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Technical information on ileostomy care has been gathered by an experienced gastroenterologist and concisely presented in a single, well-referenced, and cross indexed monograph. This book should be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of all those involved with the problems of the ileostomate: the surgeon, internist, nurse, therapists, or trainee.
The text is organized in three sections:  pre- and post-operative care;  complications; and  appendixes. The first section opens with an appropriate chapter emphasizing the need for establishing rapport with the ileostomate candidate. The strength of this section is in the chapters dealing with details of the appliance
Ileostomy Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:683. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-683_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):683.
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