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BACKGROUND Bolus nasogastric tube feeding is common. Unsafe practices such as failure to confirm tube placement can result in death. It is vital to ensure that nurses are adopting safe practices. OBJECTIVE To evaluate nurses' practices on bolus nasogastric feeding relating to verification of tube placement, management of gastric residual volume, and(More)
Between 6 and 14% of malignant melanomas have been reported to occur in a familial pattern. In this study 785 melanoma patients from the Victorian Melanoma Service and the private practice of a dermatologist were assessed for the total number of melanocytic naevi, the number of dysplastic naevi and other clinical characteristics categorized according to(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QOL) is an important measure of the success of medicine. Choice of treatment is an important variable influencing QOL. We studied QOL in patients undergoing treatment for end-stage renal failure. Until June 1993 our patients needing dialysis could freely choose continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD); however, since that(More)
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