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Deworming drugs could treat deadly C. difficile infection

A class of medications used to deworm cattle, goats, and sheep may also be effective for the treatment of one of the most common causes of bacterial infection in humans: Clostridium difficile.

Source: Medical News Today

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Harley Street Sleep Center Facility is now equipped with Capnograph, a specially designed for Sleep screening.

Harley Street Sleep Center Facility is now equipped with Capnograph, a specially designed for Sleep screening.

End-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) monitoring, also known as capnography, recently has become a common measurement in sleep studies. When conducting sleep studies, it is important to accurately and consistently measure exhaled CO2 levels in order to reliably assess the quality of ventilation during sleep.

Capnography is potentially useful in monitoring the end-tidal partial pressure of CO2 (PCO2) levels when evaluating a patient for sleep-related hypoventilation. It help clinicians diagnose sleep breathing disorders hypoventilation syndrome. If hypoventilation in children is not detected and treated promptly it may lead to poor developmental outcomes, and in adults can contribute to increased morbidity and mortality. Capnography has also been reported to be a useful screening tool in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

The Capnograph monitors display a very useful number called EtCO2. End-tidal means “end of breath” measurement which is the CO2 measure at the very end of expiration. The EtCO2 is approximately equal to the arterial blood CO2. Thus it is a non-invasive and convenient way of estimating arterial CO2.

 

HSMC’s 2nd Patient Educational Event

HSMC's 2nd Patient Educational Event

Date: Tuesday, 31/05/2016
Time: 07:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

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Introduction to patient satisfaction survey

As a commitment to Quality Improvement for our patients and their families, we require feedback on an ongoing basis. The patient satisfaction survey results can be used to identify strengths and weakness and shows opportunities for quality improvement. HSMC has conducted a Patient Satisfaction Survey and the result of the surveys is very encouraging as the Overall Patient Satisfaction rate is 93% which exceeds the target set of 90% by HSMC.

Regarding the last question, where patients were asked if they recommend our Center, the result was 100% of HSMC patients said that they would recommend it to their family and friends. That means that patients may recommend the centre to others explaining their real experience.

 

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