steadily following surgery if, in the first 3–6 postoperative months, they have a good relationship with their stoma care nurse,...

Gaining consensus: the challenges of living with a stoma and the impact of stoma leakage

The aim of this research is to clearly articulate and achieve consensus on the difficulties faced by people with a stoma, particularly that of leakage. Ultimately, this research seeks to inform and...

Relationship between resilience and health-related quality of life among patients with a permanent colostomy

Patients were interviewed and completed the questionnaire at the surgical clinic when they came to obtain colostomy supplies during the postoperative period. The researchers administered the...

A new approach with a novel silicone adhesive stoma bag: a clinical study on peristomal skin and quality of life

This article presents a study examining the use of the first stoma bag to be developed with a silicone adhesive. GeniiTM stoma bag (Trio Healthcare) is described as the first ever stoma bag in the...

Impact of stoma leakage in everyday life: data from the Ostomy Life Study 2019

The purpose of this study was to investigate how people living with a stoma were impacted in their everyday life by incidents of leakage (underneath the baseplate or onto clothes) and the worry...

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