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The Prevalence of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection Over a Ten-Year Period in Children with Cystic Fibrosis
Shidhani et al found that the overall Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) prevalence was 28.1% in ’04 and 21.3% in ’14.  In 2014, 49% of CF children were never infected with PA.  PA infection is declining.

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Key Performance Indicators in Paediatric Anaesthesia
Doody et al studied the post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and post-operative pain rates in children after anaesthesia.  12% had a pain score greater than 4/10.  1.2% had PONV.

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Hip Fracture and the Weekend Effect in an Irish Trauma Hospital
Downey et al report that among 646 hip fractures, 178 (27.5%) were admitted at weekends.  183 (28.4%) underwent surgery at the week-end.  93 (14.4%) were admitted during the NCHD changeover months in Jan and July.  There was no difference in outcomes.

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