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BACKGROUND 'Brown bag' medication reviews carried out by community pharmacists collaborating with GPs have become established, in the USA and elsewhere, as an effective means of helping primary care patients to derive maximum benefit from their medicines, of identifying medication-related problems and of reducing wastage of medicines. OBJECTIVE We aimed(More)
Histocompatibility typing of a family with 15 members and a history of ureteropelvic junction stenosis and 4 families with 23 members and a history of vesicoureteral reflux revealed that these anomalies of the urinary tract may be hereditary and segregate with histocompatibility haplotype within a family. Thus, a close linkage of childhood reflux and(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an objective means of assessing patients' and doctors' satisfaction with a consultation. DESIGN Questionnaire study of patients and general practitioners after consultations. SETTING Urban general practice. SUBJECTS 250 Patients attending consecutive consultations conducted by five general practitioners. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether the membership examination for the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) discriminates against doctors of Indian subcontinent ethnic origin ("Asian doctors"). DESIGN Retrospective analysis of data from five administrations of the MRCGP examination (December 1988-December 1990). SETTING United Kingdom national(More)
Various factors may predispose urinary tract infection (UTI) due to E. coliin pediatric patients. Our observations on HLA typing of three families and 36 unrelated patients with recurrent UTI suggest that reflux is inherited through factors(s) loacated on the sixth pair of human chromosome in a close linkage with the Major Histocompatibility Complex. Thus,(More)
The comparative effects of enalapril (E) and nifedipine (N) on renal hemodynamics were assessed in twenty-two moderately hypertensive, cadaveric renal transplant patients who were maintaining stable renal function. Fourteen patients were on cyclosporin (CSA) and eight were receiving azathioprine with prednisolone (AZA). In each patient effective renal(More)
The effects of dietary supplement of arginine on protective humoral and cell-mediated immune responses of broiler chicks vaccinated and challenged against hydropericardium syndrome virus (HPSV) were investigated and compared with those of 2 reference drugs (cyclophosphamide and cyclosporine). Percentage ratios of lymphoid organs (bursa, spleen, and thymus)(More)