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Visaya, Marie - - 2010
Home hemodialysis (HHD) is an optimal option for patients requiring renal replacement therapy. It has been noted through research that this type of therapy is more cost-effective than in-centre therapies, and the benefits to patients are well documented (Harwood & Leitch, 2006). As stated by the Ministry of Health and ...
Duteau, Jennifer - - 2010
Grieving a loss is a devastating universal human experience that affects our emotional, physical and spiritual well being. End stage renal disease is a lifelong illness creating a serious and complex impact on individually defined quality of life. Losses such as that of independence, employment, self-esteem and physical functioning can ...
Harwood, Lori - - 2010
Nephrology nurses, like nurses in other areas, are impacted by the stress in their work environment. As recruitment and retention issues become more apparent, research in the area of conditions of work life for nephrology nursing has emerged, as an important area of study. Burnout has been reported as high ...
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Quinan, Patty - - 2010
Kaya, Umran - - 2010
Aim: Vitamin D synthesis in the body is reduced by older ages. It is known that in this age group with occurrence of vitamin D deficiency there is an increase in the number of muscle weakness, musculoskeletal system pain, balance impairment and falling. Quality of life is also negatively affected ...
Kaparov, Asylbek - - 2010
Osteopoikilosis (OPK) is an asymptomatic, rare bone dysplasia. It causes an increase in bone density. The etiology and pathogenesis is unknown. OPK is generally diagnosed incidentally on plain radiographies which were performed for other locomotor system symptoms. Diagnostic lesions of OPK are typically diffuse, round, symmetrically shaped sclerotic bone areas. ...
Hiz, Ozcan - - 2010
Leprosy is a chronical infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium Leprae involving peripheral nerve, skin, reticuloendothelial system, eyes, testicles and other internal organs. Low bone mineral density in male patients with leprosy due to inactivity, neuropathy, musculosceletal pathology, testicular atrophy and hypogonadism is possible. In this report, we present a male ...
Ediz, Levent - - 2010
Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of alendronate 70 mg weekly on knee symptoms in elderly women with osteoporosis and knee OA coexistence.
Dogu, Beril - - 2010
Aim: Hip fractures are the most serious and economically most important complication of osteoporosis. Therefore in our study we examined risk factors associated with osteoporotic hip fractures.
Cevikol, Alev - - 2010
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of bisphosphonates on new fracture development, bone mineral density and biochemical parameters in osteoporotic patients who were treated with these drugs for 5 years.
Loughran, Hilda - - 2010
Hossain, Mohammad - - 2010
This study aimed at identifying the level of HIV-related discriminatory attitudes and related factors in a purposively- selected sample of healthcare workers (HCWs) in Bangladesh. In total, 526 HCWs from a number of hospitals and healthcare centres were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. A moderate level of discriminatory attitudes was ...
Qiu, Liqian - - 2010
A prospective cohort study of 1,520 mothers from Zhejiang province of China was undertaken to determine the duration of breastfeeding and associated factors during the first six months postpartum. Most (95.3%) mothers had introduced complementary foods by six months, making them at risk from contaminated infant formula. The mean duration ...
Bukusuba, John - - 2010
HIV and AIDS have posed various medical, nutritional, social and economic problems, female-headed households being the most affected. Poor nutritional knowledge and dietary practices common among the most affected households significantly contribute to the rapid progression of HIV. However, very little data exist concerning these aspects of nutrition among women ...
Costa, Larissa da Cunha - - 2010
The objective of the study was to estimate abnormal eating attitudes influenced by associated factors among female students of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, southern Brazil. Abnormal eating attitudes were investigated using the eating attitudes test (EAT-26), according to the presence (EAT+) and absence (EAT-) of symptoms in ...
Mwangome, Martha - - 2010
Health education and awareness involves providing knowledge about causes of illness and choices to promote a change in individual behaviour and, thus, improves survival of individuals. Studies have, however, shown that improved knowledge and awareness is not always translated into appropriate actions. This study aimed at exploring the factors determining ...
Glew, Robert - - 2010
The Fulani are semi-nomadic pastoralists of West Africa whose diet, culture, and economy are centred on cattle. Previous studies have shown that the Fulani of northern Nigeria derive 50% of their total calories from fat and 30% of their calories from milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter oil that contain significant ...
Thomas, M. - - 2010
This study evaluated the magnitude and distribution of acute gastrointestinal illness (GI) in Galvez, Argentina, and assessed the outcome of a seven-day versus 30-day recall period in survey methodology. A cross-sectional population survey, with either a seven-day or a 30-day retrospective recall period, was conducted through door-to-door visits to randomly-selected ...
Semba, Richard - - 2010
Vitamin A supplementation reduces child morbidity, mortality, and blindness. The coverage of the national vitamin A programme and risk factors for not receiving vitamin A were characterized using data from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2004. Of 3,745 children aged 18-59 months, 3,237 (86.4%) received a vitamin A capsule ...
Hashemipour, Mahin - - 2010
Despite long-standing supplementation of iodine in Iran, the prevalence of goitre among general people remains high in some regions. The study investigated the role of iron status in the aetiology of goitre in school children in Isfahan, Iran. Two thousand three hundred and thirty-one school children were selected by multi-stage ...
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