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.
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.
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.