Lindsay George

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OBJECTIVE Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of previously undiagnosed abnormal glucose tolerance, i.e., diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in patients with acute coronary syndrome and to assess the utility of admission and fasting glucose in identifying diabetes in these patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Glycemic status was(More)
Indirect biochemical techniques have solely been used to ascertain whether type 1 diabetes mellitus patients are more susceptible to resting and exercise-induced oxidative stress. To date there is no direct evidence to support the contention that type 1 diabetic patients have increased levels of free radical species. Thus, the aim of this study was to use(More)
INTRODUCTION While incretin-based therapies have been compared in clinical trials, data comparing their relative efficacy in clinical practice remain limited, particularly when prescribed according to clinical guidelines. This study assessed the clinical and cost-effectiveness of, and patient preference for, incretin-based therapies initiated according to(More)
Clostridium septicum (CS) is a rare organism that accounts for only 1.3% of all clostridial infections. However, its detection is of great clinical significance, as over 80% of cases are associated with malignancy, often occult; the most common primary sites are the ascending colon and caecum, and the most common cause is haematological malignancy. We(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic diseases may influence patients taking major life changing decisions (MLCDs) concerning for example education, career, relationships, having children and retirement. A validated measure is needed to evaluate the impact of chronic diseases on MLCDs, improving assessment of their life-long burden. The aims of this study were to develop a(More)
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