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Issue : January 2004

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    The impact of environmental cleanliness on infection ratesSubscription

    Clinical6 January, 2004

    In any environment occupied by humans, microbes will be present in varying numbers (Collins, 1988). They enter the environment through a variety of routes, for instance, in body fluids, faeces, the respiratory route, and skin scales that have been shed. Dust is a hazard because it is largely made up of skin scales, and they are constantly being shed into the environment.

  • Upper respiratory tract carriage and transmission of

    Upper respiratory tract carriage and transmission of pneumococciSubscription

    Clinical6 January, 2004


  • Kidney Xray anatomy

    Kidney stonesSubscription

    Clinical6 January, 2004


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    Clinical1 January, 2004

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 33Generic and proprietary names

  • West Nile virusSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 28What is it?

  • The need to protect children from second-hand tobacco smokeSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Sinead Jones, PhD, MPHDirector, BMA Tobacco Control Resource Centre, EdinburghSecond-hand tobacco smoke is the main source of indoor air pollution in the UK. This chemical cocktail contains more than 50 ingredients which cause cancer. Yet, even though for two decades scientific evidence has demonstrated that exposure to second-hand smoke is harmful, children are still exposed every day.

  • The patient experience of receiving bad news from health professionalsSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    People always remember being given bad news, no matter how well it is delivered. Health-care professionals have a responsibility to minimise the trauma of this experience by being well prepared (Radziewicz and Baile, 2001).

  • How a personal account contributes to nurse knowledge: Rachel's storySubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Joan Livesley, BSc, MA, RSCN.Lecturer, University of SalfordStory-telling is an important tool for nurses seeking to explore and discover the meanings of their own personal and professional experience and the experiences of those with whom they work.

  • Returning home after surgerySubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Jill Riley, MSc, BA (Hons), RN, RM.

  • Surgical management of aortic and mitral valve disease: an overviewSubscription

    Clinical1 January, 2004

    Rachel Matthews, MSc, RGN. Lead Patient Care Adviser for Extending Choice in Heart Surgery, Cardiac and Renal Services, Barts and the London NHS Trust