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An assessment of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) using the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ).
Aims: The effectiveness of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in varicose vein treatment is unknown. We evaluated this using the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire ...
Preoperative fasting: a clinical audit.
This clinical audit examines the adherence to guidelines suggested by the Royal College of Nursing (2005); the results uphold previous studies of a preoperative starving period for patients undergoing elective surgical ...
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the quadriceps in patients with non-small cell lung cancer receiving palliative chemotherapy: a randomized phase II study
BACKGROUND: A reduced exercise capacity is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Therapeutic exercise can be beneficial and neuromuscular electrical ...
Exenatide improves excessive daytime sleepiness and wakefulness in obese patients with type 2 diabetes without obstructive sleep apnoea.
We investigate the effects of exenatide on excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), driving performance and depression score in patients with type 2 diabetes with EDS. Eight obese patients with diabetes but without obstructive ...
Using a venous thromboembolism checklist significantly improves VTE prevention: a junior doctor led intervention.
Aims: Given that venous thromboembolic disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, the aim of this study was to increase the rate of VTE risk assessment performed by junior doctors in the acute setting. We ...
Transformation of solitary osteochondroma to dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma arising in the distal radius: a case report.
We present the case of a 35-year-old patient suffering from an untreated solitary osteochondroma and subsequent rare transformation to a dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma. This case highlights the potential risk of malignant ...
Investigating pleural thickening.
Downer, N, Ali, N, & Au-Yong, I 2013, 'Investigating pleural thickening', BMJ: British Medical Journal, 346, 7890, pp. 35-37.
The Impact of a Decision Support Tool Linked to an Electronic Medical Record on Glycemic Control in People with Type 2 Diabetes.
Aims: We retrospectively compared glycemic control and glycemic burden in type 2 diabetes patients treated by general physicians with access to decision support with those treated by general physicians without access to ...
Bronchoscopic intrabullous autologous blood instillation: a novel approach for the treatment of giant bullae.
The current standard therapy for patients with giant bullae is surgical bullectomy; however, high operative risk and comorbidities preclude surgical procedures in many patients. Autologous blood instilled directly into ...