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AIMS To examine cancer patients' and carers' use of, and attitudes to, the Internet as an information source compared with other media. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was carried out in two phases: in phase I, interviews were used to construct a suitable instrument. In phase II, interviews were completed with 800 recently diagnosed patients and 200(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop a systematic method for both summative and formative audit of practice audits, and to use the method to review Oxfordshire practice audits and to plan improvement. DESIGN Development of a coding system for the audit cycle subsequently used prospectively to assess audits reported to medical audit advisory group coordinators on(More)
The authors describe a participatory research project undertaken by a group of people with schizophrenia under the guidance of a university researcher. Participatory research involves members of the research group in meaningful participation in all stages of the research process. In this study, group members chose the topic-experiences with medical(More)
We have produced a novel monoclonal antibody (mAb) directed against Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) by immunizing mice with the recombinant protein. The mAb designated 5A5 is highly specific to WASP and suitable for Western blot analysis and immunoprecipitation. A flow cytometric assay using the 5A5 mAb identifies expression of intracytoplasmic WASP(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the value of the Oxfordshire Medical Audit Advisory Group rating system in monitoring and stimulating audit activity, and to implement a development of the system. DESIGN Use of the rating system for assessment of practice audits on three annual visits in Oxfordshire; development and use of an "audit grid" as a refinement of the(More)
The systemic absorption from topical applications of 40% zinc oxide ointment was investigated in a series of healthy subjects (phase one) and in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (phase two). In the first phase, six subjects completed a controlled, cross-over trial involving 3 hourly serum sample determinations for zinc concentration following a(More)
OBJECTIVES On graduation, UK dentists wishing to advance their career enter two years of general professional training aimed at consolidating their undergraduate experience. The Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery examination (MFDS) attests to its successful completion and is a pre-requisite for entry into training programmes which lead to(More)
  • J E Derry
  • American journal of hospital pharmacy
  • 1981
The chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, bacterial spectrum, clinical use, dosage, adverse reactions, and dosage forms and cost of cefaclor are reviewed. Cefaclor, a congener of cephalexin monohydrate, is a new semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic. It is well absorbed when given orally on an empty stomach; absorption is delayed by the presence of(More)
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