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Burns in primary heath care

Tanja Klotz, Rochelle Kurmis, Zachary Munn, Kathryn Heath, John E Greenwood
BACKGROUND: The common mantra with which patients often leave a burns unit is "moisturize and massage". Various products have been reported for use in practice including aqueous cream BP, bees wax and herbal oil creams, silicone based creams, paraffin/petroleum/mineral oil based products and aloe vera gels. Often combined with other scar management techniques such as pressure therapy, massage and contact media, moisturizers convey active properties of their own.  To date no published review on the optimal moisturizer for burn scar management has been identified via searches of recognized databases...
November 13, 2015: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Shokouh Sadeghi, Sahel Heydarheydari, Fatemeh Darabi, Abdollah Golchinnia
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a modern-age human challenge considered as a social and mental health problem acquiring enormous attention on primary and secondary heath care plans. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to investigate frequency of suicide attempts and related social factors among patients admitted in Hospital of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was descriptive-analytical type carried out on 251 patients admitted at medical centers of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences after failed suicide attempts...
March 2015: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors & Addiction
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