Category list : Anatomy and physiology
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Breast care - an overviewSubscription
Pelvic floor muscle exercisesSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 2Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, MCSP, SRP, is a clinical continence specialist, Munich, GermanyThe pelvic floor muscles are unique, somatically controlled muscles that are active throughout life, 24 hours a day. They form a dynamic platform which functions like a trampoline at the base of the pelvis to contain the pelvic and abdominal organs, preventing prolapse and assisting in the maintenance of continence.
Nut allergy and acute anaphylaxis managementSubscription
Anaphylaxis is an immunologically mediated, potentially life-threatening syndrome. It occurs when a hypersensitive reaction to a usually innocuous antigen causes an exaggerated response. A common and increasingly prevalent allergen is found in nuts. The current incidence of allergic reactions to nuts is approximately one in 80 (Tariq et al, 1996) and is increasing, particularly among children (Armstrong and Rylance, 1999).
Ear-syringing and aural careSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 43, PAGE NO: 35 Geoff Stubbs, RGN, NDN, CMS, is clinical nurse manager, Beechwood Surgery, 23 Beechwood Drive, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 5EJ The removal of ear wax has been practised since ancient Egyptian times, when suppurating ears would be syringed with olive oil, frankincense and salt.
Breast Cancer: an overviewSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 47, PAGE NO: 34
NERVOUS SYSTEM 4Subscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 47William Blows, RMN, RGN, RNT, PhD, BSc, is lecturer in biological sciences, City University, LondonOur regular series that helps practitioners to understand pathology. Compiled by William Blows. Illustrated by Peter Gardiner.
Nervous system 5Subscription
PART FIVE OF THIS SERIES ON THE NERVOUS SYSTEM DESCRIBES THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE SPINE AND SPINAL ‘CORD
NERVOUS SYSTEM 6Subscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 06, PAGE NO: 43William Blows, RMN, RGN, RNT, PhD, BSc, is lecturer in biological sciences, City University, London...
Making sense of probioticsSubscription
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 40Diane Palmer, BSc, RN, PGCE, is lecturer in nursing, University of HullPamela Barker, RN, is nutrition nurse specialist, Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS TrustThe term probiotic was first described by Fuller (1991) as 'a live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its microbial balance.'
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 11 Richard White, PhD, BSc, MIBiol, is a clinical research consultant and medical writer, website: www.medicalwriter.co.uk