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Fecal management devices (FMDs) are used to drain and contain fecal matter in incontinent, often acutely or critically ill patients to protect their skin as well as the environment from contamination. However, there is potential for contamination and resultant infection at various stages of FMD use.
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Name: Wound management & prevention
Fecal incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of solid or loose stool, is estimated to affect 7-15% of community-dwelling women (1). It is associated with reduced quality of life, negative psychologi...
Fecal incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of solid or loose stool, is estimated to affect 7-15% of community-dwelling women (). It is associated with reduced quality of life, negative psychologic...
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Fecal contamination from sewage and agricultural runoff is a pervasive problem in Great Lakes watersheds. Most work examining fecal pollution loads from watersheds rely on discrete samples of fecal in...
The HEARTSTRING III Proximal Seal System is a useful proximal anastomosis assist device, but it has a notable drawback in that the removal process is irreversible. If thread cutting occurs during the ...
The ForConti Fecal Incontinence Management System (FIMS) is indicated for the management of accidental bowel leakage due to bowel incontinence. The ForConti FIMS is designed for self-inser...
The ForConti Contix Fecal Incontinence Management System (FIMS) is indicated for the management of accidental bowel leakage due to bowel incontinence. The ForConti Contix FIMS is designed ...
A new mechanical device is evaluated for tattoo removal, comparing two types of needle washing fluids. 30 healthy subjects with tattoos will be treated. The study hypothesis is that the de...
Fecal incontinence affects 2% of adults in the United States. Biofeedback has been recommended for the treatment of fecal incontinence because uncontrolled studies over the past 25 years s...
Bloodstream infections cause significant morbidity and mortality and their prompt identification is an essential part of modern medicine. False positive results in blood cultures are prima...
Removal of a MEDICAL DEVICE from the market due to the identification of an intrinsic property of the device that results in a serious risk to public health.
Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.
The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)
Removal of a MEDICAL DEVICE from the market due to a problem occurring in the manufacture or distribution of the product.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the HEPATOVIRUS genus, HUMAN HEPATITIS A VIRUS. It can be transmitted through fecal contamination of food or water.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...