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Library News August 2021

What is in this issue

Research from South West Healthcare
New to the Library
Reviewing a public health intervention - wearing masks
CoVariants
Workplace kindness

Research from South West Healthcare. 


Below are a few research articles we have spotted coming from SWH recently. Congratulations to all our research contributors and please make sure you share your publishing with the Library so we can celebrate them here. 

Bell, A., Barrett, N., & Lamaro Haintz, G. (2021). "The Ripple Effect": The influence of social support on participation in a small workplace health promotion program. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 10.1002/hpja.511.  https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.511

Laupland, K. B., Tabah, A., Holley, A. D., Bellapart, J., & Pilcher, D. V. (2021). Decreasing case-fatality but not death following admission to ICUs in Australia, 2005-2018. Chest159(4), 1503–1506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2020.11.059

Moran, J. L., Santamaria, J. D., Duke, G. J., & Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Centre for Outcomes & Resource Evaluation (CORE) (2021). Modelling hospital outcome: problems with endogeneity. BMC Medical Research Methodology21(1), 124. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01251-8

Peck, B., Terry, D., & Kloot, K. (2021). The socioeconomic characteristics of childhood injuries in regional Victoria, Australia: What the missing data tells us. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(13), 7005. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137005

Reupert, A., Gladstone, B., Helena Hine, R., Yates, S., McGaw, V., Charles, G., Drost, L., & Foster, K. (2021). Stigma in relation to families living with parental mental illness: an integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 30(1), 6-26. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12820

Weeden, M., Bailey, M., Gabbe, B. et al. (2021). Functional outcomes in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with traumatic brain injury and exposed to hyperoxia: A retrospective multicentre cohort study. Neurocritical Care, 34441–448 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12028-020-01033-y

Wong, V., de Boer, R., Dunn, C., Anton, A., Malik, L., Greenberg, S., Yeo, B., Nott, L., Collins, I. M., Torres, J., Barnett, F., Nottage, M., Gibbs, P., & Lok, S. W. (2021). Uptake of bone modifying agents in patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer with bone metastases - prospective data from a multi-site Australian registry. Internal Medicine Journal,  https://doi.org/10.1111/imj.15376

Ziukelis, E. T., Sharma, V. K., & Gome, J. J. (2021). Premortem diagnosis of pathologically confirmed sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Clinical Case Reports, 9(7), e04461. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.4461

Research from South West Healthcare


Below are a few research articles we have spotted coming from SWH recently. Congratulations to all our research contributors and please make sure you share your publishing's with the Library so we can celebrate them here. 

Bell, A., Barrett, N., & Lamaro Haintz, G. (2021). "The Ripple Effect": The influence of social support on participation in a small workplace health promotion program. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 10.1002/hpja.511.  https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.511

Laupland, K. B., Tabah, A., Holley, A. D., Bellapart, J., & Pilcher, D. V. (2021). Decreasing case-fatality but not death following admission to ICUs in Australia, 2005-2018. Chest159(4), 1503–1506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2020.11.059

Moran, J. L., Santamaria, J. D., Duke, G. J., & Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Centre for Outcomes & Resource Evaluation (CORE) (2021). Modelling hospital outcome: problems with endogeneity. BMC Medical Research Methodology21(1), 124. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01251-8

Peck, B., Terry, D., & Kloot, K. (2021). The socioeconomic characteristics of childhood injuries in regional Victoria, Australia: What the missing data tells us. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(13), 7005. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137005

Reupert, A., Gladstone, B., Helena Hine, R., Yates, S., McGaw, V., Charles, G., Drost, L., & Foster, K. (2021). Stigma in relation to families living with parental mental illness: an integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 30(1), 6-26. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12820

Weeden, M., Bailey, M., Gabbe, B. et al. (2021). Functional outcomes in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with traumatic brain injury and exposed to hyperoxia: A retrospective multicentre cohort study. Neurocritical Care, 34441–448 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12028-020-01033-y

Wong, V., de Boer, R., Dunn, C., Anton, A., Malik, L., Greenberg, S., Yeo, B., Nott, L., Collins, I. M., Torres, J., Barnett, F., Nottage, M., Gibbs, P., & Lok, S. W. (2021). Uptake of bone modifying agents in patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer with bone metastases - prospective data from a multi-site Australian registry. Internal Medicine Journal,  https://doi.org/10.1111/imj.15376

Ziukelis, E. T., Sharma, V. K., & Gome, J. J. (2021). Premortem diagnosis of pathologically confirmed sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Clinical Case Reports, 9(7), e04461. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.4461
Starting to think about getting published? Find out what the top journals are in your field:

GoogleScholar metrics calculates the visibility and influence of publications.  Click here to find the top ranking journals in your specialisation.  Tip: select your subcategory. 

Reviewing a public health intervention - wearing mask 


A year on from our first stint of mandatory mask wearing, a Melbourne group has evaluated the impact of this policy on the spread of COVID-19. Introduction of mandatory mask use on July 22, 2020 during a resurgence of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia created a situation that facilitated an assessment of the impact of the policy on the epidemic growth rate as its introduction occurred in the absence of other changes to restrictions.

Scott, N., Saul, A., Spelman, T., Stoove, M., Pedrana, A., et al. (2021). The introduction of a mandatory mask policy was associated with significantly reduced COVID-19 cases in a major metropolitan city. PLOS ONE 16(7): e0253510. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253510


Observed daily cases (dots) and fitted linear spline model with a hinge day on 31st July, with shading representing upper and lower 95% confidence interval of the fitted curves. Red: analysis period for pre-masks; Blue: analysis period for post-masks. 

CoVariants

The above graph demonstrates the proportion of sequences in a defined variant group. The current outbreak is largely all contributed to the Delta variant. Source: https://covariants.org/per-country The graph shows the proportion of total number of sequences (not cases), over time, that fall into defined variant groups. 
The CoVariants website provides an overview of SARS-CoV-2 variants and mutations that are of interest. You can find out what mutations define a variant, what impact they might have, and where variants are found.

Workplace kindness

A recent study (linked below) highlighted that toxic workplaces (those with low psychological safety) triples your risk of depression. A toxic workplace is bad for your mental health, and it is bad for those working around you. This is a good reminder to practice kindness in our workplace; to your manager, subordinates, colleagues, and between departments. At SWH we have a value of Care, this does not only mean care towards our patients, but also care toward each other. Check out NSW Health's Pandemic Kindness Movement , there are loads of practical resources to use. 
Some extra resources to give you more ideas to use in our workplace:


Zadow, A.J., Dollard, M.F., Dormann, C., et al. (2021). Predicting new major depression symptoms from long working hours, psychosocial safety climate and work engagement: a population-based cohort study
BMJ Open, 11:e044133. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044133
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