This Month's Highlights:

What Proportion of Patients Meet the Criteria for Uncomplicated Sepsis in an Irish Emergency Dept?    

McNevin et al found that among 3585 adult patients attending their ED, a total of 150 (4.2%) met their sepsis criteria.

 

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Accrual to Cancer Clinical Trials  

Kelly et al that among 140 commencing a new anti-cancer agent only 5% (7 patient) were entered into a cancer clinical trial (CCT).  This rate is low and is a barrier to improvements in cancer care.  The reasons are multiple.  The authors state that the object is to raise the CCT rate to 10%.

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High Prevalence of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Adult Patients with Bronchiectasis  

Duignan et al found that among 40 female patients with bronchiectasis a total of 19 (48%) had associated stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  The affected patients were advised about reduced fluid intake and opportunistic micturition voiding.

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