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BACKGROUND Journals are an important conduit for the publication of research. However, the reporting quality of research has been shown to be lacking. We sought to determine if reporting quality could be improved by mandating compliance with the relevant reporting guidelines during the submission process to a single surgical journal. METHODS The policy… (More)
Acute pancreatitis is a common surgical presentation, frequently caused by gallstones and alcohol. Here we present an unusual case of a recurrent episode of pancreatitis after an unremarkable colonoscopy, in a patient with several pre-existing risk factors for pancreatitis. Before and after abdominal CT scans clearly demonstrate the acute inflammatory… (More)
Reflective practice is a paper requirement of your career progression in health care. However, if done properly, it can greatly improve your skills as a health care provider. This article provides some structure to reflective practice to allow a health care provider to engage more with reflective practice and get more out of the experience.
The use of ultrasonography is rapidly expanding in emergency medicine. Real-time assessment offers clues to prompt diagnosis and creates opportunities for speedy intervention. We present a case of 'cardiac monitor asystole' that proved to be ventricular fibrillation on ultrasound examination. Uniquely this case demonstrates that this, typically… (More)
Audits and quality improvement projects are vital aspects of clinical governance and continual service improvement in medicine. In this article we describe the process of clinical audit and quality improvement project. Guidance is also provided on how to design an effective audit and bypass barriers encountered during the process.
Teaching is an invaluable aspect of any medical or surgical career. Many trainees will find themselves delivering teaching at several stages in their career and in this "How to" article we explain how to design, set up, and deliver a successful teaching program, as well as how to evidence this in your portfolio.
BACKGROUND In 2013, the Declaration of Helsinki changed to mandate that all research studies involving human subjects, rather than just clinical trials alone, must have a protocol registered in a publicly accessible database prior to the enrolment of the first patient. The objective of this work was to assess the number of research studies involving human… (More)
INTRODUCTION The Declaration of Helsinki 2013 encourages the registration of all research studies involving human participants. However, emphasis has been placed on prospective clinical trials, and it is estimated that only 10% of observational studies are registered. In response, Research Registry® was launched in February 2015; a retrospectively curated… (More)
BACKGROUND Research registration is an important ethical principle in the Declaration of Helsinki, however, progress to increase registration has been slow. Understanding the attitudes of users towards registries may provide insights into increase research registration. In this survey-based study, we sought to gain insight from users of a single global… (More)