Patricia McCullough

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BACKGROUND Surgical wound infections can be significantly reduced by appropriate administration of prophylactic antibiotics (ProAbx). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of interventions, specifically, forced functions, designed to improve administration of ProAbx in a university hospital setting. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Poor public awareness may account for the advanced stage at diagnosis, hence, poorer survival. With the aim of reducing colorectal cancer deaths, the United Kingdom National Bowel Cancer Awareness Campaign was rolled out from January 2012. Currently, the United Kingdom government target is to have all patients suspected to have cancer seen within(More)
We present two cases of invasive breast carcinoma with involvement of the dermis and epidermis of the nipple areolar complex (NAC), which were treated with an immediate breast reconstruction. Oncoplastic techniques were utilised in both cases: Latissimus Dorsi Mini Flap in the first and therapeutic reduction mammaplasty in the second. Both methods were used(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Few studies have prospectively compared multiple cardiac risk prediction scores. We compared the rate of missed acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in chest pain patients prospectively categorized as low risk by unstructured clinical impression, and by HEART, TIMI, GRACE, and EDACS scores, in combination with two negative contemporary cardiac(More)
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