Ioanna Kostourou

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OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of gender, age and deprivation on key performance indicators in a colorectal cancer screening programme. SETTING Between March 2000 and May 2006 a demonstration pilot of biennial guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBT) colorectal screening was carried out in North-East Scotland for all individuals aged 50-69 years. (More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the effects of prevalence and incidence screening on uptake and detection of cancer in an ongoing, dynamic programme for colorectal screening using faecal occult blood testing. DESIGN Analysis of prevalence and incidence screening. SETTING Three rounds of biennial colorectal screening using the guaiac faecal occult blood test in(More)
A 64-year-old Caucasian woman complaining of a two-day history of acute abdominal pain with associated emesis was admitted as an emergency to our surgical unit. She had not opened her bowels or passed flatus for two days. On examination the abdomen was distended with generalized peritonitis. Digital rectal examination was unremarkable. She was hypothermic(More)
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