Kevin O'Kane

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A HISS is a Hospital Information Support System and the idea is that it is primarily there to support clinical activity not to provide management information. When the concept of a HISS first emerged it was seen as a very large system where all hospital departments shared one computer system and that is the model used by the first few HISS sites. As the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this research were to, in subjects with lower cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), examine the relationship between strength of muscle groups as measured by the manual muscle test (MMT) and function (reflected as burden of care) as measured by individual functional independence measure (FIM)(More)
BACKGROUND The key guidelines in the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) include the 2010 British Thoracic Society (BTS) Pleural Disease guideline and 2001 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Consensus Statement. Current recommendations are dependent on radiographic measures which differ between these two guidelines. The aim of this(More)
RATIONALE Hospitalised patients with acute exacerbation of COPD may deteriorate despite treatment, with early readmission being common. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether neural respiratory drive, measured using second intercostal space parasternal muscle electromyography (EMGpara), would identify worsening dyspnoea and physician-defined inpatient clinical(More)
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