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OBJECTIVE Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) affects 1 in 500 people in the UK population and is associated with premature morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease. In 2008, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended genetic testing of potential FH index cases and cascade testing of their relatives. Commissioners have… (More)
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important nosocomial pathogen worldwide. There are few reports concerning MRSA in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We report our experience with MRSA in a 400-bed tertiary referral hospital in the UAE, which followed the UK MRSA guidelines. MRSA data were reviewed to include demographic and clinical… (More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to audit specialist public health capacity in one strategic health authority (SHA), and to compare capacity with the targets suggested by the Faculty of Public Health (FPH). METHODS A census of all public health specialists and specialists in training, working within the geographical boundary of one SHA, was performed… (More)
The advantages and disadvantages of faecal markers that are available in the UK are discussed. Opinions and comments from units using them are included.