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Stoma

Exercise and physical activity after stoma surgery: EXPASS recommendations

The role of the specialist stoma care/colorectal nurse is to assess and provide both stoma and holistic care for any patient going through surgery resulting in the formation of a stoma. This includes...

Development of a leakage impact assessment for patients with a stoma, who may be impacted by leakage

Although some products have been developed to help individuals manage their stoma better, complications are still prevalent, which means that patients continue to experience significant worry and...

The economic burden of stomas in the UK: a retrospective observational study of health records and hospital encounters

This study used linked health record and hospital admissions data to estimate the post-discharge and ongoing HCRU and healthcare costs associated with stomas in the UK. Compared with age- and...

The role of the clinical nurse specialist in stoma care: a scoping review

Defining the stoma care CNS role is difficult because of the number and variety of activities that are undertaken and the rapid way in which nursing roles evolve..

The impact of stoma management education on the self-care abilities of individuals with an intestinal stoma

Several studies have shown that following the creation of a stoma patients may experience stigmatisation; having a stoma will also affect people's perception of their body image and sexuality, and...

Using peristomal body profile assessment to improve leakage-related quality of life for individuals with an ostomy

The nurses' evaluation of the Body Assessment Tool was presented using descriptive statistical methods (mean and standard deviation (SD)). Categorical variables regarding baseline characteristics,...

Leakage of stomal effluent outside the baseplate leads to rise in product usage and health professional interactions

The survey was conducted in 2021 as an online, retrospective, self-reported questionnaire developed by Coloplast. The survey was sent to members of the Coloplast Online Research Engine (CORE) survey...

Prevalence of leakage and its negative impact on quality of life in people living with a stoma in the UK

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 was an online, retrospective, self-reported questionnaire developed by Coloplast A/S (Martins et al, 2022b). A total of 54 614 people living with a stoma from 17 countries...

Challenges faced by people with a stoma: peristomal body profile risk factors and leakage

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 has provided information about the daily lives and concerns of new and experienced individuals living with a stoma. Detection of stoma output under the baseplate and leakage...

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...

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...

Convexity in stoma care: developing a new ASCN UK guideline on the appropriate use of convex products

The correct choice of pouch is essential and should be based on the type of stoma (colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy) created. A stoma appliance, also known as a bag or pouch, is generally made up of a...

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...

Bowel dysfunction after surgery

The function of the gastrointestinal tract is to ingest and digest food and fluids, absorb nutrients and eliminate any waste products (Tortora and Derrickson, 2014). Ingestion generally occurs via the...

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