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The aim of this study was to describe a nurse-led rheumatology clinic's impact on empowering patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory disease that attacks many joints, causing considerable functional restrictions for patients. Consequently, these patients are dependent on a wide variety of health-care(More)
The aim of the study was to compare dietary habits in children at the age of 12 months with the caries status at the age of 3. In 312 children, residing in 3 different parts of Sweden, a dietary study was carried out at 12 mo. of age, and in 275 (88%) a caries examination was performed at the age of 3. At 12 months of age, higher education of the mother was(More)
AIM To evaluate the effects of a self-care promoting problem-based learning programme for people with rheumatic diseases in terms of health-related quality of life, empowerment, and self-care ability. BACKGROUND Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis express a great need for education and support in adapting to the disease, but the average qualities of(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatic diseases have a significant adverse impact on the individual from physical, mental and social aspects, resulting in a low health-related quality of life (HRQL). There is a lack of longitudinal studies on HRQL in people with rheumatic diseases that focus on factors promoting HRQL instead of risk factors. The aim of this study was to(More)
Eight dogs were cannulated for left heart bypass. Conventional roller pumps were used for bypass with one of the pump console modified to deliver pulsatile bypass. The experiments were performed at normothermia. Each dog was used as its own control. For measurement of cerebral blood flow (CBF) Xe133 was injected into vertebral artery and the gamma activity(More)
INTRODUCTION The dispensing of drugs in medical care systems is, in most countries, strictly regulated, and nurses are responsible for distributing drugs to in-patients. AIM To describe the perceptions of patients with rheumatic diseases regarding traditional drug dispensing during in-patient care and rehabilitation in a specialized rheumatological care(More)
BACKGROUND Many factors are proposed to be associated with health-related quality of life. Knowledge of health factors associated to development of a good health-related quality of life could be of use in clinical practice and public health work. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between suggested health factors and health-related(More)
Aminophylline in a low dose has been shown to reverse diazepam sedation. The present investigation was performed as a double-blind study to compare the effects of aminophylline and enprofylline on deep diazepam sedation after surgery. Enprofylline is a xanthine derivative with anti-asthmatic effect but, in contrast to aminophylline, enprofylline has very(More)
Discomfort or frank pain at venipuncture may be a reason for abstaining from giving blood. In an attempt to offer a painless alternative, a method for iontophoretic application of local anaesthetics was developed. Its effectiveness in producing anaesthesia for venipuncture was tested in a double-blind trial in 47 blood donors. A positive result was obtained(More)