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BACKGROUND Nasogastric tubes are widely used in hospitals, e.g. for the administration of nutrients. However, nasogastric tubes can be inserted accidently into the airways leading to complications like pneumonia, pneumothorax and even death. Mechanically ventilated patients are at high risk of having a nasogastric tube misplaced, since they often have(More)
INTRODUCTION Otitis media is one of the most common diseases in small children. This underlines the importance of optimizing diagnostics and treatment of the condition. Recent literature points toward a stricter approach to diagnosing acute otitis media (AOM). Moreover, ventilating tube treatment for recurrent AOM (RAOM) and chronic otitis media with(More)
BACKGROUND Effective nutritional screening, nutritional care planning and nutritional support are essential in all settings, and there is no doubt that a health service seeking to increase safety and clinical effectiveness must take nutritional care seriously. Screening and early detection of malnutrition is crucial in identifying patients at nutritional(More)
Nosocomial infections (NI) are a significant contributor to patient morbidity and mortality. NI significantly increases hospital length of stay and total hospital cost. 1 Thoracic surgery, mechanical ventilation and/or admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) are known to increase patients’ risk for nosocomial respiratory tract infection. 2,3 Most NIs(More)
REVIEW QUESTION/OBJECTIVE The objective of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of manually measuring respiratory rates for 60 s or less in detecting clinical deterioration of inpatients. More specifically, the review question is:Is measurement of respiratory rates for 60 s more(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are a significant contributor to patient morbidity and mortality. Nosocomial infections significantly increase hospital length of stay and total hospital costs. Thoracic surgery, mechanical ventilation and/or admission to an intensive care unit are known to increase patients' risk for nosocomial respiratory tract infection.(More)
Systematic reviews are carried out to provide an answer to a clinical question based on all available evidence (published and unpublished), to critically appraise the quality of studies, and account for and explain variations between the results of studies. The Joanna Briggs Institute specializes in providing methodological guidance for the conduct of(More)
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