‘ Overuse of short-acting bronchodilators is internationally recognised as a marker of poor asthma control, high healthcare use and increased risk of asthma death.
The enclosed article is an Australian study to determine if sex influences triage score allocation and treatment onset for patients with Ischaemic Heart Disease ( IHD) in the emergency department.
The enclosed article published in the European Society for Medical Oncology Journal in 2014 discusses controversies and challenges regarding the impact of radiation therapy on survival .
There is a an interesting article published in the British Medical Journal in 2014 regarding a study that examines the association between pain relief and length of stay in a large cohort of emergency department patients.
‘Surgical smoke is the gaseous by-product emitted from heat-producing devices used during surgical or invasive procedures. Surgical smoke can be seen by the naked eye and has an offensive smell. It’s made up of 95% water or steam and 5% cellular debris in the form of particulate material.
The enclosed article from the British Medical Journal reviews available research regarding strategies to prevent post operative surgical site infections. You may find the evidence presented of interest! The authors found no convincing evidence in favour of the use of laminar airflow over conventional ventilation for prevention of THR-related SSIs, yet laminar airflow is costly and widely used.
‘Older adults undergo several age-related physiologic changes that directly impact their perioperative courses. Older adult patients experience profound alterations in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, directly or indirectly affecting individual responses to surgery.
‘Human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV) has evolved from an illness that consistently led to death to a chronic disease that can be medically managed’.
Did you know that the National Asthma Council Australia has released the new national asthma management guidelines for GPs, pharmacists and primary healthcare nurses for diagnosing and managing asthma.