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This article describes how the University of Teesside School of Health and Social Care practice development team, in partnership with local professional colleagues and organizations, have addressed the issue of providing continuous quality evidence-based practice within the context of clinical governance. The newly devised Excellence in Practice(More)
Faecal 3-hydroxy bile acids were assayed enzymatically in patients with carcinoma, or at increased risk of developing carcinoma of the large bowel. No rise in bile acid concentration was demonstrated in patients with ulcerative colitis, previously resected adenoma, or resected carcinoma. Patients with carcinoma, before treatment, had faecal bile acid(More)
In order to monitor the safety and efficacy of a new service for transurethral prostatectomy, an audit was performed, prospectively, over a period of 7.25 years. Of 304 prostatectomies performed, 91% were by transurethral prostatectomy. The proportion of patients with retention was 52%, 16% were uraemic and the incidence of carcinoma of the prostate was(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about effective treatment for personality-disordered (PD) offenders. We aimed to obtain the perspective of service users and staff on: (a) the experience of receiving treatment; and (b) the experience of delivering treatment, within new forensic services for PD offenders. MATERIAL Thematic analysis was applied to qualitative(More)
The synthesis of single-wall carbon nanotubes of desired diameters and chiralities is critical to the design of nanoscale electronic devices with desired properties. The existing methods are based on self-assembly, therefore lacking control over the diameters and chiralities. The present work reports a direct route for rolling graphene. Specifically, we(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare parathyroid hormone to alkaline phosphatase as a serologic marker for metabolic bone disease (MBD) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN An 18-month prospective observational study in neonates with birth weight < 1250 g. Simultaneous serum parathyroid hormone (PTH), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) were measured(More)
Faecal 3-hydroxy bile acids were assayed enzymatically in patients with carcinoma, or at increased risk of developing carcinoma of the large bowel. No rise in bile acid concentration was demonstrated in patients with ulcerative colitis, previously resected adenoma, or resected carcinoma. Patients with carcinoma, before treatment, had faecal bile acid(More)