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Issue : March 2004

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  • Silver sulphadiazineSubscription

    Clinical25 March, 2004

    VOL: 101, ISSUE: 11, PAGE NO: 31Generic/Proprietary names

  • A nursing perspective on the misuse of anabolic steroidsSubscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    Anabolic steroids have been in the news recently after British tennis player Greg Rusedski was cleared by the Association of Tennis Professionals of knowingly taking a banned substance following a positive test for the steroid nandrolone. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic derivatives related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (androgens). They function in a similar way to testosterone by binding with special receptor sites on muscle and other tissues, promoting protein synthesis ...

  • Pelvic floor exercises as a treatment for men with erectile dysfunctionSubscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 65 Grace Dorey PhD, MCSP, is visiting senior research fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol; specialist continence physiotherapist, North Devon District NHS Trust; and specialist continence physiotherapist, Somerset Nuffield Hospital, Taunton.

  • The role of ACE inhibitor therapy in treating cardiovascular disease

    The role of ACE inhibitor therapy in treating cardiovascular disease.Subscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 34 Laura Flint, SCM, RGN, is research sister at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here 

  • Fast-track palliative care training to bridge the theory-practice gap

    Fast-track palliative care training to bridge the theory-practice gapSubscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    Health care professionals often lack time to reflect and develop their practice after academic study. This was a problem for nurses in Northallerton who had undertaken educational modules in palliative care. As a result, Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust’s specialist palliative care team developed a fast-track palliative care training programme.

  • A nurse with patient Roy Jones who has benefited from the recovery programme

    The development and audit of a nurse-led urology/oncology clinic.Subscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    Men’s health is now receiving increased publicity (Courtenay, 2000; Kirby et al, 1999) and the incidence of prostate cancer is predicted to keep rising (Hugosson et al, 2000; Labrie, 2000). It would therefore be prudent to assess the specialist nurse’s role in managing this group.

  • Pregnant woman

    Management of voiding difficulties associated with pregnancySubscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    Creating a supportive environment built on openness and honesty is a good starting point for examining clinical practice with the aim of improving our contribution to health care. This paper will briefly describe the clinical experience, explore the issues it raises, and suggest recommendations for improved care.

  • Are washable absorbents effective at containing urinary incontinence?Subscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    Washable absorbent products that are worn on the body are made from a variety of synthetic and natural materials - terry towelling, for example - and are laundered after each use. In the late 1960s their widespread use was superseded by disposable products, which have become the mainstay of containment (Medical Devices Agency, 2001). However, pressure on budgets for continence pads and, to a lesser extent, environmental concerns have led purchasers and prescribers to re-examine the ...

  • A practical approach to promote reflective practice within nursing

    A practical approach to promote reflective practice within nursingSubscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    Nurses are constantly being encouraged to be reflective practitioners. While many articles have been written on the subject there is little practical advice for nurses on how to reflect critically. Broad frameworks for reflection have been offered by theorists such as Benner and Wrubel (1989), Gibbs (1988), and Johns (2000). The Johns model identifies particular areas of reflective practice:

  • SimvastatinSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2004

    Information about simvastatin, a lipid-lowering medication used to reduce the risk of heart disease.

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