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Effects of oral sodium picosulphate Picolax® on urea and electrolytes

20 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the effects of sodium picosulphate (Picolax®) oral bowel preparation on levels of serum urea, electrolytes and glucose in patients undergoing...

The digestive system: part 1

12 February 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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

The use of probiotics to help manage changes in the gut as people age

30 September 2014

Primary Health Care


The aim of this article is to help readers understand the changes that occur in gastrointestinal bacterial population, or microflora, as people age, how these...