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OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between cerebral white matter lesions (WML) and subjective cognitive dysfunction. BACKGROUND Subjective cognitive dysfunction is present when a person perceives failures of cognitive function. When annoying enough, these failures will be expressed as complaints. Subjective cognitive dysfunction may be a prelude to(More)
BACKGROUND Many women see their general practitioner for 'well woman' checks, which often include Pap tests and a pelvic examination. A recent review of the evidence revealed pelvic examination in asymptomatic women is not a valid screening test, particularly with regard to ovarian cancer screening. METHOD This project explored the attitudes of GPs(More)
BACKGROUND Well woman health checks are offered in general practice and may include breast examination. METHODS The authors explored the attitudes of general practitioners toward clinical breast examination as a screening test in asymptomatic women. Twenty-seven GPs were interviewed about their current practice and opinions of the value, advantages and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the reliability of self-reported photophobia across different patient populations and to examine how visual stress thresholds and photophobic symptoms may be predictive of diagnosis. BACKGROUND Relatively little is known about interictal photophobia in migraine. In particular, the variability of photophobia across different patient(More)
BACKGROUND Women express various opinions regarding expectations and experiences of having Pap tests, particularly with regards to explanation of the procedure, its implications and results, and accompanied preventive health activities. AIM To explore patient expectations and experiences regarding Pap tests and associated screening activities. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical breast examination (CBE) is often offered as a component of the well woman check or carried out at the request of an asymptomatic woman. In these cases the examination is a screening procedure, as opposed to a diagnostic CBE in a symptomatic woman. OBJECTIVE This article examines the evidence for screening CBE. DISCUSSION Screening(More)
BACKGROUND A routine pelvic examination is often performed as part of a 'well woman' check, in combination with a Pap test, sexually transmitted infection screening, or before commencing the contraceptive pill or hormone therapy. This check is also done at the woman's request, on the understanding that it may screen for ovarian cancer and other pathology.(More)
Underperforming trainees requiring remediation may threaten patient safety and are challenging for vocational training programs. Decisions to institute remediation are high-stakes-remediation being resource-intensive and emotionally demanding on trainees. Detection of underperformance requiring remediation is particularly problematic in general (family)(More)
Mentoring! Preceptorship! These two terms are widely used within nursing. The vast literature on mentoring and preceptorship defines these concepts as discrete roles. However, confusion exists as to what defines mentorship when compared to preceptorship. It is apparent that these terms are being used interchangeably, despite the obvious and not so obvious(More)
Bacterial infections are a serious complication of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) that occurs in 20% to 60% of patients. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients with ESLD who were identified by our microbiology laboratory as having Streptococcus salivarius bacteremia. Of 592 patients listed for transplantation between January 1998 and(More)