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INTRODUCTION This paper reports on an ongoing primary care audit of cancer referrals undertaken in Scotland in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. METHODS General practitioners (GPs) in Scotland were asked to review all new cancer diagnoses within their practice during the preceding year. RESULTS 4181 patients were identified in year 1 and 12 294 in year 2. The… (More)
During screening of 16,800 primary schoolgirls, aged 4-12 years, in Cardiff and Oxford, significant bacteriuria was found in 294 (1-7%). Intravenous urography and micturating cystography were performed in 246 of these girls. The urinary tract was abnormal in 47%. Pyelonephritis with or without vesicoureteric reflux was present in 26% and reflux without… (More)
BACKGROUND Increasing prevalence of diabetes worldwide is projected to lead to an increase in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). AIM To provide contemporary estimates of the prevalence of ESRD and requirement for RRT among people with diabetes in a nationwide study and to report associated survival. … (More)
A percutaneous embolisation technique was used for host kidney ablation in 13 patients with renal allografts and hypertension. Markedly improved blood pressure control was achieved in 9 of them, and morbidity was minimal. All patients have been followed from 12 to 25 months. Embolisation of the host kidneys appears to be a simple, effective, and less… (More)
A survey of fetal radiographs taken in a teaching maternity hospital during one year showed that less than 10% of fetuses were radiographed. This figure could be reduced further if ultrasound were more widely available.