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The objective of this study was to quantify the incidence of underlying cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) among women referred for colposcopy with three consecutive inadequate smears. The design was a retrospective cohort study analysing data from a regional colposcopy database at Cervical Screening Wales. Women who were referred to all the(More)
OBJECTIVE Relatively little attention has been paid to emotional outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This study assessed levels of anxiety and depression among SAH survivors and related these to clinical indices. METHODS Seventy SAH patients from a consecutive series of neurosurgical admissions participated in semistructured assessments of(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral glioma has a devastating impact on cognitive, physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being. We sought to understand the multidimensional experience of patients with this form of cancer as they progressed from receiving a diagnosis to the terminal phase of the disease. METHODS We recruited patients with a suspected brain(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between APOE genotype and cognitive and emotional outcome following spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). MATERIALS AND METHODS Neuropsychological assessments were conducted with 70 SAH survivors derived from a consecutive series of neurosurgical admissions. Outcomes, including cognitive tests, health(More)
Occasionally, horses are given large amounts of iron to improve performance. Although iron deficiency could limit erythrocyte production and other functions related to nonhematological tissues, it probably only occurs in blood loss. We have developed an enzyme immunoassay for ferritin in equine sera and evaluated its relationship to iron stored in liver and(More)
An open study was performed to evaluate the efficiency of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 as a marker for the detection of pre-labour rupture of membranes and to assess whether it aided the subsequent clinical management. One hundred women between 24 and 42 weeks' gestation with a history suggestive of pre-labour rupture of membranes were(More)
BACKGROUND Head injuries are a common occurrence, with continuing care in the years following injury being provided by primary care teams and a variety of speciality services. The literature on outcome currently reflects areas considered important by health-care professionals, though these may differ in some respects from the views of head injured(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand factors influencing the process of adjustment to a diagnosis of glioma. METHODS Twenty-six patients and 23 relatives took part in 80 in-depth qualitative interviews conducted at five key stages: before formal diagnosis, at start of treatment, on completion of treatment, 6 months post treatment, and post bereavement. RESULTS High(More)
This paper examined the extent to which a reliable measure of leisure-time physical activity is predictive of self-perceived fitness among 40 British university students (mean age = 20.6 yr.). Spearman's rank-order correlations indicated that self-perceived fitness, on an ordinal scale of 1 through 5, was positively correlated 0.48 with Total activity score(More)