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Considering skin-to-muscle depth for successful intramuscular injections in an increasingly obese population

An IM injection is the administration of medication through the dermis, cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue layers, into a skeletal muscle. IM injections are used where there is a risk that the medicine...

Use of closed incision negative pressure wound therapy on C-section wounds in obese women

A review of the current literature on the use of ciNPWT was conducted by searching the Medline online database. Key terms used for this search were ‘caesarean section’ or ‘ceserean section’, ‘negative...

Running a weight-management programme with a psychological focus within a lymphoedema service

Initially, the author's lymphoedema service ran two pilot groups, with no specific inclusion criteria—eight patients joined the first group and nine joined the second. The groups ran consecutively....

The nurse's role in providing strategies and advice on weight management

First, nurses must identify whether the client seeking help does indeed need to lose weight. The requirements of fashion are more rigorous than those for health, and many people wish to lose weight...

Care for patients who have undergone one anastomosis gastric bypass surgery

The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders has now concluded that the official identifier of this procedure should be ‘one anastomosis gastric bypass’ (De Luca et...

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