Patti Sharp

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As funding available to health services is limited, demonstrating the cost effectiveness of new technologies is an important step in their introduction. This is especially challenging for diagnostic technologies, for which the usual paradigm of reliance on well-designed, randomised controlled trials may not be appropriate. A recently completed Health(More)
Although uncommon, lead poisoning should be considered as a differential diagnosis in cases of unexplained acute abdominal pain in both adults and children. We present the case of a 35-year-old Asian male who presented with abdominal pain and constipation secondary to lead poisoning. Initially, the source of lead exposure was not apparent; this was later(More)
Although literature on the subject is scant, in practice, pressure ulcers in the pediatric burn population remain a challenge. An interdisciplinary team at an urban pediatric burn institution treats a population (average age 8 years, range 1 month to 21 years) that includes children too young or unable to articulate pressure-related pain from dressings or(More)
A human semen bank has been established in Nottingham for artificial insemination using donor semen (AID). Frozen semen has been used for all inseminations. The introduction and organization of such a programme within the National Health Service is described. Six pregnancies have so far been confirmed and two normal infants have been delivered.
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