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Assessment and management of patients with hypothyroidism

13 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article explains how to assess, diagnose and treat patients with an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), including an outline of replacement therapy...

Understanding the care of patients with acute pancreatitis

14 January 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Although acute pancreatitis can be potentially life-threatening, patients with this condition can be monitored in the ward area. For this reason, it is essential...

Assessment and management of patients with hypothyroidism

07 January 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explains how to assess, diagnose and treat patients with an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), including an outline of replacement therapy...

Polycystic ovary syndrome

10 March 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, with levels of between 4 and 10 per cent reported (Dunaif 1995,...

Endocrine system: part 1

21 May 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series and is the first of two articles on the endocrine system, examines the structure and function of the...

Endocrine system: part 2

28 May 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the last in the life sciences series, is the second of two articles on the endocrine system. It discusses human growth hormone, the pancreas and...

Corticosteroids: implications for nursing practice

04 December 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Corticosteroids are essential in the management of various inflammatory conditions, but their adverse effects can be a problem. The authors describe the uses and...

Insulin resistance

23 April 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Insulin resistance is one of the most important causes of premature death in developed countries (Turtle 2000). In this article, Alison Jeffery examines the basic...

An introduction to Turner syndrome

01 December 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Continuing professional development

Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition affecting around 1 in 2,000 girls born in the UK. The severity of the problems experienced can be partly predicted by the...

Understanding clinical investigations in children’s endocrinology

08 October 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Children and young people referred to paediatric endocrinology services present with a wide range of illnesses and disorders varying from minor to life-threatening...
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