Catherine Paterson

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of moderate obesity on the outcome of induction of ovulation with low dose gonadotrophin in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Retrospective analysis of women with PCOS treated consecutively. An analysis of the impact of obesity on outcome of pregnancy using data from the North West Thames Regional (NWTR)(More)
In this paper we present estimates of the difference in the cost of hospital care for women having different modes of singleton delivery. The estimates are based on observation of resources used in different procedures, and on data from the North West Thames Region Maternity Information System. For vaginal delivery the average cost is 363 pounds, but could(More)
Cross language information retrieval is a field of study that has received significant research attention, resulting in systems that despite the errors of automatic translation (from query to document), on average, produce relatively good retrieval results. Traditionally, most work has focussed on retrieval from sets of newspaper articles; however, other(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether participants taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and treated with radical radiation therapy with neoadjuvant/adjuvant hormone therapy have less incidence, severity, and duration of radiation proctitis. METHODS AND MATERIALS A propensity score analysis of 817 patients who underwent radical radiation therapy(More)
PURPOSE Men affected by prostate cancer are a patient population in need of on-going person-centred supportive care. Our aim was to synthesise current available evidence with regard to the unmet supportive care needs of men living with and beyond prostate cancer. METHODS A systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA Statement Guidelines.(More)
OBJECTIVE Men affected by prostate cancer can experience profound physical and psychological sequalae; and unmet support needs are prevalent in men affected by this disease. Social support has been linked to improved health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and coping strategies, but little is known about the relationship between social support, coping and(More)
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PURPOSE Unmet support needs are prevalent in men affected by prostate cancer. Moreover, little is known about the optimal type of social support, or its mechanism effect between coping and emotional outcome in men affected by this disease to identify areas for clinical intervention. This study aimed to empirically test the propositions of social support(More)
BACKGROUND Women with cervical cancer constitute a patient population in need for ongoing, person-centred supportive care. Our aim was to synthesise current available evidence with regard to the supportive care needs of women living with and beyond cervical cancer. METHODS A systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA Statement guidelines.(More)
BACKGROUND Men affected by prostate cancer who are undergoing hormone therapy can endure a range of symptoms that can adversely affect quality of life. Little research has been conducted to date, to understand the specific unmet supportive care needs of this patient group within the context of current service delivery. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was(More)