Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
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ISSN: 2155-9899

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Peter Nightingale

  • Research Article
    Living with Stoma: Long-term Effects on Patients’ Quality of Life
    Author(s): AM El-Tawil and Peter NightingaleAM El-Tawil and Peter Nightingale

    Introduction: Constructing end stoma is a recognized surgical option for management of anatomical anomalies and bowel dysfunctions. Yet, the long-term outcome for that creation is not known. For finding answer for the question on “the long term outcome for living with permanent stoma after five years of creation” we conducted this survey. Objective: Patients have right to know about the possible adverse that may result after surgical operations before giving consent to proceed. However, the long-term outcome after the first five years after construction of end stoma has not been examined. This study is aimed at identifying these possible adverse. Methods and patients: Members of the United Ostomy Association of America have been requested to complete online survey. Results: Seventy-eight respondents took part in this survey. The diagnosis was ulcerative colitis in 33, Croh.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9899.1000145

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