colostomy

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colostomy

the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus

colostomy

[kə′las·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical formation of an artificial anus by joining the colon to an opening in the anterior abdominal wall.
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Of these patients only 45 underwent colostomies for severe peri-anal, perineal, buttock and upper thigh burns (0.
Prophylactic colostomies were performed in 29 children, on average on day 6 after admission (range 1-25 days).
Three patients expired on 2nd or 3rd day after creation of colostomy due to septicaemia, leaving 33 patients with 34 colostomies who were followed up.
80% cases excoriation occurred with transverse colostomies.
Consequently, many colostomies are in this general area.
It's also possible that people with transverse colostomies have more liquid stools.
People with colostomies are successful business people, taxi drivers, welders, sales people, carpenters, teachers, etc.
This device, along with the System's proprietary, single-use disposables, will allow individuals with colostomies to manage their fecal output without the use of ostomy bags.
They are the first in what we believe will be a large family of patents that will protect our proprietary ostomy management technology, a technology that will improve the Quality of Life of tens of thousands of individuals with colostomies by freeing them from 24/7 dependence on ostomy bags.
Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) and Zassi Medical Evolutions, a Florida-based company, have entered into a partnership via the formation of Leto Medical, LLC, to develop a novel electrical stimulation technology designed to restore continence control to individuals with colostomies.
With capital from RCT and intellectual property from Zassi and University Technologies International, Leto's mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals with colostomies by developing a system of products that will free these individuals from constant dependence on an ostomy bag.