Margot Nicholls

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OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of preregistration house officer training in eight English regions. DESIGN Postal questionnaire. SETTING Thames, East Anglian, Mersey, Northern, and Wessex regions. PARTICIPANTS 1670 preregistration house officers. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Education, hours of work, workload, conditions of work, and attitudes to job and(More)
A case of tetanus is described in a 71-year-old female. Her initial presentation was trismus and dysphagia following a tongue laceration by grossly carious teeth. Subsequently, she developed muscular spasm which led to the diagnosis of tetanus. This paper discusses tetanus generally, and the management of the condition.
Preoperative mechanical bowel preparation, peroperative topical antiseptic measures, and postoperative antibiotic therapy have all been shown to reduce infection after colorectal surgery. We report the results of a randomised trial of preoperative irrigation with a 10% aqueous solution of povidone-iodine (Betadine) versus water in patients undergoing major(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure changes in the training and workload of preregistration house officers over four years. DESIGN Postal questionnaire. SETTING The Thames health regions. PARTICIPANTS 1049 preregistration house officers. RESULTS Response rate was 69% (725 replies). The proportion of house officers officially on duty > 83 hours a week fell from at(More)