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Vikas Acharya, Amir Reyahi, Samuel M Amis, Sami Mansour
Ward rounds are widely considered an underutilized resource with regard to medical education, and therefore, a project was undertaken to assess if the initiation of "trainee-centered ward rounds" would help improve the confidence, knowledge acquisition, and workplace satisfaction of junior doctors in the clinical environment. Data were collated from junior doctors, registrar grade doctors, and consultants working in the delivery suite at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in Luton over a 4-week period in March-April 2013...
2015: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Neeraj Purohit, Shalina Ray, Tom Wilson, O P Chawla
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this study were to: (i) evaluate the effectiveness of 'parent's kiss' as a technique for removal of nasal foreign bodies in children; and (ii) determine whether this technique reduces the number of children requiring general anaesthesia for their removal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in the accident and emergency and ENT departments at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. The participants were 31 children with nasal foreign bodies, under the age of 5 years, presenting via the acute services over a 6-month period...
July 2008: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Danielle B Freedman
Clinical Governance is a framework through which the National Health Service (NHS) organisations in the UK are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish. The NHS has moved on from being an organisation that simply delivered services to people, to being a service that is totally patient-led and responds to their needs and wishes. There are numerous national drivers and initiatives for patient involvement, including the NHS Plan 2000, Involving Patients and public in healthcare 2001 and, more recently, Creating a patient-led NHS 2005 and Patient choice 2005...
2006: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
K Beardsall, M H Thompson, R J Mulla
BACKGROUND: Group B streptococcus (GBS) is now the leading cause of neonatal bacterial sepsis in the western world. The incidence of GBS infection in the United States has been determined, and guidelines produced and implemented for the prevention of neonatal infection. Neither incidence nor guidelines are currently established in the United Kingdom. AIM: To define the pattern of neonatal infection within one hospital (Luton and Dunstable Hospital). METHOD: A six year retrospective analysis was performed...
May 2000: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
M Griffiths
What treatment options would you advise for a young woman with vaginal bleeding of 6 months' duration? Malcolm Griffiths, MD, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Luton, UK, moderates this case.
January 1999: Medscape Women's Health
S Langham, M Thorogood, C Normand, J Muir, L Jones, G Fowler
OBJECTIVE: To measure the costs and cost effectiveness of the Oxcheck cardiovascular risk factor screening and intervention programme. DESIGN: Cost effectiveness analysis of a randomised controlled trial using clinical and economic data taken from the trial. SETTING: Five general practices in Luton and Dunstable, England. SUBJECTS: 2205 patients who attended a health check in 1989-90 and were scheduled for re-examination in 1992-3 (intervention group); 1916 patients who attended their initial health check in 1992-3 (control group)...
May 18, 1996: BMJ: British Medical Journal
C Silagy, J Muir, A Coulter, M Thorogood, L Roe
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relation between subjects' level of cardiovascular risk and their beliefs about the harmfulness of their smoking habit, current diet, and level of exercise, together with their stated desire to modify such behaviour. DESIGN: Self administered postal health and life-style questionnaire followed by a structured health check conducted by a nurse. SETTING: Five general practices in Luton and Dunstable, Bedfordshire. SUBJECTS: 5803 people aged 35-64 years enrolled in the OXCHECK trial who attended for a health check before 1 March 1992...
June 19, 1993: BMJ: British Medical Journal
A T Willis
The commonest complication of appendicetomy is surgical sepsis, the incidence of which may vary from 4% for normal appendices to 77% for gangrenous or perforated appendices. Although some of these infections are relatively trivial others are serious or even life-threatening. In an effort to reduce the incidence of serious sepsis surgeons have used a variety of topical and systemic prophylactic antibacterial agents such as penicillin, ampicillin, tetracycline, lincomycin, tobramycin, cephalosporins, neomycin, bacitracin, polymyxin and povidone iodine...
1981: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Supplementum
A T Willis, R V Fiddian
One of the most common complications of appendectomy, or major colorectal surgery and gynecologic surgery, is surgical sepsis. Its incidence may vary from 2% to 4% for normal appendices, up to 20% for hysterectomy, and from 50% to 60% for some colonic operations including gangrenous or perforated appendices. During the last decade, one has become increasingly aware of the importance of non-spore-forming anaerobes as the major cause of serious sepsis associated with these types of operation. Studies carried out at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, and subsequently at other centers, have shown that metronidazole, a specifically anaerobicidal agent without significant activity against aerobic organisms, is highly effective in preventing postoperative morbidity resulting from anaerobic infections...
January 1983: Surgery
N Nayeem, A H Barltrop, M B Kotecha
It has been suggested that 20-33% of trauma related deaths are preventable. The Accident and Emergency Department of Luton and Dunstable Hospital, therefore, set out to examine its own performance and to attempt to highlight areas of possible improvement. The department sees 65,851 new patients per annum, 3936 of these were victims of road traffic accidents (RTA). There were 184 patients admitted and six died. One death was considered preventable; shortcomings were noted with delay in availability of services...
May 1992: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
P B Wilson
This paper reports the incidence of head injuries as patients attended a general hospital Accident & Emergency Department. The survey was carried out over a twelve-month period. The Accident & Emergency Department of Luton & Dunstable Hospital sees approximately 60,000 new patients every year. It is situated in close proximity to the M1 motorway and other major road systems. Facilities are available on site for computerised tomography from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. At other times, if it is considered necessary after consultations with our neurosurgical colleagues, they are referred to the Royal Free Hospital, 30 miles away...
1992: British Journal of Clinical Practice
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September 1978: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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