Affiliation: Derriford Hospital
- 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. Objective: To study the characteristics of recurrent fallers in a hospital setting...
- The relationship of falls to injury among hospital in-patientsM Vassallo
Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts, UK
Int J Clin Pract 59:17-20. 2005..None of the characteristics studied can identify patients prone to injury after a fall. Injury is largely unpredictable, and more research is needed to determine how injury can be prevented in patients at risk of falls...
- 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...
- 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...
- The effect of changing practice on fall prevention in a rehabilitative hospital: the Hospital Injury Prevention StudyMichael Vassallo
Ashfields Community Hospital, Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:335-9. 2004..To determine whether a change in practice to introduce a multidisciplinary fall-prevention program can reduce falls and injury in nonacute patients in a rehabilitation hospital...
- 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...
- Development and evaluation of the GEMS (gait, eyesight, mental state, sedation) tool as an aid to predict outcome after hospitalizationBecky J Jupp
Department of Medicine for the Elderly, The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Geriatr Gerontol Int 11:8-15. 2011..The aim of the present study was to identify factors linked to discharge to a residential or nursing home placement and to develop a tool to guide rehabilitation requirements...
- Does cognitive impairment affect rehabilitation outcome?Lynn Poynter
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK
J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2108-11. 2011..To assess how cognitive impairment affects rehabilitation outcomes and to determine whether individual benefit regardless of cognition...
- Cascade of levodopa dose and weight-related dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease (LD-WD-PD cascade)Jagdish C Sharma
Parkinson s Disease Services, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust, Bournemouth, BH7 7 DW, UK
Parkinsonism Relat Disord 12:499-505. 2006..There was a "dose response to developing dyskinesia" according to the increasing levodopa dose per kilogram body weight...
- Cardio-protection in acute strokeJagdish C Sharma
Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 4JL, UK
Int J Stroke 2:288-90. 2007..Measures of damage limitation for acute stroke have not produced substantial benefit to reduce stroke mortality. Search continues for measures to reduce stroke mortality...
- Characteristics and outcome of acute stroke patients not investigated with computerised tomography scanJagdish Sharma
King s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, UK
Gerontology 48:321-4. 2002..It is desirable that all acute stroke patients are investigated with a computerised tomography (CT) scan, but there may be situations when this is not possible...
- Fall risk factors in elderly patients with cognitive impairment on rehabilitation wardsMichael Vassallo
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK
Geriatr Gerontol Int 9:41-6. 2009..We explored characteristics associated with falls in cognitively-impaired patients in a rehabilitation setting...
- 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 and mortality of acute stroke patients: are there any gender differences?Jagdish C Sharma
Mansfield Community Hospital, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, Notts, United Kingdom, NG18 5QJ
J Gend Specif Med 5:24-7. 2002..To investigate gender-related differences in the characteristics and mortality of stroke patients admitted to the hospital...
- 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....
- Acceptability of fall prevention measures for hospital inpatientsMichael Vassallo
Age Ageing 33:400-1. 2004