Category list : Anatomy and physiology
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'Want to save lives? Register as an organ donor'Subscription
At the time of writing this, there are 6642 people waiting for a transplant.
An unusual skin graftSubscription
A pedicled flap is a skin graft that remains partially attached to the donor site and receives its blood supply through a stalk.
Use of peritoneal dialysis in kidney diseaseSubscription
Many patients with chronic kidney disease use peritoneal dialysis. Since patients are likely to present in all care settings all nurses need to understand how PD functions.
Symptom relapse of multiple sclerosis often goes unreported, which can affect how the condition is managed. An app has been developed to facilitate relapse reporting.
Uremic frost is seen in end-stage renal failure and is an indication for dialysis.
“Strong legs ‘help the brain resist the effects of ageing’,’’ the Mail Online reports.
“Could a vaccine replace the need for daily statins?” asks the Mail Online.
“Slim adults with a ‘spare tyre’ of fat around their stomach have a twice as high mortality risk than those who are overweight,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
The assessment and treatment of wound painSubscription
Knowing how to control wound pain effectively is an important aspect of wound care, since poorly managed pain can significantly impede the healing process.
Reducing the risk of inpatient fallsSubscription
A national audit of inpatient falls provides the first overview of whether trusts and health boards are complying with guidance on falls assessment and prevention.