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Report: Castro avoided colostomy - Focus on Cuba-   -  Jan 17, 2007
A look at the life and times of the Cuban leader who has outlasted nine US presidents.'s Dara Brown showcases the life of the world's ...

Colostomy can prevent further abdominal surgery for Sharon   -  Feb 12, 2006
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH. During Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's three-hour emergency operation to remove a third of his large intestine on Saturday, ... Jerusalem Post

Teaching assistants change pupils colostomy bags   -  Jun 16, 2009
Expecting teaching assistants to administer medicines and treatment to pupils without proper training is "an accident waiting to happen", union leaders have ...

The Queen Mother battled colon and breast cancer during her long life...   -  Sep 17, 2009
...'But the rumours that the operation had included a colostomy persisted. 'Many people who had to endure that operation themselves derived comfort from the ... Daily Mail

… ; Popstar Kennedy heckled by fans as colostomy `joke' backfires.(New...   -  Jan 2, 2005
SINGER'S SICK SLUR SLATED; Popstar Kennedy heckled by fans as colostomy `joke' backfires.(News) ... find The People (London, England) articles. Pay-Per-View - The People - HighBeam Research

Colostomy - Surgery Procedures & Risks - NY Times Health Information   -  May 15, 2008
Colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings the end of the large intestine through the abdominal wall. Stools moving through the intestine drain into a ... New York Times

Colostomy Gone Bad? What Could Be Worse   -  Nov 30, 2007
By DAN CHILDS. A Delaware man has filed suit against doctors, claiming a horrific surgical mix-up left him urinating feces and discharging urine from his ... ABC News

Kites, crevasses and 'colostomy situations': the hard way to the Pole...   -  Jan 10, 2010
They call it a "colostomy bag situation". It is the disheartening sight of your kite collapsing and drifting to the ground like a tangled polythene bag, ... The Guardian

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Coloplast probed by Italy antitrust in colostomy...   -  Aug 1, 2006
...said it is investigating four companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb and Coloplast, over possible restrictive practices in the colostomy bag market. ... Forbes

New Anal Cancer Therapy Fails to Improve Outcomes   -  Apr 22, 2008
The cisplatin group had a higher rate of colostomy (19 percent vs. 10 percent). "The question remains how to further improve disease-free and colostomy-free ... Washington Post

Man jailed over horrific act that left child with colostomy   -  Oct 15, 2009
A MAN who bashed a two-year-old so badly the child was fitted with a colostomy bag was sentenced to nine years' jail yesterday in a case described by a ...

Paraplegic Allegedly Dumped On Skid Row   -  Feb 9, 2007
As for the colostomy bag. It probably more likely was a urine bag used by ... If he got brought in unconscious (he has a colostomy bag - he was pretty sick! ... CBS News

Indiana Jones and curse of the over-full colostomy bag   -  May 15, 2008
Steven Spielberg has announced plans for yet another Indiana Jones movie, expected to premier in 2010. Harrison Ford is expected to star once again, ...

Researchers find 'dark side of hope'   -  Nov 4, 2009
In total 41 people were told their colostomy was reversible and they could undergo a ... Another 30 individuals were told that the colostomy was permanent. ...

Colostomy can prevent further abdominal surgery for Sharon | Article...   -  Feb 13, 2006
Colostomy can prevent further abdominal surgery for Sharon ... find Jerusalem Post articles. JUDY SIEGEL Jerusalem Post 02-13-2006 Headline: Colostomy can ... Pay-Per-View - Jerusalem Post - HighBeam Research

Bristol-Myers Squibb fined 2.3 mln eur by Italy antitrust colostomy...   -  Aug 8, 2007
...fined Bristol-Myers Squibb 2.3 mln eur for restricting price competition in the market for purchases of colostomy bags by hospitals in northern Italy. ... Forbes

