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More than 10 mm of moisture on the filter paper after 5 minutes is a sign of normal tear production. Both eyes normally secrete the same amount of tears.Meaning of abnormal results.
English version revised by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Translation and localization by: DrTango, Inc.
The original user question was “Regarding blood glucose strips for portable meters: is there any evidence/recommendation for healthcare professionals regarding how long they can be kept open in our cases/consults outside of the manufacturer’s instructions?”
The CPG for young people and adults with type 1 diabetes and in intensive treatment, which is part of the Health Guide Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus CPG(1) with respect to the glucometer test strip does not make recommendations regarding the length of time the strip container can remain open. However, with respect to urine glucose test strips, it recommends that the strips should be stored properly. The container that contains them should remain perfectly closed and we should check that they are not expired. In addition, once the container of the test strips has been opened, they will only be reliable for three months; after this period, they should be discarded to avoid false negatives.
The answers to the questions posed are provided for educational purposes only. The intention is to contribute with information to the enrichment and updating of the process.
What if I have a stitch left inside?
When treating a chronic wound at home, Byram offers a wide selection of traditional commercial brands and advanced dressings. Our chronic wound program helps reduce costs without compromising quality of care.
Traditional wound care dressing products are generally used as primary or secondary dressings to protect the wound from contamination. These products include gauze, lint, plaster, bandages (natural or synthetic) and absorbent cotton.
Advanced wound dressings are generally indicated by clinicians following consultation with a physician or hospital. The benefits of using advanced wound dressings include reduced healing time, optimized drainage and reduced risk of infection.
This product can be used in two ways: 1. Apply a thin layer (like a coin) of the gel to the base of the wound and cover it with gauze or other secondary dressing. 2. Apply the gel to the gauze and then place the gauze face down in contact with the wound. Cover with a secondary dressing and tape.
It is possible to wet a wound with stitches
That’s where stitches come in. Stitches join the two margins (edges) of the cut so that it can close and heal. If you have to have stitches, you don’t have to worry, but you will need to take care of the stitches until the wound heals.
Doctors use stitches to sew the two sides of the wound together. It is like sewing two pieces of cloth together, except that the layers of tissue affected by the cut are sewn together using a special thread. After a few days, the skin heals and the stitches are either removed or absorb on their own.
Another way to close a cut is to use glue! Sometimes, if the cut is not too long or wide, doctors use a special skin cement to bind the wound margins together until the wound heals. The cement usually comes off by itself after 5 to 10 days.
If you have to have stitches, the doctor will start by cleaning the wound well with sterile water to remove dirt and harmful germs. He or she will then clean the edges of the cut with an antiseptic-disinfectant, which will also help prevent infection. The doctor will also make sure to remove any fragments of the object you cut yourself with (for example, pieces of glass) from the wound.