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Information about their practice has been obtained from 652 consultant physicians in geriatric medicine representing 203 (78%) of the 259 health districts in the United Kingdom (UK). Joint appointments in general and geriatric medicine are held by 19.6%. Admissions policies included admissions selected by suitability for the department (58%) or on an(More)
Caring for psychiatrically disturbed mothers and their babies together is an area of psychiatric nursing which has its own particular rewards and difficulties. This paper describes a specialized Mother and Baby Unit with particular emphasis on the role of nurses in assessment and management of mothers and their babies. Risks such as violence and cross(More)
The aims of this review are to provide a basic introduction to the biology of cytokines and to summarise the results of studies, both laboratory and clinical, relating to the cytokine response to critical illness. Elucidation of the cytokine response to conditions such as sepsis, trauma, and burns may be important for several reasons. It may improve(More)
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