Article: BOG OFF! Star Kennedy cracks a colostomy `joke' during...   -  Jan 2, 2005
BOG OFF! Star Kennedy cracks a colostomy `joke' during toilet break.(News) ... find The People (London, England) articles. Byline: SIMON BYRNE IRISH singing ... Pay-Per-View - The People - HighBeam Research

The New York Times > Health > Slide Show > Colostomy > Slide 3 of 6   -  Aug 1, 2007
A colostomy creates an opening on the abdomen (stoma) for the drainage of stool (feces) from the large intestine (colon). Colostomies are usually performed ... New York Times

Colostomy Irrigation   -  Sep 19, 2009
A colostomy is an opening -- called a stoma -- that connects the colon to the surface of the abdomen. This provides a new path for waste material and gas to ... WebMD

Uninsured Face Worse Outcomes After Diverticulitis   -  Dec 15, 2008
Colostomy is the creation of a surgical opening through the abdominal wall to allow for waste removal. The study results have wide implications for health ... Washington Post

Joan Rivers Palladium, London   -  Oct 25, 2005
Then there's her audition for a colostomy bag commercial: "I'll do it for $75000 and I'll throw in sound effects." A broadcaster on shopping channel QVC, ... The Guardian

'A Sad Case': She Chose Herbals Over Surgery   -  Jun 8, 2009
Barely 50 years old, she would have to wear a colostomy bag for the rest of her life. She tried some chemotherapy and radiation, but the radical surgery was ... ABC News

Cocaine stomach problem warning   -  Feb 3, 2006
..."In extreme cases a patient may end up with a colostomy." He said cocaine abuse was a serious problem in the UK and in particular, London. ... BBC News

Queen mother beat colon cancer in 1966, biography reveals | The Sun |...   -  Jan 23, 2010
Mr Shawcross, who interviewed Royal physician Richard Thompson, also dispels the long-held belief she was fitted with a colostomy bag. ... The Sun

Health scare prompts McLinden's return   -  Aug 17, 2008
..."I woke up after surgery, checked my side and there was no colostomy bag there and I was pretty relieved. Ever since, I've tried to keep things in ...

Fidel Castro's Cuba full of his offspring after years of womanising...   -  Sep 26, 2009
After a life-saving colostomy was finally performed, Ms Bardach reports that Castro was distraught. "Fidel was crying," a source present in the hospital ...

Agony aunt Virgina Ironside says her colostomy bag hasn't stopped her...   -  Apr 17, 2008
By Virginia Ironside. Recently I was asked if I'd give a talk entitled Why I Opted To Have A Bag. My eyes bulged with amazement. "Opted" to have a bag? ... Daily Mail

Oregon deactivates doctor's license   -  Apr 18, 2005
The 59-year-old man whose colostomy was reversed had gone into surgery for a hernia. Another male patient, 65, underwent surgery for cancer of the pancreas ... Seattle Times

AIIMS to conduct rare surgery today   -  Apr 27, 2007
Since birth, she has been on colostomy, expelling waste into a pouch called ... She has already undergone two surgeries for the colostomy in Bangladesh. ... Times of India

Man uses remote to control his 'bionic bottom'   -  Nov 13, 2009
Anything was better than a colostomy bag. “The operation changed my life and gave me back my pride and confidence. Because of the remote control I can lead ...

Rectal surgeons using 'wrong op'   -  Jun 5, 2008
Leeds University researchers said hospital data showed the APE operation, which leaves patients with a permanent colostomy, was being used too often. ... BBC News

Shooting victim's joy as his uncle spared prison   -  Aug 25, 2005
Despite having a colostomy bag and being banned from contact sports, ... He still faces a colostomy reversal and stomach muscle restoration but is expected ... New Zealand Herald

Hospital accused of 'dumping' homeless patient   -  Feb 15, 2007
A paralyzed man was found last week crawling the streets without a wheelchair and wearing a broken colostomy bag. Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo ... USA TODAY - USA Today

British Man Has 'Bionic Bottom'   -  Nov 17, 2009
He underwent a colostomy -- a procedure that allows patients to pass fecal matter through an opening in the abdomen, instead of the rectum, but he said he ... ABC News

