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.
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%.
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.