Tag Archives: Pneumonia

Approaches to the Reduction of Preventable Hospital Admissions: a Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent systematic review examined the alternatives to hospital admission for older patients at risk of unplanned hospitalisation. The broad categories of interventions considered were (i) improved use of paramedic / emergency care practitioners, (ii) interventions based in emergency … Continue reading

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Growing Concern Over New Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Infections: Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase (BBC News)

Summary There is rising concern about the drug-resistant superbug called Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), which is reported to have caused sixteen deaths in Manchester during the past four years. KPC causes urinary tract infections and pneumonia in patients with suppressed … Continue reading

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Potentially Preventable Complications in Hospitalised Dementia Patients: Urinary Tract Infections, Pressure Sores, Pneumonia and Delirium (BMJ Open)

Summary This article reports on work to identify the rates of potentially preventable complications for dementia patients, compared with non-dementia patients, using hospital discharge data from New South Wales (Australia) in 2006/2007. It was found that surgical dementia patients had higher … Continue reading

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Dementia in Acute Hospitals: Prevalence and Mortality

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Abstract Increasing numbers of people die with dementia, many in the acute hospital. This systematic review investigates the prevalence of … Continue reading

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