Ceri Elisabeth Battle

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BACKGROUND The risk factors for mortality following blunt chest wall trauma have neither been well established or summarised. OBJECTIVE To summarise the risk factors for mortality in blunt chest wall trauma patients based on available evidence in the literature. DATA SOURCES A systematic review of English and non-English articles using MEDLINE, EMBASE(More)
OBJECTIVE Blunt chest wall trauma is a common injury treated in the Emergency Departments and has a high reported morbidity and mortality. No national guidelines exist for the management of this patient group unless the patient has severe immediate life-threatening injuries. The aim of this study was to investigate current management of blunt chest wall(More)
INTRODUCTION Survivors of sepsis report persistent problems that can last years after hospital discharge. The main aim of this study was to investigate long-term health-related quality of life in survivors of SIRS and sepsis compared with Welsh normative data, controlling for age, length of stay and pre-existing conditions. The second aim was to investigate(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the relationship between preinjury warfarin use and mortality in a large European sample of trauma patients. METHODS A multicentred study was conducted using data collated from European (predominately English and Welsh) trauma receiving hospitals. Patient data from the Trauma Audit and Research Network database from 2009 to 2013 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic and diagnostic value of whole blood impedance aggregometry in patients with sepsis and SIRS and to compare with whole blood parameters (platelet count, haemoglobin, haematocrit and white cell count). METHODS We performed an observational, prospective study in the acute setting. Platelet function was determined using(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic pain has been reported in survivors of critical illness for many years after discharge from hospital. This study investigates the incidence and site of chronic pain in survivors of critical illness between 6 months and 1 year after hospitalization, including ICU admission. A retrospective analysis of the risk factors for chronic pain in(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarise the risk factors for mortality in patients with flail chest based on available evidence in the literature. METHODS A systematic review was completed using articles from PubMed, EMBASE, the Centre for Review and Dissemination database and the Cochrane Library. Additional studies were identified by hand-searching bibliographies, and(More)
Sepsis and its progression are known to have a major influence on the coagulation system. Current coagulation tests are of limited use when assessing coagulation in sepsis patients. This study aims to assess the potential for a new functional biomarker of clot microstructure, fractal dimension, to identify changes in the mechanical properties of clot(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The difficulties in the management of the blunt chest wall trauma patient in the Emergency Department (ED) due to the development of late complications are well recognised in the literature. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for the development of complications in the recovery phase following blunt chest wall trauma.(More)
INTRODUCTION Blunt chest wall trauma accounts for over 15% of all trauma admissions to Emergency Departments worldwide. Reported mortality rates vary between 4 and 60%. Management of this patient group is challenging as a result of the delayed on-set of complications. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a prognostic model that can be used to(More)