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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of cancer patients living with a malignant fungating wounds. BACKGROUND Malignant fungating wounds are caused by cancerous cells invading skin tissue. These wounds can then bleed, become malodorous and painful causing physical and psychological distress. However, little is know(More)
STUDY AIMS The purpose of this study was to compare the costs and effectiveness of enterostomal education using a multimedia learning education program (MLEP) and a conventional education service program (CESP). BACKGROUND Multimedia health education programs not only provide patients with useful information in the absence of health professionals, but can(More)
AIM This paper is a report of an evaluation of the effectiveness of a multimedia education program in relation to stoma knowledge, self-care attitudes and behaviour with patients with a stoma in the postoperative period. BACKGROUND Multimedia education programmes not only give patients with useful information in the absence of health professionals, but(More)
Therapy of pediatric AIDS utilizes antiretroviral compounds; antibiotic, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents; and both active and passive immunization in a multifactorial approach. Currently, newly diagnosed pediatric AIDS cases are acquired predominantly through vertical transmission from HIV-infected mothers. Pediatric AIDS research is focused on(More)
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