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BACKGROUND It has been suggested that dealing with cancer is associated with increased stress and burnout in health-care professionals. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity and burnout in surgeons working in the National Health Service (NHS), and the putative relationship between psychiatric morbidity, burnout and the(More)
Mismatch repair (MMR) increases the fidelity of DNA replication by identifying and correcting replication errors. Processivity clamps are vital components of DNA replication and MMR, yet the mechanism and extent to which they participate in MMR remains unclear. We investigated the role of the Bacillus subtilis processivity clamp DnaN, and found that it(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and psychosocial factors have both been shown to have independent prognostic value in colorectal cancer. Recently, an association between VEGF and psychosocial factors has been reported in patients with ovarian cancer. METHODS A consecutive series of eligible patients undergoing elective resection for(More)
BACKGROUND The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS-8) is frequently used in stroke but has never been validated for this condition. There is concern regarding the suitability of the driving item (item 8). A summed raw score of 10 or more (from a maximum of 24) signifies pathological sleepiness. OBJECTIVE To determine the construct validity of the ESS-8 by Rasch(More)
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