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Assessment, diagnosis and management of constipation

10 August 2020

Nursing Standard

Continence

Constipation is a common, treatable condition that can be experienced by all age groups. This article outlines the different types of constipation and explains how...

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of childhood liver disease

08 March 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

digestive system

This article is the ninth in a series on the biological basis of child health and follows on from the previous article, which discussed the gastrointestinal system....

Managing the child with gastroenteritis

02 June 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

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

CPD

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

Continence

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

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions

02 November 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

digestive system

This article is the eighth in a series on the biological basis of child health. It describes the embryological development of the gastrointestinal (GI) system and...

Understanding oesophageal varices

01 March 2000

Emergency Nurse

CPD

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

CPD

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

CPD

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...