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Drastic measures

08 December 2009

Nursing Standard


The number of surgical procedures for obesity in the NHS has increased by 40 per cent in a year. However, primary care follow-up could improve.

The challenges of managing cachexia in advanced cancer

08 May 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice


Cancer cachexia is a metabolic disturbance characterised by involuntary and progressive weight loss. It is a common feature in up to 80 per cent of patients with...

Open to temptation

06 September 2011

Nursing Standard


Some hard-to-reach patients behave more healthily in the short term if offered incentives such as shopping vouchers. Long term schemes are difficult to manage.

MUST for nutrition

26 September 2007

Nursing Standard


Patient nutrition is back on the agenda but there is still work to be done before the only validated screening tool – MUST – is used universally.

Helping nature along

10 July 2007

Nursing Standard


Many couples who face infertility just need health information to make simple life changes. In one area of the country, two nurses have stepped in.

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

24 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Nutritional assessment in adults should begin on first contact with the patient, and is an ongoing process that can take place over several...

Diabulimia: how eating disorders can affect adolescents with diabetes

10 September 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Adherence to self-management and medication regimens is required to achieve optimal blood glucose control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Non-adherence...