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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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Contract notice: Provision of sponsorship of stoma care specialist nursing services
Several times a day the contents are emptied by painlessly inserting a tube (catheter) through the stoma and into the pouch, evacuating waste into the toilet receptacle.
Temporary diverting stomas are made to protect distal gut repairs or injuries for different gut pathologies.
In cases where a colostomy or ileostomy is performed as treatment for gastroenterological disease, the effect of the intervention involving a stoma (1) with an ostomy bag often presents some difficulties for the medical team.
Stomas of the small and large intestine treatment and management.
The association of leakage and the protective stoma as an independent variable was studied by univariate analysis.
In many cases, surgery ends with the formation of a stoma on the abdominal wall.
The stomas were reversed an average of 4 months (range 32 days -14 months) after discharge from the burns unit.
Temporary stomas are left in situ for a minimum of six weeks before closure, to allow completion of inflammatory and hypervascular phases which occur after surgery, reorganization of intraabdominal adhesions and oppurtunity to improve and stabilize patients health.
A stoma care center can help in Family education and preventing complications of stomas.
Colorectal surgeon from Waikato Hospital, Simi Lotohea, talked about hernias and stomas.
This case illustrates that adaptive airway management techniques are needed for the safe management of patients with stomas who present to the emergency department or for incidental surgery.
will bend, stretch and twist to almost any configuration to accommodate most stomas, regardless of size or shape.
The first surgical stoma was created more than 200 years ago, the earliest stomas were actually unintentional ones, enterocutaneous fistulas resulting from penetrating abdominal injuries or complications of intestinal diseases, such as incarcerated hernia.