Agony aunt Virgina Ironside says her colostomy bag hasn't stopped her...   -  Apr 8, 2008
By VIRGINIA IRONSIDE. Recently I was asked if I'd give a talk entitled Why I Opted To Have A Bag. My eyes bulged with amazement. "Opted" to have a bag? ... Daily Mail

Her family complained she was left with an overflowing colostomy bag, given prescribed medicine three days late and was kept in a filthy ward. ... Scottish Daily Record

Inside pitch: Beltre — "A beautiful person"   -  Mar 6, 2005
Thus the colostomy bag in spring training and at least a season to get back to full strength. "He's a perfect example of understanding the developmental ... Seattle Times

Colostomy care.   -  May 1, 2007
...* A colostomy is an opening that is made in the colon with surgery. After the opening is made, the colon is brought to the surface of the abdomen to allow ... Free with registration - CareNotes -

Large Bowel Resection - Surgery Procedures & Risks - NY Times Health ...   -  Jan 26, 2009
This is called a colostomy. In most cases, the colostomy is short-term. ... But, if a large part of your bowel is removed, the colostomy may be permanent. ... New York Times

Cancer-scam woman Anne Marie McKeown fleeced lonely heart fiance   -  Jun 5, 2008
...fake surgical scars tattooed on her body, borrowed a colostomy bag and recruited a friend to dress up as a nurse and push her around in a wheelchair. ... Times Online

Bush, Officials Discuss Revamping Medicaid .   -  Apr 5, 2005 governor Monday at a forum on Medicaid reform outlining her concerns about receiving money for colostomy bags and treatment Under Bush's proposals. ... St. Petersburg Times - Google News Archive

Adoptee doesn't want to celebrate .   -  Jun 30, 2006
Dear Annie: A few years ago, my husband had a colostomy. Since then, every time I've mentioned taking a vacation, he looks for excuses not to go, ... Toledo Blade - Google News Archive

LA official investigates homeless dumping   -  Feb 13, 2007
Hours later, a hospital van dropped off the man on Skid Row and left him crawling in the street with nothing more than a soiled gown and a broken colostomy ...

The difficulty of returning to a sex life after a colostomy   -  Dec 21, 2009
By KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR, Freelance. Dear Annie: I have been married 20 years. Unfortunately, I had to have a colostomy last year and now use a ...

Man jailed for shooting man in daylight at Prospect   -  Nov 14, 2008
Supreme Court judge Kevin Duggan said the victim was fortunate to survive the gunshot but still has to use a colostomy bag because of his injuries. ...

DOCTOR FILES; When the unknown is not so bad; Sometimes patients …   -  Aug 28, 2006
In the time I cared for him, he never opted for a colostomy, ... To a person, they told him that having a colostomy wasn't as bad as they thought, ... Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver

Hollywood Hospital to Adopt New Guidelines for Discharging Homeless   -  May 19, 2007
...paraplegic homeless man discharged from the hospital was found crawling on a street wearing a soiled hospital gown with a colostomy bag still attached. ... FOXNews

Woman raped in Tennant Creek park   -  Sep 9, 2009
A WOMAN will need years of reconstructive surgery and a colostomy bag after being raped in a Northern Territory park. ...

… States Code of Federal Regulations - 21 CFR § 876.4270 Colostomy...   -  Jul 11, 2006
21 CFR § 876.4270 Colostomy rod. (a) Identification. A colostomy rod is a device used during the loop colostomy procedure. A loop of colon is surgically ... Pay-Per-View - United States Code of Federal Regulation... - Loislaw

Rotary Club has a heart for ailing Iraqi kids // Two youngsters...   -  Aug 23, 2005
Ali Ayad is only 9, yet he wears a colostomy bag and has a heart filled with holes. ... Doctors plan to evaluate closure of Ali's colostomy, stemming from a ... $2.95 - Chicago Sun-Times - NewsBank

