New books available

The Library & Knowledge Service purchased a large number of new books last month ~ view a selection of the new titles here. All members of East Cheshire NHS Trust staff, students on placement and volunteers are able to borrow books from the Library. Contact the Library for more information: ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net / 01625 66 1362.

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Library and Knowledge Service annual survey now open!

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The annual survey for the Library and Knowledge Service is now open – if you want to take part follow this link and complete as much as you can. It should take no more than ten minutes, and would help to provide us with information that we can use to improve library services.

Remember, we can only do this through your help: your feedback guides our service!

The survey is open until 5pm on the 24th of July.

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.

Nursing Standard: A well-deserved higher profile: Health visitors are gaining greater recognition thanks to a new fellows programme

The work of Health Visitor Team Leader, Andrea Johns of East Cheshire Trust, is recognised in this recently published article A well-deserved higher profile: Health visitors are gaining greater recognition thanks to a new fellows programme” reported by Petra Kendall-Raynor, Well done Andrea!

Read the full article in the Nursing Times here

Health Technology Assessment: The SNAP Trial

The SNAP trial: A randomised placebo-controlled trial of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy – Clinical effectiveness and safety until 2 years after delivery, with economic evaluation 

Citation: Health Technology Assessment, 2014, vol./is. 18/54(1-128), 1366-5278;2046-4924 (2014)

Author(s): Cooper S.; Lewis S.; Thornton J.G.; Marlow N.; Watts K.; Britton J.; Grainge M.J.;
Taggar J.; Essex H.; Parrott S.; Dickinson A.; Whitemore R.; Coleman T;  Coughtrie M.;
Mannion C.; et al

East Cheshire Trust (Macclesfield Hospital) participated as a source of recruitment.

Abstract: Smoking during pregnancy causes many adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is effective for cessation outside pregnancy but efficacy and safety in pregnancy are unknown. We hypothesised that NRT would increase smoking cessation in pregnancy without adversely affecting infants.

Objectives: To compare (1) at delivery, the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness for achieving biochemically validated smoking cessation of NRT patches with placebo patches in pregnancy and (2) in infants at 2 years of age, the effects of maternal NRT patch use with placebo patch use in pregnancy on behaviour, development and disability.

Design: Randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial and economic evaluation
with follow-up at 4 weeks after randomisation, delivery and until infants were 2 years old.

Read the full article here

 

Endocrine Abstracts; B Roisin, L Hayley, C Surendran

Epidemiology and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in CYP with type 1 diabetes mellitus in a DGH

B Roisin, L Hayley, C Surendran – 2014

Endocrine Abstracts (2014) 36 P30 | DOI:10.1530/endoabs.36.P30
Introduction: Nearly all patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus develop diabetic retinopathy (DR) within 20 years of diagnosis. It is the second largest cause of blindness in those of working age in the UK. Several risk factors have been accepted by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, including gender, duration of diabetes, glycaemic control, blood lipid profile, blood pressure, and renal impairment.

Click the title link to read more.