Author Archives: traceypratchett

Using NSAIDs in critically ill trauma patients

Following the ward round on the 11th April 2018, here is some reading around the use of NSAIDs in critically ill trauma patients. Abdul-Hadi et al (2009) Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Orthopaedics The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 91A(8) Full Text … Continue reading

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Following the ward round on the 11th April 2018, here is some reading around disseminated intravascular coagulation. BMJ Best Practice (2017) Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Full text Dynamed Plus (2018) Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Full text Wada et al (2014) Diagnosis and treatment of … Continue reading

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Prognostication of Traumatic Brain Injury

Following the ward round on the 11th April 2018, here is some reading around prognostication of traumatic brain injury. Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM); Intensive Care Society (ICS); Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NACCS); Royal College of … Continue reading

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Alcohol related cardiomyopathy

Following the ward round on the 11th April 2018, here is some reading around alcohol related cardiomyopathy. Guzzo-Merello et al (2015) Natural History and Prognostic Factors in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy. JACC: Heart Failure 3 (1), January 2015 Full Text Guillo et al  … Continue reading

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Aspergillosis

Following the ward round on the 2nd February 2018, here is some reading around diagnostic tests for apergillosis and prognosis. Dynamed Plus (2016) Invasive aspergillosis. Full text Denning, DW. et al (2015) Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: rationale and clinical guidelines for diagnosis and management. … Continue reading

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Complications following gender reassignment surgery

Following the ward round on the 2nd February 2018, here is some reading around complications following gender reassignment surgery and risk of necrotising gangrene. Sigurjonsson, H. et al (2015) Male to female gender reassignment surgery: Surgical outcomes of consecutive patients during … Continue reading

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Lantus and nocturnal hypoglycaemia

Following the ward round on the 2nd February 2018, here is some reading around Lantus and its impact on nocturnal hypoglycaemia . This blog post from the FUDiabetes Forum, summarises the key findings of the SWITCH 1 & 2 trials which … Continue reading

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