stoma


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Synonyms for stoma

a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass

a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)

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Sponsorship of Stoma Care Nurses and Associated Products and Services related to the treatment of stoma patients within the trust and community.
Despite the dietician, surgeon, nurses and stoma nurse all having words every day I had an ongoing battle which led to the poor catering bloke approaching my bed like I was going to stab him with a fork.
The device, developed 'by patients for patients', sends information to health professionals to simplify patient monitoring, and we estimate it can save 33% of current NHS stoma care costs.
Early referral to a stoma nurse is very helpful to patients.
It is thought there are 120,000 people living with a stoma in the UK.
I too have a stoma bag and I'm not the least bit ashamed or embarrassed by it.
The new DOVE[TM] line will be available at the 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting, held November 30 - December 3, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center, said Jim Langeloh, VP of Sales for Stoma Dental.
Subsequently, she had a revision of her umbilical stoma for stenosis and several surgical repairs for recurrent parastomal incisional hernias.
Galindo says she encourages people who have a stoma to recognize it as simply a different way to do something they have done all their lives: eliminate waste from their bodies.
300-year-old Salts Healthcare from Birmingham, who design and manufacture stoma care products, and teddy bear firm Merrythought from Ironbridge, have produced Medibear, a special collectable bear that is given to people, both young and old, who are going through or are post stoma surgery.
I, too, have had a stoma for 16 years and worried about coping.
On examination, his abdomen was soft, a draining ileal conduit stoma was observed, sensation and reflex at all limbs were intact, but motor power of all limbs was diminished.
Mr Davies was told his only option would be to have a permanent colostomy bag fitted, also known as a stoma.