Frank Hughes

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BACKGROUND Bacterial pneumonia is a well described complication of influenza. In recent years, community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (cMRSA) infection has emerged as a contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza. Since the emergence and rapid dissemination of pandemic A(H1N1)2009 influenzavirus in April 2009,(More)
OBJECTIVE International guidelines recommend monitoring for weight gain and metabolic disturbance in patients prescribed second generation antipsychotics. We aimed to investigate whether a targeted intervention could improve levels of monitoring in a first episode psychosis clinic. METHOD A pre-intervention audit of both metabolic screening rates and(More)
Individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to develop optic pathway gliomas that can result in significant visual impairment. To explore the cellular basis for the reduced visual function resulting from optic glioma formation, we used a genetically engineered mouse model of Nf1 optic glioma (Nf1+/-(GFAP)CKO mice). We performed multimodal(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinicians are increasingly being asked to implement guideline recommendations into their practice, but are given little practical guidance on this complex task. In this paper we outline a promising theory-driven approach we took to implementing guideline recommendations about routine monitoring of weight gain and metabolic disturbance in our(More)