The Aftereffect of Aloe Vera Gel/Mild Soap Versus Mild Soap Alone in Preventing Skin Reactions in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy. Source: Oncology Nursing Forum. Apr2001, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p543-547. Abstract: Purpose/Objectives: To determine whether the use of light soap, and aloe vera gel versus slight soap only would decrease the incidence of pores and skin reactions in patients undergoing rays therapy.
Data Sources: Prospective, randomized, blinded clinical trial. Setting: Radiation therapy outpatient clinic in a cancer center affiliated with a significant teaching medical service. Sample: The mean age group of the participants was 56 years. The group consisted of Caucasians (74%) and African Americans (26%). The ethnic mix was non-Hispanic (65%) and Hispanic (35%). Methods: Prophylactic skin care started on the first day of rays therapy. Patients cleansed the area with moderate, unscented soap.
Patients randomized into the experimental arm of the trial were instructed to liberally apply aloe vera gel to the area at various intervals throughout the day. 2,700 cGy, no difference existed in the effect of adding aloe. 2,700 cGy), the median time was five weeks prior to any pores and skin changes in the aloe/cleaning soap arm versus three weeks in the cleaning soap only arm.
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When the cumulative dosage increases as time passes, there appears to be a protective aftereffect of adding aloe to the soap routine. Implications for Nursing Practice: Skin products used to treat radiation dermatitis vary among institutions. Nurses should be aware that some patients may be predisposed to skin problems. Nurses should be aware of newly developed products and research regarding the products so that effective treatment can be instituted. Copyright of Oncology Nursing Forum is the house of Oncology Nursing Society and its content might not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv with no copyright holder’s express written authorization.
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Keats not only uses imagery in this, but he also speaks about how he uses it in a great many other of his works. Keats really loves to use the noises and images of character in many of his poems. He creates wonderful mental images of the beauty of nature. Keats uses these for example in “The tracks of birds- the ships’ring of the leaves, The voice of waters-the great bell that heaves,”.
The Author also sometimes uses personification to better describe the activities of nature. It can be used by him in, “the ships’ring of the leaves”. That adds so much feeling to the descriptive, and the image and audio that you create becomes more dramatic. Keats wonderful technique is very unique. As a youngster he was regarded as a delicate person. Keats didn’t follow the apparent and sought further meaning into things around him.