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Population screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) has recently commenced in the United Kingdom supported by the evidence of a number of randomised trials and pilot studies. Certain factors are known to influence screening cost-effectiveness (e.g. compliance), but it remains unclear whether an ageing population (i.e. demographic change) might also have an(More)
BACKGROUND The construct validity of fresh human cadaver as a training tool has not been established previously. The aims of this study were to investigate the construct validity of fresh frozen human cadaver as a method of training in minimal access surgery and determine if novices can be rapidly trained using this model to a safe level of performance. (More)
This article briefly describes the professional lives of three Ulster surgeons. Alastair Macafee was a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Ulster, Musgrave Park and Ards Hospitals for many years (Figure 1). His grandfather CG Lowry and father CHG Macafee were Professors of Midwifery and Gynaecology in Belfast spanning 43 years from 1920 to 1963 (Figures 2(More)
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