Sheila E. Fisher

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Oral epithelial tumour tissue, and cultured cervical epithelial carcinoma cells have been studied using synchrotron infrared microspectroscopy. Mid infrared absorption spectra collected at cellular spatial resolution from within oral tumours were found to be sufficiently distinct, when analysed by principal component analysis, to distinguish between three(More)
Review paper and Proceedings of the Inaugural Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society (HNODS) on March 14th 2009 at University College London. The aim of our research must be to provide breakthrough translational research which can be applied clinically in the immediate rather than the near future. We are fortunate that this is indeed a(More)
Clinical function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are both important outcome parameters following surgery for oral and oropharyngeal cancer. The aim of this project was to explore the relationship between an 11-point clinical examination and HRQoL. Of 132 consecutive patients undergoing surgery for previously untreated disease between January(More)
One-hundred patients undergoing radial forearm flap reconstruction in the head and neck over a 2-year period were followed prospectively to assess complications and morbidity associated with the radial flap donor site. Eighty-six patients were available follow-up at 3 months and 74 at 1 year (49 fasciocutaneous, 25 composite). Partial loss of the donor-site(More)
Quality of life is important in patients with oral and oropharyngeal cancer. The assessment of quality of life is complex and it is difficult to identify the studies and questionnaires previously reported that have dealt with quality of life assessment in patients with oral cancer. This article gives guidelines for choosing a questionnaire, provides a(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of surgical, radiotherapeutic and combination treatment on quality of life, in patients diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx. During the acute stage of treatment, quality of life was longitudinally evaluated. Quality of life was assessed at frequent time intervals (diagnosis, two weeks,(More)
The effect of ageing activated orthodontic elastomeric chains for one month in the mouth is reported. Over this period the mean value of exerted force fell by about 50 per cent of the original value. All the materials tested underwent a decrease in stiffness which contributed to a reduction in the force exerted. After a four week treatment period space(More)
AIMS Assessment of oral and dental problems is seldom routine in clinical oncology, despite the potential negative impact of these problems on nutritional status, social function and quality of life (QoL). The aim was to develop a supplementary module to the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30)(More)
The histological changes following removal of 2 cm discs of buccal mucosa by CO2 laser and conventional surgery were studied over a period of 42 days. The laser wound differed from the conventional wound: there was minimal damage to the adjacent tissue; initially a coagulum of denatured protein formed on the surface; the inflammatory reaction was less;(More)