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OBJECTIVE The changes to the UK NHS cervical screening programme launched in April 2004 recommend that the first cytological screening should be undertaken at the age of 25 years rather than at 20 years. This study analyses Papanicolaou smear diagnoses of women under 25 years in Lewisham Borough of London to determine the incidence of cervical(More)
Search terms included: Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease, Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host, TA-GvHD. The last guideline covering this topic was published in 1996 (British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) Blood Transfusion Task Force, 1996. The writing group produced the new draft guideline, which was subsequently revised(More)
Quantities related to the amount of trabecular bone in the distal radius and cortical bone in the radius mid-shaft have been measured in 262 normal adults of both sexes aged 21-89 years by computed tomography (CT). A special-purpose CT system (ISOTOM) which incorporated a source of 125I (29 keV) was used to make the measurements. The relationships between(More)
BACKGROUND Familial pseudohyperkalemia (FP) is a dominantly inherited condition in which red blood cells (RBCs) have an increased cold-induced permeability to monovalent cations. Potassium leaks into the supernatant of all stored blood with time, but FP RBCs leak potassium more rapidly. We investigated two unrelated blood donors whose RBC donations(More)
The PainDETECT questionnaire (PD-Q), originally developed and validated in a multicentre study of neuropathic pain (NeP) patients with back pain, is increasingly being applied to other pain conditions. The present study assessed whether the PD-Q would be a suitable screening tool for detecting NeP in patients with post-traumatic inferior alveolar nerve(More)