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Volume 8, Issue 2 - Dec 2006
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Antibiotic Resistance of Staphylococcus Aureus
Kim, Yun-Kyung ; Hong, Hae-Sook ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 8, issue 1, 2006, Pages 5~14
Staphyloccus aureus is one of the most important pathogens in clinical settings. It is also one of the leading causes of nosocomial infections and the dissemination of multiple drug-resistant strains, mainly methicillin resistant Staphyloccus aureus, and the recent emergence of a vancomycin resistant MRSA is the concern to hospital worldwide. MRSA strains have acquired multiple resistance to a wide range of antibiotics, including aminoglycosides and macrolides.
-Lactam resistance of methicillin-resistnat Staphyococcus aureus is determined by the function of penicillin binding protein 2'(PBP2') encoded by the methicillin resistance gene mec A. MRSA strains carry methicillin resistance gene mecA, encoded by a mobile genetic element designated staphylococoal cassette chromosome mec(SCCmec). MRSA clones are defined by the type of SCCmec element and the genotype of the methicilline-susceptible Staphyococcus aureus chromosome in which the SCCmec element is integrated.
The Effect of Pleasant Guided Imagery on Vital Signs of Old Women
Kim, Joo-Hyun ; Kim, Sung-Jae ; Kim, Hyang ; Park, Mi-Jung ; Lee, Dong-Suk ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 8, issue 1, 2006, Pages 15~21
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the effect of pleasant guided imagery on the vital signs of elderly. Method: The subjects of this study were 15 elderly women. Collecting data were blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature, the degree of imagination and relaxation. Data were analyzed using SPSS PC+ program with percentage, paired t-test. Result: After practicing of pleasant guided imagery, systolic blood pressure and pulse rate were significantly lowered than before practicing of pleasant guided imagery. After practicing of pleasant guided imagery, Diastolic blood pressure and body temperature were not significantly changed. After practicing of pleasant guided imagery, the degree of imagination and relaxation were relatively higher in old women. Conclusion: Pleasant guided imagery can be used for elderly patients with hypertension. And it can be used to promote relaxation of elderly with stress.
A Study on Climacteric Symptoms Corresponding to the Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapy in the Middle Aged Women
Park, Hyoung-Sook ; Kim, Young-Hee ; Lee, Yun-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 8, issue 1, 2006, Pages 23~37
Purpose: This study was performed to identify climacteric symptoms corresponding to the use of complementary and alternative therapy(CAT) in middle aged women. Method: The subjects of the study were 603women(40-64years) and were chosen by convenient sampling from 1 April to 31 July 2004. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statics, chi-square, t-test analysis by SPSS/WIN program. Results: 1. It was shown that 63.8% of subjects have utilized one or more types of CAT. 2. It was shown that the most frequently used types are health supplement(40.5%), gold acupuncture(31.2%), acupress(24.7%), hand acupuncture(21.8%) 3. There was significant difference in the using experience CAT by religion(p=.029), job(p=.018), hormone replacement(p=.016), exercise(p=.007), health state(p=.013). 4. There was significant difference in climacteric symptoms(p=.000) corresponding to the using experience of CAT. 5. There was significant difference in climacteric symptoms(p=.028) corresponding to the using experience hand therapy of CAT. Conclusion: We found that middle aged women used CAT more than others populations. Future research examining the determinants of CAT use, incorporating attitudinal and health conditions, as well as clinical efficacy, effectiveness, and health outcome studies of specific CAT therapies are warranted.
The Effect of Capsaicin on the Peripheral Nerve Damage of Intervibrissal Fur in Rats
Hong, Hae-Sook ; Na, Yeon-Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 8, issue 1, 2006, Pages 39~48
Purpose: To see the effects of capsaicin on the peripheral nerve damage of intervibrissal fur in mature rats, Method: 24 female mature rats(
) are divided to 3 groups and compared with each other. Immunofluorescence dye using CGRP and PGP antibodies was performed and 8 weeks after administration of capsaicin with control group. Result: The immunopositive reaction against PGP and CGRP was reduced by the damage of epidermal and dermal endings in unmyelinated sheath and thin myelinated sheath and the group after 8weeks showed distinct positive reaction of PGP and CGRP than the group after 4 weeks which means the recover of nerves. Conclusion: As a result, capsaicin influenced on pain-related neurotransmitter like CGRP when administerd to mature rats and even though it caused the damages on unmyelinated sheath and thin myelinated sheath, the damaged nerves recovered after 8 weeks. Also the research about sensory nerve endings scattered over middle dermal and deep epidermal layers such as lanceolate, merkel reticular, Ruffini endings should be studied when the research of the inner conical body is performed. Further studies are necessary about the toxicity and effect of capsaicin on the peripheral nerve endings.
A Study on Recovery Time and Factors Related to Recovery after Sedative Gastroscopy
Choi, Seung-Hye ; ChoiKwon, S-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 8, issue 1, 2006, Pages 49~59
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the recovery time and its related factors after sedative gastroscopy. Method: The subjects of this study consisted of 103 clients. The data were collected from clients who visited a health care system at S national university hospital in Seoul. The sedative gastroscopy was performed by gastrointestinal endoscopists. Patients' demographics and medical characteristics were assessed by reviewing the patients' charts. Degree of sedation and recovery were assessed by the Ramsay's sedation scale and the Aldrete score, respectively. Result: The mean recovery time was
minutes(range, 5 to 90 minutes). Hypoxia was resent in four clients during recovery. Alcohol intake(p=0.02) and pulmonary function(p=0.003) were significant factors affecting recovery time, whereas midazolam dose and sedation level were not. Conclusion: Current alcohol intake, pulmonary function were predicting factors on recovery time.
An Analysis of Exercise Intervention Studies Published in Major Korean Nursing Journals
Choe, Myong-Ae ; Jeon, Mi-Yang ; Lee, Kyong-Sook ; Chae, Young-Ran ; Choo, Jin-A ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 8, issue 1, 2006, Pages 61~81
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine exercise program and outcome variables of exercise intervention studies from 1985 to 2004 in 9 major nursing journals in Korea. Method: From 81 articles, publishing year, research design, subjects, exercise program and outcome variables were analyzed. Results: The 57 papers(70.4%) were experimental research among 81 papers. Subjects of exercise intervention studies were demonstrated that patients were 55.6% while healthy person was 44.4%. Exercise type by the subjects which demonstrated the highest proportion was dance movement for the elderly, walking for the middle aged women and aqua exercise for the arthritis. The 40 papers(49.4%) included exercise duration, frequency and time for the exercise program which demonstrated the highest proportion. Outcome variables to determine the effect of exercise intervention were demonstrated to be physical function, physiological index, psychological and emotional variables, cardiopulmonary function, body composition, physical symptoms, variables related to exercise and behavior in order. Conclusion: Half of the exercise intervention papers included exercise duration, frequency, time and intensity for the exercise program. Frequently used outcome variables to determine the effect of exercise intervention were demonstrated to be physical function, physiological index and psychological emotional variables.