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A nurse-led community hepatitis B clinic

A nurse-led community hepatitis B clinic Subscription Required

People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics

Hepatitis B: prevalence and pathophysiology

Hepatitis B: prevalence and pathophysiology Subscription Required

Despite its growing prevalence, hepatitis B is often undiagnosed. This article discusses its spread, life cycle and prevention, and groups at high risk of infection

Early identification and treatment of sepsis

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Sepsis is a medical emergency. Early identification and treatment are essential but many health staff are unable to recognise its signs and symptoms

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Non-invasive ventilation in COPD exacerbations

Non-invasive ventilation in COPD exacerbations Subscription Required

Non-invasive ventilation can be extremely effective in treating acute type 2 respiratory failure in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Managing anorexia nervosa in the community

Managing anorexia nervosa in the community Subscription Required

Preventing hospital admissions and improving quality of life are key priorities for those working with people with severe and enduring eating disorders

New half-unit insulin pen 'offers more flexibility'

Sanofi has launched a half-unit insulin reusable pen device for patients with type 1 diabetes.

Chronic hypertension 'a major risk factor in pregnancy'

Existing high blood pressure in patients is a major risk factor threatening the success of a pregnancy, making adequate surveillance essential, a new UK study suggests.

Salt reduction benefits hailed

UK study hails salt reduction for drop in heart deaths

A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.

Stroke care 'differences' revealed

Significant 'differences' in stroke care between rich and poor areas

Poorer people who suffer from strokes are more likely to receive a sub-standard level of care, suggests a new study by UK researchers.

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Moderate exercise helps kidney disease patients

Moderate exercise helps kidney disease patients

People with kidney disease can reduce their risk of developing heart disease and infections by walking on a regular basis, a study suggests.

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Listening is harder than you think Subscription Required

A few years ago I met Tony Benn on a train from Nottingham to London. It was one of those chance encounters and as we started to talk Mr Benn asked me about my job, what I thought about nursing and the problems in the NHS.

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Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills

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This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

News that back pain could be “cured” by antibiotics has prompted wide media coverage, with The Independent reporting that “Half a million sufferers of back pain ‘could be cured with antibiotics’.”

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