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  • Naso- and oropharyngeal bacterial carriage in nursing home residents: Impact of multimorbidity and functional impairment. [Clinical Trial]
  • PlosPLoS One 2018; 13(1):e0190716
  • Kwetkat A, Pfister W, … Hoyer H
  • CONCLUSIONS: Given the observed data, at least long-term carriage of S. pneumoniae in nursing home residents seems to be rare and rather unlikely to cause nursing home acquired pneumonia. The low rate of colonization with multi drug resistant (MDR) bacteria confirms that nursing home residency is not a risk factor for MDR pneumonia in Germany. For individual risk assessment in this susceptible population, immobility and malnutrition should be considered as signs of functional impairment as well as comorbidity.
  • Venous thromboembolism risk and postpartum lying-in: Acculturation of Indian and Chinese women. [Journal Article]
  • MMidwifery 2018; 58:13-18
  • Melov SJ, Hitos K
  • CONCLUSIONS: acculturation is highly individualised, however postpartum rest remains prevalent in women who identify themselves culturally as from the Indian subcontinent or as Chinese. Inactivity and comorbidities compounded the impact of cultural postpartum rest, and put women at increased risk for VTE.targeted, culturally appropriate, postnatal education should include VTE-prevention information to women who intend to practise postpartum rest.
  • Treatment of proximal humerus fractures in the elderly. [Review]
  • DDuodecim 2017; 133(4):353-8
  • Launonen AP, Sumrein BO, Lepola V
  • A proximal humerus fracture typically occurs when an elderly woman falls directly onto her shoulder or on her outstretched arm. Local pain in the shoulder and immobility of the upper arm raise a susp...
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