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Reversal of fortunes

07 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Feature

Nurse Jeanette Singer has pioneered care for children with liver disease and their families.

Using a stent to treat patients with portal hypertension

20 March 1996

Nursing Standard

Liver diseases

The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) procedure is performed on patients suffering from portal hypertension, a condition most commonly...

Management of patient participation in a hepatocellular carcinoma clinical trial

01 March 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major form of liver cancer. Although it was historically rare in the UK, HCC is on the increase. Patients are often...

Management of patients with advanced liver cirrhosis

28 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article provides an overview of liver cirrhosis. The pathophysiology, common investigations and the nursing management of patients with advanced liver cirrhosis...

Nursing care of chronic and acute liver failure

19 June 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

The authors describe the structure and functions of the liver, as well as the main causes and symptoms of chronic and acute liver failure. The nursing assessment and...

Management of patients with advanced liver cirrhosis

22 November 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of liver cirrhosis. The pathophysiology, common investigations and the nursing management of patients with advanced liver cirrhosis...

Hepatitis C virus infection: risk factors, diagnosis and management

15 December 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article focuses on the risk factors, diagnosis and management of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It describes treatment options and the role...

Managing ascites in patients with chronic liver disease

05 February 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the pathophysiology of ascites, a complication associated with chronic liver disease. The diagnosis and grading of ascites and assessment of...

Advanced nurse practitioner-led abdominal therapeutic paracentesis

10 March 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Liver disease is a common cause of death in England and Wales, and ascites is associated with a 50% mortality rate. Most patients who present with ascites have...

Hepatitis C virus infection: risk factors, diagnosis and management

04 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article focuses on the risk factors, diagnosis and management of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It describes treatment options and the role...