Lauran Adams

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Building upon the findings of a recent qualitative investigation of women’s experiences with rehabilitative vaginal dilator use, the primary goal of this article is to outline a set of preliminary clinical care recommendations that health care professionals may draw upon in addressing women’s unique experiences with vaginal dilator use including their(More)
1. Nausea and vomiting can further debilitate patients in whom physical and psychological status is already compromised, and may seriously diminish their quality of life. 2. A number of nursing, psychological and pharmacological measures can be employed to reduce these side-effects. 3. While conventional anti-emetics have afforded some control of emesis,(More)
The impact of a gynecological cancer diagnosis and the subsequent treatment on women is profound, both physically and psychologically, in particular with respect to sexual function and sexuality. We describe our experience creating a specialized clinic to address concerns about sexual health and rehabilitation. We used a case study approach to describe the(More)
INTRODUCTION Regular use of vaginal dilators has been recommended as a prophylactic measure following radiation treatment for gynecological cancers in order to minimize vaginal stenosis and promote optimal healing of the vagina. Despite the well-established reluctance of women to adopt this practice, little is known about the difficulties and concerns(More)
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