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Pritchett, Kelly - - 2008
Objective. To evaluate the effects of two different pre-exercise feeding schedules (15 minutes and 60 minutes prior to exercise) of a mixed-nutrient nutritional bar on blood glucose levels and subsequent intermittent, high-intensity cycling performance.
Derman, Wayne - - 2008
This descriptive study was undertaken to report the medications used by the athletes and officials of Team South Africa at the 2004 Olympic Games and to provide a model for the estimation of quantities to be used for planning support to future events.
Derman, Wayne - - 2008
Objective. This descriptive study was undertaken to document the nature of medical and injury consultations of the athletes and officials of the South African Team at the 2004 Olympic Games, and to provide data for planning future events.
Posthumus, Michael - - 2008
As with any contact sport, rugby union has a high risk of injury. The majority of injuries result from contact phases of play such as the tackle, taking the ball into contact, the scrum, the lineout and the ruck and maul. Many techniques associated with a reduced risk of injury ...
Marsh, Ann - - 2008
Pacemaker technology has advanced rapidly over the last decade. A lot of everyday interference can be regarded as transient. The media tend to cover stories of relatively insignificant transient interference incurred by pacemaker wearers while many manuals gloss over the high risks, some potentially life-threatening. These include the reliability of ...
Kannan, Anand - - 2008
Using heparinised saline as a flush to maintain the patency of arterial and central venous lines is a well-known practice. A literature search was undertaken but found no evidence to support the use of heparinised saline over normal saline. In addition, the use of heparinised saline may be associated with ...
Ellis, Harold - - 2008
Nowadays well over half the new graduates coming out of the medical schools in the United Kingdom are women. Women are found in the highest ranks in the profession and are well represented on the Councils of the Royal Colleges and the other medical institutions. Yet it was only during ...
Durai, Rajaraman - - 2008
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) wound dressing is increasingly used to assist closure in various wounds ranging from simple finger pulp defect to complex wounds such as laparostomy or infected sternotomy. The traditional application of direct vacuum therapy can cause discomfort and put the patient at risk of injuring the affected area ...
Clark-Burg, Karen - - 2008
An Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) submission (ACORN 2002-2008) recently stated that the specialities that suffered significantly from the transition of hospital-based nursing training to university training were the perioperative specialty, critical care and emergency. The main reason for this was that perioperative nursing was not included in ...
Sinclair, Pete - - 2008
Black, Kirsten - - 2008
Adams, Jillian - - 2008
The purpose of this article was to present lessons learnt by nurses when conducting research to encourage colleagues to ask good clinical research questions. This was accomplished by presenting a study designed to challenge current practice which included research flaws. The longstanding practice of weighing renal patients at 0600 hours ...
Campbell, Sandra - - 2008
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health issue where kidney function progressively deteriorates over many years and ultimately results in complete kidney failure, known as end stage kidney disease [ESKD] (Johnson and Usherwood, 2005). Renal replacement therapy must be instituted once ESKD has been diagnosed to preserve life. ...
Blogg, Alison - - 2008
Introduction: It is often assumed that patients who undertake home haemodialysis (HHD) will be supported by their significant other. Research into the carer experience revealed this role can have overwhelming consequences for the person and the family concerned.
Boyle, John - - 2008
Bennett, Paul - - 2008
Krupanidhi, S. - - 2008
do Nascimento, Jose Luiz - - 2008
Gonick, H.C. - - 2008
Nadathur, Shyamala - - 2008
Information about the number and types of non-principal diagnoses (NPDs) would make an important contribution to prediction of outcome and hence patient management. The study reported here is based on analysis of three fi scal years of the Victorian public hospital transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and stroke admissions. The incidence ...
Mooney, Gavin - - 2008
This article focuses on the measurement of the social determinants of health, and specifically on issues relating to two key variables relevant to the analysis of public health information: poverty and inequality. Although the paper has been written from the perspective of economics, the discipline of the two authors, it ...
Mair, Judith - - 2008
The duty to maintain patient confidentiality is an ethical and legal priority for all health professionals. There is a common law duty in addition to statutory duties imposed by various privacy statutes. An ethical dilemma can arise when a patient is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS because a practitioner becomes aware that ...
Leggat, Sandra - - 2008
Planning for capital development of public hospitals in Victoria is guided by a multi-stage process with comprehensive data analysis and thorough approval processes at each of the stages. The long development timeframes and the limitations in the data available to project service utilisation may negatively impact upon the service planning ...
Costa, Nadia - - 2008
This paper explains how routinely collected data can be used to examine the emergency department attendances of Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The data reported in the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) for the 2006/2007 financial year were analysed. The presentations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and ...
Briggs, Christina - - 2008
The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Evaluation, Quality and Improvement (EQuIP 4) (1) standards provide a useful clinical and corporate framework for the analysis of quality projects by both health and disability services. Two ACHS EQuIP 4 clinical standards were used to compare quality projects conducted by community-based and ...
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