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Non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: the evolving treatment landscape and role of nurse specialists

Second-generation ARis offer several advantages over first-generation agents: a higher affinity for the androgen receptor; no agonistic effects; and a multimodal mechanism of action (El-Amm and...

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...

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...

Solving the problem of IV dislodgement

After placement, IV catheters, whether PIVC or CVAD, will be secured to the catheter insertion site by a variety of methods. Accidental dislodgement of IV catheters occurs when the chosen securement...

Monitoring of blood glucose levels, ketones and insulin bolus advice using 4SURE products and app-based technology

The 4SURE blood glucose meter (4SURE Smart, NIPRO (Figure 2)) and the combined blood glucose and blood ketone meter (4SURE Smart Duo (Figure 3)) both exceed the updated ISO standards and are simple to...

Novel stoma appliances to minimise complications and improve patient outcomes

A stoma is a surgical opening on the abdomen used to divert the passage of faeces (colostomy or ileostomy) or urine (ileal conduit) into an external adhesive pouch on the abdomen (Hill, 2020). The...

Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage

A major function of healthy, intact skin (Figure 2) is the maintenance of a physical barrier against the external environment. This prevents the entry of noxious substances and pathogens, as well as...

Preventing medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI)

The skin is the largest organ of the body and performs many critical functions. It is a physical barrier to microorganisms and irritants. The pH of the skin has an antimicrobial function, so assists...

The role of single-use ECG leads in reducing healthcare-associated infections

In the clinical setting, monitoring a patient's ECG rhythm requires a minimum of three electrodes (Figure 1), which are connected to colour-coded leads to aid identification, and these are usually...

Nutrition and oncology: best practice and the development of a traffic light system

Multidisciplinary working is vital to proactively manage the nutritional care of oncology patients, whether this is via oral nutritional support or prophylactic/reactive enteral feeding..

Midline venous catheters as an alternative to central line catheter placement: a product evaluation

A midline venous catheter is a peripheral device defined by the position of its tip, which is just distal to the axillary fold (Gorski et al, 2021). The position of its tip promotes increased...

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