Shelagh Murray

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Urinary tract infection (UTI) in premenopausal women is a frequent complaint in general practice. UTI is usually diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms and the use of one or more laboratory tests, the most common being rapid urinalysis reagent assays (urine dip) or midstream urine culture. In order to correlate the leucocyte esterase results of a rapid(More)
BACKGROUND After its introduction in six pilot centers in 2009, the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (NAAASP) is now established across the United Kingdom, demonstrating significant benefit in terms of fewer emergency surgeries and reduced 30-day surgical mortality. However, according to publication of data on annual screened abdominal(More)
Patients with peripheral vascular disease have complex and challenging health needs. This article describes an innovative nurse practitioner role in the provision of care for patients with intermittent claudication in an acute hospital setting. A small-scale evaluative study of patient satisfaction with the nurse consultation revealed high levels of(More)
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