Martin Duffy

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STUDY OBJECTIVE We compare real-time ultrasonographic guidance and the traditional landmark technique for the insertion of internal jugular vein catheters in an emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS This was a prospective, randomized, clinical study performed in a tertiary ED between August 2003 and May 2005 on patients requiring central venous(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess efficacy and safety of a 24-hour comprehensive protocol-driven model for rapid assessment and thrombolysis of stroke patients in the emergency department. DESIGN Prospective open observational study. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING All patients with acute stroke presenting within 3 hours to the St Vincent's Hospital (Sydney) emergency(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of 'out of hours' (17.00-08.00 hours) non-contrast head computed tomography (NCHCT) scan interpretation by senior ED medical staff. METHODS The study was undertaken in an inner-city tertiary hospital in Sydney. A sample of 315 consecutive 'out of hours' NCHCT scans was compiled from a log book in the Medical Imaging(More)