Fiona Wood

Kerenza Hood2
Ben Carter2
2Kerenza Hood
2Ben Carter
1Alison Cooper
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This paper describes the properties of nanocrystalline silver products (Acticoat) and their applications and examines available evidence supporting their use in wound management. Acticoat utilizes nanotechnology to release nanocrystalline silver crystals. Acticoat releases 30 times less silver cations than silversulfadiazine cream or 0.5% silver nitrate(More)
BACKGROUND Inadequate health literacy has been associated with poor management of long-term health conditions and has been identified as a key social determinant of health outcomes. However, little is understood about how health literacy might develop over time or the processes by which people may become more health literate. Our objectives were to describe(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic prescribing rates in care homes are higher than in the general population. Antibiotics disrupt the normal gut flora, sometimes causing antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD). Clostridium difficile (Hall and O'Toole 1935) Prévot 1938 is the most commonly identified cause of AAD. Little is known either about the frequency or type of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite common use and theoretical construct validity, goniometry is not reported to be reliable for the measurement of burn-affected joint range of motion. Similarly, a number of simple objective measures commonly used to document hand mobility have eluded this rigour. This study aimed to examine the within sessions of intra-rater and(More)
People from lower socioeconomic groups have worse survival outcomes for cancer, which in part reflects later-stage disease at diagnosis. The mechanisms underlying delayed cancer symptom presentation in lower socioeconomic groups are not well understood. Systematic review of studies of actual or anticipated symptom presentation across all tumour sites.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to produce an account of the attitudes of general practitioners (GPs) towards the management of dental conditions in general practice, and sought to explore how GPs use antibiotics in the treatment of dental problems. DESIGN Qualitative study employing semistructured telephone interviews and thematic analysis. PARTICIPANTS 17(More)
  • Andrew Carson-Stevens, Peter Hibbert, Anthony Avery, Amy Butlin, Ben Carter, Alison Cooper +15 others
  • 2015
INTRODUCTION Incident reports contain descriptions of errors and harms that occurred during clinical care delivery. Few observational studies have characterised incidents from general practice, and none of these have been from the England and Wales National Reporting and Learning System. This study aims to describe incidents reported from a general practice(More)
Voronoi diagrams, found in the morphology of many biological structures, produce natural-looking networks of cells in two dimensions. But creating three dimensional models of cell layers in biological tissue is difficult when the tissue has a complex shape. I present a new method that constrains a Voronoi diagram to an arbitrary surface. Unlike other(More)