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Optimisation of Vitamin D Status for Enhanced Immuno-protection Against Covid-19.
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It is recommended that all older adults, hospital inpatients, nursing home residents and other vulnerable groups be urgently supplemented with 20-50μg/d of vitamin D to enhance their resistance to Covid-19, and that this advice be quickly extended to the general adult population.
Increasing wait times predict increasing mortality for emergency medical admissions
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Delays to admission have been shown to be independently adversely related to mortality outcome, and maximal target limits of 4 and 6 h for referrals and admissions are recommended, based on these mortality observations.
Serum potassium levels as an outcome determinant in acute medical admissions.
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A retrospective cohort study of all emergency medical admissions to St James's Hospital between 2002 and 2012 used a stepwise logistic regression model to predict in-hospital mortality, adjusting risk estimates for major predictor variables.
Age and outcome in acute emergency medical admissions.
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Acute illness severity is more important than co-morbidity in explaining the outcome in older patients admitted as medical emergencies and service planning for acute elderly care should be based on effective disease management programmes but recognise the contribution of acute illness severity to outcome when conditions deteriorate.
Usage of unscheduled hospital care by homeless individuals in Dublin, Ireland: a cross-sectional study
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In contrast to housed patients, the bulk of usage of unscheduled care by homeless people occurs in individuals aged 25–65 years, which is a significant proportion of ED attendees and medical inpatients.
Air Quality and Hospital Outcomes in Emergency Medical Admissions with Respiratory Disease
TLDR
Despite air quality improvement, there was a clear relationship between pollutant concentration and outcomes for respiratory emergency admissions; additionally, the underlying level of pulmonary function was predictive of in-hospital mortality.
Patient risk profiling in acute medicine: the way forward?
TLDR
Risk profiling at admission is feasible for emergency medical admissions and could offer a means to outcome improvement in patients at high risk for an in-hospital death.
Blood cultures in emergency medical admissions: a key patient cohort
TLDR
A clinical decision to request a blood culture identified a subset of emergency admissions with markedly worse outcomes, and this patient cohort warrants close monitoring in the emergency setting.
Haematuria investigation based on a standard protocol: emphasis on the diagnosis of urological malignancy.
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Of patients under 70 years with frank haematuria, males were more likely than females to have malignancy, and a higher risk was not observed in older patients, while patients under 50 years with microscopic ha Hematuria should have a lower priority for investigation.
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