Elvina White

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Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are highly effective in the identification and termination of malignant ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation. It is anticipated that the number of patients receiving this device will increase because of major advancements in technology and the results of prospective controlled clinical trials. Major life(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children. However, management varies widely. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of introducing a care pathway on the management of childhood appendicitis. METHODS Data were collected prospectively for 3 successive cohorts: All patients operated for suspected appendicitis(More)
Removal of chest drains is a painful procedure and distresses patients, parents and nurses. To identify problems and improve management we developed a concerted approach to both assessment and treatment using audit. An initial prospective audit of post-op cardiac children undergoing chest drain +/- pacing wire removal was undertaken. A clinical tool was(More)
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