Fiona M. MacKenzie

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BACKGROUND Women with twin pregnancy are at high risk for spontaneous preterm delivery. Progesterone seems to be effective in reducing preterm birth in selected high-risk singleton pregnancies, albeit with no significant reduction in perinatal mortality and little evidence of neonatal benefit. We investigated the use of progesterone for prevention of(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in carrying out pre-induction cervical ripening on an outpatient basis. However, there are concerns about the use of prostaglandins, the agents commonly used in hospital settings for this indication, because prostaglandins induce uterine contractions that may lead to fetal hypoxia. Indeed, in a recent study we(More)
The new Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry Clinic at the Glasgow Dental Hospital was officially opened on 3rd June 2008 by Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health. At a special ceremony, the Minister for Public Health met with staff and patients before unveiling a commemorative plaque and officially declaring the new £1million Clinic open. Shona(More)
Similar to many hospitals worldwide, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has had an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In this setting, the outbreak is attributable to two major clones. The relationships between antimicrobial use and MRSA prevalence were analyzed by time-series analysis. From June 1997 to December 2000, dynamic, temporal(More)
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