Nursing home aspiration pneumonia (NHAP) is common in the LTOP with existing breathing difficulties, and is defined as pneumonia developing after the collection of colonized oropharyngeal organisms in the lower right lung lobe of the LTOP.
20) In a meta-analysis conducted by Sjogren and colleagues, published literature related to oral hygiene, NHAP, and the LTOP was reviewed.
25) Systematic reviews and experimental studies all conclude that professional daily oral hygiene and a reduced bacterial count in the LTOP will ultimately decrease the chance of NHAP.
Fifteen pregnant women with severe fetal abnormalities were studied over a 3-month period: 5 accepted LTOP and 10 declined.
All 5 women who opted for LTOP indicated that this was a joint family decision, and the reasons given were as follows: the cost of looking after an abnormal child (n=4), that the baby will suffer if he or she lives (n=4), being unable to cope with a severely handicapped child (n=3), that the baby will not be normal after treatment (n=3), that the baby has brain damage (n=2), and that the family supports the decision because the child will be very abnormal (n=5).
The mean number of counseling sessions with a health worker before making the decision on LTOP was 2 (range 2-4).
To be selected as an LTOP mentor, an employee must have the requisite experience along with strong job performance ratings and interpersonal skills.
Participation requirements for these programs are not as stringent as those for Praxair's LTOP program, but MD Anderson has guidelines that mentors can use to determine if an employee is a good candidate for job-fit mentoring.
For example, Praxair's HR function makes the final decisions about mentor/mentee pairings for the LTOP program, but program leaders take mentee preferences into account when forming pairs.
We report on our experiences of feticide with intracardiac potassium chloride (KCl) injection for LTOP among women who chose this option and the indications for and acceptance of LTOP in this group.
Charts of women offered LTOP for severe congenital abnormalities during August 2003-December 2008 at the Fetal Medicine Unit, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), KwaZulu Natal (KZN), were retrospectively reviewed.
mentoring pairs begin their relationships by sharing their professional goals and identifying common interests or shared values that link them together.