Sandra Hughes Stewart

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PURPOSE This study explored the awareness of issues related to diabetes and pregnancy, preconception counseling (PC), and contraception in adolescent women with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS A descriptive-qualitative method was used to collect open-ended data during a telephone interview on reproductive health by same-gender research assistants. Eighty(More)
The use of problem-based learning as part of a vocational training scheme for vocational dental practitioners is described and evaluated. Problem-based learning is currently viewed as an effective means of delivering medical education and has been adopted as a principal style of education by many undergraduate medical and dental schools around the world.
The use of metallic implants has revolutionised the practice of orthopaedic surgery. While the safety and biocompatibility of these devices are excellent, a small percentage becomes infected. These infections are due to the formation of a biofilm that harbours bacteria encased in a complex extracellular matrix. The matrix serves as a barrier to immune(More)
Orthodontic treatment, like all aspects of dentistry, exposes the clinician to the risk of malpractice and litigation. Demineralisation of tooth enamel is still one of the main complications of orthodontic treatment and it is essential patients are made aware of this risk during the consent process. There are a variety of fluoride delivery systems(More)
The focus of this article is the relationship between the Operating Room (O.R.) and the Sterile Processing Department (S.P.D.). The goal is to help readers gain insights into the driving forces which impact on both departments and to help them establish realistic expectations for improving the performance and quality of this relationship. It is important to(More)
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