News and practice for renal nurse specialists
This study investigated the causes of stress among both nurses and doctors working in a busy renal setting, and methods used to reduce stress
Many signs and symptoms of disease in older patients are attributed to old age without further investigation, leading to conditions being undiagnosed and untreated
Glomerular filtration rate and levels of electrolytes, urea and creatinine give a strong indication of kidney function and can guide treatment
Dehydration impacts negatively on patient health and can have a fatal outcome. A check of the oral mucosa can give nurses an indication of whether a patient is at risk
Rare renal conditions cause structural and functional abnormalities of the kidneys, and have varying effects on patient morbidity
Physical activity combats depression by purging the body of a harmful substance that accumulates during stress, research suggests.
Scientists have questioned whether atrial fibrillation patients should be treated with the heart drug digoxin after new evidence suggests that it increases death rates.
Illnesses detected during the NHS’s “mid-life MOT” could be “equally well detected” without the check-up, researchers have suggested.
Guidelines have increased the threshold for the diagnosis of a common kidney problem in order to reduce the number of people who are being unnecessarily diagnosed and treated.
At least 1,000 hospital patients in England die each month from avoidable kidney problems, researchers have found.
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Fluid balance can alter with disease and illness so it important to be aware of how much fluid is in the body, taking steps such as measuring urea and electrolytes levels