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Mobile phones are popular devices that may generate problems for a section of the community. A previous study using the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire found that extraverts with low self-esteem reported more problems with their mobile phone use. The present study used the NEO FI and Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory to predict the self reported mobile(More)
Objectives: To measure changes in air quality during surgery. Methods: Operating room (OR) and hallway air quality was continuously monitored over a 3-month period. Rooftop monitoring was used to control for environmental changes and to account for the infiltration of outdoor air pollutants. Air quality measurements were correlated with operative times and(More)
AIM Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multisystem disorder of unknown aetiology leading to the deposition of excessive connective tissue in the skin, blood vessels and internal organs. Gastrointestinal involvement occurs in 90% of cases and the prevalence of faecal incontinence (FI) is 38%. This study comprises the largest case series assessing the efficacy of(More)
This research report was commissioned before the new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content may not reflect current Government policy and may make reference to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) which has now been replaced by the Department for Education (DFE). The views expressed in this report are the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is characterized by dilatation of the bowel lumen and abnormal motility. In this study, we aimed to quantify small bowel dysmotility in CIPO using a validated pan-intestinal motility assessment technique based on motion capture magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to normal controls. In addition,(More)
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