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An electronic approach to minimising moisture-associated skin damage in ostomy patients

Lowry, N, McLister, A, McCreadie, Karl and Davis, J (2015) An electronic approach to minimising moisture-associated skin damage in ostomy patients. Medical Hypotheses, - . [Journal article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2015.04.031

Abstract

Marked developments in the design of ostomy appliances in recent years have revolutionised stoma care and management but the prevalence of peristomal skin complications continues to be problematic with incidence rates ranging from 10% to 70%. Despite requisite pre and post-operative education for new patients, complications continue to arise – even under the close supervision of specialist nurses. Prolonged exposure of the skin to high pH stoma effluent is widely accepted as a key contributor to the onset of moisture-associated skin disease and it is our hypothesis that a “smart wafer”, employing electrochemical manipulation of local pH, could mitigate some of the issues currently plaguing ostomy management. Current electrochemical research strategies translatable to stoma care are presented and their possible implementations critically appraised.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Ostomy, Stoma, Electrode, MASD, Peristomal Complications, pH
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:31752
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:08 Jun 2015 12:59
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 12:59

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