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BACKGROUND The organisation, management, outcome and cost of follow up of a large group of mainly immunocompromised patients and healthcare workers who were exposed to a staff member of a London renal unit with smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis are described. METHODS Following British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines, 576 close contacts were… (More)
BACKGROUND Many medications administered to patients with schizophrenia possess anticholinergic properties. When aggregated, pharmacological treatments may result in a considerable anticholinergic burden. The extent to which anticholinergic burden has a deleterious effect on cognition and impairs ability to participate in and benefit from psychosocial… (More)
1-Phenyl- und 1-β-Methylpropyl-2-(α-oxy-benzyl)-benzimidazol setzen die Vermehrung des Poliovirus der Arten 1, 2 und 3 in der Gewebekulturzelle stark herab. Die Hemmwirkungen und die Beeinflussung der Toxizitätsverhältnisse der 1-Phenyl-Derivate sind alle grösser, als die der früher untersuchten Benzimidazolene.
We describe the epidemiology and control of a hospital outbreak of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative patient with drug-sensitive tuberculosis developed MDR-TB during a period of unsupervised therapy. She was admitted to an isolation room in a ward with HIV-positive patients, but the room, unbeknown to… (More)
Fistulae between major vessels in the head and neck are uncommon. In both civilian and wartime reports, the total number of traumatic arterio-venous fistulae in head and neck region account for less than four per cent of all arterial injuries. Fourteen cases of congenital communication between the external carotid artery and external or internal jugular… (More)
After placement of a nasogastric tube through a rigid oesophagoscope it is necessary to transfer the proximal end from the mouth to the nose. Observation of surgeons performing this apparently simple task has indicated that many find it somewhat difficult. We describe a simple solution to the problem.
The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham have a population of 737 000, which is served by 427 general practitioners. Data from the unlinked anonymous monitoring programme coordinated by the Public Health Laboratory Service’s communicable disease surveillance centre show that in 1998 the prevalence of HIV infection in women attending antenatal… (More)