Rebecca L Bennett

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BACKGROUND The United Kingdom NHS Breast Screening Programme was established in 1988, and women aged between 50 and 70 are routinely invited at three yearly intervals. Expected United Kingdom interval cancer rates have been calculated previously, but this is the first publication from an exercise to collate individual-based interval cancer data at a(More)
OBJECTIVE Ventricular shunt infections are a major contributor to morbidity in patients being treated for hydrocephalus. The majority of these infections are from Staphylococcus epidermidis. Prevention of bacterial adhesion to the silicone surface of a ventricular catheter could decrease shunt infections. We studied the effectiveness of a surfactant and/or(More)
INTRODUCTION Infection is a major complication of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting procedures. Recently, rifampin-impregnated and clindamycin-impregnated silicone catheters have been developed in an attempt to prevent and/or reduce the incidence of shunt infections. In vitro and in vivo animal studies have shown their efficacy in reducing bacterial(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate screening performance measures in the English screening units that began inviting women aged 65-70 between 1 April 2001 and 1 April 2004. We analysed results after each unit commenced inviting women aged 65-70. In addition, we analysed data from units that invited this age group for a second time between 1(More)
Despite general reports of fires in the operating room, those during neurosurgical procedures are rare. The most significant contributor to perioperative fires is excess oxygenation. The consideration of novel gel-based surgical preparation solutions as potential fuel sources should be included in the literature. Given the significant patient risk and legal(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This study examined the differences between gang and non-gang-related incidents of penetrative missile injuries in terms of demographics, motivation, intra-cranial pathology, transit time, injury time and clinical outcome. RESEARCH DESIGN Retrospective and prospective chart review. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Between 1985-1992, 349 patients(More)
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