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PL Kirby, MC Caulfield, DJ Collier, S Eldridge, CG Griffiths, H Hemingway, NR Poulter and GS Feder Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK; Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Science Block, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK; Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary and Westfield(More)
This paper describes the first recognised United Kingdom outbreak of M-type 3 streptococci for 12 years. Four epidemiologically-linked invasive infections occurred in a residential home in northern England over two weeks. The index patient was admitted from home with necrotising fasciitis of the leg. Infection was subsequently detected in her husband (fatal(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess doctors' and patients' views about a district general hospital bone densitometry service and to examine existing practice to influence future provision. DESIGN Three postal surveys: (a) of doctors potentially using the service, (b) of patients undergoing a bone densitometry test during a six month period, and (c) of the referring(More)
Diseases of the cardiovascular system account for a significant proportion of deaths and serious illnesses in the UK at great cost, both financially and to individuals. Identification of modifiable risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease offers potential for the development of strategies, both at individual and population levels, for the(More)
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