Gastrointestinal Tract - Part 3: the stomachSubscription
This article, the third in this series on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, describes the form and function of the stomach.
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 26Marion Richardson, BD, CertEd, DipN, RGN, RNT, is senior lecturer/programme leader, emergency nursing, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of HertfordshireThis article, the second in this series on the GI tract, describes the form and function of the mouth and oesophagus.
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 06, PAGE NO: 26 Marion Richardson, BD, CertEd, DipN, RGN, RNT, is senior lecturer/programme leader, emergency nursing, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract, or alimentary system, is a single tube approximately nine metres long when relaxed, though shorter in life because of the tone of the muscles within it (Marieb, 2005).
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 21What is it?
Dysphagia is an abnormality in swallowing and occurs in approximately 45 per cent of patients admitted to hospital with CVA (Royal College of Physicians, 2004).
Management and effects of parenteral nutritionSubscription
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Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coliSubscription
VOL: 101, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 25- Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) is a strain of E. coli bacteria that produces potent toxins....
Nasogastric tube insertionSubscription
Insertion of nasogastric tubes is a relatively common procedure in many clinical areas.