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AIM To characterise the impact of increasing severity and frequency of hypoglycaemia on utility, quality of life, primary care resource use and productivity (time away from normal activities) in people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. METHODS A postal survey was sent to 3200 people with diabetes. Self-reported episodes of mild, moderate, severe and(More)
BACKGROUND There have been significant conceptual developments regarding shared decision-making (SDM) and assessments of people's hypothetical preferences for involvement in treatment or care decisions. There are few data on the perceptions of patients and professionals about SDM in actual practice. OBJECTIVE To explore, from paired doctor-patient(More)
Tritiakd estradiol or testosterone was administered to gonadectomized male paradise fish, Macropodus opercularis, to investigate the neuroanatomical location of sex steroidretaining cells. Each male was sacrificed 2 hr following intraperitoneal injection of the labeled hormone. Autoradiograms were prepared, and sections were taken from the entire brain, the(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing reference to complex patient needs in health care. However, little is known about how to measure patient complexity or the relationship between it and district nursing activity. AIM To illustrate the use of group concept mapping (GCM) to conceptualise and develop items for a patient complexity assessment instrument to be(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe the development of an integrated career and competency framework for diabetes nursing. BACKGROUND The UK Nursing and Midwifery Council provides a definition of competence, but the terminology used in relation to the subject is often ambiguous and confusing. These concepts are explored in relation to nursing practice and the(More)
Leisa D. Thompson (Moderator) National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) University of Virginia 1-210-883-6204 leisadthompson@gmail.com Crystal Eney University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering 1-206-685-7571 ceney@cs.washington.edu Ruth Davis Santa Clara University Computer Engineering 1-408-554-4358 rdavis@scu.edu Tiffany Grady University of Texas(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effectiveness and cost implications of a hospital diabetes specialist nursing service. METHODS We conducted a prospective, open, randomized, controlled trial of standard in-patient care for adults with diabetes, with and without the intervention of a diabetes specialist nursing (DSN) service. The setting was a single UK university(More)
1. In this study, we sought to determine the effect of endopeptidase 24.11 inhibition on the rate of metabolism of vasoactive intestinal peptide. The effect of such inhibition on the concentration of vasoactive intestinal peptide in two tissues was also investigated. 2. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given the endopeptidase 24.11 blocker UK77,568 (10 mg/kg)(More)
A series of arsenic poisonings near Granite Falls in Snohomish County, Washington, were identified during 1985-87. An initial investigation revealed the source of arsenic exposure to be high levels of arsenic in well water. A large number of wells in eastern Snohomish County were tested, residents were interviewed and sources of contamination, both natural(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to describe nurses' perceptions of decision-making and the evidence base for the initiation of insulin therapy. BACKGROUND Several theoretical perspectives and professional's attributes underpin decision-making to commence insulin therapy. The management of type 2 diabetes is moving from secondary to primary care and(More)