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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24952580/what-is-the-real-impact-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Michael Bedford, Paul E Stevens, Toby W K Wheeler, Christopher K T Farmer
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common clinical problem. Studies have documented the incidence of AKI in a variety of populations but to date we do not believe the real incidence of AKI has been accurately documented in a district general hospital setting.The aim here was to describe the detected incidence of AKI in a typical general hospital setting in an unselected population, and describe associated short and long-term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective observational database study from secondary care in East Kent (adult catchment population of 582,300)...
June 21, 2014: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20385046/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-surgical-patients-identification-of-high-risk-populations-for-the-development-of-targeted-screening-programmes
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Stephanie Fraser, Richard R Brady, Catriona Graham, Simon Paterson-Brown, Alan P Gibb
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-related hospital-acquired infection (HAI) in surgical patients is associated with high morbidity, mortality and financial cost. The identification and characterisation of populations of patients who are at high risk of developing MRSA infection or colonisation could inform the design of more effective strategies to prevent HAIs and reduce transmission of MRSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An analysis of historical discharge data for the whole of 2005 (7145 surgical in-patients) was performed, for all patients admitted to general surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh...
May 2010: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20385045/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-surgical-patients-identification-of-high-risk-populations-for-the-development-of-targeted-screening-programmes
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S Fraser, Rr Brady, C Graham, S Paterson-Brown, Ap Gibb
INTRODUCTION Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-related hospital-acquired infection (HAI) in surgical patients is associated with high morbidity, mortality and financial cost. The identification and characterisation of populations of patients who are at high risk of developing MRSA infection or colonisation could inform the design of more effective strategies to prevent HAIs and reduce transmission of MRSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS An analysis of historical discharge data for the whole of 2005 (7145 surgical in-patients) was performed, for all patients admitted to general surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh...
April 9, 2010: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16765481/enhanced-surveillance-of-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-in-a-london-teaching-hospital
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D Jeyaratnam, J D Edgeworth, G L French
In 2001, the UK Department of Health introduced mandatory surveillance of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemias (blood-culture-positive episodes) in English hospitals. We performed enhanced surveillance in their hospital between April 2001 and March 2003 to determine the epidemiology of MRSA bacteraemia across different specialities. There were 267 MRSA-blood-culture-positive episodes, giving a rate of 0.37 per 1000 occupied bed-days (OBD). Thirty-three (12.4%) episodes were false positives due to contaminants and 15 (5...
August 2006: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/15017858/creating-effective-clinical-audit-in-anaesthesia
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Husein Nagi
Audit or simply quality control concept has been introduced for more than 10-15 years in the UK. A brief introduction about its characters and importance will be discussed with more stress on the practical aspects of it. To achieve clinical effectiveness in Anesthesia or in ITU more than one issue should be addressed. The following are examples of issues that could be audited for a better performance: Admission selection (polices), The length of stay Management guidelines, Responsibilities, Daily assessment and plan, Discharge policies, Readmission prevention, Interhospital transfer, Bed blockers prevention...
2003: Medicinski Arhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/14647891/prone-ventilation-following-witnessed-pulmonary-aspiration-the-effect-on-oxygenation
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Jason Easby, Babu K Abraham, Stephen M Bonner, Stephen Graham
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary aspiration is a significant cause of admission to the ITU and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Aspiration in the supine position produces posterior collapse/consolidation, similar to that seen in ALI/ARDS patients. Prone positioning has been shown to improve oxygenation in ALI/ARDS, but no studies have been performed on pulmonary aspiration. DESIGN: A prospective crossover study. SETTING: Twelve-bed ITU...
December 2003: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9692572/ward-versus-intensive-care-management-of-high-risk-surgical-patients
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
J E Curran, R M Grounds
BACKGROUND: Selection of high-risk surgical patients for preoperative and perioperative admission to an intensive therapy unit (ITU) for enhancement of oxygen delivery may reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality rates. Limited resources may prevent admission of all suitable patients. This audit study examined whether it is possible to select patients most at risk and thus reduce surgical morbidity and mortality rates when ITU services are limited. METHODS: This was a retrospective audit comparing the actual outcomes of complications and death with predicted outcomes using the POSSUM score (Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and morbidity) for 101 general surgical and vascular patients who would have fulfilled previously suggested criteria for preoperative admission to the ITU...
July 1998: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7670291/preventing-the-itu-syndrome-or-how-not-to-torture-an-itu-patient-part-2
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I Dyer
Admission to an intensive therapy unit (ITU) has been described as a 'necessary evil' (Barrie-Shevlin 1987), and some of the 'tortures' described in Part I of this article (Dyer 1995) may be an inevitable result of ITU care. This does not mean that the development of the ITU syndrome should be regarded as inevitable. Many potential causes of the syndrome can be avoided or at least ameliorated. Some suggested means of preventing the syndrome include designing ITUs with windows (Keep et al 1980), use of noise reducing materials when building ITUs (Hopkinson 1994, Topf & Davis 1993), using noise level as a criterion when purchasing equipment (Dracup 1988) or using remote telemetry for monitoring (Fisher & Moxham 1984)...
August 1995: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
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