Darragh Twomey

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A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether open chest cardiac massage is superior to closed chest compressions in patients suffering cardiac arrest following cardiac surgery. Using the reported search, 527 papers were identified. Fifteen papers represented the best evidence on(More)
This study is presented in order to consider and discuss a possible alternative to radical surgery in treating uterine rupture. In the 5 year period, 1981-1985 inclusive, 34 patients had 46 pregnancies and 48 children (2 sets of twins) in Master Misericordiae Hospital, Afikpo following rupture of the uterus. During this period, 14,219 patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To use funnel plots and cumulative funnel plots to compare in-hospital outcome data for operators undertaking percutaneous coronary interventions with predicted results derived from a validated risk score to allow for early detection of variation in performance. DESIGN Analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING Tertiary centre NHS(More)
BACKGROUND Workable risk models for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are needed urgently. OBJECTIVE To validate two proposed risk adjustment models (Mayo Clinic Risk Score (MC), USA and North West Quality Improvement Programme (NWQIP), UK models) for in-hospital PCI complications on an independent dataset of relatively high(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: does re-expansion pulmonary oedema exist? Altogether 233 papers were found using the reported search, of which 13 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether the optimal treatment strategy for acute prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is surgical management or thrombolytic therapy. Using the reported search 96 papers were identified. Twelve papers represented the best evidence on the subject,(More)
BACKGROUND Strategies to reduce DTB (door-to-balloon) time have been previously described. However, there is no well-established data-monitoring system that can be used for prompt feedback. The aims of this study were to use statistical process control (SPC) methodology to measure current processes, to provide real-time feedback on the impact of a change in(More)
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