James Pollard

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As the working hours of junior doctors decrease, adequate handover of patients becomes more important to maintain continuity of care and avoid errors caused by information gaps. A minimum dataset for surgical handover should include the patient's name, location (ward and bed number), date of admission, diagnosis, procedure (with date), complications and(More)
This paper is concerned with the application of context-aware computing to museums and art galleries. The paper reports three studies addressing this issue. The first study involved a survey of visitors to an art gallery and focused on visitor activity and information requirements. This led to the conclusion that one could define visitor types and relate(More)
"Mortality data of the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR [German Democratic Republic] are compared by age, sex and cause of death....Within the period from 1976 to 1986 life expectancy has risen in the Federal Republic of Germany, whereas in the GDR it increased to a minor extent only, so that the gap between the two parts of Germany has clearly(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical presentation of M. ulcerans disease and the safety and effectiveness of treatment may differ in elderly compared with younger populations related to relative immune defficiencies, co-morbidities and drug interactions. However, elderly populations with M. ulcerans disease have not been comprehensively studied. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
Objectives Healthcare facilities internationally have grown outpatient parenteral antibiotic administration services for the last few decades. The literature contains publications from dozens of countries describing systematized processes with specialist oversight and their levels of service provision and outcomes. Such descriptions are absent in the(More)
INTRODUCTION The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), has identified the need to assist grantees conducting clinical trials by providing generic monitoring plans. Ongoing study monitoring of treatment outcomes is recognized as the ethical responsibility of study investigators to(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has increased to epidemic proportions in recent years. The carriage of C. difficile among healthy adults and hospital inpatients has been established. We sought to determine whether C. difficile colonization exists among healthcare workers (HCWs) in our setting. METHODS A point prevalence study of stool(More)