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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update March 25 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

The clinical learning environment.
Medical Teacher:2019: March 17 Full text

External validation of the Hospital Frailty Risk Score and comparison with the Hospital-patient One-year Mortality Risk Score to predict outcomes in elderly hospitalised patients: a retrospective cohort study.
BMJ Quality and Safety:2019:28(4):284-288 Full text

Heart failure readmissions: a losing battle or an opportunity for improvement?
Postgraduate Medicine:2019: March 7 Full text

How do nurses use the early warning score in their practice? A case study from an acute medical unit.
Journal of Clinical Nursing:2019:28(7-8):1183-92 Full text

The National Early Warning Score predicts mortality in hospital ward patients with deviating vital signs: A retrospective medical record review study.
Journal of Clinical Nursing:2019:28(7-8):1216-22 Full text

Cluster-randomised trial of a nurse-led advance care planning session in patients with COPD and their loved ones.
Thorax:2019:74(4):328-36 Full text

Patient blood management: recommendations from the 2018 Frankfurt Consensus Conference.
JAMA:2019: 321(10):983-97 Full text

Effect of catheter ablation vs medical therapy on quality of life among patients with atrial fibrillation: The CABANA Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA:2019: March 25 Full text

Early or delayed cardioversion in recent-onset atrial fibrillation.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019: March 18 Full text

Extended treatment of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Heart:2019:105(7):545-52 Full text

Association of chronic periodontitis on Alzheimer's Disease or vascular dementia.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: March 15 Full text

How and whom to monitor for seizures in an ICU: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Critical Care Medicine:2019:47(4):366-73 Full text

How long does a hip replacement last? A systematic review and meta-analysis of case series and national registry reports with more than 15 years of follow-up.
Lancet:2019: 393(10172):647-654 Full text

Chlorhexidine versus routine bathing to prevent multidrug-resistant organisms and all-cause bloodstream infections in general medical and surgical units (ABATE Infection trial): a cluster-randomised trial.
Lancet:2019: March 5 Full text

A new class of medicines through DNA Editing.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019: March 7 Full text

Stigma in health facilities: why it matters and how we can change it.
BMC Medicine:2019:17:25 Full text

Homeless for the first time in later life: uncovering more than one pathway.
Gerontologist:2019:59(2):251-59 Full text


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