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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update February 4 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

Impact of scribes on emergency medicine doctors’ productivity and patient throughput: multicentre randomised trial. AUS
BMJ:2019: 2019;364:l121 Full text

The impact of hospital-based in situ simulation on nurses’ recognition and intervention of patient deterioration.
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:2019:35(1):18-24 Full text

Early infectious diseases specialty intervention is associated with shorter hospital stays and lower readmission rates: a retrospective cohort study.
Clinical Infectious Diseases:2019: 68(2):239–46 Full text

Regulatory and other responses to the pharmaceutical opioid problem. AUS
Medical Journal of Australia:2019:210(1):6-8 Full text

Concomitant prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines in Australia, 2012–2017. AUS
Medical Journal of Australia:2019:210(1):39-40 Full text

Integrated respiratory and palliative care leads to high levels of satisfaction: a survey of patients and carers. STV
BMC Palliative Care:2019:18(1):7 Full text

Informational needs of family caregivers of people with intellectual disability who require palliative care: a two-phase integrative review of the literature. STV
International Journal of Palliative Nursing:2019:25(1):4-18 Full text

The lived experience of sequential partial foot and transtibial amputation. STV
Disability and Rehabilitation:2019: January 22 Full text

Risk of fall in patients taking proton pump inhibitors: a meta-analysis.
QJM:2019:112(2):115-21 Full text

Maximising data value and avoiding data waste: a validation study in stroke research. AUS
Medical Journal of Australia:2019:210(1):27-31 Full text

Intravenous iron in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019:380:447-58
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Long-term outcomes among patients discharged from the hospital with moderate anemia: a retrospective cohort study.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2019:170(2):81-89
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Finding the balance between benefits and harms when using statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a modeling study.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2019:170(1):1-10
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The use of baclofen as a treatment for alcohol use disorder: a clinical practice perspective. STV
Frontiers In Psychiatry:2019: January 4
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Congenital blindness is protective for schizophrenia and other psychotic illness. A whole-population study. AUS
Schizophrenia Research:2018:202:414-16
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Site Spotlight - Indicators of socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Indicators of socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease is a new report from the Australian institute of Health and Welfare.

It looks at the impact of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease across various socioeconomic groups in Australia.

It concludes that people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged have, on average, greater levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). In 2016, males and females living in the lowest socioeconomic areas of Australia had higher prevalence rates of type 2 diabetes and treated end-stage kidney disease; higher heart attack rates; and higher CVD, diabetes and CKD death rates than those living in the highest socioeconomic areas