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Several pathogenic processes have been implicated in the development of abdominal ascites. Portal hypertension, most usually in the context of liver cirrhosis, can explain about 75% of the cases,… (More)
OBJECTIVE Critically appraise prediction models for hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (HA-AKI) in general populations. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES Medline, Embase and Web of… (More)
Background - 5% of smokers quit smoking with no intervention from healthcare professionals. The rate of successful cessation is known to peak at up to 78% post acute admission to hospital. This time… (More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Since the adoption of the classification of acute kidney injury (AKI) through changes in serum creatinine and/or urine output, much data have accumulated as to the associated risks… (More)
PURPOSE Previous work has demonstrated a survival improvement following the introduction of an enhanced recovery protocol in patients undergoing emergency laparotomy (the emergency laparotomy pathway… (More)