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Westgarth, Fidye - - 2012
Aim In view of concerns with current staffing shortages and increasing workloads in haemodialysis units across New South Wales (NSW) a program was developed and implemented to assist nurses to change the way they organise and deliver nursing care to people receiving haemodialysis. The Haemodialysis Models of Care (HMoC) Program ...
Lee, Anna - - 2012
Background Peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter management is critical in the early postoperative period to minimise the risk of exit site infection (ESI) which can lead to peritonitis and catheter loss. Best practice guidelines on the optimal care of the PD catheter exit site in the postoperative period are based on ...
Josland, Elizabeth - - 2012
Background The poor, self-reported quality of life, high symptom burden and complex care needs of dialysis patients prompted the development of a renal supportive care service at St George Hospital.
Chow, Josephine - - 2012
Campbell-Crofts, Sandra - - 2012
Beavis, Jenny - - 2012
Background Since the introduction of an annual skill assessment in 2000, the mandatory completion of assessments has provided staff with ongoing professional development and has reinforced knowledge of organisational policy and procedure. Whilst staff have consistently achieved the target of 100% successful completion, growth of the service and workforce has ...
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Lynch, Greg - - 2012
Reeve, Julie - - 2012
Smith, Catherine - - 2012
Self-reported fatigue is a complex, multifactorial symptom frequently experienced by people with multiple sclerosis (MS). There is growing evidence that regular participation in exercise activities might result in better physiological fitness and perceived health in this population; however, many people with MS-related fatigue are anxious about exercising. Measurement of self- ...
DipPhty, Nicola - - 2012
The Oswestry Disability Low Back Pain Questionnaire (ODQ) is a validated outcome measure responsive to chronic low back pain. In New Zealand, a proportion of private practitioners use this disease specific outcome measure This clinical audit of a solo physiotherapy practice treating patients with chronic low back pain sought to ...
Foster, Clare - - 2012
Emotion aspects of physiotherapy work were explored with in-depth interviewing of ten experienced physiotherapists in private practice in New Zealand to meet the following three research objectives: (1) to identify the range of emotions felt, (2) to identify emotional themes in context, and (3) to identify self-management techniques. Emotions were ...
Roopchand-Martin, Sharmella - - 2012
The objective of this study was to explore whether a patient with a high level and one with a low level of paraplegia could interact successfully with the boxing programme on the Nintendo Wii and whether there would be improvements in their seated functional reach distance when this activity replaced ...
Tasker, Diane - - 2012
The relationship that develops between a physiotherapist and the client's family/care team in community-based healthcare is complex and needs to be managed with subtlety and care, not only for the client's wellbeing, but also for the professional and personal involvement of the physiotherapist. Hermeneutic phenomenology was used to explore the ...
He, Yan - - 2012
The pink pineapple mealybug, Dysmicoccus brevipes (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), is a widespread plant-sucking insect of considerable concern because it transmits the pineapple mealybug wilt-associated virus. The purpose of this study was to use molecular methods to clarify the relationship among pink pineapple mealybugs from China, Philippines, Thailand and Hawaii, in ...
Pena, Jorge - - 2012
The avocado lace bug (ALB), Pseudacysta perseae (Heidemann) (Heteroptera:Tingidae), is a pest of avocado, Persea americana, in Florida, the Caribbean Basin, California and northern South America. Different biotic mortality factors, i.e., the egg parasitoids Erythmelus (Erythmelus) klopomor, a new species of Trichogrammatidae, and the predators, Chrysoperla rufilabris, Paracarniella cubana, Stethoconus ...
Rocha, Franklin - - 2012
'Ataulfo' mango (Mangifera indica L.) is the most popular cultivar of mango to have originated in Mexico. Because of its relatively recent discovery, few studies have been carried out on the best agricultural practices for production of this cultivar, and there is wide variation in methods among growers. Among other ...
Yilmaz, Cigdem - - 2012
Palpita unionalis (Hubner), the olive leaf moth, is one of the most important pests of olive nurseries and olive orchards in Turkey and also in the Mediterrean Basin generally. In this study, P. unionalis was reared at 24 [+ or -] 1 [degrees]C, 65% RH and 16:8 h L:D in ...
Diaz-Montano, John - - 2012
Onion thrips, Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is a global pest of onion, Allium cepa L., and the principal vector of Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV) that can cause 100% crop losses. The purpose of this study was to evaluate onion cultivars resistant to T. tabaci feeding damage for their ...
Palomera, Veronica - - 2012
The corn leafhopper Dalbulus maidis (Delong & Wolcott) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) originated in Mexico, but is found from southeastern and southwestern USA to Argentina. Differences in reproductive and phenotypic traits between Mexican (native) and Argentinian (adventive) populations have been previously reported, but information on their genetic variation is currently unavailable. The ...
Borkhataria, Rena - - 2012
Blackbirds are important agricultural pests that can cause major economic losses in a variety of crops. Although birds in other agro-ecosystems may perform biological control services by controlling insect pests, the potential of blackbirds to provide these services in rice had not been evaluated. We used bird exclosures to evaluate ...
Parys, Katherine - - 2012
A 2-yr study of the impacts of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, on the success of Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder & Sands as a biological control agent of common salvinia, Salvinia minima Baker, was undertaken in southern Louisiana. Floating moats were constructed around 8 release sites where C. ...
Li, Jian - - 2012
Seasonal population densities of Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) and its parasitoid Opius dissitus (Muesebeck) were studied at 3 snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) sites in south Florida from 2010 to 2011. L. trifolii population density presented a seasonal preference, and was significantly abundant during Dec 2010 (17.9 [+ or -] 1.5 adults ...
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