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Management of autonomic dysreflexia

23 April 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Autonomic dysreflexia is a syndrome that affects those with a spinal cord lesion above the mid-thoracic level. The symptoms of the syndrome, its causes, how to...

Hypertension and diabetes in minority ethnic populations

01 May 2008

Primary Health Care


Hypertension and diabetes are major causes of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, end stage renal failure, disability and premature death (Department of Health...

An introduction to causes, detection and management of hypertension

10 December 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the incidence of hypertension, the importance of early detection and the nurse’s role. Lifestyle modification measures and medication are...

Understanding the relationship between salt intake and hypertension

02 January 2013

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Hypertension is a public health problem that contributes significantly to the non-communicable disease burden. A review of the epidemiological literature...

Bionursing: explaining falls in elderly people

06 September 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical biological sciences

The case of Mr Jones (Box 1) highlights three important principles in the model of bionursing. First, nurses need to understand clearly the drugs their patients are...


10 December 2003

Nursing Standard


An estimated 20 per cent of people in the UK have elevated blood pressure that warrants some form of treatment or monitoring. Hypertension can have serious...

Type 2 diabetes and hypertension in older adults: a case study

14 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The management of long-term conditions in the older adult population can be challenging and complex. After examining the literature and exploring some common issues,...

The role of diet in lowering blood pressure

03 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Alterations in diet are an important component of the lifestyle changes recommended to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. This article provides an...

Searching for clues

12 July 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

The incidence of type 2 diabetes is growing rapidly, so knowing about its precursors could help in its prevention.

Pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart disease

24 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Over the past 40 years, significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart defects. Improvements in diagnostic and...