Ruth E. Davis

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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)
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)
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)
Experiments were carried out to investigate a behavioral method of assessing neurotoxicity. The proposition is that developing or regenerating neurons. The regenerating optic nerve in goldfish was examined as a preparation for investigating the effects of chemicals on neuronal development. Restoration of optic nerve connections following crushing of the(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)
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)
1. We have previously demonstrated that the metabolism and secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide are affected by both acute and chronic dietary sodium. Sodium concentrations in portal and systemic plasma were unaffected by differing levels of sodium intake or administration of an acute gastric sodium load. We sought, therefore, to determine whether(More)