CONCLUSION: This wide-reaching survey has identified persistent deficiencies and variations in lung cancer workforce and gaps in infrastructure. Multidisciplinary collaboration and care coordination are needed to ensure all patients can access timely and equitable lung cancer care.
CONCLUSION: This study highlights the need for future health promotion targeting younger Australians at risk of HIV to increase uptake of PrEP/PEP, particularly among overseas-born young people and those ineligible for appropriate health care in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Borderline and mild-definite latent RHD show variable evolution following initial diagnosis. While 8% of mild-definite and 14% borderline cases had signs of disease progression at follow-up, a third of mild-definite and half of borderline cases had disease regression, even with sub adequate antibiotic prophylaxis. The significant variability between study cohorts suggests latent RHD natural […]
CONCLUSION: Findings support consideration by healthcare policy and decision makers of telehealth and broad-reach delivery of structured lifestyle interventions during pregnancy to lower short-term costs associated with GDM to the health system.
Ultrasound-guided insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) is recommended for patients with difficult intravenous access, but access to ultrasound equipment is often limited to specialty departments. Compact, affordable handheld ultrasound devices are available, but the extent of their clinical adoption and impact on patient outcomes is unknown. This scoping review aimed to explore evidence regarding […]
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) is a novel non-invasive alternative for patients with primary renal cell cancer who do not undergo surgical resection. The FASTRACK II clinical trial investigated the efficacy of SABR for primary renal cell cancer in a phase 2 trial.
CONCLUSIONS: In this retrospective data set there were no major complications of peripheral vasoactive drugs. Minor complications were similar to in-hospital use and related to vascular access and drug delivery.
CONCLUSION: PICS is a growing global healthcare concern. This review aims to guide clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and healthcare providers in utilising ET as a therapeutic and preventive measure for patients during and after an ICU admission to address this problem. An improved understanding of the effectiveness of ET and the clinical and research gaps that […]
CONCLUSIONS: RSTs for early prediction of CRE BSIs have limitations and lack of external validity outside the local setting in which they were developed. Future studies to identify optimal RSTs in high and low CRE-endemic settings are warranted. Approaches based on rapid diagnostics and RSTs should be compared with a treatment approach using both methods […]
CONCLUSIONS: The current evidence base is limited, inconsistent, and lacking in quality and recency and there is a lack of guidelines to support clinical practice. People with aphasia face barriers in returning to driving; however, it is unclear if aphasia affects fitness-to-drive post-stroke. Implications for rehabilitationPeople with aphasia, their caregivers and clinicians have identified return […]
CONCLUSIONS: An intervention designed to change clinical practice for patients at or near to end-of-life did not have the intended effect. Future interventions targeting this area of care should consider using multi-component strategies that address the identified barriers to implementation and clinician change of practice.