Pressure ulcer grading tools: how reliable are they?
Sharp, A. (2004)
Pressure ulcer grading tools: how reliable are they?. Journal of Wound Care, 13(2), 75-77. https://doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2004.13.2.26579
Reports have indicated that 45\% of some hospital populations have a degree of tissue damage as a result of pressure. The reliability and validity of pressure ulcer risk asses...
Protracted diagnosis of ACNES: a costly exercise
Dancer, S. J., Macpherson, S. G., & de Beaux, A. C. (2018)
Protracted diagnosis of ACNES: a costly exercise. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2018(9), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjy230
This case report summarizes the course of events leading to diagnosis and eventual repair of anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) in a 58-year-old female. The ...
The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland.
Shivaji, T., Lee, A., Dougall, N., McMillan, T., & Stark, C. (2014)
The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland. BMC Neurology, 14(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-14-2
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an important global public health problem made all the more important by the increased likelihood of disability following a hospita...
Intensive care management of head injured patients in Europe: a survey from the European Brain Injury Consortium.
Stocchetti, N., Penny, K. I., Dearden, M., Braakman, R., Cohaden, F., Iannotti, F., …Unterberg, A. (2001)
Intensive care management of head injured patients in Europe: a survey from the European Brain Injury Consortium. Intensive Care Medicine, 27, 400-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001340000825
Objectives: (a) to describe current practice in the monitoring and treatment of moderate and severe head injuries in Europe; (b) to report on intracranial pressure and cerebra...
Presumed Consent to Organ Donation in Three European Countries
Neades, B. L. (2009)
Presumed Consent to Organ Donation in Three European Countries. Nursing Ethics, 16(3), 267-282. doi:10.1177/0969733009102687
United Kingdom Transplant reported that, during 2007—2008, a total of 7655 people were awaiting a transplant; however, only 3235 organs were available via the current `opt in'...
Methods of hysterectomy: should women have a say?
Entwistle, V. A., MacLennan, G., Skea, Z., Bhattacharya, S., & Williams, B. (2005)
Methods of hysterectomy: should women have a say?. BMJ, 331(7512), 351.3-352. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7512.351-b
Item is a letter to the Editor. No abstract available.
A Computed Microtomography Method for Understanding Epiphyseal Growth Plate Fusion
Staines, K. A., Lee, P. D., Pitsillides, A. A., Staines, K., Madi, K., Javaheri, B., …Pitsillides, A. (2018)
A Computed Microtomography Method for Understanding Epiphyseal Growth Plate Fusion. Frontiers in Materials, 4, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2017.00048
The epiphyseal growth plate is a developmental region responsible for linear bone growth, in which chondrocytes undertake a tightly regulated series of biological processes. C...
Understanding leg ulceration associated with Intravenous drug use
Coull, A., & Sharp, A. (2018)
Understanding leg ulceration associated with Intravenous drug use. Nursing Times, 114(6), 31-34
Clinicians are reporting a rise in numbers of people with leg ulceration and a history of injecting drug use. These tend to be younger people with little co-morbidity. The ulc...
Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers: Is Topical Zinc the Answer? A Review of the Literature
O’Connor, S., & Murphy, S. (2014)
Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers: Is Topical Zinc the Answer? A Review of the Literature. Advances in skin & wound care, 27(1), 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.asw.0000439173.79541.96
To enhance the learner's competence with knowledge of research data on topical zinc for treatment of chronic leg ulcers.
This continuing education a...
Attributes of trainers for postgraduate training in general surgery - A national consensus
Ker, J., Williams, B., Reid, M., Dunkley, P., & Steele, R. (2003)
Attributes of trainers for postgraduate training in general surgery - A national consensus. Surgeon, 1(4), 215-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-666X%2803%2980020-3
Background: The aim of this study was to obtain consensus amongst consultant surgeons on the attributes of a good surgical trainer that can be used to inform continuing profes...