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Anaesthesia equipment and monitoring in day surgery anaesthesia

Jan Jakobsson.

in Anaesthesia for Day Case Surgery

May 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Operating Department Practice. 5990 words.

• The day surgical patient should become eligible for discharge within hours after the end of anaesthesia. • Intravenous induction with propofol followed by maintenance with either of the third-...

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Anxiety

Roberta Lee.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5969 words.

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults or 18% of the population in a given year. Anxiety disorders are categorized into subtypes: panic disorder,...

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Appropriate electrode sites and electrical characteristics for TENS

in Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Nursing Studies; Allied Health Professions. 10628 words.

The success of TENS treatment depends on the use of safe and appropriate TENS technique. Uncertainty about optimal TENS technique is due in part to the variety of possible electrode...

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Art therapy

Max Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy and Jo Wells.

in Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

June 2009; p ublished online August 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Arts Therapies. 539 words.

This chapter provides a very brief introduction to art therapy.

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Artificial nutrition support

Jeremy Woodward.

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

May 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dietetics. 7335 words.

The prevalence and importance of malnutrition in affluent societies is under-recognized, and nutritional status is a major predictor of outcome for most diseases.

Nutrition...

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Assessing a person with diabetes

Dr Rowan Hillson.

in Diabetes Care

February 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes; Allied Health Professions. 1743 words.

Emergencies - Information needed by the diabetes care team - Clinical examination - Summary.

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Assessment and management of pain in older adults

Pat Schofield.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 3855 words.

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• Chronic persistent pain affects at least 50% of community-dwelling older adults. • Physiological changes that occur as a result of the ageing...

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Ayurveda

Premal Patel.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4294 words.

Ayurveda is translated as the “science or knowledge of life.” Life, according to Ayurveda, is the inseparable and integral union of mind, body, and spirit. The key in this union is balance....

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Blood glucose and ketone testing

Dr Rowan Hillson.

in Diabetes Care

February 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes; Allied Health Professions. 5408 words.

Blood glucose - Laboratory blood glucose measurement - Capillary blood glucose testing - Continuous blood glucose monitoring - Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) - Blood ketone testing -...

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Breast Cancer

Susan Love and Dixie J. Mills.

in Integrative Women's Health

February 2010; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Allied Health Professions; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 5483 words.

Breast cancer risk appears to be correlated with high levels of endogenous estrogen at certain lifetime periods, including in utero, puberty, and menopause. Increasing age is a risk factor...

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