Sarah Humphries

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PURPOSE Breast radiotherapy (BrRT) often includes a "boost" to the lumpectomy bed. Selection of an appropriate electron energy and field size is based upon the dimensions and location of the surgical cavity. This study was performed to confirm our impression that ultrasound (US) inadequately defines the volume at risk compared to radiographic evaluation of(More)
We have used four restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) of the human low density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) gene, detected by the restriction enzymes Ava II, Pvu II, and ApaLI (5' and 3'), to study the effect of variation at this gene locus in determining plasma cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels. Two hundred eighty-nine normolipidemic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been shown to improve outcomes for patients following gastrointestinal surgery. Data on protocol adherence and how this impacts on outcome are limited. This study examines how protocol adherence changes over time and determines how this impacts on outcome across a large-volume gastrointestinal(More)
Clinical experience suggests that severe alveolar bone resorption can limit the success of complete denture wearing. The loss of bone mineral with age occurs throughout the skeleton, which contributes to the high incidence of bone fractures later in life. Women are more commonly affected by some of these fractures. The decline in serum oestrogen(More)
Detailed plasma lipoprotein analyses were conducted on 16 familial combined hyperlipidemic (FCHL) probands, all their available family members (n = 106) together with 12 normolipidemic control families (n = 68), and the results were assessed in relation to a C1100-T polymorphism in exon 3 of the apoC-III gene. The frequency of the T1100 genotype (CT+TT) was(More)
Tamoxifen (tam) is used extensively for treatment of patients with breast cancer and is being evaluated for chemoprevention in healthy women. It has, however, been reported to increase the risk of endometrial cancer in post-menopausal women, probably by an oestrogenic effect on the endometrium. It also causes endometrial cysts and polyps. The aims of this(More)
PURPOSE We determine the adverse effects of 2 different techniques of vasography in an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Unilateral vasography was performed by a direct puncture technique with a lymphangiogram needle or through a partial thickness vasostomy technique in 2 groups of 10 adults Lewis rats using nonionic contrast medium mixed with methylene(More)
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