Emma Greig

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Previous sexual abuse is now thought to be a common cause of non-epileptic seizures (pseudoseizures). However, since sexual abuse is common, a previous history of sexual abuse may also occur in people with actual epilepsy. We present six patients in all of whom sexual abuse may, by acting as a stressor in the already predisposed, have precipitated epilepsy(More)
In this retrospective pilot study we examine the feasibility of establishing a confidential enquiry into why some patients die after emergency admission to hospital. After excluding those who died in the first hour or who were admitted for palliative care, pairs of physicians were able to collect quantitative and qualitative data on 200 consecutive deaths.(More)
Pancreatitis occurs in approximately 4% of patients treated with the thiopurines azathioprine or mercaptopurine. Its development is unpredictable and almost always leads to drug withdrawal. We identified patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who had developed pancreatitis within 3 months of starting these drugs from 168 sites around the world.(More)
PURPOSE To assess the maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnant women enrolled on a Methadone Substitution Programme (MSP). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Maternity unit of a London teaching hospital and tertiary referral centre. SUBJECTS Pregnant women on a MSP whose antenatal care and delivery was at St Thomas' Hospital (STH) between(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of volume of tissue removed during large loop excision of transformation zone on subsequent preterm birth rates. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study was carried out in a single, large tertiary referral unit in UK. A total of 556 women who delivered between January 2008 and December 2011 following a previous large(More)
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BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) costs the National Health Service almost £12 million per annum. Despite national guidelines advising primary care management, these have failed to stem secondary care referrals of patients with likely IBS for unnecessary and costly assessment and investigation without necessarily achieving resolution of their(More)