Partial colectomy for diverticular disease   -  Jul 30, 2008
Some people who have two-stage surgeries may not have the second part of the surgery to reattach the intestine and repair the colostomy. ... WebMD

Equality chief causes stink with royal gaffe   -  Jun 18, 2007
You have to be careful about the colostomy bag." According to reports, the joke infront of 2 000 guests at an Imperial College dinner went down like a lead ... Independent Online

Jade Goody out of intensive care   -  Feb 13, 2009
My biggest fear was that I would have to have a colostomy bag." Goody has continued to appear on television and speak to the press throughout her treatment ... BBC News

Broward Teen Hit By Drunken Driver Struggles To Recover   -  Jan 9, 2006
Joey has since battled kidney stones, hernias, colostomy bags, a hole in his bladder and a gaping wound that refuses to heal. After 104 surgeries, he faces ... Herald-Tribune - Google News Archive

Creative colostomy management.(Ask The Doctor)(Brief Article)   -  Jan 1, 2005
To manage my colostomy, I have a piece of toast and jelly with coffee about 7 am Then I play golf from about 8 am to noon followed by taking three laxatives ... Pay-Per-View - Ostomy Quarterly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

In Fighting Disorder, Family Stays Vigilant   -  Jan 27, 2007
...“There was a 50-50 percent chance of me getting a colostomy bag,�? Norma said. The night before the surgery, “They put a tube up my nose and inserted it in ... New York Times

Vallejo rapper accused of packing 6,000 ecstasy pills   -  Jul 24, 2008
The rapper told the screeners at first that the object was a colostomy bag, investigators said. Davison then tried to leave, but a TSA supervisor told him ... San Francisco Chronicle

Nursing home Grandview Gardens Aged Care in Dandenong neglected …   -  Mar 6, 2009
A report by independent inspectors cited "individual problems like bed sores, pressure wounds and failure to change stoma (colostomy) bags causing ...

Browne plays down Trident rebellion   -  Mar 11, 2007
Mr Cooper was reportedly forced to spend a night lying in his own faeces after staff at Birmingham's Selly Oak Hospital allegedly let his colostomy bag ... BBC News

Venable: No joy in placing first on this list   -  Sep 29, 2006
Ray is 86, has had a colostomy, and is scheduled for surgery to reattach his bowel next month. And you were grumbling about having to walk three whole ... Knoxville News Sentinel

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH   -  Sep 15, 2005
A month later, she also was charged with two felony charges of criminal neglect of an elderly person for allegedly not helping Huber change his colostomy ... $2.95 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - NewsBank

Shot 5 times: Ibrahim leaves hospital   -  Jun 29, 2009
Last week he denied media reports that he would be forced to wear a colostomy bag and may lose an arm. His older brother, nightclub boss John, ... Sydney Morning Herald

Intestinal Obstruction (Pediatric)   -  Aug 1, 2007
Injured sections are removed and the healthy ends of the bowel are either stitched together or brought out onto the abdomen temporarily (colostomy). New York Times

Twins doing well 2 years after surgery   -  Sep 8, 2008
McHale faces hernia and eye operations in the next few months, and he has a colostomy bag. Mateo still needs regular catheterization. ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Police ask for help identifying woman.   -  Sep 13, 2006
A colostomy bag was found near the remains, but police have not been able to determine whether this was bag was related to the victim. ... Free with registration - Belleville News-Democrat -

Ruth, a retiree who lives mostly off of Social Security, and Christopher, who has a colostomy bag because of Crohn's Disease, had taken up residence in ... $2.95 - Miami Herald - NewsBank

Kites, Crevasses and 'colostomy Situations': the Hard Way to the Pole...   -  Jan 15, 2007
They call it a "colostomy bag situation". It is the disheartening sight of your kite collapsing and drifting to the ground like a tangled polythene bag, ... Buzzle

