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A Bhagey, K Foster, S Ralph, A Wardropper, C White, V Wholey, S Duncan
BASHH guidelines recommend that 'the hepatitis A virus total antibody test can be offered to at-risk patients whose immune status is unknown … depending on local funding arrangements'. We sought to measure the local prevalence of anti-hepatitis A (HAV) IgG in HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM), to inform the utility of pre-vaccination screening. We assessed the prevalence of anti-HAV IgG in HIV-negative MSM who attended sexual health services in County Durham and Darlington, UK, from March to August 2017...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Matt Luther, Fergus Gardiner, Shane Lenson, David Caldicott, Ryan Harris, Ryan Sabet, Mark Malloy, Jo Perkins
Specific Event Identifiers a. Event type: Outdoor music festival. b. Event onset date: December 3, 2016. c. Location of event: Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park. d. Geographical coordinates: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia (-35.289002, 149.131957, 600m). e. Dates and times of observation in latitude, longitude, and elevation: December 3, 2016, 11:00-23:00. f. Response type: Event medical support. Abstract Introduction Young adult patrons are vulnerable to risk-taking behavior, including drug taking, at outdoor music festivals...
April 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
David Caldicott, Justin Sinclair, Lynnaire Sheridan, Simon Eckermann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Stephen Bright, Martin Williams, David Caldicott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
Tom Chan, Concetta Tania Di Iorio, Simon De Lusignan, Daniel Lo Russo, Craig Kuziemsky, Siaw-Teng Liaw
Sharing health and social care data is essential to the delivery of high quality health care as well as disease surveillance, public health, and for conducting research. However, these societal benefits may be constrained by privacy and data protection principles. Hence, societies are striving to find a balance between the two competing public interests. Whilst the spread of IT advancements in recent decades has increased the demand for an increased privacy and data protection in many ways health is a special case...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
Jennifer L Pilgrim, Elizabeth L Jenkins, Yeliena Baber, David Caldicott, Olaf H Drummer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Fatal poisonings in children comprise a small proportion of cases investigated by an Australian coroner; however, they present a major opportunity for death prevention. This study aimed to examine fatal child poisonings in Australia to (1) estimate the rate of acute poisoning deaths in children; (2) describe the key characteristics of the cohort; and (3) describe the outcomes of coronial recommendations made as a death prevention measure. DESIGN: Retrospective case series...
April 2017: Addiction
Gregory J Hollis, Toby M Keene, Rory M Ardlie, David Ge Caldicott, Stuart G Stapleton
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe prehospital use of ketamine by ACT Ambulance Service, and frequency of endotracheal intubation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients receiving prehospital ketamine between 1 January and 31 December 2013. Episodes were identified from the prehospital electronic patient care records, then linkage to ED records at two receiving hospitals. Demographics, dose, indication and occasions of intubation were analysed...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Alan Bensoussan, Kerryn Phelps, Vicki Kotsirilos, Penny Caldicott, Jennifer Hunter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
Matt Luther, Fergus W Gardiner, Claire Hansen, David Caldicott
The aim of this study was to determine whether a revised heat warning threshold provides an enhanced predictive tool for increases in Emergency Department heat-related presentations in Canberra, Australia. All Emergency Department triage records containing the word "heat", as well as those diagnosing a heat related illness for the summer periods 2013/2014, 2014/2015, and 2015/2016 were searched. Then a medical record review was conducted to confirm that the patient's presentation was related to environmental heat, which was defined by the final clinical diagnosis, presentation complaint and details of the patient's treatment...
July 26, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Robert J Tait, David Caldicott, David Mountain, Simon L Hill, Simon Lenton
CONTEXT: Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) such as "Spice", "K2", etc. are widely available via the internet despite increasing legal restrictions. Currently, the prevalence of use is typically low in the general community (<1%) although it is higher among students and some niche groups subject to drug testing. Early evidence suggests that adverse outcomes associated with the use of SCs may be more prevalent and severe than those arising from cannabis consumption. OBJECTIVES: To identify systematically the scientific reports of adverse events associated with the consumption of SCs in the medical literature and poison centre data...
2016: Clinical Toxicology
Victoria Louise Gilbart, Katy Town, Catherine Mary Lowndes
OBJECTIVES: Partner notification (PN) is important for sexually transmitted infection (STI) control. With developments in technology, such as text messaging, contacting partners is now easier. This study investigates the frequency and acceptability of text messaging in UK sexual health clinics for STI provider-led PN. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to health advisers (HAs), cascaded by the Society of Sexual Health Advisers and posted on their website. RESULTS: 65 questionnaires were returned...
March 2015: Sexually Transmitted Infections
A Gan, O Okonkwo
Audit is an important aspect of clinical governance and of the training of health-care professionals. Conventional methods of audit data collection can be time consuming and inefficient. This article suggests a novel technique of using Google Drive, with adherence to the Caldicott principles, to facilitate data collection in both local and multicentre audits.
July 2014: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Ian Peate
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2013: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
G A Naqvi, M Daly, A Dawood, A Kurkuri, S Kutty
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal trauma occupies a significant proportion of the daily workload of most Emergency and Radiology departments. The diagnosis and management of patients with musculoskeletal trauma often require assessment of radiographs along with clinical assessment. With the advent of smart phones we hypothesised that they could be used as a means of smarter communication, particularly for the transfer of radiographic images between healthcare professionals. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We performed a cross sectional study using thirty radiographs each of the distal radius, ankle and hip...
February 2014: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam, Nicholas Page, Peter Morgan, Kent Matthews, Simon Moore, Jonathan Shepherd
PURPOSE: Injury records from Emergency Departments (EDs) have been studied over the last decade as part of the work of the National Violence Surveillance Network (NVSN) and provide information about local, regional and national violence levels and trends in England and Wales. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate overall, gender, age-specific and regional trends in community violence in England and Wales from an ED perspective from January 2005 to December 2009. METHODS: Violence-related injury data were collected prospectively in a stratified sample of 77 EDs (Types 1, 3 and 4) in the nine Government Office Regions in England and in Wales...
March 2014: Injury
Paul Taylor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2013: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Andrew Gordon Titchener, Anil Ramoutar, Darryl N Ramoutar, Almunir Yousef
OBJECTIVE: There have been numerous reports of loss of confidential information amongst UK public agencies. The aim of the study was to examine current standards of practice and knowledge of junior medical staff with respect to management of patient identifiable information. METHODS: An anonymous multiple choice questionnaire was completed by 50 junior medical staff in each of 2 separate district general hospitals in the UK. RESULTS: Sixty-two percent of physicians surveyed held patient identifiable information electronically, outside of normal NHS use...
June 2013: Journal of Patient Safety
Catherine V Caldicott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2012: Virtual Mentor: VM
A D Westwell, A Hutchings, D G E Caldicott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2013: Drug Testing and Analysis
Andrew D Westwell, David G E Caldicott, Alun Hutchings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2012: Future Medicinal Chemistry
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