Search for dissertations about: "tracheostomy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the word tracheostomy.

  1. 1. Long-Term Tracheostomy : Outcome, Cannula care, and Material Wear

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet

    Author : Gunilla Björling; Sophiahemmet Högskola.; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; tracheostomy; long-term care; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Nursing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Omvårdnad; Long-term tracheostomy; Respiratory failure; Hospital care; Tracheostomy care; Decontamination; Trachestomy tube; Material degradation; Polymeric material; Health-related quality of life; Long-term tracheostomy; respiratory failure; hospital care; tracheostomy care; decontamination; tracheostomy tube; material degradation; polymeric material; and health-related quality of life;

    Abstract : Do people with long-term tracheostomy need hospital care? Which cleaning method is most appropriate for decontamination of inner cannulae? Are tracheostomy tubes changed for rational reasons? There is clearly a lack of evidence based research in this field and the clinical guidelines available are often based on local practice. A tracheostomy is a created opening in trachea to facilitate breathing. READ MORE

  2. 2. Upper airway surgery in obstructive sleep apnoea : descriptive, observational and randomised controlled studies

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

    Author : Nanna Browaldh; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2013]

    Abstract : Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a general health problem which causes daytime sleepiness, impaired quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality. A narrow upper airway anatomy is a common cause of OSAS, and tracheostomy was the initial surgical treatment for OSAS. READ MORE

  3. 3. Antimicrobial Polymer Composites for Medical Applications

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Peter Kaali; KTH.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; medical polymers; antimicrobial; body fluids; degradation; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Organic chemistry Polymer chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Organisk kemi Polymerkemi;

    Abstract : The current study and discuss the long-term properties of biomedical polymers in vitro and invivo and presents means to design and manufacture antimicrobial composites. Antimicrobialcomposites with reduced tendency for biofilm formation should lead to lower risk for medicaldevice associated infection. READ MORE

  4. 4. Airborne nitric oxide : Inflammatory marker and aerocrine messenger in man

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, false

    Author : Jon Lundberg; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [1996]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; ARDS; asthma; cystic fibrosis; cystitis; exhaled air; inflammatory bowel disease; inhaled nitric oxide; Kartagener s syndrome; nitric oxide synthase; sinusitis; ;

    Abstract : We have used a chemiluminescence technique to measure gaseous nitric oxide (NO) directly in hollow organs of humans. NO production was studied in the airways of healthy controls and patients with chronic inflammatory airway disease, in the stomach of healthy subjects, in the colon of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and in the urinary bladder of patients with cystitis. READ MORE

  5. 5. Home Mechanical Ventilation in Sweden. Demography, Indications, Clinical Effects and Survival

    University dissertation from Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Lund University

    Author : Michael Laub; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; home mechanical ventilation; Andningsorganen; Respiratory system; causes of death; selection criteria; clinical effects; prevalence; temporal changes; survival; Chronic respiratory failure hypoventilation;

    Abstract : Home mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic respiratory failure secondary to several different diseases has become widely acceptable as the provision of ventilatory support can provide symptomatic relief and increase life expectancy. Aims: To study the selection criteria underlying the initiation of home mechanical ventilation and to quantify the effects of in relation to blood gases and lung function; to examine temporal changes in treatment prevalence in Sweden; to study survival and causes of death and demonstrate possible related impact factors. READ MORE