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Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Safety and Health at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 75)
Safety and Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Safety in Extreme Environments     Hybrid Journal  
Safety in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 74)
Saintika Medika     Open Access  
Salud & Sociedad: investigaciones en psicologia de la salud y psicologia social     Open Access  
Salud Areandina     Open Access  
Salud Colectiva     Open Access  
Salud(i)ciencia     Open Access  
Salus     Open Access  
Salute e Società     Full-text available via subscription  
Samsun Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Saúde Coletiva     Open Access  
Saúde e Meio Ambiente : Revista Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Saúde em Redes     Open Access  
Saú     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
School Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Scientia Medica     Open Access  
Scire Salutis     Open Access  
Serviço Social e Saúde     Open Access  
Sextant : Revue de recherche interdisciplinaire sur le genre et la sexualité     Open Access  
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexual Medicine Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sierra Leone Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access  
Sleep and Vigilance : An International Journal of Basic, Translational and Clinical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sleep Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Sleep Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
SMAD, Revista Electronica en Salud Mental, Alcohol y Drogas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Smart Health     Hybrid Journal  
Social Determinants of Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Theory & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Work in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Work in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Social Work in Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Society, Health & Vulnerability     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Sosiaalilääketieteellinen Aikakauslehti     Open Access  
South African Family Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South African Journal of Child Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South African Journal of Communication Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South East Asia Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South Eastern European Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Southern African Journal of Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Southern African Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Space Safety Magazine     Free   (Followers: 49)
Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health     Open Access  
SSM - Population Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Stigma and Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sundhedsprofessionelle studier     Open Access  
Sustainable Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustinere : Revista de Saúde e Educação     Open Access  
System Safety : Human - Technical Facility - Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Tanzania Journal of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Technology and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tempus Actas de Saúde Coletiva     Open Access  
Textos & Contextos (Porto Alegre)     Open Access  
The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
The Lancet Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 75)
The Lancet Planetary Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
The Lancet Regional Health : Americas     Open Access  
The Lancet Regional Health : Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Lancet Regional Health : Southeast Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
The Lancet Regional Health : Western Pacific     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Meducator     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Therapeutic Communities : The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid     Full-text available via subscription  
Tobacco Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Transgender Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transportation Safety and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tropical Journal of Health Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Tropical Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
TÜBAV Bilim Dergisi     Open Access  
Universal Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Universidad y Salud     Open Access  
Unnes Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Value in Health Regional Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Vascular Health and Risk Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Vigilância Sanitária em Debate     Open Access  
Violence and Gender     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Water Quality, Exposure and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Western Pacific Surveillance and Response     Open Access  
Women & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
World Health & Population     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
World Medical & Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal  
Zoonotic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Електромагнітна сумісність та безпека на залізничному транспорті     Open Access  
مجله بهداشت و توسعه     Open Access  

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Southern African Journal of Critical Care
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.159
Number of Followers: 4  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 1562-8264 - ISSN (Online) 2078-676X
Published by African Journals Online Homepage  [260 journals]
  • The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa mourns the passing of our

    • Authors: Fathima Paruk, Refiloe Masekela
      Pages: 52 - 52
      Abstract: No abstract.
      PubDate: 2022-10-12
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2022)
  • Risk factors associated with unplanned ICU admissions following paediatric
           surgery: A systematic review

    • Authors: S Essa, P Mogane, Y Moodley, P Motshabi Chakane
      Pages: 53 - 59
      Abstract: Background. Unplanned admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) have important implications in the general management of patients. Research in this area has been conducted in the adult and non-surgical population. To date, there is no systematic review addressing risk factors in the paediatric surgical population. Objective. To synthesise the information from studies that explore the risk factors associated with unplanned ICU admissions following surgery in children through a systematic review process. Method. We conducted a systematic review of published literature (PROSPERO registration CRD42020163766), adhering to the Preferred Reporting of Observational Studies and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) statement. The Population, Exposure, Comparator, Outcome (PECO) strategy used was based on: population – paediatric population, exposure – risk factors, comparator – other, and outcome – unplanned ICU admission. Data that reported on unplanned ICU admissions following paediatric surgery were extracted and analysed. Quality of the studies was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Results. Seven studies were included in the data synthesis. Four studies were of good quality with the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale score ≥7 points. The pooled prevalence (95% confidence interval) estimate of unplanned ICU stay was 2.69% (0.05 - 8.6%) and ranged between 0.06% and 8.3%. Significant risk factors included abnormal sleep studies and the presence of comorbidities in adenotonsillectomy surgery. In the general surgical population, younger age, comorbidities and general anaesthesia were significant. Abdominal surgery and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery resulted in a higher risk of unplanned ICU admission. Owing to the heterogeneity of the data, a meta-analysis with risk prediction could not be performed. Conclusion. Significant patient, surgical and anaesthetic risk factors associated with unplanned ICU admission in children following surgery are described in this systematic review. A combination of these factors may direct planning toward anticipation of the need for a higher level of postoperative care. Further work to develop a predictive score for unplanned ICU stay is desirable.
      PubDate: 2022-10-12
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2022)
  • Traumatic brain injury: Association between the Glasgow Coma Scale score
           and intensive care unit mortality

