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Irrigation practices in long-term survivors of colorectal cancer with colostomies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23022935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For some patients diagnosed with rectal cancer, surgery will involve the creation of a temporary or permanent ostomy. When the colostomy is located in the sigmoid or descending colon, regulation of fecal output can occur through irrigation, a procedure that involves instilling fluid into the bowel to flush out gas and fecal material. When successfully used, irrigation can prevent fecal output between irrigations, providing some control over colostomy output. The purpose of this article is to describe participants of a large, multisite, multi-investigator study of health-related quality of life in long-term colorectal cancer survivors who answered questions about colostomy irrigation and reported the potential advantages and disadvantages of the procedure. The article also will explore healthcare professionals' role in ensuring patients and family members are educated and well informed about their options regarding temporary or permanent ostomies.
Marcia Grant; Carmit K McMullen; Andrea Altschuler; Mark C Hornbrook; Lisa J Herrinton; Christopher S Wendel; Carol M Baldwin; Robert S Krouse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of oncology nursing     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1538-067X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2013-03-06     Revised Date:  2014-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705336     Medline TA:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  514-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Colorectal Neoplasms / surgery,  therapy*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Therapeutic Irrigation*
Grant Support
R01 CA106912/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01-CA106912/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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