N. J. Hallam

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BACKGROUND Human bocavirus (HBoV) and PARV4 are newly discovered human parvoviruses. HBoV, which was first detected in respiratory samples, has a potential role in the development of human respiratory disease. The present study compared the frequencies, epidemiological profiles, and clinical backgrounds of HBoV and PARV4 infections with those of other(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the emotional responses of women attending a colposcopy clinic for investigation of an abnormal cervical smear, and to elicit the women's views on the screening service and colposcopy clinic. DESIGN Over 12 months all new attenders at a colposcopy clinic were invited to join the study. They were assessed psychiatrically four(More)
The factors necessary for protective immunity against HIV-1 are unknown. Important information about these factors should come from study of people at high risk of HIV infection who have not apparently become infected. Among these are the estimated 60-85% of children who may be exposed in utero or perinatally to HIV-1 but do not become infected. We observed(More)
Three hundred and thirty three consecutive new patients (aged 17 to 61 years, median 30 years) referred for colposcopy with persistent borderline or mildly dyskaryotic smears and who consented to the study were tested for human papillomavirus (high risk types only) with the Digene Hybrid Capture assay HC II (Abbott Laboratories, Maidenhead), by using(More)
INTRODUCTION The last 20 years has seen a marked improvement in skin cancer awareness campaigns. We sought to establish whether this has affected the presenting Breslow thickness of malignant melanoma in the South West. METHOD This is a retrospective study looking at the first presentation of melanomas from 2003 to 2011. Data was accessed using the local(More)
Since the virus responsible for non-A, non-B hepatitis was cloned in 1989, much has been learnt about the epidemiology, diagnosis and clinical spectrum of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. As the routes of transmission are elucidated, specific groups of children as well as adults are known to be at particular risk of infection. The women most at risk of(More)