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Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome: a community survey.
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common health problem affecting a substantial proportion of the population. Many individuals with symptoms of IBS do not seek medical attention or haveExpand
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Impact of wound edge protection devices on surgical site infection after laparotomy: multicentre randomised controlled trial (ROSSINI Trial)
Objective To determine the clinical effectiveness of wound edge protection devices in reducing surgical site infection after abdominal surgery. Design Multicentre observer blinded randomisedExpand
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Short report: how often do UK primary care trials face recruitment delays?
Recruitment to trials is often viewed as problematic but data are scarce. This study surveyed authors of published primary care trials to assess the scale of recruitment problems. Seventy trialExpand
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Healthcare workers' attitudes to working during pandemic influenza: a qualitative study
BackgroundHealthcare workers (HCWs) will play a key role in any response to pandemic influenza, and the UK healthcare system's ability to cope during an influenza pandemic will depend, to a largeExpand
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Public knowledge and attitudes towards Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination
BackgroundHuman Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has undergone successful trials and has recently been approved for use for the primary prevention of cervical cancer. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Is Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction in the Elderly Associated with Depression or Cognitive Dysfunction?
Context The relationship between subclinical thyroid dysfunction and disorders of cognition and mood is unclear. Contribution The authors studied 5868 general practice patients 65 years of age orExpand
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Gut-directed hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: piloting a primary care-based randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND In western populations irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects between 10% and 30% of the population and has a significant effect on quality of life. It generates a substantial workload inExpand
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Why members of the public self-test: an interview study.
BACKGROUND A wide range of self-tests are available where contact with a health professional is not necessary. OBJECTIVE To investigate factors that influenced members of the public to useExpand
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Impact of cumulative lifetime trauma and recent stress on current posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in holocaust survivors.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among cumulative lifetime trauma, recent stressful events, and presence and severity of current posttraumatic stress disorderExpand
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Physical health care of patients with schizophrenia in primary care: a comparative study.
BACKGROUND Excess morbidity and mortality associated with schizophrenia is well established. Despite this, no previous multi-centre study has investigated whether patients with schizophrenia receiveExpand
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