Issue : May 2003
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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
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Telemedicine and the lawSubscription
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
SKILLS - URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN WOMENSubscription
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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 ...
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
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 ...
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