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It is a concern that increasing pressure to diagnose, treat and discharge patients rapidly is leading to unacceptably high readmission rates. Readmissions were studied over a two-month period. Patients were identified through the hospital coding system, and electronic discharge summaries provided details of each admission. In total, 69 readmissions were(More)
BACKGROUND Paracentesis for malignant ascites is usually performed as an in-patient procedure, with a median length of stay (LoS) of 3-5 days, with intermittent clamping of the drain due to a perceived risk of hypotension. In this study, we assessed the safety of free drainage and the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of daycase paracentesis. METHOD(More)
Case Report A 60-year-old Asian woman with a history of ovarian cancer presented with headaches and vomiting. She had a past medical history of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at age 20 years and was diagnosed with grade 2, stage IIIC serous ovarian cancer. At the time of her cancer diagnosis, her Ca125 was 1,326 IU/mL, and she underwent primary debulking(More)
BACKGROUND Bone and joint infection in adults arises most commonly as a complication of joint replacement surgery, fracture fixation and diabetic foot infection. The associated morbidity can be devastating to patients and costs the National Health Service an estimated £20,000 to £40,000 per patient. Current standard of care in most UK centres includes a(More)
In order to study the left ventricular diastolic events in cardiomyopathy, carotid pulse tracing, electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram and apexcardiogram with its first derivatives (dA/dt) were simultaneously recorded in 240 normal subjects, 30 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and 44 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Total relaxation(More)
Background. Streptococci are not an infrequent cause of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Management by debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention (DAIR) is thought to produce a good prognosis, but little is known about the real likelihood of success. Methods. A retrospective, observational, multicenter, international study was performed during(More)
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