Roger Lovell

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In a retrospective review of 333 pregnancies in women who had 1 previous Caesarean section, 244 (73.3%) underwent a trial of scar, and 89 (26.7%) had an elective Caesarean section. In the trial of scar group 197 (80.7%) had a vaginal delivery and 47 (19.3%) required an emergency Caesarean section. The success of the trial was favourably influenced by a(More)
This study investigated the relationship between flock health and Campylobacter infection of housed commercial broilers in Great Britain. Thirty ceca were collected at slaughter from batches of broilers from 789 flocks, at either full or partial depopulation, between December 2003 and March 2006 and examined individually for Campylobacter by direct plating(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea is a leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. We sought to determine whether the institution of a hospital-wide alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) policy was associated with an increase in the incidence and/or severity of health care facility-onset, health care facility-associated C difficile diarrhea(More)
Intestinal spirochetosis (IS) is a condition in which colonic and appendiceal epithelial cells are colonized by one of two anaerobic spirochetes, either the Brachyspira aalborgi or Brachyspira pilosicoli. There is much debate in the literature as to whether IS is a pathogen or a commensal inhabitant. A recent case of IS at our institution prompted a(More)
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