Bhaveshkumar Patel

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OBJECTIVE To compare the ambulatory status following hip fracture surgery in the acute setting between older adults from long-term care facilities (LTCF) and the community. SETTING A 650-bed, urban, inner city, university-affiliated teaching hospital. METHODS One hundred forty hip fracture patients (60-97 years) from long-term care facilities and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if older adults from long-term care facilities (LTCF) have a greater risk of death than older people in the community after the development of Clostridium difficile (CD) colitis during hospitalization. DESIGN A retrospective review of medical records from all older hospitalized patients with a confirmed diagnosis of CD colitis from(More)
AIM Telehealth is a useful method of providing specialist consultation to a geographically diverse population. Canadian studies of telehealth for paediatric surgery demonstrate good accuracy, but have low numbers of cryptorchid patients in their cohorts. Our aim was to confirm Canadian studies for our cohort and to assess accuracy regarding cryptorchidism.(More)
BACKGROUND European studies of paediatric foot burns report scalds as the leading cause. Mechanisms of injury are different in warmer climates. We sought to characterize the mechanisms and outcomes of isolated foot burns in our population. METHODS Retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of all children aged 0-15 years presenting to a(More)
AIM To characterise children presenting with hot beverage scalds versus scalds caused by starchy water. METHODS Retrospective survey of prospectively collected database of all children presenting over a two-year period. RESULTS There were 138 starch scalds and 262 hot beverage injuries. Children with hot beverage injuries were significantly younger(More)
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