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CHANGES IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRACHEOSTOMY TEAM PRACTICE OVER TIME

Carton et al have compared tracheostomy outcomes over 2 time periods.  The duration of the tracheostomy was shorter in 2017 compared with 2009 – 11, 21 vs 31 days.

RETROSTERNAL THYROID GOITRE AETIOLOGY, PRESENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

Wauchope et al describe a series of 32 patients with retrosternal goitres.  The majority, 84% of the goitres, were removed through the transcervical route.  The authors point out that the major risk is a thoracic haemorrhage and that facilities for a sternotomy should be available.

MUPIROCIN-RESISTANT METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) AND VASCULAR SURGERY

Garvey et al describe 41 cases of MR-MRSA. Patients who had vascular surgery and those with greater dependency e.g. urinary catheters were at higher risk.

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