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21.06.22

NEW: Trauma evidence review

The NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM) recently released this new resource: An evidence review of diagnosis and treatment of traumatic pneumothorax.

ITIM is part of the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). It is the body responsible for overseeing, coordinating and supporting the NSW trauma system. They have developed a number of evidenced based adult trauma clinical practice guidelines and position statements. View them all...
Updated 07.06.22

The epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis and management of monkeypox virus infections

As of May 2022, multiple cases of monkeypox have been identified in several non-endemic countries – including one case in Australia – a man in his 30s recently returned to Victoria, from the UK, who is isolating away from the community. Find out more...

Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Most patients have mild disease and recover without medical intervention. It does not easily spread between people. However, it may occur through skin-to skin contact, contact with infected surfaces or items, and respiratory transmission. UK guidance...

Guidance from UpToDate...

HNEH Libraries subscribe to the TRIP (Pro) database. A search of their “Latest and Greatest” resources on Monkeypox provides these high quality results...
09.05.22

Hunt for the cause of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children

In the last 12 months, 169 children worldwide have been reported as having severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin. Ten children in the UK have received a liver transplant. There are reports that three children have died in Indonesia and there is one suspected death, still being investigated, in Wisconsin, USA. Usual causes of sudden onset hepatitis have not been found and several studies are underway to understand its potential causes. Read more in the Lancet...

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