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The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether a measurable difference existed in normative scores for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) questionnaire between subjects who had an active workers' compensation claim (WC) with no known shoulder injury and subjects without a compensation claim (non-WC). Subjects with non-shoulder-related(More)
Pseudowollastonite ceramic (psW) is a bioactive ceramic that binds to bone when implanted in vivo and may be useful for the treatment of skeletal defects. However, there have been no studies that examined the interaction between psW and osteoblastic cells in vitro. This study investigated the suitability of psW as a substratum for cell attachment and the(More)
Disability is as much a factor in interactional dynamics as ethnicity, age, gender or sexuality, and therefore its impact on the processes around qualitative research warrants much more systematic attention. Disabled researchers are not confined to disability studies research, although most accounts of the impact of disability on the research process have,(More)
BACKGROUND Attrition is an important problem in cohort studies. Tracing cohort members who have moved or otherwise lost contact with the study is vital. There is some debate about the acceptability and relative effectiveness of opt-in versus opt-out methods of contacting cohort members to re-engage them in this context. We conducted a randomised controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic administrative data exist in several domains which, if linked, are potentially useful for research. However, benefits from data linkage should be considered alongside risks such as the threat to privacy. Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) is a birth cohort study. The Project to Enhance ALSPAC through Record(More)
Sexually transmitted diseases and infections are, by definition , transferred among intimate social settings. Although the circumstances under which these social settings are established and maintained may vary, the common prerequisite remains an intimate level of social atmosphere. For this reason, the development of sexually transmitted disease(More)
OBJECTIVE There is increasing debate about the ethics of using medical records for research. We aimed to characterize newspaper reporting in this area. METHOD We searched Lexis-Nexis to find newspaper reports about the use of medical records for research from 1 June 2005 to 30 November 2006. Following screening for relevance, we generated a coding scheme(More)
BACKGROUND Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a significant cause of disability in young adults. Hip arthroscopic surgery restores bony congruence and improves function in the majority of patients, but recent evidence indicates that women may experience worse pre- and postoperative function than men. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study was to(More)