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  • Gastrointestinal Tract - Part 3: the stomachSubscription

    21 February, 2006Updated: 5 March, 2009

    This article, the third in this series on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, describes the form and function of the stomach.

  • Gastrointestinal Tract - Part 2: the mouth and oesophagusSubscription

    14 February, 2006Updated: 5 March, 2009

    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.

  • Gastrointestinal Tract - Part 1: form and functionSubscription

    7 February, 2006Updated: 5 March, 2009

    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).

  • Appendicitis.Subscription

    29 November, 2005Updated: 5 March, 2009

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 21What is it?

  • Nutrition and hydration tips for stroke patients with dysphagia.Subscription

    29 November, 2005Updated: 5 March, 2009

    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

    18 October, 2005Updated: 5 March, 2009

    Abstract

  • Mouth cancerSubscription

    18 October, 2005Updated: 5 March, 2009

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 25WHAT IS IT?

  • Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coliSubscription

    11 October, 2005Updated: 5 March, 2009

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 25- Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) is a strain of E. coli bacteria that produces potent toxins....

  • Using pH testing to confirm nasogastric tube positionSubscription

    20 September, 2005Updated: 5 March, 2009

    Abstract

  • Nasogastric tube insertionSubscription

    13 September, 2005Updated: 5 March, 2009

    Insertion of nasogastric tubes is a relatively common procedure in many clinical areas.