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Issue : January 2004

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  • TrimethoprimSubscription

    Clinical29 January, 2004

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 05, PAGE NO: 31Generic/proprietary names

  • Acute wounds: an overview of the physiological healing processSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 04, PAGE NO: 50 Marion Richardson, BD, CertEd, RGN, RNT, DipN, is senior lecturer and programme leader, emergency nursing, University of Hertfordshire When an injury occurs and the skin is damaged, the process of tissue repair begins immediately, but some wounds can take up to two years or more to heal completely. 

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    Procedures for cleansing, closing and covering acute woundsSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    Every wound and patient is different so there is no single method for the management of acute wounds. However, there are some guiding principles that can assist in the decision-making process. Most wounds are suitable for primary closure, for example with sutures, while for other wounds closure is either delayed or not attempted (healing by secondary intention).

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of Tegapore wound-contact materialSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 04, PAGE NO: 66

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    The development of an online quiz for drug calculationsSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    Medication errors, always a focus for media attention, are of concern to the general public and medical practitioners alike. According to the Department of Health (2000) document An Organisation With a Memory 25 per cent of litigation claims relate to medication errors. This has prompted the government to set a target to reduce such errors by 40 per cent by 2005.

  • The challenge of managing patients with multiple sclerosis

    The challenge of managing patients with multiple sclerosisSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition in young adults in the UK (Perkin and Wolinsky, 2000). It occurs all around the world, but is more common in countries with temperate climates. The UK, Scandinavia and Iceland have the highest rates of MS in the world.

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    Food allergies, food intolerance and food-related anaphylaxisSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    There has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of allergies in the UK in recent years. This problem is compounded by the fact that the nature of allergic disease has also become increasingly complex. Previously rare and potentially life-threatening disorders such as peanut allergy are increasingly common (Grundy et al, 2002), while growing numbers of patients have disorders affecting several systems.

  • The role of EEGs in the treatment and prognosis of epilepsy

    The role of EEGs in the treatment and prognosis of epilepsySubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

    It is thought that electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis may provide us with a better understanding of the dynamics of the human brain (Adeli et al, 2003) and so presumably help us understand more fully conditions such as epilepsy. However, Fowle and Binnie (2000) state that an EEG reading can be abnormal in people who do not have epilepsy and normal in people who do.

  • Personality disorder

    Personality disorderSubscription

    Clinical27 January, 2004

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  • Typhoid vaccine.Subscription

    Clinical22 January, 2004

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 37Generic and proprietary names

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