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Associate Professor of Physiotherapy
Rowat, A. (2018). Highlighting research priorities in stroke nursing. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 13(5), 244-245. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2018.13.5.244
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Rowat, A. M., Chalmers, C., & Rennie, D. (2007, January). Determining nursing staffing levels for stroke beds in Scotland. Paper presented at Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum
Background: National guidelines suggest that at the very least there should be one whole time equivalent (WTE) nurse per stroke bed with a skill mix ratio of two registered nu...
Rowat, A. M., Graham, C., & Dennis, M. (2018). Diagnostic accuracy of a pH stick, modified to detect gastric lipase, to confirm the correct placement of nasogastric tubes. BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgast-2018-000218
Objective The correct placement of a nasogastric feeding tube is usually confirmed by establishing that an aspirate is acidic using a pH stick. However, antacid medication and...
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
The identification of the 226 unique unanswered research questions, which was done using a rigorous process with equal participation from stroke survivors and health professionals (Pollock et al, 2014...
Rowat, A. M., Graham, C., Dennis, M., & Rowat, A. (2018). Study to determine the likely accuracy of pH testing to confirm nasogastric tube placement. BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 5(1), e000211. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgast-2018-000211
Objective To establish the likely accuracy of pH testing to identify gastric aspirates at different pH cut-offs to confirm nasogastric tube placement.
Methods This prospective...
Hooper, L., Abdelhamid, A., Attreed, N. J., Campbell, W. W., Channell, A. M., Chassagne, P., …Hunter, P. (2015). Clinical symptoms, signs and tests for identification of impending and current water-loss dehydration in older people (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009647.pub2
There is evidence that water-loss dehydration is common in older people and associated with many causes of morbidity and mortality.
However, it is unclear what clin...