Neil Patterson

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BACKGROUND High-quality video colonoscopy requires adequate preparation of the bowel to ensure both adequate procedure completion rates and polyp detection rates. We sought to examine our practice to determine which bowel preparation cleansed most effectively in our patients. AIM A prospective audit of the efficacy, safety, and acceptability of low-volume(More)
Acknowledgements: The author thanks the following persons in the IMF Statistics Department for their very valuable comments: Edgar Ayales, Adriaan Bloem, Paul Cotterell, Carol Carson, Brian Donaghue, Claudia Dziobek, Cornelis Gorter, Michele Hassine, Robert Heath, Rainer Koehler, Russell Krueger, Thomas McLoughlin, Neil Patterson, Roger Pownall, Philippe de(More)
BACKGROUND Capsule endoscopy (CE) is limited by incomplete small-bowel transit and poor view quality in the distal bowel. Currently, there is no consensus regarding the use of bowel purgatives or prokinetics in CE. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of bowel purgatives and prokinetics in small-bowel CE. DESIGN Prospective single-blind randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux is implicated in the pathogenesis of asthma and chronic cough. To date most studies have focused on acid reflux measured by pH below the upper esophageal sphincter (UES). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between cough and reflux through the UES into the pharynx. METHODS Thirty-seven patients with(More)
This study looked at the average length of hospital stay for inpatients in a specialist deaf mental health service over a 10-year period, in comparison to that of a general psychiatric hearing cohort. In addition, two case studies of deaf inpatients were carried out looking specifically at the prerequisite factors governing discharge. Finally, a comparison(More)
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