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Obesity risk: importance of the waist-to-height ratio

17 June 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article reviews the benefits and limitations of some of the different anthropometric measures to assess the health risks of obesity. Those covered are the body...

Use of statins to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults

29 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The relationship between serum cholesterol and cardiovascular disease is well established. Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events involves the use...

An overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties after stroke

30 May 2014

Nursing Older People

CPD

For many people who have had a stroke, weakness or paralysis on one side - hemiparesis or hemiplegia - is the most obvious symptom. However, brain damage, including...

Preventing amputation in adults with diabetes: identifying the risks

03 June 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Good management of diabetes can reduce the risk of complications of the disease. When not well managed, diabetes is associated with the complications of heart...

Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis and treatment

22 January 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article aims to give nurses an insight into proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is relatively common and is associated with significant morbidity and...

Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation

26 April 2018

Nursing Standard

Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia and is the most frequent arrhythmia experienced by older people. It is caused by chaotic electrical activity in...

Cerebral aneurysm and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

23 April 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

A cerebral aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that swells and fills with blood. Rupture of a cerebral aneurysm, known as aneurysmal...

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation

22 August 2018

Nursing Standard

Neurology

Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult disability in the UK. A stroke can have significant negative effects on the lives of patients and their families and...

Hypertension: diagnosis, assessment and management

18 June 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Hypertension is a serious and common condition, the prevalence of which is set to rise given the increase in the ageing population, sedentary lifestyles and obesity....
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