The 4AT as a triage test for delirium: a validation study in acutely hospitalised older patients.
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the 4AT for delirium versus the reference standard of a DSM-IV diagnosis
Patients undergo a standard delirium assessment, and either the 4AT or the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM). Clinical outcomes and resource utilisation are recorded at 12 weeks after admission.
Patients aged over 70 admitted to the Emergency Department.
5 Nov 2015 | Allan MacRaild
Emerge sent two research nurses to the British Geriatric Society (BGS) conference. Jill Steven and Allan MacRaild are recruiting to a study entitled The 4AT as a triage test for delirium: a validation study in acutely hospitalised older patients. This study is a first collaboration between Emerge and Medicine of the Elderly with this study being led by Professor Alasdair MacLullich.Read more
1. Ambulatory Device, Rocket Pleural vent insertion
2. Standard Treatment, Aspiration +/- chest drain
Primary Outcome Measures
To assess whether use of an ambulatory device (Rocket Pleural Vent) and treatment strategy reduces hospital stay. Total length of stay in hospital up to 30 days post randomisation. Up to 30 days post randomisation.
RAMPP trial - Randomised Controlled Trial: Pleural vent (rocket) V standard care in Primary Spontaneous Pnuemothorax
Patients commonly present to the Emergency Department with epistaxsis (nose bleed). Standard first aid measures such as applying pressure can often stem bleeding however in more severe cases of epistaxsis further treatment is required.
Novel Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce the Need for Nasal Packing