Helen Farrah's research while affiliated with University of London and other places

Publications (3)

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Objective:. The objective was to explore the characteristics and outcomes of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in older trauma patients. Background:. Severely injured older people present an increasing challenge for trauma systems. Recovery for those who require critical care may be complicated by MODS. In older trauma patients, MODS may n...
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Introduction The age of patients admitted into critical care in the UK is increasing. Clinical decisions for very-old patients, usually defined as over 80, can be challenging. Clinicians are frequently asked to predict outcomes as part of discussions around the pros and cons of an intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Measures of overall health in o...
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Background Respiratory complications are an important cause of postoperative morbidity. We aimed to investigate whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) administered immediately after major abdominal surgery could prevent postoperative morbidity. Methods PRISM was an open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial done at 70 hospitals across six c...

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... There are potential physiological benefits of these strategies through improved lung compliance and alveolar recruitment [19], but may also cause harm through both volutrauma and barotrauma [20,21]. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the use of these strategies have produced conflicting results [22]. ...