Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

APRIL 30, 2022

[Identifying osteoporosis in a primary care setting with quantitative ultrasound]

HIRDI Henriett Éva, SZOBOTA Lívia

[Osteoporosis is one of the most under-diagnosed and under-treated health conditions. In recent decades, several risk indices have been developed to identify women at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD) who require a BMD test. This study aimed to demonstrate that quantitative ultrasound bone density measurement can indeed be performed simply by nurses working in primary care, which can significantly facilitate early detection of osteopenic and osteoporotic conditions. Method: The medical... tovább »

Clinical Neuroscience

MARCH 31, 2022

How to manage MuSK antibody-positive myasthenic crisis during pregnancy?


Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease that is characterised by the formation of antibodies against acetylcholine receptors in the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction. The course of the disease cannot be predicted during pregnancy. A subtype of MG with positive muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase (anti-MuSK) antibodies exhibits more localised clinical characteristics and a poor response to treatment compared with the disease subtype that involves positivity for... tovább »

Clinical Neuroscience

JANUARY 30, 2022

Comparison of pramipexole versus ropinirole in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

GENCLER Onur Serdar , OZTEKIN Nese , OZTEKIN Fevzi Mehmet

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by motor and non-motor symptoms. Levodopa is the most effective drug in the symptomatic treatment of the disease. Dopamine receptor agonists provide sustained dopamin-ergic stimulation and have been found to delay the initiation of levodopa treatment and reduce the frequency of various motor complications due to the long-term use of levodopa. The primary aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of potent... tovább »

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

APRIL 30, 2021

[The role of APN in the Prevention and Care of Osteoporosis ]

GELENCSÉR Edina, ÚJVÁRINÉ Dr. Siket Adrienn, FERENCZY Mónika, SZABÓ László, PAKAI Annamária

[With age, the number of patients with osteoporosis advances. Internationally, Advanced Practice Nurses initiate screening tests and interventions as part of primary care to reduce complications. Due to the large number of acute illnesses, the search and care for patients with chronic illness is constantly decreasing. The MSc degree APN training was launched in 2017 in Hungary. Upon completing their studies, MSc nurses, in accordance with their qualifications, will work independently in the... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

DECEMBER 17, 2021

[100 years of insulin]


[Insulin is 100 years old. Concerning this anniversary, this study reviews the main events before and after the insulin era, the wider range of insulin products and the chronology of main clinical innovations related to the insulin administration. It also presents the history of related devices as delivery pens, insulin pumps and automated treatment systems. It points out that, al­though insulin dosing is an external replacement for missing or insufficient endogenous hormone production as... tovább »