Carol Bowler

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BACKGROUND Bisphosphonates (BP) have been associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and atypical femoral fractures (AFF). The prevalence of these side effects in intravenous (IV) BP-treated subjects is not well understood. AIM This audit aimed to delineate the prevalence of ONJ, thigh pain and AFF in patients having regular IV BP and its effect on(More)
In a psychiatric census of a 196-bed acute inpatient Medicine for the Elderly unit, 76.1% of patients resident during 1 week were screened and interviewed in a two-stage diagnostic procedure. Of 153 patients studied, 11.1% were delirious, 26.8% were demented, and 9.2% were depressed. Overall, 56.9% of the cases were identified by ward nurses, and 55.5% by(More)
This article reviews a study in which distal forearm fractures in children were treated with a below elbow semi-rigid cast, with instructions for removal at home. Patient satisfaction surveys established that children and parents were pleased they did not have to return to hospital to have the cast removed, and most patients returned to normal activity(More)
A previously fit 21 year old motor mechanic was admitted to a casualty department with severe chest pain and respiratory distress. He later described the events that had led to his injury. While working with a grinding tool he salivated through an air vent in the machine casing on to a live terminal. He noticed a blue flash that entered his mouth; he was(More)
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