Eileen Fern

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate a policy of two stage postpartum perineal repair leaving the skin unsutured. DESIGN A stratified randomised controlled trial using a 2 x 2 factorial design. SETTING The maternity unit at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, a district general hospital, between 1992 and 1994. SAMPLE 1780 women requiring surgical repair of episiotomy or(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare polyglactin 910 sutures with chromic catgut sutures for postpartum perineal repair. DESIGN A stratified randomised controlled trial, using a 2 x 2 factorial design. SETTING The maternity unit at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, a district general hospital, between 1992 and 1994. SAMPLE 1780 women who had sustained an episiotomy or(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the long term implications of four alternative approaches to postpartum perineal repair. DESIGN A stratified randomised controlled trial using a 2x2 factorial design. SETTING Original recruitment at the Maternity Unit at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, a district general hospital, between 1992 and 1994. SAMPLE Seven hundred and ninety(More)
BACKGROUND Automated external defibrillators can be life-saving in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to review our experience of prescribing automated external defibrillators for children at increased risk of sudden arrhythmic death. METHODS We reviewed all automated external defibrillators issued by the Scottish Paediatric Cardiac(More)
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