Ruth Sander

Nursing Older People

Use probiotics with caution for prevention of infection in hospitalised trauma patients

Identifying the benefits and concerns associated with different species and strains of probiotics.

Nursing Older People

Nurses should be aware of patients who have one or more risk factors for incident delirium

Delirium study highlights the need for nurses to have an understanding of patient history to identify risk factors associated with the condition.

Nursing Older People

Dabigatran has significantly lower bleeding rates compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation

Large trials have established that non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are as effective as warfarin in preventing ischaemic stroke.

Nursing Older People

Horse-riding simulation can be used in balance training for knee osteoarthritis

Study explored the use of simulated horse-riding exercises to help older people with osteoarthritis.

Nursing Older People

Short-term corticosteroid use associated with increased risk of adverse events

Study aimed to determine the frequency of serious adverse events associated with corticosteroid use – specifically sepsis, VTE and fracture

Nursing Older People

Anti-tau vaccine is successful in clinical trial for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Available drugs treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but do not halt or slow disease progression. There is an urgent need for disease-modifying drugs.

Nursing Older People

Yoga can improve older people’s mental health

This study showed a decrease in depression and anxiety scores and an increase in self-esteem in people who took part in a 60-minute yoga therapy programme given twice a week for 12 weeks.

Nursing Older People

Eyeball exercise can improve balance ability in older people

This study suggests that eyeball exercise programmes affect vestibular function by the activation of the vestibular ocular reflex.

Nursing Older People

Supporting insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes in primary care

The global epidemic of type 2 diabetes demands innovation in care delivery, and supporting and embedding insulin initiation in routine primary care practice is an important first step in achieving glycaemic targets.

Nursing Older People

Vitamin D supplementation effective in preventing acute respiratory tract infections

Consistent studies have shown low levels of vitamin D will leave people more susceptible to...

Nursing Older People

Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome and cognitive impairments

Sleep apnoea-hypopnoea can occur at any age, but its prevalence increases with age.

Nursing Older People

Nutritional standards needed for ready meals to avoid micronutrient deficiencies

How to avoid micronutrient deficiencies that contribute to age-related disorders

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Screening for type 2 diabetes

Systematic review concludes that rather than screening for high risk it would be better to invest in prevention measures that would help the whole population.

Nursing Older People

Older people and pedestrian deaths

Older people are vulnerable road users with a disproportionate number of pedestrian deaths in the over 65s.

Nursing Older People

Screening for age-related hearing loss

Study assesses how effective an app could be in screening older people for heaing loss.

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Improving quality of life through self-management

Identifying the ways the NHS can use self-management to improve services

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