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Recruitment to randomised trials : Strategies for Trial Enrolment and Participation Study. The STEPS study
(Gray Publishing, 2007-11)
Objectives: To identify factors associated with good and poor recruitment to multicentre trials. Data sources: Part A: database of trials started in or after 1994 and were due to end before 2003 held by the Medical Research ...
Interdisciplinary communication in the intensive care unit
BACKGROUND: Patient safety research has shown poor communication among intensive care unit (ICU) nurses and doctors to be a common causal factor underlying critical incidents in intensive care. This study examines whether ...
The role of microbiology and pharmacy departments in the stewardship of antibiotic prescribing in European hospitals
This observational, cross-sectional study describes the role played by clinical microbiology and pharmacy departments in the stewardship of antibiotic prescribing in European hospitals. A total of 170 acute care hospitals ...
Use of complementary and alternative medicine in pediatric otolaryngology patients attending a tertiary hospital in the UK
(Elsevier Science Ireland, 2007-11)
Objective: Little data is available on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in children attending otolaryngology services. We investigated the prevalence and pattern of CAM use among children attending the ...
Survival from Uveal Melanoma in England and Wales 1986 to 2001
Purpose. To analyse survival from uveal melanoma diagnosed in England and Wales during 1986-1999 and followed up to 2001. Methods. Data from the National Cancer Registry at the Office for National Statistics were analysed. ...
The relationship between organisational characteristics and the effects of clinical guidelines on medical performance in hospitals, a meta-analysis.
(BMC Health Services Research, 2006-04-28)
A Pragmatic Randomised, Controlled Trial of Intensive Care follow up programmes in improving Longer-term outcomes from critical illness : the PRACTICAL study
(BioMed Central, 2007-07-23)
Background: A number of intensive care (ICU) patients experience significant problems with physical, psychological, and social functioning for some time after discharge from ICU. These problems have implications not just ...
Preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and outcome from coronary artery bypass grafting
Background: An elevated preoperative white blood cell count has been associated with a worse outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Leukocyte subtypes, and particularly the neutrophil-lymphocyte (N/L) ratio, ...