Kimberly Marselas, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

Kimberly Marselas

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Film barrier hailed for incontinence care

Results of a new study find that a skin protectant that changes from a liquid to breathable film has more staying power than other alternatives meant to keep urinary or fecal incontinence from reaching the skin’s surface. Research published in Wounds compared 3M’s new Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant — in which acrylic polymers are combined…

Many with dementia still sexually active

Nearly half of men and 18% of women with dementia were sexually active, according to results of a new study involving 3,200 seniors and recently  published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. A research team of gynecologists, gerontologists and palliative care specialists estimated that at least 3.2 million Americans living at home with…

Manager loyalty begets employee loyalty

Low-wage workers such as certified nursing aides and housekeepers are more likely to remain in their jobs if they feel their managers are loyal. So finds a study of turnover at 22 long-term care facilities. Over an 18-month period, 45% of workers surveyed at a chain of skilled nursing, assisted living and hospice providers left…

Medication Update: November 2018

The FDA has approved a new drug for people exposed to measles and hepatitis A viruses. Drugmaker Grifols said GamaSTAN immune globulin is 80% to 90% effective in preventing hepatitis A infection when administered within two weeks of exposure. Oxford researchers have advanced the feasibility of a universal flu vaccine in Nature Communications. Testing old…

November 2018 LTCN, Page 8, Wound Care, Thomas Leung

Study finds ‘rare’ instance when age helps wounds heal

A compound whose presence in the bloodstream decreases with age likely helps older people develop fewer scars. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine found that stromal cell-derived-factor-1, or SDF1, influences scar formation and tissue regeneration in mice and lab-grown human skin. In the study, which was published in Cell Reports in…

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