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August 2015

Volume 1 Issue 1
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Editorial
Why Should we Pay Attention to Frailty in Heart Failure Patients?
Izabella Uchmanowicz* 

Heart failure (HF) is a significant health problem worldwide that poses a burden to healthcare systems. Self-care deficits have been found to be significantly associated with negative healthcare outcomes among HF patients. Previous studies have proved that a structured multidisciplinary approach to HF treatment which adheres to evidence based guidelines improves outcomes. Numerous treatment options are avalaible for HF anagement that include: medications, implanatable cardioverter defibryllators, cardiac resynchrinization therapy, internal cardiac monitoring devices, left ventricular assist devices, cardiac transplantation and self-cere.

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Review Article
Transforming Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum: Development of a Primary Health Care, Public Health, Population-Based Course 
Andréa Sonenberg*, Marie Truglio-Londrigan, Renee Mcleod-Sordjan 

Stakeholders globally and nationally, including the World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, have recently stressed the importance of population-based care and public health as drivers for health system reform where all providers practice in an integrated and comprehensive way. Heeding these recommendations, graduate nurse educators recognized the need to review curricula and strengthen the content in the area of public health which is population-based. Framing practice through the lens of primary health care is one way to achieve the goal of a more collaborative approach to improving population health.

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Research Article
Factors Affecting Intracranial Pressure and Nursing Intervention
Gulay Altun Ugras*, Serpil Yuksel 

Intracranial pressure is the amount of pressure that the cranium exerts on brain tissue, the brain's blood volume and cerebrospinal fluid. Accosrding to Monro-Kellie hypothesis, the body has various mechanisms with the ability to keep the intracranial pressure stable by changing the volume of one of the cranial constituents (blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and brain tissue). When these compensatory mechanisms fail to maintain normal balance, intracranial pressure begins to rise.

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Research Article
Illness, Hospitalization and Loneliness
Ami Rokach*

In this article the concept of loneliness is reviewed, along with research that relates it to illness and hospitalization, two conditions that we almost all undergo at some point in our lives. These conditions are replete with loneliness, a sense of isolation, and a deep yearning, not only for health and life, but for a meaningful connection with loved ones and those who care.

 

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Research Article
Hepatitis C as A Health Problem in Poland
Lidia Sierpińska*

The etiologic factor of hepatitis C is hepatitis C virus (HCV). The incubation period is 45 days, on average. HCV virus is heat resistant. It dies only in the sterilization process at temperature exceeding 1400C, and may survive outside the organism up to 3 weeks. It is sensitive to chlorine and ethanol-based disinfectants. The only reservoir of HCV and source of infection are humans, transmitted through blood, and proliferates mainly in hepatocytes (replication); however, it also occurs in other organs and peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

 

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