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Ebola virus disease: are you up to date?

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is classed as a ‘viral haemorrhagic fever’ (VHF)—a group of acute, severe infections often associated with haemorrhage and multi-organ failure. It is a rare disease seen in...

Non-contraceptive benefits of hormonal contraception

There is extensive evidence from epidemiological studies that combined oral contraceptives offer a reduction in the risk of ovarian, endometrial and colorectal cancers. Additionally, intrauterine and...

Occupational therapy outcomes in patients with Parkinson's disease

Research has shown that reduced emotional wellbeing and social functioning are at greater levels during the later stages of Parkinson's; however, a direct relationship between duration of disease and...

Opportunities for practice nurses when managing heart failure

In most patients, in order to formulate an appropriate treatment plan diagnosis is based on a combination of the following factors:.

Interventions in infected venous leg ulceration in clinical practice

As venous leg ulcers often take several weeks or even months to heal, they are at risk of developing wound infections (Barrett, 2017; National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2019) In...

Caring for your migrant patients and providing for their needs

Migrants come to the UK for a variety of reasons, but most commonly they come to work, study or accompany family members. According to the most recent estimates, the leading countries of origin of...

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