A report of a national genetic database for inherited retinal diseases
INTRODUCTION High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) and non-invasive ventilation (NIV) may reduce the requirement for invasive ventilation in selected patients with respiratory failure. However, there is concern that, when used in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), both modalities may increase the risk of transmission to healthcare workers (HCW) through small droplet aerosol generation. Small droplet aerosols have the potential to remain airborne for extended periods of time, follow air currents within the room, and penetrate deep into the airways,
Repair of torn knee meniscus alone was compared to repair plus ACL reconstruction. Both approaches produced significant functional improvement but no additional benefit was provided by adding ACL reconstruction.
Sophisticated mathematical modeling of epidemic or pandemic spread of infections is based on differential equations containing exponential functions. The sophistication of these models is essential but they have a disadvantage of being difficult or impossible to be understood by readers unfamiliar with advanced mathematics. I have developed a spreadsheet model to estimate infection rates and mortality with Covid-19 as a function of time using only a few simple assumptions.
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been studied widely as a predictor of perioperative adverse outcomes. However, there is no global consensus on its use. The aim of this review is to discuss evidence and guidelines on the use of BNP in perioperative risk stratification prior to non-cardiac surgery.
We wished to determine the local (Western Australia) prevalence, including temporal trends, of secondary resistance amongst HP, and to identify host risk factors for fluoroquinolone resistance…
Interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) has increased over recent years, and new techniques such as deep learning (DL) have achieved impressive results in multiple diverse fields. Modern image recognition techniques have proven to be very capable …
Emergency Medicine (EM) is concerned with the assessment and management of the acute and urgent aspects of all physical and behavioural disorders in all age groups. The wide range of presentations is matched by the wide spectrum of severity, from life-threatening to self-limiting conditions. In Australia and internationally, EM seeks to advance knowledge through scientific research.
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