Jackie Walton

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A two-group, descriptive, comparative design was used to explore the effect of a support group on the self-esteem of women with premenstrual syndrome. A Mann-Whitney U test failed to show a significant difference between the support group and nonsupport group participants at the inception of the group or eight weeks later with a pretest-posttest technique.(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid angiographic plaque surface morphology is a powerful risk factor for stroke and systemic vascular risk. However, the underlying pathology is unclear, and a better understanding is required both to evaluate other forms of carotid imaging and to develop new treatments. Previous studies comparing angiographic plaque surface morphology with(More)
824 men aged 65 to 74 were invited for ultrasound screening of the aorta and 426 (51.7%) attended. An abdominal aortic aneurysm was discovered in 23 (5.4%), and in 10 (2.3%) the aneurysm was 4.0 cm or more in diameter. 2 other patients had a common iliac artery aneurysm. The 36 men who had objective evidence of occlusive arterial disease of the lower limbs(More)
OBJECTIVES In an attempt to improve breast cancer screening uptake and coverage, persistent non-attenders in the Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust were included in an invitation management initiative. METHODS Persistent non-attenders were identified in routine screening lists. Phone contact was attempted or a home visit was made. If the case(More)
Perioperative complications from carotid endarterectomy (CEA) are the main drawbacks of the procedure. The aim of this study was to assess the complication rates in patients undergoing CEA under general anesthesia (GA) or regional anesthesia (local anesthesia [LA]) at our institution. Patients undergoing CEA at our regional vascular unit between 2000 and(More)
Chronic venous ulcers are common, and even with effective compression or elevation large ulcers may take months to heal. Pinch skin grafting may allow healing from epithelial islands throughout the surface area of the ulcer, and a prospective randomised trial was therefore conducted comparing this treatment with porcine dermis dressings. Most patients were(More)
The aim of the article is to investigate the relationship between disordered eating, particularly binge eating, and Type 2 diabetes in women. Subjects included 215 women with Type 2 diabetes (mean age: 58.9 years, mean body mass index (BMI)=33.5 kg/m(2)). Measurements included a structured clinical interview for disordered eating (Eating Disorder(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) often develop common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysms. We wished to assess the natural history of the CIA in the presence of an AAA and develop a model to predict CIA growth. METHODS Data were gathered at a single center from 1996 to 2006 in patients undergoing AAA surveillance. Maximum size of AAA(More)
Fifty patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms from 2.5 to 5.0 cm in anteroposterior diameter (median 3.1 cm, mean +/- S.E. 3.3 +/- 0.1 cm) were initially offered non-operative treatment. Two patients have subsequently undergone successful elective aneurysm resection because of increase in aneurysm size, and a third has died. The median annual growth rate(More)