Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 81 – 116 (2006)
Does a Post-take Ward Round Proforma Lead to Sustainable Improvements in Quality of Documentation for Patients Admitted to the Medical Assessment Unit?
Abstract This study assessed the quality of post-take ward round (PTWR) documentation, specifically looking at twelve criteria, in the medical assessment unit (MAU) prior to, 3- months and 2-years after
Abstract Aim: To explore patients, carers, and clinician views and identify factors, which affect the likelihood of hospital readmission. Methods: A cross sectional retrospective study of adult medical
Abstract Primary Adrenal Insufficiency is due to bilateral destruction of the adrenal cortex and has a prevalence of approximately 40-60 per million adults. 1 The commonest cause is autoimmune. 1 Prompt
Abstract Metformin Associated Lactic Acidoisis (MALA) has been reported to be a very rare but serious side effect of metformin treatment with a fatality rate of 50%. However, with the number of patients…
Abstract We report a rare case of bacterial pericarditis secondary to rupture of liver abscess into the pericardium. The patient presented with cardiac-sounding chest pain and with normal ECG, CXR and
A twenty year old female was referred to hospital by her GP, after he received the results of blood tests taken earlier in the day. She had presented to him complaining of malaise,…Please log in or register to see more.Log In
A 74 year gentleman was admitted with a 6 month history of dizzy spells, malaise, generalised weakness and weight loss of over a stone. He attributed his weight loss to poor appetite due…Please log in or register to see more.Log In
The Role of Invasive Ventilation in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Causing Respiratory Failure.
Abstract Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can usually be managed initially with medical treatment and non- invasive ventilation. In circumstances where
Abstract Many Medical Admission Units admit patients who have suffered a fall. Falls are incredibly common, yet often assessed and managed suboptimally in hospitals. Falls may be due to an acute illness,