Issue : April 2006
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Measles is endemic in many countries and globally it is estimated that one million children die from it each year.
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Homeostasis - Part 4: fluid balanceSubscription
In this article, the last in a four-part series, we explore fluid maintenance with particular reference to disorders of the pituitary gland. Fluid management techniques and related nursing care are also covered.
Gynaecological malignancies account for approximately 20% of cancers in women (Richard-Smith and Barron, 1999). The Calman-Hine report (Department of Health, 1995) and clinical guidelines on improving outcomes for gynaecological cancers (NHS Executive, 1998) suggest a structure for multispecialist cancer services. The guidelines aim to ensure women diagnosed with a gynaecological malignancy receive specialist treatment, and recognise that a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is a necessary ...
Acute care in the communitySubscription
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 40Kathryn GodfreyAn acute care at home (ACAH) service set up in Cornwall in 2003 with an eight-nurse team caring for patients with a...
Lactose intolerance in infantsSubscription
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 43Cathy Taylor, BSc, CHS(HV), MSc, RGN, DipN, is tutor - health visiting, University of Wales, SwanseaDiarrhoeal disease in infants is extremely common in the United Kingdom and is one of the most important causes of ...
A behavioural approach to weight lossSubscription
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 45Dympna Pearson, RD, is a consultant dietitian and a behaviour change trainerA low-calorie diet, physical activity and behaviour therapy are the most effective methods for weight loss and for ...
Management of typhoid and paratyphoid feversSubscription
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 17, PAGE NO: 52Joyce Skeet, MSc, RGN, is practice nurse, Holbrook Surgery, Horsham, West SussexYellow fever is caused by the yellow fever virus that is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito in tropical and sub-...