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Issue : May 2003

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    The management of fluid leakage in grossly oedematous legsSubscription

    Clinical27 May, 2003

    There are no easy ways to manage gross oedema and the resulting fluid leakage. It is vital to treat the underlying cause and reduce the risk of complication

  • The benefits of using hydrocolloidsSubscription

    Clinical27 May, 2003

    Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here Abstract

  • Telemedicine and the lawSubscription

    Clinical27 May, 2003

    VOL: 99, ISSUE: 21, PAGE NO: 50Bridgit Dimond, MA, LLB, DSA, AHSA, is barrister-at-law and emeritus professor of the University of GlamorganUse of telemedicine in wound management


    Clinical27 May, 2003


  • Skeletal pin traction: guidelines on postoperative care and supportSubscription

    Clinical27 May, 2003

    The presence of infection can have devastating consequences. These range from loss of fracture alignment and apparatus failure to localised infections that can lead to osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis is difficult to treat, results in the failure of orthopaedic treatment and surgery, and may lead to long-term pain, discomfort and disability. This condition must be avoided at all costs, particularly in view of the increase in antibiotic resistant micro-organisms. There is, therefore, an ...

  • How nurses can develop good patient information leafletsSubscription

    Clinical27 May, 2003

    Every team developing patient information needs an expert with knowledge of customary procedures, practices and protocols. However, patients’ information needs may not be satisfied by what experts decide to tell them. Such teams also need members who are not afraid to challenge the way information is expressed and ask for more clarity and ease of understanding.

  • Osteoporosis and bone density lossSubscription

    Clinical27 May, 2003


  • Developing an interdisciplinary integrated continence serviceSubscription

    Clinical27 May, 2003

    The importance of integrating continence services in order to promote best practice in continence care is well established (Pomfret, 2001; Department of Health, 2000a; Speakman, 1999), yet many trusts struggle to act on these recommendations (Abrams, 2002a; 2002b; Continence Foundation, 2002; 2000). A number of barriers appear to be causing these difficulties in implementing integrated continence care. For example, a number of reviews identify the appointment of a director of continence ...

  • PsoriasisSubscription

    Clinical20 May, 2003


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