D. J. Nicholas Hind

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BACKGROUND Several studies have evaluated the clinical effectiveness of endocrine therapy alone in women aged 70 years or over and who are fit for surgery. OBJECTIVES To identify and review the evidence from randomised trials comparing primary endocrine therapy (endocrine therapy alone) to surgery, with or without adjuvant endocrine therapy, in the(More)
The published literature comparing surgery, with or without adjuvant endocrine therapy, with endocrine therapy alone in older women with operable breast cancer was systematically reviewed. The design used is Cochrane review. Randomised controlled trials retrieved from the Cochrane Breast Cancer Group Specialised Register on 29 June 2005. Eligible studies(More)
Nassauvia falklandica (Compositae: Mutisieae: Nassauviinae), a new endemic herbaceous sub-shrub from the Falkland Islands, is described, illustrated and its conservation status assessed. N. falklandica is unique within the genus in possessing a row of pits towards the apex of the abaxial surface of its leaves; stomata and stiff white hairs are confined to(More)
Attempts to identify a modern collection of Chromolaena (Wood et al. 19515) proved problematic, especially when comparison of type material in K, against images of types in NY, was carried out. Examination of the type material of Eupatorium bangii Rusby (= Chromolaena bangii (Rusby) R. M. King & H. Rob.) has shown that the protologue is effectively a(More)
A new species of Neocuatrecasia (Compositae: Eupatorieae: Gyptidinae), N. epapposa, is described and illustrated from the Provincia Ñuflo de Chávez, Departmento de Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia. The new species is compared with the other low altitude species, N. tysonii, described from the Departmento de Beni, but differs primarily in its epappose achenes(More)
Summary. A new, dwarf perennial species of Pectis (Compositae: Heliantheae: Pectidinae), Pectis harryi, is described and illustrated from the Departamento de Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia. The new species adds to the increasingly recognised richness of the rock platforms and low granite shield inselbergs (lajas) of the provinces of Ñuflo de Chavez and(More)
A new species of Sciadocephala (Compositae: Eupatorieae: Adenostemmatinae), S. gracieliae, is described and illustrated from Mato Grosso State, Brazil — the first record of the genus for the country. Distinctions of the new species are discussed and the corolla colour is confirmed as green, an unusual colour in the Eupatorieae. A synopsis and key to the six(More)
The identity of Cosmos herzogii (Compositae: Heliantheae: Coreopsidinae), from the Department of Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, is discussed. Field observations of critical characters of the rootstock, anther filaments and achenes, of plants identified as Cosmos herzogii, indicated that the material does not belong to Cosmos but rather to Bidens; the relevant(More)
A new purple-flowered discoid Calea (Compositae: Heliantheae: Neurolaeninae), Calea woodii (Calea sect. Meyeria (DC.) Benth. & Hook. f.), is described and illustrated from the Serranía de Cochís and the Serranía de Santa Bárbara, Chiquitos, Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The relationship of this species is discussed and a key to the purple-flowered(More)