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Endocrine system: part 2

28 May 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the last in the life sciences series, is the second of two articles on the endocrine system. It discusses human growth hormone, the pancreas and...

An overview of the management of patients with chronic pancreatitis

23 November 2016

Nursing Standard


Chronic pancreatitis is a complex inflammatory condition characterised by irreversible damage to the pancreas. This article explores the pathophysiology of this...

A brighter prognosis

30 August 2011

Nursing Standard


Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose early. However, small improvements in patient outcomes are beginning to be seen because of recent initiatives to...

The digestive system: part 2

19 February 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series and is the second of two articles on the digestive system, explores the structure and function of the...

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

28 June 2018

Nursing Standard

gastrointestinal care

Acute pancreatitis is a potentially life-threatening condition primarily associated with gallstones or prolonged and excessive alcohol intake. Although the initial...