C. M. McCulloch

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OBJECTIVES To explore and compare patient/carer experiences of rehabilitation in the intervention and usual care arms of the RECOVER trial (ISRCTN09412438); a randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention of post-intensive care unit (ICU) acute hospital-based rehabilitation following critical illness. DESIGN Mixed methods process evaluation(More)
OBJECTIVES Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most common intensive care unit-acquired infection. Although there is widespread consensus that evidenced-based interventions reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, controversy has surrounded the importance of implementing them as a "bundle" of care. This study aimed to determine the effects of(More)
Critically ill patients are at heightened risk for nosocomial infections. The anaphylatoxin C5a impairs phagocytosis by neutrophils. However, the mechanisms by which this occurs and the relevance for acquisition of nosocomial infection remain undetermined. We aimed to characterize mechanisms by which C5a inhibits phagocytosis in vitro and in critically ill(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the current provision of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and clinician training needs in HIV-prevalent settings. DESIGN Nationally representative survey of clinicians. SETTING HIV-prevalent settings in South Africa and Zimbabwe. POPULATION Clinicians in South Africa and Zimbabwe. METHODS Nationally representative(More)
Case reports of three residents of Ontario with clinical histoplasmic chorioretinitis are presented. The diagnosis was made on the basis of the clinical appearance, the presence of calcified lesions in the chest, a negative skin test to tuberculin, and a positive skin test to toxoplasmin. All patients were treated with intravenous amphotericin B. Except for(More)