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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update August 26 2019

Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin including feature articles across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics

Knowledge Update

Library Services' Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin which includes feature articles across a wide range of topics, new physical and e-books in the Library, and websites of interest.

Access to full text articles is available both on and offsite using a St Vincent's login.

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Feature Articles

Nurse leader burnout, satisfaction, and work-life balance.
Journal of Nursing Administration:2019:49(9):404-410 Full text

Diagnosis, management and prevention of Candida auris in hospitals: Position statement of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. AUS
Internal Medicine Journal:2019: August 19 Full text

A laboratory‐derived early warning score for the prediction of in‐hospital mortality, ICU admission, Medical Emergency Team activation and Cardiac Arrest in general medical wards. AUS
Internal Medicine Journal:2019: August 19 Full text

Are increases in emergency use and hospitalisation always a bad thing? Reflections on unintended consequences and apparent backfires.
BMJ Quality and Safety:2019:28(9):687-92 Full text

Triaging the terminally ill – development of the Responding to Urgency of Need in Palliative Care (RUN-PC) Triage Tool. STV
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management:2019: August 14 Full text

Can patient and carers’ experiences shape services?
BMJ Palliative and Supportive Care:2019:9(2):287-90 Full text

Pilot study to improve goals of care conversations among hospitalists.
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management:2019: August 16 Full text

Characteristics of patients with cancer who die by suicide: coronial case series in an Australian state. STV
Psycho-oncology:2019: August 16 Full text

Impact on patient outcomes of pharmacist participation in multidisciplinary critical care teams: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Critical Care Medicine:2019:47(9):1243-50 Full text

Variation in use and outcomes related to midline catheters: results from a multicentre pilot study.
BMJ Quality and Safety:2019:28(9):714-20 Full text

Effect of initial bedside ultrasonography on emergency department skin and soft tissue infection management.
Annals of Emergency Medicine:2019:74(3):372-80 Full text

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: indications, technique and contemporary outcomes.
Heart:2019:105(18):1437-44 Full text

Cardiovascular effects of psychotic illnesses and antipsychotic therapy.
Heart:2019: August 22 Full text

Associations between skeletal muscle and myocardium in aging: a syndrome of “cardio‐sarcopenia”?
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: August 16 Full text

Frequency of utilization of beta blockers in patients with heart failure and depression and their effect on mortality.
American Journal of Cardiology:2019:124(5):746-50 Full text

Association of ideal cardiovascular health at age 50 with incidence of dementia: 25 year follow-up of Whitehall II cohort study.
BMJ:2019: 366:l4414 Full text

Drug effects on the thyroid.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019: 381:749-761 Full text

Tackling epilepsy with high-definition precision medicine: a review.
JAMA Neurology:2019: August 5 Full text

The addition of fluoxetine to cognitive behavioural therapy for youth depression (YoDA-C): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre clinical trial. AUS
Lancet Psychiatry:2019:6(9):735-44 Full text

Compensatory strategies below the behavioural surface in autism: a qualitative study.
Lancet Psychiatry:2019:6(9):766-777 Full text

Heterogeneity of treatment effects from an intensive lifestyle weight loss intervention on cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes: data From the Look AHEAD Trial.
Diabetes Care:2019: Aug; dc190776 Full text

Delivery of care for functional gastrointestinal disorders: a systematic review. STV
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology:2019: August 14 Full text

Association of gluten intake during the first 5 years of life with incidence of celiac disease autoimmunity and celiac disease among children at increased risk.
JAMA:2019:322(6):514-23 Full text

Association between clinically meaningful posttraumatic stress disorder improvement and risk of type 2 diabetes.
JAMA Psychiatry:2019: August 21 Full text

Swallowing disorders in the older population.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: August 20 Full text

Site Spotlight - Hospital Care For People With Dementia 2016-17

Hospital care for people with dementia 2016–17

This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides information regarding the demographics and comorbidities of people admitted to hospitals in Australia with a primary diagnosis of dementia.

The rate of dementia hospitalisations has decreased by almost a quarter in the last decade

Between 2006–07 and 2016–17, the age-adjusted rate of dementia hospitalisations decreased by 23%—from 408 to 313 hospitalisations per 100,000 population. Further, they:

  • decreased by 60% for unspecified dementia
  • remained similar for Alzheimer’s disease
  • increased by 37% for vascular dementia
  • increased by 416% for delirium superimposed on dementia.

Site Spotlight - NSQHS Standards - Live Literature Searches

NSQHS Standards - Live Literature Searches

These PubMed live searches have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the Health Libraries for the National Standards Research Project (HeLiNS).

The searches provide updated results for topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

It is hoped that additional topics will be added in the next 12 months.

The searches target information on the 11 topics,  of relevance to best practice in Australian hospital settings. They aim to provide high specificity (relevance) so that results returned will be of immediate use. The base search for each topic focuses on a hospital setting and is limited to the last 5 years. Subsets are provided for each topic, including:

Australian only
Last 12 months only
Quality improvement

The 11 topics are:

Advance Care Planning
​Blood Management
Clinical Handover
Deteriorating Patient
Falls Prevention
Infection Prevention
Medication Safety
Partnering With Consumers
Pressure Injuries
Wound Management