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Issue : February 2003

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    A regional pain management auditSubscription

    Clinical25 February, 2003

    The joint working party report of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Anaesthetists on pain after surgery (1990) recommended that every hospital should have a multidisciplinary acute pain service to improve postoperative pain relief. This recommendation has been supported by the Association of Anaesthetists and the Pain Society (1997), and the Audit Commission (1997).

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    The treatment of pancreatitisSubscription

    Clinical25 February, 2003


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    Caring for patients with central nervous system metastasesSubscription

    Clinical25 February, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 08, PAGE NO: 30 Douglas Guerrero, MSc, RGN, NDN, ONCCert, is clinical nurse specialist, neuro-oncology. The Royal Marsden Hospital, London

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    Hyperhidrosis and sweatingSubscription

    Clinical25 February, 2003


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    NT skills update - EYE CARESubscription

    Clinical25 February, 2003


  • Understanding scabiesSubscription

    Clinical18 February, 2003

    In developed countries scabies infestation has shown periodic epidemics at regular intervals of 15-20 years for the past century. In some communities in the developing world the infestation can be hyperendemic, and is a typical symptom of chronic poverty. The presentation of scabies, particularly in industrialised western countries, is often atypical and has been mistaken for numerous other infections, as well as autoimmune conditions (Burgess, 1994).

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    The ethics of assisted suicideSubscription

    Clinical18 February, 2003

    Society is now recognising and accepting that human life has a natural end and that, as such, it should not be preserved simply because a treatment exists. 

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    The delivery of hepatitis B vaccineSubscription

    Clinical18 February, 2003

    Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening sexually transmitted disease (STD). At least one in 20 people who acquire hepatitis B become lifelong or ‘chronic’ carriers. This can lead to long-term complications including liver cancer or cirrhosis, yet the disease is preventable and there has been a recombinant vaccine available since 1987.

  • Focusing on the needs of the patientsSubscription

    Clinical18 February, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 43

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    The psychological impact of isolationSubscription

    Clinical18 February, 2003


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