Ashton Barnett-Vanes

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694 Vol 383 February 22, 2014 of IDUs in Athens were infected with HIV according to a respondent-driven sampling survey. The increased spread of HIV in IDUs started recently. Molecular analyses showed the circulation of new HIV strains during the outbreak and the clustering of infections in IDUs, thus diff erentiating transmission patterns(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding of the cellular immune response to primary blast lung injury (PBLI) is limited, with only the neutrophil response well documented. Moreover, its impact on the immune response in distal organs remains poorly understood. In this study, a rodent model of isolated primary blast injury was used to investigate the acute cellular immune(More)
OBJECTIVE This study surveyed all UK medical schools regarding their Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (MB/PhD) training policy in order to map the current training landscape and to provide evidence for further research and policy development. SETTING Deans of all UK medical schools registered with the Medical Schools Council were(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) during pregnancy is poorly understood in Egypt-a country with a high birth rate. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of ASB among pregnant women booking at El Hussein and Sayed Galal Hospitals in Al-Azhar University in Egypt; and to observe the relationship between ASB prevalence and risk(More)
OBJECTIVES Increasing patient demands, costs and emphasis on safety, coupled with reductions in the length of time surgical trainees spend in the operating theatre, necessitate means to improve the efficiency of surgical training. In this respect, feedback based on intraoperative surgical performance may be beneficial. Our aim was to systematically review(More)
OBJECTIVE This study surveyed all Iraqi medical schools and a cross-section of Iraqi medical students regarding their institutional and student experiences of medical education amidst ongoing conflict. The objective was to better understand the current resources and challenges facing medical schools, and the impacts of conflict on the training landscape and(More)
To the Editor, Mock aptly highlights in the May 2013 issue of the World Journal of Surgery, the core components required of public health initiatives to achieve global reductions in morbidity and mortality from surgical disease. Data collection, provision of essential services, and political support, as illustrated in the case of maternal health, have(More)