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Leach, Shaughn - - 2012
McGuire, Elizabeth - - 2012
Mortensen, Kate - - 2012
Noble-Carr, Debbie - - 2012
This qualitative study, conducted by volunteers from the Australian Capital Territory/Southern New South Wales (ACT/ SNSW) Branch of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), explored the breastfeeding experiences of younger mothers (under the age of 26 years) in the ACT by conducting three focus groups. The study aimed to gain an ...
Carroll, Katherine - - 2012
There is an increased use of pasteurised donor human milk (PDHM) in North American neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in order to achieve exclusive human milk (EHM) feeding for preterm infants. Australia, on the other hand, is relatively new to reintroducing PDHM to NICUs. Very little is known about the ...
Fetherston, Catherine - - 2012
Recommendations advising against mothers and their infants sharing a bed during sleep (bedsharing) have sparked heated debate in recent years, the effects of which are that bedsharing is now most often only considered in the polarised contexts of being either 'the norm' or 'inherently unsafe'. This has resulted in significant ...
James, Jennifer - - 2012
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Allen, Glen - - 2012
In January 2004, at the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) 95 patients were receiving erythropoietin, either three times a week intravenous (IV) Eprex (Group A) or two times a week IV Eprex (Group B). Group B patients had measurably improved haemoglobin levels of 12.2 g/dL even with reduced Eprex dosage of ...
Thomas, Nicola - - 2012
This paper outlines a quality improvement project implemented in the United Kingdom (UK). The aim of the study was to reduce inconsistencies of care in general practice in managing early chronic kidney disease (CKD) using a care bundle approach. Areas under scrutiny are prevalence recording of CKD, proteinuria measurement, blood ...
Evans, Leanne - - 2012
Introduction: People with chronic kidney disease, who are haemodialysis (HD)-dependent, rely on functioning vascular access to enable effective regular treatment. The native arteriovenous fistula has reduced risk of complication and increased long-term viability; therefore, it is considered the optimal vascular access. Appropriate cannulation technique is vital to maintain fistula viability ...
Van, Khanh - - 2012
Background: The prevalence of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients is increasing in Vietnam; however, the impact of ESKD and its treatment on a person's quality of life (QOL) is not well understood.
Blinkhorn, Tony - - 2012
Background: Worldwide 80% of health care costs are being consumed by people with chronic disease. In Australia, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is estimated to cost $1 billion. With tighter fiscal control and a constantly expanding CKD population, multiple strategies are being investigated to provide more efficient models of care. Telehealth ...
Chow, Josephine - - 2012
Background: Home haemodialysis (HHD) is a cost-effective modality with associated improvements of health status, lifestyle and quality of life among people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, it is challenging to increase the uptake of HHD. Suitability for HHD is critical for successful training and thus compliance. The validated Jo-Pre-training ...
Chamney, Melissa - - 2012
The Kidney Research and Education Initiative (KREI) was established to develop collaborative working for renal education and research between renal patients, carers, lecturers, researchers and practitioners at City University London. This article will describe the background to KREI and considers the motivation for its establishment in addition to outlining the ...
Evans, Leanne - - 2012
Home therapies, including peritoneal dialysis (PD), empower self-management and enhance improved outcomes. Renal clinicians need to be promoting and encouraging home therapies, while providing the best possible education and support to ensure compliance and maintenance of modality of choice. Patients should be set up to succeed, with proactive management and ...
Pierce, Dianne - - 2012
People with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) receiving dialysis require monthly blood testing and annual registry data collection. Consent for these tests and data collection has historically been verbal. Accreditation surveys prompted a decision to review consent processes within this large Australian renal service. A quality initiative was introduced, requiring written ...
Doss, Fredric - - 2012
Aim: This study sought to assess for people living in one large dialysis service in New Zealand their level of sexual functioning and also its importance to them.
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Brown, Steve - - 2012
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Bhardwaj, Ravindra - - 2012
Butyl Acrylate (BA) (2-propionic acid; CH2=CHCOOC4H9) is a colorless liquid commonly used in impregnation agents and adhesives. Dermal contact with BA has previously been reported to cause moderate skin irritation with skin sensitizing potential in humans. Health effects of inhalation of BA have not been previously reported. Accordingly, we document ...
Dangle, Pankaj - - 2012
Introduction: The majority of patients presenting with renal and/ or peri-renal hemorrhage are diagnosed with an underlying etiology. Non- traumatic spontaneous idiopathic renal hemorrhage is an infrequently reported entity. Management of these patients is critical; diagnosis is established only once any surgically correctable etiology is excluded.
Gessford, Amy - - 2012
Marijuana induced hyperemesis is a syndrome manifested by intractable nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain in someone who chronically uses marijuana with relief obtained from excessive bathing. This case report documents the exhaustive and costly work-up that has been performed in the case of one patient presenting to our facility with ...
Pergami, P. - - 2012
An 11-year old pediatric patient, who suffered a stroke is presented. She experienced a new-onset, severe, and persistent headache. Despite identification of a subacute ischemic lesion on CT scan, a delay in transfer to specialized care occurred. Laboratory investigations revealed hypercoagulability, which prompted treatment initiation. Stroke in children is a ...
Abraham, Rachel - - 2012
Five realistic tabletop scenarios were designed to facilitate threat preparedness training of Medical, Public Health, Nursing, Emergency Services, Mental Health, Allied Health, and Pharmacy personnel. Training scenarios were (1) student contaminates lettuce (Act) in a state university with Shigella sonnei (Agent), (2) dismissed athlete contaminates ice (Act) at the basketball ...
Burdick, Hoyt - - 2012
Potter, Polyxeni - - 2012
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