    • Authors: J J Mkubwa, A G Bedada, T M Esterhuizen
      Pages: 60 - 63
      Abstract: Background. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevalence in Botswana is high and this, coupled with a small population, may reduce productivity. There is no previous study in Botswana on the association between mortality from TBI and the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score although global literature supports its existence. Objectives. Our primary aim was to determine the association between the initial GCS score and the time to mortality of adults admitted with TBI at the Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana, between 2014 and 2019. Secondary aims were to assess the risk factors associated with time to mortality and to estimate the mortality rate from TBI. Methods. This was a retrospective cohort design, medical record census conducted from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019. Results. In total, 137 participants fulfilled the inclusion criteria, and the majority, 114 (83.2%), were male with a mean age of 34.5 years. The initial GCS score and time to mortality were associated (adjusted hazard ratio (aHR) 0.69; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.508 - 0.947). Other factors associated with time to mortality included constricted pupil (aHR 0.12; 95% CI 0.044 - 0.344), temperature (aHR 0.82; 95% CI 0.727 - 0.929), and subdural haematoma (aHR 3.41; 95% CI 1.819 - 6.517). Most cases of TBI (74 (54%)) were due to road traffic accidents. The number of deaths was 48 (35% (95% CI 27.1% - 43.6%)), entirely due to severe TBI. Conclusion. The study confirmed significant association between GCS and mortality. Males were mainly involved in TBI. These findings lack external validity because of the small sample size, and therefore a larger multicentre study is required for validation.
      PubDate: 2022-10-12
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2022)
  • A mixed-methods study on evaluating an updated, francophone version of
           ETAT+ training in Madagascar

    • Authors: M Galatsch, H-J Lang, C Noa, H Raveloharimino, A Robinson, N Rabesandratana, L I Magera, R Weigel, D Köcher-Andrianarimanana
      Pages: 64 - 70
      Abstract: Background. Madagascar needs major efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, despite the considerable reduction of child mortality during past years. In this context, implementation of emergency triage assessment and treatment (ETAT) plays an important role. In recent years, ETAT training activities rarely took place in Madagascar. To strengthen ETAT in Madagascar, a pilot training course was conducted in December 2019 at the University Hospital Mahajanga. Objective. This study aims to evaluate if the ETAT+ pilot training content matches clinical needs in Madagascar and whether participants achieved their learning objectives. Methods. In this cross-sectional mixed-methods study, a 41-item questionnaire was used at the end of the ETAT+ training to evaluate their learning experience from the 12 participants (paediatricians, physicians, nurses and midwives). Six weeks after the training, guided interviews were conducted among five participants to describe how training content could be transferred into clinical practice in five health facilities. Results. Results suggest that this pilot project designed to contribute to the re-establishment of ETAT in Madagascar meets participants’ needs and is adapted to clinical realities in terms of transmitted knowledge, skills and competencies. However, results also show that considerable multi-disciplinary efforts are needed to advance ETAT+ implementation in Madagascar. Conclusions. Implementation processes of ETAT training programmes need re-evaluation to assure their validity to contribute to quality of care improvements efficiently. Further operational research is required to evaluate sustainable, innovative implementation strategies adapted to contexts in Madagascar.
      PubDate: 2022-10-12
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2022)
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia in PICU – how are we doing'

