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Nervous system: part 1

02 April 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series and is the first of three articles on the nervous system, explores the major divisions of the nervous...

Managing patients with encephalitis

11 November 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of encephalitis and addresses its diagnosis, some of the common presenting signs and symptoms, and the different aspects of nursing...

Neuropathic pain: clinical features, assessment and treatment

13 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the sixth in a series on pain, aims to provide nurses with information about neuropathic pain, its causes, clinical presentation and treatment...

Nervous system: part 2

09 April 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series and is the second of three articles on the nervous system, explores the major divisions of the brain and...

Managing hypopituitarism in emergency departments

09 October 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Healthcare professionals manage patients with a vast range of conditions, but often specialise and acquire expertise in specific disease processes. Emergency and...

HIV-related encephalopathy

04 November 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses different models of care in the UK for the small number of patients with HIV-related encephalopathy. A combination of intensive community...

Lumbar puncture

06 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the need for lumbar puncture, preparation of the patient and equipment necessary for this procedure. The rationale for the intervention is...

Progressive supranuclear palsy

21 August 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), or Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative condition with cognitive and motor...

Multiple sclerosis: managing a complex neurological disease

12 November 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article describes the complex neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS) and its management. It outlines the pathophysiology and symptoms, the importance of...

Early recognition of encephalitis in acute settings

13 April 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Encephalitis is a life-threatening condition in which inflammation of the brain tissue occurs. Although it is relatively rare, misdiagnosis or delays in recognition...