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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update September 23 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.

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Feature Articles

Australia's National Medicines Policy is outdated and in need of review. AUS
Medical Journal of Australia:2019:311(6):252-54 Full text

A place to call home: hearing the perspectives of people living with homelessness and mental illness through service evaluation. AUS
Community Mental Health Journal:2019:55(7):1218-25 Full text

Do we need an Apgar score for older adults?
Circulation:2019:140(12):973–975 Full text

Frailty in very old critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand: a population‐based cohort study. STV
Medical Journal of Australia:2019: September 5 Full text

Addressing elder abuse through integrating law into health: What do allied health professionals at a Community Health Service in Melbourne, Australia, think? AUS
Australasian Journal on Ageing:2019: September 17 Full text

Regulating voluntary assisted dying in Australia: some insights from the Netherlands. AUS
Medical Journal of Australia:2019: September 8 Full text

Towards gender balance in the Australian intensive care medicine workforce. AUS
Medical Journal of Australia:2019: September 9 Full text

Self‐management for adults with epilepsy: Aggregate Managing Epilepsy Well Network findings on depressive symptoms.
Epilepsia:2019:60(9):1921-31 Full text

When can we trust responders? Serious concerns when using 50% response rate to assess clinical trials. STV
Epilepsia:2019:60(9):e99-e203 Full text

Rating delirium severity using the nursing delirium screening scale: a validation study in patients in palliative care.
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management:2019:58(4)e4-e7 Full text

The relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea and postoperative delirium and pain: an observational study of a surgical cohort.
Anaesthesia:2019: September 18 Full text

Cognitive function following a major depressive episode: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Lancet Psychiatry:2019:6(10):581-61 Full text

Perioperative covert stroke in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery (NeuroVISION): a prospective cohort study.
Lancet:2019:394(10203):1022-29 Full text

The role of fibrinogen and fibrinogen concentrate in cardiac surgery: an international consensus statement from the Haemostasis and Transfusion Scientific Subcommittee of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology.
Anaesthesia:2019: September 17 Full text

Redefining heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction.
JAMA:2019: September 13 Full text

Medium and long-term risks of specific cardiovascular diseases in survivors of 20 adult cancers: a population-based cohort study using multiple linked UK electronic health records databases.
Lancet:2019:394(10203):1041-54 Full text

Metformin use and clinical outcomes among patients with diabetes mellitus with or without heart failure or kidney dysfunction: observations From the SAVOR-TIMI 53 Trial. Circulation:2019: 14(12):1004–1014 Full text

Effect of behavioral and pelvic floor muscle therapy combined with surgery vs surgery alone on incontinence symptoms among women with mixed urinary incontinence: The ESTEEM Randomized Clinical Trial. 
JAMA:2019:322(11):1066-76 Full text

“It’s all in your head”—medicine’s silent epidemic.
JAMA Neurology:2019: September 16 Full text

Patient activation intervention to facilitate participation in recovery after total knee replacement (MIME): a cluster randomised cross-over trial. BMJ Quality and Safety:2019:28(10): Full text

Site Spotlight - Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people 2007–08 to 2016–17

Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people 2007–08 to 2016–17

This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) focuses on trends in hospitalised (serious) fall-related injury for people aged 65 and over that occurred over the period 2007–08 to 2016–17. Information is also presented on the hospital care provided.

An estimated 125,021 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised due to Falls in 2016–17. Three-quarters of all injury hospitalisations for people aged 65 and over are a result of a fall.

Around 85% of fall-related injury cases in 2016–17 were recorded as having occurred in either the home or in residential aged care.

Just over 100,000 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised due to a fall in 2016–17.