In intensive care units (ICU) and operating theatres arterial lines are used to accurately measure a patient’s blood pressure and take numerous and repetitive blood samples. In order to prevent… read more →
Falls are a major cause of disability and mortality in the UK. Thirty percent of those aged 65 or over who live in the community fall each year, increasing to… read more →
Falls represent a significant public health challenge, with incidence increasing at about 2% per annum. Increased rates of falling, and the severity of the consequences, are associated with growing older… read more →
Since the turn of the century, we have seen the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) change in a revolutionary way. I was diagnosed over 35 years ago when the delivery… read more →
This is the letter sent by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to patients having Remicade. It was adapted from an example provided by the NHS PrescQIPP programme.
Estimates suggest that more than 230 million patients undergo surgery worldwide each year, with reported mortality rates between 1% and 4%. Complications and deaths are most frequent among high-risk patients,… read more →
Pay-for-performance programs and economic constraints call for solutions improving the quality of health care without increasing costs . In this respect, the American Society of Anesthesiology is developing a perioperative… read more →
Goal-directed fluid therapy based on cardiac output monitoring during high-risk surgery is associated with better tissue perfusion, decreased risk of perioperative complications, improved postoperative rehabilitation, and reduction in hospital length… read more →