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Wood, Carole - - 2010
Finnie, Nicola - - 2010
Gordon, Mary - - 2010
Barr, Lynne - - 2010
Use of a tourniquet for performing surgery in order to create a bloodless surgical field and reduce blood loss has been in use for many years. Tourniquets may fail perioperatively for various reasons, leading to ongoing bleeding. An important cause of tourniquet failure is calcification of the underlying artery. A ...
Rogers, Benedict - - 2010
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a serious postoperative complication of low-molecular-weight heparin (LWMH) prescribed following surgery and recent evidence based guidelines recommend routine platelet count monitoring for all at-risk patients. With the implementation of these guidelines this clinical study demonstrated a significant improvement (2--56% p<0.05) in HIT diagnosis in postoperative patients ...
McMain, Lorraine - - 2010
Recovery room practitioners lay the corner stone for postoperative recuperation in patients undergoing surgical procedures. This article highlights how some aspects of the role, such as pain assessment, commencement of the prescribed analgesic regimen and pain control can be very challenging, for a variety of reasons. The aim, therefore, is ...
Malik, Atif - - 2010
Ellis, Harold - - 2010
I can well remember as a house surgeon in 1948 how amazed we were that surgeons could pass a finger through the wall of the beating heart and split a stenosed mitral valve or even dilate a narrowed pulmonary valve. In those far-off days, mitral stenosis as a late result ...
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Roman, Christine - - 2010
Geruschat, Duane - - 2010
Pachter, Lee - - 2010
Racism may be a factor contributing to poor health and health care disparities in minority children through multiple mechanisms, including effects on psychological and physical well-being. Little is known about the experiences of racism that children encounter in their lives. This study describes the occurrences of perceived racism in children, ...
Slayter, Elspeth - - 2010
People with intellectual disabilities (ID) have experienced increasing levels of community participation since deinstitutionalization. This freedom has facilitated community inclusion, access to alcohol and drugs, and the potential for developing substance abuse (SA) disorders. People with ID, who are known to have high rates of co-occurring serious mental illness (SMI), ...
Kim, Mimi - - 2010
This study examined the impact of physical and sexual trauma on a sample of 239 homeless men. Study participants completed a self-administered survey that collected data on demographics, exposure to psychological trauma, physical health and mental health problems, and substance use or misuse. Binomial logistic regression analyses were used to ...
Ai, Amy - - 2010
On the basis of current epidemiological and clinical research, this article describes how mental health symptoms are associated with heart disease, a major chronic condition that occurs primarily in middle and late life. The article describes the culturally and historically important link between heart and mind. It then describes depression ...
Heyman, Janna - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine which of two educational interventions delivered in Spanish would influence Latino elders' attitudes toward and comfort with end-of-life planning in comparison with a control group receiving only standard information routinely provided. Using a posttest-only control group design, elders receiving home care services ...
DeRigne, LeaAnne - - 2010
Parents of children with long-term emotional or behavioral conditions often struggle to access and afford mental health services for their children. This article examines the parent-reported reasons for unmet mental health needs in children using the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, specifically investigating whether insurance status ...
Gorin, Stephen - - 2010
Jensen, Jan - - 2010
Patterson, Sue - - 2010
Murphy, Gillian - - 2010
Diamant, Emna - - 2010
A sense of belonging is a key element in enabling social inclusion through meaningful occupations. This is evident in occupational science and social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) literature. How these theories interact in practice was explored at Thrive's STH project in Battersea in London. A workshop conducted with Thrive Battersea's ...
Eggins, Wendy - - 2010
The clock drawing item in the Occupational Therapy Adult Perceptual Screening Test (OT-APST) screens for unilateral neglect and impairments in constructional skills. The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate the interrater reliability of the clock drawing item in the OT-APST following the addition of example clock drawings to the ...
Kneebone, Ian - - 2010
Depression after stroke is common and can have a substantial effect on rehabilitation outcome. Despite this, the routine screening that has been recommended is only taking place around half the time. Occupational therapists have training that well positions them to provide screening. In a local stroke unit, the psychology and ...
Mew, Melissa - - 2010
Dressing difficulties are common following stroke. However, specific interventions lack evidence. This pilot single-blind randomised controlled trial investigated normal movement and functional approaches to rehabilitate lower limb dressing, given to four eligible stroke inpatients. The Nottingham Stroke Dressing Assessment, Rivermead Motor Assessment and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure were taken at ...
Gibbs, Deanna - - 2010
The adoption of family-centred care principles within neonatal intensive care, including support for the development of the parental role, has been increasing in profile over the past decade. During this period, occupational therapy has also had an emerging role in the provision of services within neonatal intensive care. However, there ...
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