Home operator charged with neglecting disabled.   -  Jun 1, 2007
Her colostomy bag hadn't been changed in weeks. ... The woman with the colostomy bag was taken to Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee. ... Free with registration - South Florida Sun - Sentinel -

Acne drug is target of new suits; Nearly 500 people say Hoffman- …   -  Apr 16, 2007
He had his colon removed and permanently lives with a colostomy bag. ... For the rest of his life, Robbins will live with a colostomy bag, which he cleans ... Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - STOVER v. FERGUSON (WDArk …   -  May 31, 2006
On October 15, 2004, Stover saw Nurse McDonald about his colostomy bags and was ... Instructions for changing the colostomy bag and the flange varied from ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

Man shot by Border Patrol agents implicated in another drug case.   -  Feb 28, 2007
Davila was identified in the report as an illegal immigrant "who has a colostomy bag." Aldrete-Davila was forced to wear a colostomy bag after being treated ... Free with registration - Fort Worth Star-Telegram -

… me down': Celebrity sports team boss was told he needed a colostomy...   -  Jul 21, 2009
Instead, he researched the options and now instead of a colostomy bag, he relies on the little known technique of colostomy irrigation. ... Daily Mail

Fournier's gangrene in a female with spinal cord injury: a case report   -  Sep 29, 2009
She required repeated debridement and loop colostomy for management. We conclude that patients with SCI are rarely at risk for Fournier's gangrene secondary ...

Victim takes own life five years after attack   -  Oct 15, 2009
As a result, he was fitted with a colostomy bag. Following a court case at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Mr Kennedy was fined £4500 and sentenced to the maximum ... Scotsman

… Code - NAC 449.2716 Residents having colostomy or ileostomy. (NRS ...   -  Aug 11, 2005
NAC 449.2716 Residents having colostomy or ileostomy. (NRS 449.037) 1. A person who has a colostomy or ileostomy must not be admitted to a residential ... Pay-Per-View - Nevada Administrative Code - Loislaw

IRAQ DIGEST   -  Mar 12, 2007
Cooper said he and his wife changed their son's colostomy bag themselves once after nurses at the Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, Britain's principal ... Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver

SGV Medical Supplies: 'Colostomy Supplies Easier to Obtain for the …   -  Mar 3, 2008
LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (http://www. lists March 2008 as Colon Cancer Awareness Month aiding people in ... RedOrbit

Courtney's still fighting her battle   -  Jul 19, 2007
She has already undergone three operations: the first when she was six days old and had a colostomy bag fitted, the next five months later to close the ... Independent Online

History will judge Blair as a political colostomy   -  Dec 20, 2006
London - (Ass Mess): The founding Illuminatus of the Institute of Contemporary British Hystery has admitted that despite a sustained campaign of bribery and ...

Effort to criminalize patient 'dumping' may be facing defeat: Some...   -  Jun 26, 2007
In February, a paralyzed man was found crawling the streets without a wheelchair and wearing a broken colostomy bag. "When a hospital dumps a paraplegic man ... Free with registration - Sacramento Bee -

Chronically ill people 'happier if they abandon hope', say docs   -  Nov 2, 2009
Some were told that was it, they were on colostomy bags for life; others were informed that doctors would "reconnect their bowels" at some future date. ... Register

MoD adding insult to injury   -  Nov 1, 2007
He must also wear a colostomy bag for the rest of his days. If Jamie was a civilian and suffered similar injuries in work, he could claim millions in ... The Sun

Opponents call high-tech airport scans a virtual strip search'   -  Dec 29, 2009
..."Those images reveal not only our private body parts, but also intimate medical details like colostomy bags," the ACLU said. "That degree of examination ... Kansas City Star

Two Area Doctors Punished For Errors .   -  Dec 13, 2007
Fogleman performed a transverse diverting colostomy, in which the intestine is bisected and the upper part connected to a new opening in the abdominal wall, ... Herald-Tribune - Google News Archive

Prescription charge to rise again   -  May 3, 2009
At present, exempt conditions include people with Type 1 diabetes, hypoparathyroidism, a permanent fistula such as a colostomy which requires surgical ...

