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Long Intestinal Tubes

The Long Intestinal Tubes, Miller-Abbott, Cantor Tube and Andersen Tube, are examples of tubes with weight at their end that are placed preoperatively or intraoperatively for gastrointestinal surgeries. The long length makes it possible to […]

Pressure Injury

On April 13, 2016, NPUAP announced the change in terminology Pressure Ulcer for Pressure Injury and updating the nomenclature of the stages of the classification system. According to NPUAP, the term more […]

Vasoactive drugs

Vasoactive drugs refers to substances that present peripheral, pulmonary or cardiac vascular effects, either direct or indirect, acting in small doses and with dose response dependent on short and rapid effect, through […]


The term colostomy designates the union of the anterior abdominal wall of a portion of the colon, in order to permit evacuation of gases and feces. This evacuation is given by a hole called stoma. Stoma […]