J Gary Grant

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BACKGROUND Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare triplet repeat (CAG) disorder. Advanced, multi-centre, multi-national research frameworks are needed to study simultaneously multiple complementary aspects of HD. This includes the natural history of HD, its management and the collection of clinical information and biosamples for research. METHODS We report(More)
There is a need to move from opinion-based education to evidence-based education. Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) is the implementation, by teachers in their practice, of methods and approaches to education based on the best evidence available. It involves a professional judgement by the teacher about their teaching taking into account a number of(More)
There is a need to move from opinion-based education to evidence-based education. Best evidence medical education (BEME) is the implementation, by teachers in their practice, of methods and approaches to education based on the best evidence available. It involves a professional judgement by the teacher about his/her teaching taking into account a number of(More)
OBJECTIVE To devise a valid career selection instrument to help doctors in training choose from a range of specialties that match their attributes and aspirations and to help selection interviewers focus on the key issues pertaining to the suitability of candidates for particular training opportunities. DESIGN A psychometric instrument of 130 4-response(More)
BACKGROUND Medication errors are common in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Various strategies to reduce errors have been described in adult and paediatric patients but there are few published data on their effect in the NICU. AIM To describe the medication errors occurring within an NICU, and assess the impact of a combined risk(More)
BACKGROUND This guide reviews what is known about educational and clinical supervision practice through a literature review and a questionnaire survey. It identifies the need for a definition and for explicit guidelines on supervision. There is strong evidence that, whilst supervision is considered to be both important and effective, practice is highly(More)
This paper provides for the first time evidence of a consistent difference in the memory structures of novice and expert clinicians. The diagnostic performance of first- and third-year clinical medical students, senior house officers, registrars and consultants on four clinical problems in general medicine was studied. Comparisons were made of all(More)
This paper describes variables critical to diagnostic thinking that are based on research by Bordage and Grant & Marsden on the diagnostic thinking of medical students and experienced doctors. The purpose of the study is to use their findings to develop an inventory of diagnostic thinking. A 56-item diagnostic thinking inventory was initially developed;(More)
Field trials were conducted with a chitin-urea soil amendment and several other nematicides on four crop-nematode combinations: tomato-Meloidogyne incognita; potato-Meloidogyne chitwoodi; walnut-Pratylenchus vulnus; and brussels sprouts-Heterodera schachtii. Significant (P </= 0.10) nematode population reductions were obtained with the chitin-urea soil(More)
CONTEXT The white paper 'Trust, Assurance and Safety: the Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century' proposes a single, generic multi-source feedback (MSF) instrument in the UK. Multi-source feedback was proposed as part of the assessment programme for Year 1 specialty training in histopathology. METHODS An existing instrument was modified(More)