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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of training for eclampsia in local hospitals and a regional simulation center, with and without teamwork theory. METHODS This study is a randomized controlled trial of training in local hospitals and in a simulation center in the United Kingdom. Midwives and obstetricians working at participating hospitals were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Herbst and Twin-block appliances for established Class II Division I malocclusion. The study was a multicenter, randomized clinical trial carried out in orthodontic departments in the United Kingdom. A total of 215 patients (aged 11-14 years) were randomized to receive treatment with either the(More)
Shoulder dystocia 'skill drills' are a requirement for the Maternity CNST standards. However, there is, as yet, no evidence that training in the management of shoulder dystocia improves outcome. We developed a mannequin for training and investigated its effectiveness. The management of shoulder dystocia improved following training with the mannequin. There(More)
This study evaluated the effectiveness of early orthodontic treatment with the Twin-block appliance for the developing Class II Division 1 malocclusion. This multicenter trial was carried out in the United Kingdom. A total of 174 children, aged 8 to 10 years old, with Class II Division 1 malocclusion were randomly allocated to receive treatment with a(More)
The aims of this project were to evaluate whether early orthodontic treatment with the Twin-block appliance for the developing Class II Division 1 malocclusion resulted in any psychosocial benefits. This multicenter trial was carried out in the United Kingdom, with 174 children aged 8 to 10 years with Class II Division 1 malocclusions randomly allocated to(More)
Several new plasma protein biomarkers have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. It would be of great value if sets of these markers could be measured in a multiplexed format at point-of-care settings. A major challenge is the extremely wide concentration range in which different plasma biomarkers are present. Two promising(More)
It is the time of year when Medical Librarians issue the annual plea for a review of the journals taken by the library. With the ever present pressures of a budget and the ever increasing cost of subscriptions it is understandably important that only essential journals are taken. Indeed the problem is compounded by the explosion in the number of new titles(More)
By establishing separate timetables for senior house officers and registrars, an obstetrics and gynaecology department has been able to reduce out-of-hours work while offering training relevant to the doctors' proposed careers. Following the establishment of a daily, open-access gynaecology clinic, extending the role of midwives has reduced the out-of-hours(More)