Cristian Udovicich

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OBJECTIVE Social media allows user-generated content and dialog between users and has also entered into the domain of healthcare. The purpose of this study was to compare the use of Twitter at the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (ACEM ASM) from 2011 to 2014 and analyze its ability to spread emergency medicine education.(More)
OBJECTIVE Indigenous Australians have poorer health outcomes compared to the non-Indigenous population. Malnutrition, and subsequently iron-deficiency anaemia, impairs childhood development. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of anaemia in school-aged children of an Australian Indigenous community and evaluate the effectiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND A key metric of the research quality of medical conferences is the publication rate of abstracts. The study objective was to determine the publication rate of abstracts presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (RACS ASC) and to examine for any predictive factors associated with publication. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Neck of femur (NOF) fractures are the most common injury among elderly patients and a significant burden on our healthcare system. AIMS This study aimed toevaluate if an Australian rural hospital serviced by general surgeons can meet the established standards of care for the management of NOF fractures by undertaking surgery within 48 hours. (More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association between hospital volume and perioperative outcomes of radical cystectomy (RC) using state population data for a contemporary Australian cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients undergoing RC for urothelial malignancy in the state of Victoria, Australia between July 2003 and June 2014 were identified using the Victorian(More)
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