News and practice for renal nurse specialists
Helping young people who have chronic kidney disease move smoothly from paediatric to adult care is vital to ensure therapy concordance and a good long-term outlook
Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs are often used for analgesia in soft tissue injury. The evidence to support this is weak, plus NSAIDs may even delay healing.
Effective pain management with opioids requires a dynamic approach with a focus on good communication skills as well as ongoing assessment of the patient.
Assessment of leg ulcers is complex and should include examination of the wound and consideration of underlying causes, comorbidities and their psychosocial impact.
A review of the literature on the use of ISC in people with multiple sclerosis found significant support and follow-up may be required to ensure long-term use of this technique
Millions of lives could be saved every year if people ate more potassium-rich foods such as bananas and cut down on their salt intake, research suggests.
Patients taking “high potency” statins have a significantly higher risk of being admitted to hospital with acute kidney injury (AKI) than those who use “low potency” drugs, researchers said.
A triple combination of blood pressure drugs and anti-inflammatories increases the risk of acute kidney injury by almost a third, a new Canadian study has revealed.
People taking a herbal remedy commonly used to relieve symptoms of the menopause are at risk of developing liver problems, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned.
A simple “traffic light” test has been devised by UK researchers to help diagnose liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in primary care.
After working in war-torn Iraq, Kate Cowhig set up a recruitment firm to give other nurses opportunities to work abroad.
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Fluid balance is maintaining the correct amount of fluid in the body. It is the continuance of the fluid input and output of the body. Fluid balance can alter with disease and illness.