The Culture of Vascular Access Cannulation Among Nurses in a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (Report)

Introduction Vascular access is referred to as the “lifeline” for individuals receiving hemodialysis (HD). Clinical practice guidelines in both the U.S. and Canada recommend the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the preferred type of access for patients requiring chronic HD....

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Infection is the most common cause of death following burn injury. Burn patients are at a high risk for infection as a result of the nature of the burn injury itself, the immunocompromising effects of burns, prolonged hospital stays,...

Trauma Unit Emergency Doctor Airway Management (Student PAPER)

Objectives. To audit indications for and practice (in terms of training/qualification) of definitive airway management compared with current UK practices. Design. Consecutive observational study.

Multi-Resistant Gram Negative Bacterial Infections in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Rawalpindi (Report)

Byline: Naeem Akhtar (Email: [email protected]), Jawad Zaheer and Muhammad Yusuf Rajput Abstract

Frequency and Pattern of Colonization of Intravenous Cannula in an ICU of Public Sector Hospital (Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Byline: Arjan Kumar, Abdul Rauf Memon, Bader Faiyaz Zuberi, Rashid Qadeer, Salahuddin Afsar and Muneer Sadiq ABSTRACT

Unexpected Tension Pneumothorax Occurring in an Elderly Patient in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Clinical Report)

Byline: Jinguang Du and Yunxia Zuo ABSTRACT

Orotracheal Intubation in the NICU and Expressive Language Outcomes at 24-30 Months (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Survivors of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have a higher prevalence of speech and language problems as compared to term babies; and those with prolonged respiratory support are most severely affected. The purpose of this study was (a)...

The Essential Burn Unit Handbook

The Essential Burn Unit Handbook is a pocket-sized reference dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis, care, and treatment of burn patients. It covers the spectrum of burn care, from initial assessment and treatment to long-term sequelae. This second edition includes...

Responses of Emergency Unit Physicians and Administrators to Q-Statements Regarding Quality of Medical Services at Emergency Unit at Al Kindy Teaching Hospital.

Abstract: The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of medical services applied at the emergency unit at Al-kindy teaching hospital. Data were collected during one month duration through a survey using special form of questioner; the...

The Yield of Lumbar Puncture to Exclude Nosocomial Meningitis As Aetiology for Mental Status Changes in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

SUMMARY We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of lumbar puncture in excluding nosocomial meningitis as the cause of mental status changes in medical intensive care unit patients. We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients admitted to the...

Quality Improvement Efforts in the Intensive Care Unit: Development of a New Heparin Protocol (Health Care Research and Improvement) (Clinical Report)

Context: An ongoing process of identifying and implementing breakthrough projects to quickly improve patient outcomes and reduce costs in the intensive care unit. Objective: To develop and test a new protocol for heparin administration in the intensive care unit,...

The Role of a Palliative Care Inpatient Unit in Disease Management of Cancer and HIV Patients (Original Articles)

Objectives. To monitor the success of an inpatient palliative care unit combining private and state patients, and accessible to patients with cancer and AIDS. Design. An observational study was conducted of patients admitted to the unit in the first...

An Evaluation of Nutritional Practice in a Paediatric Burns Unit (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

There have been rapid advances in burn care since 1939. Before World War II, the average burn size associated with a 50% mortality rate was less than 30% of total body surface area (TBSA) burnt; currently, the LD50 has...

Cervical Spine Injury Outcome–a Review of 101 Cases Treated in a Tertiary Referral Unit (Clinical Report)

Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for the patient and family. It has a huge impact on society because of the intensive resources required to manage the patient in both the acute and rehabilitation phases. Given...

Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit (Pharmacology Notes) (Clinical Report)

Stress-related mucosal disease (SRMD) is an acute, erosive gastritis representing conditions ranging from stress-related injury to stress ulcers (1,2). Stress-related injury is superficial mucosal damage that presents primarily as erosions, whereas stress ulcers are deep, focal mucosal damage penetrating...

Study of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Characteristics, Risk Factors and Outcome (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Intensive care units have come to represent the most frequently identifiable source of nosocomial infections within the hospital, with the infection rates and rate of antimicrobial resistance several fold greater than the general hospital settings. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...

Comparison Between the Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with Gastrointestinal Bleeding and the Patients Who had Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Intensive Care Unit Due to Stress Ulcer/Yogun Bakima Gis Kanamasi Tanisi Ile Yatan Hastalar Ile Yogun Bakimda Stres Ulsere Bagli Gis Kanamasi Geciren Hastalarin Karsilastirilmasi (Original Investigation/Ozgun Arastirma) (Report)

Giris Akut gastrointestinal sistem (GIS) kanamasi toplumda yaygin olarak gorulen onemli gastroenterolojik sorunlardan biridir. Ust GIS kanamasinda tahmin edilen yillik insidans her 100.000 kiside 100 (1), alt GIS kanamasinda her 100.000 kiside 20 olarak bildirilmistir (2). Son yillarda bu...