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Standardised opt-out testing for HIV

07 December 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article offers a literature review of the benefits of, and problems associated with, a standardised opt-out screening programme for HIV, and the attitudes of...

Hypercalcaemia of malignancy: causes and management

23 September 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

hypercalcaemia

Patients with hypercalcaemia of malignancy present with signs and symptoms of greater severity than those with hypercalcaemia associated with non-malignant causes....

How to interpret arterial blood gas results

28 July 2022

Nursing Standard

cardiorespiratory

Arterial blood gas analysis is designed to measure the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, as well as the acid-base (pH) balance. Arterial blood gas...

Dengue fever

18 September 2019

Primary Health Care

Travel health

Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. It is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of the world but is beginning to emerge in other...

Constructing a middle-range theory to explain the uptake of hepatitis C tests in prison

18 March 2021

Nurse Researcher

Mixed methods

Background Realist evaluation is increasingly used in healthcare research, and theories can provide plausible explanations of why interventions work or do not work...

Biological basis of child health 15: understanding the renal system and common renal conditions in children

09 May 2022

Nursing Children and Young People

Renal system

This article, the 15th and last in a series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the renal system, in particular the kidneys. It provides an overview...