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Morgellons Disease; experiences of an integrated multidisciplinary dermatology team to achieve positive outcomes.
BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been a reported increase in affliction of the skin with small fibres or other particles. The condition has been referred to as Morgellons disease. Patients present with stinging, ...
Does incidental mastoid opacification on computerized tomography necessitate referral to ENT?
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of incidental temporal bone disease on magnetic resonance imaging has been widely reported in the medical literature. Despite this, there currently is little evidence regarding incidental otological ...
We must not repeat the mistakes of Mid Staffs
These are exceptionally tough times for everyone providing care and treatment across NHS settings. Colleagues on the front line face unprecedented pressure day in, day out, without any respite and often with limited ...
Symptom Onset in Aortic Stenosis: Relation to Sex Differences in Left Ventricular Remodeling
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to establish sex differences in remodeling and outcome in aortic stenosis (AS) and their associations with biomarkers of myocardial fibrosis. BACKGROUND: The remodeling response and ...
Should patients take vitamin D before mandibular operations?
Vitamin D deficiency is endemic in the United Kingdom (UK), particularly in high-risk groups. We report the outcomes of patients with low concentrations of the vitamin who had complications after reduction of mandibular ...
Outcomes for a large metaphyseal volume hemiarthroplasty in complex fractures of the proximal humerus.
BACKGROUND: A large metaphyseal volume shoulder hemiarthroplasty has been in use within our department since 2008; however, no clinical outcome data are available for this prosthesis apart from the designer surgeon series. ...
The variability in Oxford hip and knee scores in the preoperative period: is there an ideal time to score?
Background All NHS-funded providers are required to collect and report patient-reported outcome measures for hip and knee arthroplasty. Although there are established guidelines for timing such measures following arthroplasty, ...
Impact of the quantity of intradiscal cement leak on the progression of intervertebral disc degeneration.
Introduction We aim to assess the impact of the quantity of intradiscal cement leak during kyphoplasty on the rate of progression of degenerative changes in the affected disc. Methods Of 316 kyphoplasty procedures, we ...
Understanding Objections to One Anastomosis (Mini) Gastric Bypass: A Survey of 417 Surgeons Not Performing this Procedure.
BACKGROUND: Despite published experience with thousands of patients, the uptake of One Anastomosis/Mini Gastric Bypass (OAGB/MGB) has been less than enthusiastic and many surgeons still harbour objections to this procedure. ...