Identifying hospital acquired infections using retrospective record review from the Irish National Adverse Events Study (INAES) and European point prevalence survey case definitions

ConclusionRetrospective record review is an accurate source of information on HAI incidence, preventability and impact that complements PPS prevalence rates. HAI adverse events result in higher costs to the healthcare system than other adverse events.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Former Army nurse Elizabeth-Mann Salinas has improved burn care worldwide.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Profiles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Noélle de Oliveira Freitas, Natássia Condilo Pitta, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Jayme Adriano Farina, Lidia Aparecida RossiAbstractObjectivesTo compare perceived stigmatization, symptoms of depression and self-esteem of adults from Brazilian general population with Brazilian burns survivors and to verify the possible correlations between these populations.MethodThe general population and burn survivors administered the adapted Brazilian versions of the Perceived Stigmatization Questionnaire (BR-PSQ-R), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
In an ideal world, all IVF clinics would be equally good. They would have high quality control standards; they would be open and transparent; and would share information proactively and routinely with all their patients .This way, whether or not patients got pregnant, they would have peace of mind that they received good quality treatment.Tragically, this just does not happen in India today , and sadly the government hasn't done a good job with regulating IVF clinics, which means the quality can be extremely patchy. This means that while we do have some world class clinics, we have some terrible ones as well, which take th...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Physician burnout has become a hot topic among urologists since we started appearing on the most burned out list in well-publicized multispecialty studies such as Medscape.1 Once concern about these multispecialty studies is that urologists make up about 1% of the study population. The 2016 American Urological Association Census found that the rates of burnout among practicing urologists were better than previously reported.2 Less is known about burnout among urology residents and this study is the first to look exclusively at urology trainees to assess burnout.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Medical device companies attempting to market a new treatment in the U.S. often make the erroneous assumption that winning FDA approval is the final destination, and success is theirs. In fact, going through the regulatory process is only the halfway point. The grueling path from FDA approval to reimbursement is like a treacherous walk through Death Valley and many companies don’t make it through. In this case study, I discuss the trials and triumphs of bringing robotic high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive procedure for localized prostate cancer, to the U.S.&Aci...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news
ConclusionThere is a need for changes in the way evidence informs policy and practice in burns care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families so that it incorporates Indigenous constructs of health and wellbeing.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
This study aims to find the relation between MRSA screening swab cultures taken within 48 h of admission, weekly surveillance cultures, and MRSA infection secondary to colonization.MethodsThe data of all burns patients admitted to the referral centre for burns from 2012 to 2016 were reviewed. MRSA cultures taken at admission and on weekly surveillance screening, including nasal, perianal, and wound swabs, were reviewed. To determine associations between MRSA colonization and infection rates, both MRSA-positive and MRSA-negative swab cultures were included in the analysis. Several risk factors were considered: age, g...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Riece Koniman, Manish Kaushik, Su Hooi Teo, Chee Wooi Tan, Hui Hua Li, Wai Yin Marjorie Foo, Bien Keem Tan, Si Jack Chong, Han Khim TanAbstractIntroductionAcute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of severe burn injury and is associated with a high mortality rate of up to 80%. We aimed to establish the incidence, mortality rate, and factors related to mortality in adult patients with severe burn injury and AKI with renal replacement therapy (RRT) in Singapore.MethodsWe performed a retrospective cohort study of severely burned patients who w...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain knowledge of first aid among parents of children suffering from burns. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from July 2017 to January 2018, and comprised parents of patients in...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Isabelle Sawetz, David B. Lumenta, Lars-Peter Kamolz
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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