Hospital van spotted dumping paraplegic on LA's skid row   -  Sep 2, 2007
...a paraplegic man on Skid Row, allegedly leaving him crawling in the street with nothing more than a soiled gown and a broken colostomy bag, police said. ... Ireland Online - About Colorectal Cancer   -  Jun 6, 2007
Each year, thousands of people have colostomy surgery for a variety of medical ... If a colostomy is necessary there will be an adjustment in lifestyle. ...

The Thursday News Blog   -  Mar 12, 2009
Residents of a Melbourne nursing home suffered extraordinary neglect including failure to treat bedsores or change colostomy bags, while the wealthy owner ... 6minutes

Same admission colostomy closure: A prospective, randomised study in ...   -  Feb 1, 2005
Original Article Same admission colostomy closure: A prospective, randomised study in selected patient groups Same admission colostomy closure: A ... Subscription - Surgeon - EBSCO Publishing

Bowel surgery can lead to intestinal problems   -  Jun 18, 2009
She had recent surgery to explore the diarrhea problem and to determine if she needed a colostomy. Nothing was discovered, and the colostomy was found to be ... Spokesman-Review - The Spokesman Review

Authorities search for Millstadt mother missing for week   -  Apr 21, 2006
She has a large birthmark on her knee, a cross tattoo on a middle finger and wears a colostomy bag. She was last seen wearing a hot pink shirt and black ... $2.95 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - NewsBank

colostomy -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia   -  Jun 5, 2008
Britannica online encyclopedia article on colostomy: the surgical formation of an artificial anus by making an opening from the colon through the abdominal ... Subscription - Encyclopedia Britannica

Take control of own health   -  Nov 28, 2009
In January 2008, the colostomy bag was removed, and I was back to normal. I am now as healthy as ever, even more so given the past several years of ... Spokesman-Review - The Spokesman Review

Patient given colostomy bag 'made from bin liner'   -  Feb 27, 2009
A nurse from Northampton left a patient covered in his own waste after fitting him with a makeshift colostomy bag from a bin liner, a misconduct hearing was ... Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Colon Cancer Surgery - Colon Cancer Health Information - NY Times …   -  Oct 28, 2009
A colostomy is performed in order to bypass or remove the lower colon and rectum. ... Usually the colostomy is temporary and can be reversed by a second ... New York Times

Husband has lost interest in wife after colostomy   -  Mar 19, 2009
Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 20 years. Unfortunately, I had to have a colostomy Jast. year and now use a colostomy bag. ... Lodi News-Sentinel - Google News Archive

What is Colostomy?   -  Oct 11, 2009
A colostomy creates a connection between the colon and the outside of the body. The contents of the bowel are allowed to drain into a bag. ... 24 Medica

Miami Herald, The : Q & A   -  Jul 22, 2008
A HOME FOR COLOSTOMY SUPPLIES Q.My son's colostomy has been reversed and we have a lot of unopened ostomy supplies left over. Is there somewhere we could ... $2.95 - Miami Herald - NewsBank

Cop hit with colostomy bag   -  Jan 31, 2007
In an assault that must have had prosecutors frantically checking the definition of 'blunt instrument', a police officer in Milwaukee was attacked with a ... Metro

Farrah Fawcett's Doctor feels she was right in refusing colostomy   -  May 30, 2009
Cancer-stricken Farrah Fawcett's doctor feels the star was right in turning down the colostomy. “I'm not truly convinced (it would have helped). ... Entertainment and Showbiz!

Background information on Colostomy [When available]

A colostomy is a surgical procedure that involves cutting or removing a portion of the colon leaving the patient with an opening on their abdominal wall called a stoma. This opening is formed from the end of the large intestine drawn out through the incision and folded over.

Following colostomy, feces leave the patient's body through the stoma created during the surgery, and collect in a bag attached to the patient's belly.

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