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Issue : August 2003

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    Emergency contraception given via a patient group directionSubscription

    Clinical26 August, 2003

    Levonorgestrel (Levonelle-2), a progesterone-only treatment, is now the recommended oral emergency contraception of choice (Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care Clinical Effectiveness Unit, 2003). It superseded the ‘Yuzpe’ method (a combined oestrogen and progesterone hormonal emergency contraceptive) after a large randomised controlled trial showed that Levonelle-2 had improved efficacy and acceptability (Task Force on Postovulatory Methods of Fertility Regulation, ...

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    Herbal remedies: integration into conventional medicineSubscription

    Clinical26 August, 2003

    Media reports suggest that up to one in five Britons use complementary therapies and that, as a nation, we spend £350m each year on natural remedies (Walsh, 2000). Lewith (1998) found that 13 million visits were made to complementary therapists in 1981, which is one-third of the number of visits made to GPs in the same year. Which? magazine (1995a) found that the proportion of its readers using complementary therapies increased by 70 per cent between 1986 and 1991.

  • A guide to Hughes' syndromeSubscription

    Clinical26 August, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 24 Tina Louise Sheehan, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist lupus and Hughes’ syndrome, Louise Coote Lupus Unit, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London

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    SKILLS - TEMPERATURESubscription

    Clinical26 August, 2003

    ABOUT BODY TEMPERATURE

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    MigraineSubscription

    Clinical26 August, 2003

    DEFINITION

  • worm

    ThreadwormsSubscription

    Clinical19 August, 2003

    WHAT ARE THEY?

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    The psychological needs of patients with chronic respiratory diseaseSubscription

    Clinical19 August, 2003

    Recent developments in medical management have improved symptom control and life expectancy of patients with chronic respiratory disease (CRD). However, this presents new challenges to patients, their relatives and friends, and health professionals.

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    Smoking as a coping strategySubscription

    Clinical19 August, 2003

    The relationship between tobacco smoking and stress has been debated for some time. 

  • A study of the effectiveness of professional development groupsSubscription

    Clinical19 August, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 32

  • Improving young people's access to emergency contraceptionSubscription

    Clinical19 August, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 24

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