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The eponymous Carney triad reported the association of gastric leiomyosarcoma, also known as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, extra-adrenal paraganglioma and pulmonary chondromata. Subsequently, Carney and Stratakis distinguished the inherited gastrointestinal stromal tumor with paraganglioma syndrome from the classical Carney Triad as an autosomal(More)
BACKGROUND The adoption of evidence-based practice is fundamental to good medical care; it ensures that intervention is clinically effective and safe. In a world of limited healthcare resources, consideration of cost-effectiveness must, unfortunately, restrict clinicians' choice. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has, for over 10(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess the speed of referral, diagnosis and treatment of patients with lymphoma presenting with a neck lump, and to identify where delays are occurring that prevent UK national targets from being met. METHOD The study entailed a retrospective survey of patients presenting with a neck lump secondary to lymphoma between 2006(More)
The objective of the study was to assess phlebotomy loss in renal medical in-patients in order to minimise an iatrogenic cause of anaemia. Phlebotomy has been shown to be a significant cause of iatrogenic blood loss in critical care. However, there has been limited research in patients with renal disease, at risk from anaemia. A prospective observational(More)
Acute otitis externa is common and provides a heavy workload for general practitioners. We aim to determine the first-line treatment used by general practitioners in the management of otitis externa and subsequent second-line treatment in a hospital ENT clinic. In addition, this study aims to ascertain whether local and national guidelines are being(More)
OBJECTIVES ENT has a high paediatric workload. National recommendations for provision of paediatric surgical services are provided by three key documents produced by the Department of Health and Royal Colleges of Surgeons and Anaesthetists. This second cycle audit assesses the current state of paediatric services in ENT departments in England and Wales(More)
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