Clinical Study: Staff Publication in Advances in Orthopaedics

Outcomes of Geriatric Hip Fractures Treated with AFFIXUS Hip Fracture Nail

This clinical study written by Ahmed Mabrouk, Mysore Madhusudan, Mohammed Waseem (East Cheshire NHS Trust), Steven Kershaw, and Jochen Fischer has been published in Advances in Orthopaedics.

Summary: Geriatric hip fractures are one of the commonest fractures worldwide. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of a series of unstable geriatric hip fractures treated with AFFIXUS hip fracture nail.  Read the full article here

If you are interested, there is a YouTube clip which covers Hip Fracture Nail but is not in any way associated with the persons mentioned in this post or connected to this article.

AQuA Bulletin: Issue 80

Issue: 80 of the AQuA Bulletin is exclusively available on the AQuA Portal (click here to log on and download).aqua-logo_

AQuA aims to bring a mixture of tools and publications aimed at improving healthcare services, providing links to more information and resources, highlighting areas for action and participation.

In the current issue:

Top Stories

  • Reducing harm to patients
  • Updated Asthma IOP launched
  • BMJ Quality & Safety: a collection of key articles
  • Horizon Scanning  A new settlement for health and social care
  • Safer Care – New drive to end deliberate face-down restraint
  • Patient Experience – Right to ‘ask’ for personal health budgets begins
  • Innovation – Mental health teams in police stations and courts scheme goes live
  • Patient Experience -Hospital stays improving, finds CQC
  • Innovation -Guidance for unplanned admissions enhanced services
  • Horizon Scanning – Clinical commissioning groups one year on.
  • Safer Care – Professionals divided over hip fracture care
  • Public Health – CMO annual report published on state of the public’s
    health
  • Prevention – NICE recommends tests to help diagnose and manage asthma
  • Horizon Scanning – Update on rising scarlet fever numbers across England
  • Data & Intelligence – Data round up…

New Evidence Updates from NICE

Evidence Updates on Hip Fracture and Diabetic foot problems have been published.nice_news

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence, and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

The new Evidence Updates focus on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 124 ‘The management of hip fracture in adults’ (2011) and a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline

119 ‘Inpatient management of diabetic foot problems’ (2011)

An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of topic experts, reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.