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The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and concentrated platelet-poor plasma (PPPc) can reduce the duration of post-operative air leak after lobectomy for lung tumours.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Standard post-lobectomy wound care plus use of PRP and PPPc prepared by GPS and Plasmax respectively, Standard post-lobectomy wound care
University of Western Ontario: Division of Thoracic Surgery
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:31:05-0400
The goal of this study is to create a unified SOP for care of subjects undergoing VATS lobectomy and segmentectomy by members of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. Other academic centers ha...
Patients who present to a wound care center for management of their wounds will be evaluated clinically to establish if their wounds are chronic or acute. These patients will undergo stan...
The objective of this study protocol is to use wound biopsies that have been obtained during standard of care management for further scientific evaluation after standard evaluation by a pa...
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate a patient education program for chronic wound care. The wound care nurse practitioner (NP) at the Ann Arbor VAMC will use a wound self-ma...
The purpose of this study is to look at the use of the wound vacuum assisted closure (VAC) versus standard wet to dry dressing in treating lower leg fasciotomies.
On Tuesday 22 November, the House of Lords (London, UK) held a short debate 'Improving the standard of wound care in the NHS.' It consisted of nine questions from the floor and a response from Lord O'...
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open lobectomy are both standard of care for treatment of early stage NSCLC because of equivalent long-term survival.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of standard wound care with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to standard wound care alone on wound healing, markers of inflammation, glyc...
Compression bandaging is an essential component in the treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs). An adequate pressure and stiffness is needed in order for the treatment to be successful. The aim of this ...
The objective of this literature review is to describe graduating student nurses' and student podiatrists' wound care competence. This integrative literature review has been conducted with a systemati...
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
The minimum acceptable patient care, based on statutes, court decisions, policies, or professional guidelines.
Bacterial vaccines prepared from non-pathogenic, autologous bacteria of human origin. In Eastern Europe they are used in humans to treat chronic inflammatory disorders that are resistant to standard treatments. Worldwide they have veterinary use in all types of infectious disease.
Summaries that serve as the primary documents communicating a patient's care plan to the post-hospital care team.
Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...
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Of all the types of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common, affecting around 465,000 people in the UK. Neurons in the brain die, becuase 'plaques' and 'tangles' (mis-folded proteins) form in the brain. People with Al...