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Data on tap

16 August 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

Renal Patient View is an innovative online resource for patients who have kidney disease. It enables them to access blood test results and information about their...

Assessment and management of the child with nephrotic syndrome

01 February 2002

Paediatric Nursing


This article describes the clinical and social effects of childhood nephrotic syndrome and reviews current treatment options within a practice-based framework.

Intravenous paracetamol in patients with renal colic

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids have been the mainstay of pain relief in patients with renal colic, but both have side effects. Research on the...

Crush injury and crush syndrome: a consensus statement

01 October 2003

Emergency Nurse


Crush syndrome remains rare in European practice but is common in areas of civil disorder and where society has given way to civil war or natural disaster....

Efficacy of zoledronic acid in managing skeletal metastases

08 July 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article presents a case study of a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, who has had regular 3mg zoledronic acid infusions with stable metastatic...

Multidisciplinary clinic for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

08 September 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


UK-wide access to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) sunitinib is a significant advance in treatment for patients with advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma...

Crossing professional boundaries: nurse-led catheter insertion

25 October 2009

Nursing Management


The steady expansion of nursing roles is enabling staff to perform tasks traditionally undertaken by doctors. This change is perceived as being in the interests of...

Peritoneal dialysis

21 June 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Peritoneal dialysis has much to offer patients with chronic renal failure who wish to manage their care and live relatively independent lives. The authors discuss...

End stage renal failure: the role of the nurse in patient education

17 April 1996

Nursing Standard

Renal nursing

The importance of information giving in the provision of quality nursing care is well established. Hayward (1975) and Boore (1978) have related this aspect of...

Organ donation: social and cultural issues

05 July 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical transplantation

The shortage of organs for transplant is now acute and, unless measures are taken to address this problem, the shortfall will continue to worsen. At present there...