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Managing the child with gastroenteritis

02 June 1999

Nursing Standard


This article discusses the treatment of children with gastroenteritis and takes account of the current evidence based guidelines for management.

Diverticular disease

06 September 2000

Nursing Standard


Diverticular disease is a gastrointestinal disorder. Christine Hyde discusses the physiology and care of related conditions in the large bowel, examining potential...

Nursing management of irritable bowel syndrome

29 April 2019

Nursing Standard


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an umbrella term for a common range of symptoms such as abdominal pain, distension (bloating), diarrhoea and constipation. Nurses...

Understanding oesophageal varices

01 March 2000

Emergency Nurse


This article describes the aetiology of oesophageal varices, the variety of treatment options available and the physiological and psychological nursing needs of...

Understanding oesophageal varices

17 November 1999

Nursing Standard


Joseph McArdle describes the risk factors associated with oesophageal varices and the nursing contribution to the various techniques used to treat them.

Irritable bowel syndrome: assessment and management

08 September 2004

Nursing Standard


In this article the author discusses irritable bowel syndrome – a chronic, debilitating and functional disorder. The management of irritable bowel syndrome is based...

Changing trends in the laboratory diagnosis of gastroenteritic infections

01 December 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The micro-organisms responsible for causing gastroenteritis have changed over the last few decades. This article chronicles those changes and describes the...

Helicobacter pylori: nurses’ perceptions of diagnosis and treatment in adults

13 February 2020

Learning Disability Practice

Infection prevention and control

Background Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that lives in the stomach’s gastric mucosa layer. H. pylori is a carcinogen that increases the risk of stomach and...

Bionursing: side effects of ulcer treatment

10 January 1996

Nursing Standard

Clinical biological sciences

In the tenth article in our series on bionursing, the authors explain how biological and pharmacological understanding helped to explain the links between a duodenal...

The treatment of peptic ulcers

13 February 2002

Nursing Standard


Although peptic ulceration is a common and often debilitating disease, advances in diagnosis, treatment and follow up have improved patient management. Dawn Elliot...