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INTRODUCTION The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of computer-aided detection (CAD) prompts on reader behaviour in a large sample of breast screening mammograms by analysing the relationship of the presence and size of prompts to the recall decision. METHODS Local research ethics committee approval was obtained; informed consent(More)
Health-care workers are known to be at risk from occupational transmission of blood-borne viruses, including hepatitis C. There may be serious implications following infection with hepatitis C including possible transmission to patients. We determined the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies among health-care workers at risk of occupational(More)
INTRODUCTION Mammographic density is known to be a strong risk factor for breast cancer. A particularly strong association with risk has been observed when density is measured using interactive threshold software. This, however, is a labour-intensive process for large-scale studies. METHODS Our aim was to determine the performance of visually assessed(More)
This paper is a synthesis of the information in the report Inventory, Bibliography and Synthesis of Qualitative Research in the European Union which was co-ordinated for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon, Portugal, by the National Addiction Centre, London, UK. It is based on the work of a network of qualitative researchers(More)
The DYSCERNE Network of Centres of Expertise for dysmorphology (http://www.dyscerne.org), is developing clinical management guidelines for Williams (WS), Angelman (AS), Noonan (NS) and Kabuki (KS) syndromes. An initial scoping exercise identified these conditions as rare, complex, multi-system disorders, for which it was felt that affected patients,(More)
There are over 2,500 identifiable dysmorphic conditions, which individually are rare but together form a significant proportion of referrals to a genetic service. The rarity of these diseases means that even in Centres of Expertise established in many EU countries, experience can be limited, resulting in delay or uncertainty of diagnosis. To improve(More)