Issue : January 2004
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Heather Daly, Nurse Consultant - Diabetes.University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustDiabetes could cost you your kidneys: act now! was the slogan for this year's World Diabetes Day. Nurses around the world have been taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of microalbuminuria screening.
Joanna C. Trim, BSc, RN. Clinical Skills Trainer, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
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Freda Barber, BSc (Hons), RN, RM.
Karen Lay-Flurrie, RN, Staff Nurse. Windsor Wing Day Hospital, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital, Hertfordshire, and student on the BSc (Hons) programme at the University of Hertfordshire This paper examines the composition and properties of amorphous hydrogels.
Mayrine Fraser, BSc, RGN.Osteoporosis Nurse SpecialistOsteoporosis is characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. The disease presents clinically as fractures that occur at any site in the skeleton and typically occur with minimal trauma (World Health Organization, 1994).
Michele Paterson, RGN, ONC.Spinal Nurse Specialist, Queen Elizabeth Spinal Injuries Unit, GlasgowAdvances in knowledge around spinal cord injuries and the technology available to patients and professionals mean specialist units must constantly evolve to respond to patients' needs.
Malcolm Elliott, BN, MN, RN. Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia A critical incident is one which causes a person to pause and contemplate the events that have occurred to try to give them some meaning.