Using validated assessment tools in stoma care: a case study of an ileostomate with an inward body profile

The impact of having a stoma on an individual's quality of life (QoL) can be significantly worsened by leakage and consequent peristomal skin complications. Therefore, ostomates require individualised...


Factors influencing the incidence of peristomal skin complications: evidence from a multinational survey on living with a stoma

Leakage of stomal effluents underneath the baseplate or inappropriate removal of stoma appliances can cause peristomal skin complications (PSCs), which are known to have many negative implications for...


The effect of pre-operative stoma-site marking on peristomal skin health and quality of life

Aim: To determine the effect of pre-operative stoma-site marking (siting) on ostomates' peristomal skin health and quality of life (QoL). Methods: The Uses and Attitudes in Ostomy (U&A Ostomy) study w...


Prevalence of neurocognitive impairment and its associated factors among patients with HIV in Indonesia

Patients with HIV are susceptable to developing HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). However, few studies have explored the prevalence of neurocognitive impairment and its associated factors...


Older people with HIV

The number of older people (those over 50 years) living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the UK has been rising and is set to rise further. With the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, H...


Anaphylaxis in children and young people

Anaphylaxis is an extreme and life-threatening allergic response which requires rapid treatment and close monitoring. This article discusses the common signs of anaphylaxis in children and young peopl...


The impact of community pharmacy-led medicines management support for people with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common long-term condition involving restricted airflow, which reduces quality of life. Treatments include lifestyle changes (smoking cessation), pulm...


Understanding bariatric surgery to support patients in primary care

The relatively new field of bariatric surgery is increasingly used as an option to address issues linked to obesity. Practice nurses must understand how they can manage patients who have undergone the...


Delivering chemotherapy at home: how much do we know?

Ambulatory chemotherapy offers many advantages from supporting a closer to home treatment approach to lowering the cost of care. Ambulatory devices such as elastomeric pumps can deliver prolonged infu...


Sociological and psychological effects of stillbirth: theory, research, and midwifery

Stillbirth rates in the UK remain among the highest in Europe despite national efforts to reduce the number of avoidable deaths. The grief experienced by parents following stillbirth is both devastati...


Understanding influenza and its complications

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by specific viruses. Most people recover from fever and other symptoms within a week without any features of complicated influenza. However, it is ...


Skin conditions in older people: assessment and management

The Office for National Statistics stated that in the UK 18% of people were over 65 years old and 2.4% were over 85 years old. Furthermore, the number of people over 90 years old had rapidly increased...

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