    • Authors: L van Wyk, J T Applegate, S Salie
      Pages: 71 - 74
      Abstract: Introduction. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common hospital-acquired infection in children, leading to an increase in morbidity and mortality. A previous study in 2013 showed that VAP rates decreased dramatically after implementation of a VAP bundle and appointing a VAP coordinator. As part of a ‘Plan, Do, Study, Act’ cycle, it was necessary to evaluate the efficacy of these interventions. Objective. To evaluate the VAP rate in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) over 2 years (2017 - 2018), and to describe the causative organisms and antibiotic sensitivity/resistance patterns during this period. Methods. This was a retrospective, descriptive study using the existing PICU VAP database as well as clinical folders. Results. Over the 2 years, 31 VAP cases were identified. The VAP rate for 2017 was 4.0/1 000 ventilator days and 5.4/1 000 ventilator days for 2018. Compliance with the VAP bundle was 68% in 2017 and 70% in 2018. The median (interquartile range (IQR)) duration of ventilation in 2017 was 9 (6 -12) days and 15 (11 - 28) days in 2018. The median (IQR) length of PICU stay in 2017 was 11 (8 - 22) days and 25 (17 - 37) days in 2018. The most common cultured organism was an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) Klebsiella pneumoniae sensitive to amikacin and carbapenems. Conclusion. Our VAP rate has not decreased since 2013. It is imperative that we improve compliance with the VAP bundle, in order to reduce VAP rates. K. pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were the most common organisms causing VAPs and empiric use of piptazobactam and amikacin is still appropriate.
      PubDate: 2022-10-12
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2022)
  • Iatrogenic blood loss in critical care: A prospective observational study
           conducted at Universitas Academic Hospital in the Free State Province,
           South Africa

    • Authors: J C Adams, C Barrett, M Spruyt
      Pages: 75 - 81
      Abstract: Background. Prevention of iatrogenic blood loss is an essential component of patient blood management (PBM) in intensive care units (ICUs). The amount of iatrogenic blood loss from diagnostic phlebotomy in the ICUs at Universitas Academic Hospital, Free State Province, South Africa, is unknown. Objective. To quantify diagnostic phlebotomy volumes, and volumes submitted in excess for diagnostic testing in the ICU. Methods. We conducted a prospective descriptive observational study on adults who were admitted to ICUs at a single centre over a period of 14 days. The weight of each filled phlebotomy tube was calculated using the specific gravity of blood and averages of empty phlebotomy tubes, establishing the total volume. Results. Data from 59 participants with a median length of stay at the ICU of 3 days were analysed. The median phlebotomy volume was 7.0 mL day and 13.6 mL/ICU admission. The volume of blood required for analysis daily and ICU admission was 0.7 mL and 2.2 mL, respectively. The median phlebotomy volume in excess of the amount required for analysis daily and ICU admission was 5.05 mL and 12.11 mL, respectively. Conclusion. While the median excess daily phlebotomy volume in this present study may seem insignificant and underestimating the true excess of phlebotomy volume, interventions to reduce phlebotomy volumes and development of a PBM guideline for appropriate phlebotomy volumes and preventing wastage of patients’ blood in the ICU is required.
      PubDate: 2022-10-12
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2022)
  • Quantifying the burden of the post-ICU syndrome in South Africa: A scoping
           review of evidence from the public health sector

    • Authors: E van der Merwe, F Paruk
      Pages: 82 - 87
      Abstract: Background. The post-ICU syndrome (PICS) comprises unexpected impairments in physical, cognitive, and mental health after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge, and is associated with a diminished health-related quality of life (HRQOL). A Cochrane review recommended more research in this field from low- and middle-income countries. Objective. This review aims to examine the extent and nature of publications in the field of PICS in the South African (SA) public health sector. Findings of available local research are contextualised through comparison with international data. Methods. A comprehensive literature search strategy was employed. Inclusion criteria comprised publications enrolling adult patients following admission to SA public hospital ICUs, with the aim to study the main elements of PICS (ICU-acquired neuromuscular weakness, neurocognitive impairment, psychopathology and HRQOL). Results. Three studies investigated physical impairment, 1 study psychopathology, and 2 studies HRQOL. Recommended assessment tools were utilised. High rates of attrition were reported. Neuromuscular weakness in shorter-stay patients had recovered at 3 months. Patients who were ventilated for ≥5 days were more likely to be impaired at 6 months. The study on psychopathology reported high morbidity. The HRQOL of survivors was diminished, particularly in patients ventilated for ≥5 days. Conclusion. This review found a paucity of literature evaluating PICS in the SA public health sector. The findings mirror those from international studies. Knowledge gaps pertaining to PICS in medical, surgical and HIV-positive patients in SA are evident. No publications on neurocognitive impairment or the co-occurrence of PICS elements were identified. There is considerable scope for further research in this field in SA.
      PubDate: 2022-10-12
      Issue No: Vol. 38, No. 2 (2022)
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