Postoperative Care

Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in patients recovering from colorectal cancer resection. METHODS: We systematically searched four English language databases (Medline, Embase, CENTRAL (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials), and AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database)) and one Chinese database (CAJ, China Academic Journals). Randomised trials of acupuncture compared with usual/routine care, sham interventions or active comparators in patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection were eligible for inclusion.

Author(s): 
Kim, Kun Hyung
Kim, Dae Hun
Kim, Hee Young
Son, Gyung Mo
Publication Title: 
Global Public Health

In Burkina Faso, abortion is legally restricted and socially stigmatised, but also frequent. Unsafe abortions represent a significant public health challenge, contributing to the country's very high maternal mortality ratio. Inspired by an internationally disseminated public health framing of unsafe abortion, the country's main policy response has been to provide post-abortion care (PAC) to avert deaths from abortion complications.

Author(s): 
Storeng, Katerini T.
Ouattara, Fatoumata
Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

Surgery for the aged presents a special challenge for all members of the hospital team. The tone of a geriatric hospital is unique. It has usually been adapted specifically for the needs of the elderly. Quiet kindness replaces excessive urgency; a slower time scale allows unrushed opportunities for patient care and contact; and a friendly family spirit helps replace what is missing in the lives of many elderly patients.

Author(s): 
Moore, A. R.
Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

Surgery for the aged presents a special challenge for all members of the hospital team. The tone of a geriatric hospital is unique. It has usually been adapted specifically for the needs of the elderly. Quiet kindness replaces excessive urgency; a slower time scale allows unrushed opportunities for patient care and contact; and a friendly family spirit helps replace what is missing in the lives of many elderly patients.

Author(s): 
Moore, A. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Nursing

AIM: To investigate the experiences of everyday life after lung transplantation of patients with previous chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BACKGROUND: Compared with patients being transplanted due to other indications, those with COPD prior to lung transplantation report more problems in the form of shortness of breath, fatigue, sexual problems, insomnia and increased appetite. In addition, they are often faced with problems returning to normal working life. How these problems influence the patient's everyday life is unknown. DESIGN: An exploratory qualitative study.

Author(s): 
Thomsen, Doris
Jensen, Birte ÿstergaard
Publication Title: 
Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation: Official Publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association

BACKGROUND: There are many views regarding the initiation of the process for live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT), the motives of the donor and the appropriate ways to promote LDKT. METHODS: Health care professionals and patients were recruited in a tertiary renal and transplant centre and completed an anonymous questionnaire. They were then divided into focus groups and a structured interview was performed in order to discover the rationale behind the answers in the questionnaire. RESULTS: Four hundred and sixty-four participants completed the questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Mazaris, Evangelos M.
Warrens, Anthony N.
Smith, Glenn
Tekkis, Paris
Papalois, Vassilios E.
Publication Title: 
Archives of Surgery (Chicago, Ill.: 1960)
Author(s): 
Kolouch, F. T.
Publication Title: 
Revista Brasileira De Medicina
Author(s): 
Dias, M. M.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Werbel, E. W.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Reading, H. E.

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