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Safety and efficacy of non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery
Ileus is common after elective colorectal surgery, and is associated with increased adverse events and prolonged hospital stay. The aim was to assess the role of non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugsExpand
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Typhoid: diagnostic difficulties and their implications for medical officers for environmental health.
The occurrence of two atypical cases of typhoid in one District within a short space of time prompted a review of the problems of presentation and diagnosis of typhoid. The two cases are presentedExpand
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Reducing co-administration of clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors in acute coronary syndromes.
BACKGROUND Recent concerns about clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitor (PPI) co-administration in patients following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) led us to investigate our practice. GuidanceExpand
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Swine flu: false-positive rapid flu swab with resulting misdiagnosis of a case of Legionella pneumonia
A 59-year-old man presented with a severe flu-like illness and widespread pulmonary infiltrates on chest x-ray. A rapid influenza direct test was positive and the patient was nursed in isolation. OnExpand
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Development of a cardiologist delivered service leads to improved outcomes following admission with acute coronary syndromes in a large district general hospital
Background: East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust reorganized its services in October 2007 with acute admissions sent to one site which allowed the development of a 24/7 Consultant delivered cardiologyExpand
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An external validation of the QCovid risk prediction algorithm for risk of mortality from COVID-19 in adults: national validation cohort study in England
Background: To externally validate a risk prediction algorithm (QCovid) to estimate mortality outcomes from COVID-19 in adults in England. Methods: Population-based cohort study using the ONS PublicExpand
Reorganisation and development of a consultant-led cardiology service leads to substantial reductions in length of stay, all-cause inhospital and 30-day post-discharge mortality in acute coronary
Background East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) reorganised its services in October 2007 with all acute admissions sent to one site (Royal Blackburn Hospital). This allowed the development of aExpand
Are sleep studies necessary prior to adenotonsillectomy? A retrospective case‐controlled study of eighty‐two children
Overnight pulse oximetry is often used to determine severity of sleep apnoea and likelihood of post-operative complications with a view to planning whether high dependency care (HDU) might beExpand