Issue : 26 October 2010
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Guidance on dialysis patients' blood pressureSubscription
Identifying optimal blood pressure ranges for dialysis patients with kidney disease should take age and diabetes status into consideration, according to a US study of 16,283 patients.
NICE endorses wider use of heart disease drugsSubscription
NICE has recommended the wider use of clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole for the secondary prevention of vascular disease.
Anorexia 'can cause eye damage'Subscription
Anorexia can cause potentially serious eye damage, according to a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Male attitudes to screening 'must be addressed'Subscription
Men are less likely than women to be screened for bowel cancer because they lack confidence in their ability to use the faecal occult blood test, a study has found.
Encouraging phone calls between patients with diabetes and similar self-care needs can help them better manage their blood sugar levels, according to a US study.
Developing a magnetic sign system to ensure patients receive appropriate nutritional careSubscription
Good nutritional care is crucial to patient recovery. A trust produced a pictorial magnetic system to enable staff to easily identify nutritional needs
A link between osteoarthritis and sports injury is being investigated under a new campaign, which will gather evidence from health professionals.
Alzheimer risk increased by heavy smokingSubscription
The risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s more than doubles for middle-aged people who smoke heavily, an American study has revealed.
Contraceptive gel could replace pill Subscription
A contraceptive gel which has none of the side affects of the Pill could be available to women in the future after undergoing a successful trial period.
The agency nurse that accidentally switched off a patient’s life support machine will not face criminal charges.