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The therapeutic uses of cranberry juice

17 May 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical infection control

This article considers the treatment of recurrent cystitis. It examines the evidence for drinking cranberry juice to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections and...

Long-term catheter use in the community

26 April 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical catheter care

Patients with long-term urinary catheters make up approximately 4 per cent of the community nursing caseload (1,2), and up to 28 per cent of those in residential...

Underactive bladder syndrome

11 May 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Underactive bladder syndrome causes difficulty in voiding, resulting in incomplete bladder emptying. This article describes common causes of the condition, patient...

The overactive bladder

11 June 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

The problem of an overactive bladder is common and can have a major impact on patients’ lives. This article describes the possible causes of the condition and the...

Nursing management of paediatric urethral catheterisation

28 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article outlines evidence-based approaches to paediatric catheterisation in acute care settings. The reasons for catheterisation, anatomy and physiology of the...

Managing daytime and night-time enuresis in children

24 April 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Children with daytime or night-time enuresis should be assessed to discover the causes, and an appropriate treatment programme should be implemented.

Supplementary prescribing for overactive bladder

19 January 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Overactive bladder is a common condition that can be treated effectively in primary care by nurses. Supplementary nurse prescribing enables nurses with the...

Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in children

05 June 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Urinary tract infection (UTI) causes significant illness, particularly in the first two years of life, and has the potential to cause permanent renal damage....

Developing and implementing a new bladder irrigation chart

02 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Continuous bladder irrigation is a widely used procedure following urological surgery. Nurses monitor patients to minimise complications and to provide an accurate...

Intermittent self-catheterisation and the female patient

30 October 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The use of intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) in the treatment of bladder disorders has increased in recent years. Manufacturers have also been developing a...