Ravi Sharma: 'We want to see the pharmacy profession flourish'
Ravi Sharma joined the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in November 2018, taking over from Robbie Turner as director for England. Here, Sharma talks to Corrinne Burns about the NHS’s long-term plan, upcoming campaigns, and seeing pharmacists “get the recognition they deserve”.
ConclusionsWe compared two different treatments for children with partial-thickness scalds, and the data indicate that wound healing was faster, fewer dressing changes were needed, and dressing times were shorter in the silver-foam group.
ConclusionsThe performance of UOP and creatinine for predicting AKI could be enhanced by with a ML algorithm using a k-NN approach when NGAL is not available. Additional studies are needed to verify performance of ML for burn-related AKI.
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): S.L. Wall, D.L. Clarke, N.L. AllortoAbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study is to compare doctors’ knowledge regarding analgesia in paediatric burns patients in a setting where analgesia protocols are provided but not reinforced to a setting where the same protocols are used but with constant re-enforcement from burns surgeons.MethodsWe reviewed questionnaires completed anonymously by doctors managing burns children in the Pietermaritzburg (PMB) Hospital Complex and the referral hospitals.ResultsThe questionnaire was completed by 43 doctors with 5...
Publication date: July–August 2019Source: Brain Stimulation, Volume 12, Issue 4Author(s): Debra J. Stultz, Russ Voltin, Dan Thistlethwaite, Savanna Osburn, Robin Walton, Tyler Burns, Sylvia Pawlowska
Publication date: July–August 2019Source: Brain Stimulation, Volume 12, Issue 4Author(s): Debra J. Stultz, Dan Thistlethwaite, Russ Voltin, Savanna Osburn, Robin Walton, Tyler Burns, Sylvia Pawlowska
In this study, the rat renal tubular epithelial cells (NRK-52E) were treated with iohexol, astaxanthin, astaxanthin plus nicotinamide and nicotinamide. Subsequently, the nuclear morphology was observed by fluorescence staining of DAPI DNA, the apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry, the mitochondrial membrane potential was detected by JC-1 and the SIRT1, P53, Bax, Bcl-2 protein expression level was detected by Western blotting. We found that astaxanthin can reduce nuclear pyknosis and nuclear deep staining, decrease the number of apoptotic cells, up-regulate the expression of proapoptotic proteins P53 and Bax and up-regu...
Pavement burns account for significant burn-related injuries in the Southwestern United States and other hot climates with nearly continuous sunlight and daily maximum temperatures above 100 °F. At peak temperatures, pavement can be hot enough to cause sec...
ConclusionHealth professionals must consider this pathology when evaluating a burn scar or a chronic wound, performing a biopsy when suspicion is high. An early diagnosis, a prompt surgical intervention and a greater vigilance are the keys to success and survival.