Stephen C Allen
Affiliation: Derriford Hospital
- Acquisition and short-term retention of inhaler techniques require intact executive function in elderly subjectsStephen C Allen
Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DW, UK
Age Ageing 32:299-302. 2003....
- Biochemical recovery time scales in elderly patients with osteomalaciaS C Allen
Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth BH7 7DW, UK
J R Soc Med 97:527-30. 2004..The findings emphasize the need for close medical and social follow-up in this clinical context...
- Low dose diamorphine reduces breathlessness without causing a fall in oxygen saturation in elderly patients with end-stage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisStephen Allen
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS trust, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW, UK
Palliat Med 19:128-30. 2005..Low dose opioids are effective and safe in the palliative management of IPF in frail elderly patients...
- Characteristics of early fallers on elderly patient rehabilitation wardsMichael Vassallo
Kings Mill Centre, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
Age Ageing 32:338-42. 2003..falls are one of the most frequent complications on rehabilitation wards for elderly patients...
- Predictors for falls among hospital inpatients with impaired mobilityMichael Vassallo
King s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 4JL Southampton General, Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO9 4XY, UK
J R Soc Med 97:266-9. 2004..2% in patients with none of these characteristics. The presence of confusion and a history of falls identifies those patients who are at greatest risk of falls. Such patients might be the focus of special efforts at falls prevention...
- Attitudes to restraint for the prevention of falls in hospitalMichael Vassallo
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, UK
Gerontology 51:66-70. 2005..Fall prevention measures in hospital are often considered to be restraint and unsuitable for clinical practice. The aim of the study was to explore attitudes to restraint and what are acceptable fall prevention measures in hospital...
- A comparative study of the use of four fall risk assessment tools on acute medical wardsMichael Vassallo
Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1034-8. 2005..To compare the effectiveness of four falls risk assessment tools (STRATIFY, Downton, Tullamore, and Tinetti) by using them simultaneously in the same environment...
- Fall risk-assessment tools compared with clinical judgment: an evaluation in a rehabilitation wardMichael Vassallo
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Medicine Castle Lane East Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DW, UK
Age Ageing 37:277-81. 2008....
- A comparison of four tests of cognition as predictors of inability to perform spirometry in old ageStephen C Allen
Royal Bournemouth Hospital Medicine and Geriatrics, Bournemouth BH7 7DW, UK
Age Ageing 38:537-41. 2009..We hypothesised that clock drawing tests (CLOX 1 and 2), being validated tests of cognitive executive function, might predict spirometry performance with a higher sensitivity and specificity than the MMSE or IP...
- Spirometry in old ageStephen C Allen
Age Ageing 32:4-5. 2003
- Neuropathic pain - the case for opioid therapyStephen C Allen
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK
Oncology 74:76-82. 2008..Many patients in the past have been potentially undertreated as a result of our inertia to use opioids. The case for opioid therapy in NeP has been firmly established...
- Characteristics of single fallers and recurrent fallers among hospital in-patientsMichael Vassallo
Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
Gerontology 48:147-50. 2002..Recurrent fallers constitute a minority of patients who fall but contribute considerably to the total number of falls recorded...