Trial removal of indwelling urinary catheters in stroke patients: a clinical audit at North Shore Hospital.

CONCLUSIONS: Insufficient documentation and inappropriate indications for IDC insertion were features noted during this audit. Daily electronic reminders and prompting concerning TROC are important to reduce catheter days and reduce infection rates. Indwelling catheters and associated infections impact the length of hospitalisation, mortality and morbidity of stroke patients. PMID: 32242174 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Increased NLR around 36 h after stroke was a predictor of infection in patients with acute ischemic stroke. The increased NLR value was associated with a higher risk of 3-month death, which was independent of poststroke infection. PMID: 32268864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Neurovascular Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Neurovasc Res Source Type: research
RARITAN, N.J., March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today that it will unveil late-breaking data from its leading cardiovascular and metabolism portfolio during the virtual American College of Cardiology’s 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) on March 28-30, 2020. Notably, four late-breaking abstracts for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) will be presented, including data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization.Click to ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
In conclusion, preoperative use of mammography was strongly associated with fewer perioperative complications and less in-hospital mortality after major surgeries. The evidence provided by this study justifies the implementation of preoperative health checks in clinical practice.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, temporary VAD with CentriMag support is an effective treatment for patients in refractory cardiogenic shock. Despite its side effect, profile including a high rate of blood transfusion early in the immediate postoperative period of CentriMag support, aggressive use of the CentriMag support device has acceptable survival to discharge and 1 year survival.
Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Adult Circulatory Support Source Type: research
ge MC Abstract OBJECTIVE: to analyze the in-hospital complications of prolonged hospital stay in patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, admitted to the stroke unit of a tertiary hospital. METHOD: this is an evaluative correlational study. All first-ever ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack patients admitted were retrospectively analyzed. During hospital stay, the predictors of long-term hospitalization considered were: 1) clinical complications (pneumonia, urinary tract infection, pressure damage and deep vein thrombosis), and 2) neurological complications (malignant ischemic stro...
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough this audit represents a small cohort, the results demonstrate a high rate of urinary catheter insertion without adequate indication. This audit should be repeated using a larger sample size. Appropriate education at ward level and with admitting NCHDs about: appropriate catheterisation practice should be performed with a view to re-auditing subsequently. Update of current guidelines is warranted.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Matthew Muir, Rajan Patel, Nisha Gadgil, Iwen Pan, Sandi LamAbstractPurposeTo describe 30-day outcomes following craniotomy for arteriovenous malformation in children and identify risk factors for readmission, reoperation, and perioperative complication using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Pediatric database.MethodsPatients aged 0–18 years who underwent surgery for arteriovenous malformations (years 2015–2016) were identified from the NSQIP Pediatric database. Descriptive statistics...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Introduction: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest stroke prevalence along with a case fatality that amounts to 40%. We aimed to assess the effect of a minimal setting stroke unit in SSA Public hospital on stroke mortality and main medical complications. Materials and Methods: The study was set in Conakry, Guinea, Ignace Deen public referral hospital. Clinical characteristics, hospital mortality and main medical stroke complications rates (pneumonia, urinary tract infections, sores and venous thromboembolism) of admitted stroke patients after the installation of a minimal stroke unit equipped with heart rate, bloo...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is hospital-level variation in post-stroke UTI. Our results suggest the potential influence of service characteristics independently of patient-level factors which may be amenable to address to improve the ultimate stroke outcome.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693450There is a paucity of literature comparing the relative merits of open arthrotomy versus arthroscopy for the surgical treatment of septic knee arthritis. The primary goal of this study is to compare the risk of perioperative complications between these two surgical techniques. To this end, 560 patients treated for septic arthritis of the native knee with arthroscopy were statistically matched 1:1 with 560 patients treated with open arthrotomy. The outcome measures included major complications, minor complications, mortality, inpatient hospital charges, and length of stay (LOS). Major ...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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