Month: January 2019

Dr Vicky Patton As new treatments develop stomaltherapy nurses are in an ideal position to assist patients with  bowel management methods even though they may be considered in the realm of continence. Stomaltherapy nurses understand bowel function, medications that alter...
  • January 30, 2019
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Dr Philippe Fauqué1 1Head of department of the Clinical Nutrition Unit at the Cannes Polyclinic Institute The digestive tract is the organ of digestion. It transforms the food into nutrients that are absorbed with water through the wall of the...
  • January 15, 2019
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Ms Melanie Perez1, Anne Mamo1 1St. George Public Hospital, Hebersham, Australia This case study involves discovering stoma site recurrence in patients being reviewed in the outpatient setting. The aim is to show the importance of follow- up review in identifying...
  • January 8, 2019
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Mrs Trish Doherty1, Dr Kim-Chi Phan-Thien2 1Hurstville Private Hospital, Hurstville, Australia, 2Sydney Colorectal Associates, Hurstville, Australia Background: Complications with the healing of perineal wounds following abdominoperineal resection are common.₁ These include infection, dehiscence, perineal sinuses, and abscesses.₁  Negative pressure wound...
  • January 8, 2019
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Mrs Rebecca Hook1, Ms Kirralee Foster 1University Hospital Geelong, Geelong West, Australia We will follow the journey of 49 year old Mrs K who has a history of Familial adenomatous Polyposis.  This condition has subsequently resulted in a rapidly changing...
  • January 8, 2019
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Ms Fiona (Lee) Gavegan1, MS Karen Shedden1, Ms Annelise Cocco1, Dr James W.T. Toh1 1Stoma Therapy, Department of Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Fournier’s gangrene is a devastating life-threatening condition which is poorly understood. In today’s context, the most common...
  • January 8, 2019
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Ms Colleen Mendes1 1Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia Background: Extensive loss of abdominal wall soft tissue creates a complex and challenging situation where a stoma is formed in the absence of abdominal wall skin or subcutaneous tissue.  This case...
  • January 8, 2019
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Miss Jenny O’Donnell1, Miss Karen Cole1 1John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton Heights, Australia Connecting via smart phones/ tablets and computers using Facetime or Skype has become the norm in the 21st century but does it have a role in Stomal...
  • January 8, 2019
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Dr Vicki Patton1, Mrs Elizabeth English 1Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hillarys , Australia Aims: To assess the impact of the stomal therapy nurse visit on stoma appliance useage Methods: Australian ostomates are very fortunate to have access to the Australian...
  • January 8, 2019
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Mrs Sarah Haughey1 1TG Eakin, Comber, United Kingdom Enhancing quality of life with a 2 – piece appliance: a series of case studies. Choosing the correct appliance is essential for enhancing a person’s quality of life. The journey of living...
  • January 8, 2019
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