Fiona Mackenzie

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The aim of this study was to measure the rate of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization among attendees of the 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), particularly with regard to methicillin-resistant (MRSA) strains. The 31.4% rate of Staphylococcus aureus colonization detected among the participants was in line(More)
BACKGROUND A number of inpatients experience medication errors, which carry potential risks for patients and have cost implications for the NHS. These errors are often a result of interruptions during drug rounds. AIM This audit study explored whether introducing drug round tabards reduced the number of interruptions during drug rounds and improved(More)
Harries, P. G., Mackenzie, F. A. F., Sheers, G., Kemp, J. H., Oliver, T. P., and Wright, D. S. (1972). Brit. J. industr. Med., 29, 274-279. Radiological survey of men exposed to asbestos in naval dockyards. Asbestos related abnormalities were found in 3 % of a 10% sample population in radiological surveys of the naval dockyards at Portsmouth, Chatham, and(More)
In order to correlate the haematological changes which occur after splenectomy, with the presence or absence of residual splenic tissue, spleen scans using 99Tcm-labelled red blood cells were performed in 36 patients who had had a splenectomy. Positive spleen scans were found in 44 per cent (8 out of 18) of patients who had undergone splenectomy for trauma(More)
The delirium that is commonly associated with admission to an intensive care setting (intensive care unit [ICU] psychosis) may be terrifying to the patient, but may go undetected by the nurse. Our current understanding of this delirium is discussed according to incidence, defining characteristics, and etiologic or contributing factors such as predisposing(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the different interests and needs of industry and academic users of human biomaterials. METHODS A review of the current literature and interviews with involved parties. Questionnaires were e-mailed to assess current attitudes towards biobanking and opinions of trends and implications for the future. The organisations included(More)