Melissa Severn

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Aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) may expose health care workers (HCWs) to pathogens causing acute respiratory infections (ARIs), but the risk of transmission of ARIs from AGPs is not fully known. We sought to determine the clinical evidence for the risk of transmission of ARIs to HCWs caring for patients undergoing AGPs compared with the risk of(More)
Glycosaminoglycans and glycoproteins in the urine of 100 healthy, active, human subjects were examined by cellulose acetate electrophoresis and salt gradient, ion-exchange, column chromatography. The cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) turbidity and uronic acid:creatinine ratio was also studied. Fractions were identified by electrophoretic mobility, staining(More)
  • C J Strachan, J Black, +7 authors H C Norcott
  • British medical journal
  • 1977
A trial of antibiotic prophylaxis with cephazolin against postoperative wound sepsis was carried out on 201 patients undergoing routine cholecystectomy. Wound sepsis occurred in 11 out of 65 controls (16.9%), who were not given the drug; two out of 63 patients (3.2%) given a single dose preoperatively; and four out of 73 patients (5.5%) given the single(More)
A 53-year-old clerk in an engineering firm was seen initially with a threeday history of sore throat, pyrexia, chest pains, and slight abdominal tenderness. He was treated with amoxycillin and diazepam and referred to the casualty department, but discharged home when no other physical signs were detected. That night he developed worsening chest and(More)
Fifty patients undergoing foot or ankle surgery were randomized into two groups for the purposes of toe preparation. Twenty-four patients underwent a standard preparation which included placing antiseptic between the toes while 26 were additionally cleaned by sliding a gauze swab soaked in topical antiseptic back and forth several times. Povidone iodine(More)
Two patients are described who developed septicaemia with Shigella flexneri following renal transplantation. Pre-operative screening had not identified either patient as a chronic carrier of Shigella sp. The acute management and problems posed by unrecognized carriers amongst patients undergoing transplantation in areas of the world where Shigella is(More)