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Studies of ganglionic glia turnover in the sensory nervous system have implications for understanding nervous system maintenance and repair. These glial cells of the sensory ganglia in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) comprise satellite cells (SCs) and, to a lesser extent, Schwann cells. SCs proliferate in response to trauma such as axotomy; however, the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with incurable, progressive disease receiving palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa experience high levels of spiritual distress with a detrimental impact on their quality of life. Locally validated measurement tools are needed to identify patients' spiritual needs and evaluate and improve spiritual care, but up to now such tools have(More)
BACKGROUND Dignity therapy (DT) has been developed to help reduce distress experienced by people nearing the end of life; however, evaluations of this novel intervention have largely involved non-distressed samples. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore in detail the impact of DT on distressed patients with advanced cancer. METHODS We(More)
PURPOSE Little is known about the perceptions and meanings of social support among black and minority ethnic groups living with advanced cancer in the UK. The aim of this study was to explore social support networks and their meaning among Black Caribbean and White British patients living with advanced cancer. METHOD Semi-structured interviews were(More)
OBJECTIVE Happiness is a central component in quality of life but little is known about its meanings among people living with an advanced disease and those from diverse communities. This study explores and compares, for the first time, the centrality and interpretations of happiness across two cultural groups living with advanced cancer. METHODS(More)
There is increasing evidence to suggest that the sinus microbiome plays a role in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, the concentration of these microorganisms within the sinuses is still unknown. We show that flow cytometry can be used to enumerate bacteria and virus-like particles (VLPs) in sinus flush samples of CRS patients. This(More)
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