Issue : January 2003
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NT Skills update: WOUND VACsSubscription
WHAT IS VAC?
Update on access to nutritional supportSubscription
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Living with intestinal failureSubscription
A number of studies have examined the quality of life of patients with intestinal failure (Jeppesen et al, 1999; Richards and Irving, 1997). Common factors reported are feelings of anger, anxiety and depression resulting from a profound sense of loss.
Diabetes: new treatments and guidanceSubscription
As the number of people with diabetes increases, the consequences of untreated or inadequately treated diabetes are being realised. People with diabetes are more likely to have coronary heart disease, to have a stroke, to develop renal failure and require dialysis or a renal transplant, to have visual impairment and to develop foot ulcers. They may also require amputation as a result of peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy. The cost of these complications has been estimated to ...
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The aim of treatment for diabetes is to alleviate the symptoms, maintain quality of life and slow the progression of specific and non-specific complications. This Part looks at treatments for diabetes and related complications.
Anorexia nervosa is the strongest predictor of adolescent mortality with a rate 15 per cent higher than depression (Gowers et al, 2000). The term anorexia nervosa was first coined by Sir William Gull in the late 19th century but knowledge of the illness remained scant until the 1950s. The seminal work by Ancel Keys into starvation, involving a group of conscientious objectors in the 1950s, along with an increase in the popularity of psychiatry, promoted an interest among clinicians ...
The importance of good record-keeping for nursesSubscription
Comprehensive records are essential in healthcare and nurses need to dedicate time to documentation
Cystic fibrosis and exocrine gland disorderSubscription