Lege Artis Medicinae

[A new possibility to improve the quality of life of patients with colostomy]

BARTHA István1

DECEMBER 25, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(18)

[The basic problem in the rehabilitation of patients with colostomy is to ensure continence. A considerable step-forward is the development of the Conseal System. The device consist of a self-adhesive base plate with a flanged ring on its front surface and a plastic plug to be inserted into the stoma, which can be attached to the ring. This plug serves for keeping the feces in while allowing free passage for flatus, deodorized with a carbon filter. In the clinical trial 50 patients with colostomy tested 500 plugs, 250 base plates and 600 closed bags. 87% of the trialists found the use of the device easy and simple. With 488 plugs (97,6%) continence was perfect during the time of wear. Obstruction due to feces or mucus occurred only after the use of longer than 5 hours with 430 plugs (86%). The average time of use was 7 hours. Those performing regular irrigation could exceed 24 hours. Allergy or complication demanding medical treatment did not occur. The results of the clinical trial suggest that the Conseal System is suitable for improving the quality of life of patients with colostomy. ]

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  1. Debreceni Orvostudományi Egyetem I. Sebészeti Klinika

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