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We sent an anonymous self-administered questionnaire to 4200 employees of a Trust hospital, 1903 of whom returned it. We identified 158 migraine sufferers according to International Headache Society (IHS) criteria. These sufferers estimated 2.0 days/year absence from work, and an equivalent of 5.5 days/year lost by reduced effectiveness at work, caused by(More)
The ubiquitous nature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coupled with a lack of good treatment options, has created the impression that the condition must represent a large drain on health-care resources. The literature certainly appears to support this view but is largely based on patients seen in referral centres (10-15%) and it may not be appropriate to(More)
There is a need to establish the proportion of adult asthmatics at each step of the recommended asthma management guidelines, the cost of their prescribed treatment, and a revised cost of treatment assuming patients who were suboptimally controlled were moved up a step. Actual prescription and cost figures and a theoretical projection of an ideal scenario(More)
An economic analysis was conducted comparing the cost effectiveness of fluticasone propionate with that of sodium cromoglycate (cromolyn sodium) in a group of children aged 4 to 12 years old with asthma, who required inhaled prophylactic therapy. Over an 8-week study period, 115 patients received sodium cromoglycate 20mg 4 times daily, via the spin operated(More)
Crawford, A. J. Ball, S. J. Barber, P. Church, , Y. Gao, R. A. Gowen, A. Griffiths, A. Hagermann, W. T. Pike, A. Phipps, S. Sheridan, M. R. Sims, D. L. Talboys, N. Wells, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St Mary, RH5 6NT, UK, E-mail: as@mssl.ucl.ac.uk, School of Earth Sciences, Birkbeck College, London, UK, Planetary and(More)
In the fourth quarter of 2000, the first Ariane-5 to carry “piggy-back” payloads on the newly-designed ASAP ring is planned to be launched into a geo-synchronous orbit. The two 100kg spacecraft carried on the ring will be the second generation of microsatellites from the UK Defence Evaluation & Research Agency (DERA), called STRV-1c and –1d. Between them,(More)