Patient Experiences With Handling of Analgesic Transdermal Patches and Challenges in Correct Drug Administration: A Pilot Study on Patient Education

Conclusions Patients encountered numerous problems with transdermal patch administration although on long-term use. Patient education can improve knowledge on correct patch administration. However, the pilot study demonstrated the need for further efforts to improve ease of use of transdermal patch, such as patch adhesion.
Source: Journal of Patient Safety - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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ConclusionThese results highlight areas that local units can focus on to reduce their litigation burden. Targeted initiatives aimed at improving patient-clinician communication, the consent process and improving local organisational efficiency will address a significant proportion of claims. Re-examination of this data on a regular basis can serve as a useful adjunct in assessing the impact of quality improvement initiatives and implementation of best practiseswithin the speciality.
Source: The Surgeon - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case is one of few cases reported in the literature highlighting the rarity of this injury pattern.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe incidence of midline and lateral port site recurrence after laparoscopy for diagnosis or resection of ovarian cancer has not been determined. Limitation of trochar sites to the midline may reduce the extent of abdominal wall disease spread.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThere is some previous caution in using a laparoscopic approach for cystic masses due to potential seeding intra-operatively, in case of fluid spillage of a possible malignant neoplasm. We show through our case that it is possible to efficiently and safely use such an approach.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe report aims at pointing out the possibility of undergoing this kind of surgery not only in case of pulmonary mass (on which the previous literature has focused) but also when mediastinum lesions occur, as in our case.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Eduardo Martinez-Valdes, Fiona Wilson, Neil Fleming, Sarah-Jane McDonnell, Alex Horgan, Deborah FallaAbstractObjectivesDespite the high prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in rowers, there are few studies investigating changes in lumbar muscle activation in rowers with a recent history of LBP. Such knowledge is relevant to understand potential mechanisms contributing to the maintenance and recurrence of LBP in rowers. For the first time, we evaluate the spatial distribution of erector spinae (ES) activity in rowers with ...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): West Rebecca, J. Silverman MichaelAbstractThere is a gap in the literature concerning service users’ music therapy (MT) technique choices and ensuing effects on mood and pain for adults on a general neuroscience unit. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to study the frequency of service user MT technique choices and their resultant effects on mood and pain in adults receiving MT applied for the first time on a neuroscience unit. Participants (N = 29) self-selected into one of three pre-determined sing...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Patrick MJ. Sajak, Ali Aneizi, Rohan Gopinath, Vidushan Nadarajah, Cameran Burt, Dominic Ventimiglia, Ngozi Akabudike, Min Zhan, R. Frank HennAbstractPurposeTo determine factors associated with survey compliance 2-weeks postoperatively.Methods1269 patients age 17-years and older participating in the Maryland Orthopaedic Registry from August 2015–March 2018 were administered a baseline questionnaire preoperatively and emailed a follow-up questionnaire 10-days postoperatively. Demographics were self-reported and...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
We report the case of a 14 year old male athlete who presented to our institution 6 weeks after sustaining a displaced ischial tuberosity avulsion fracture. He underwent open reduction and internal fixation using a cannulated screw system via a posterior approach, with excellent results at 18 months follow-up. We report our surgical findings in detail as well as a novel method for post-operatively assessing functional screw head prominence-the seated radiograph.
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe GBS detection rate of the vagino-perineal swab was lower compared to the reference standard. However, agreement between the two screening methods was high and there were no cases of GBS neonatal sepsis in the recruited population, supporting this less invasive screening strategy. In contrast, the vaginal-perineal swab was inferior to the rectal swab for detecting ESBL-E, indicating that this less invasive method for detecting antibiotic resistant bacteria that may be potentially transferred to the neonate during labor and delivery would be inappropriate for ESBL-E screening in pregnant women. The low ESBL-E ...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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