Shilpan Patel

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RATIONALE Misuse or dislike of nicotine replacement treatments (NRTs) undermines their effectiveness. Brief testing among NRTs could allow tailoring by preference to improve outcome. OBJECTIVE To test initial reactions/preferences to NRTs in a single session crossover design with guided use. METHODS Smokers were offered two doses of three NRTs: gum (2(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Patient satisfaction with colonoscopy is important for quality assurance; it may be affected by various factors, including patient characteristics, physician training level, and procedural or organizational features. We aimed to analyze how these factors influenced patient satisfaction and pain in an outpatient training setting. (More)
OBJECTIVE To test initial reactions to 5 nicotine treatments (NRTs: 2 and 4 mg gum, inhaler, nasal spray, tablet) in a crossover study (n=41). METHODS Subjects used each medication on arising (1/2 day) and resumed smoking each afternoon. Subjects rated (individually) and ranked (comparatively) treatments on use, reinforcement, withdrawal, craving, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the radiation doses delivered during volumetric helical perfusion CT of the thorax, abdomen or pelvis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The dose-length product (DLP) and CT dose index (CTDIvol) were recorded and effective dose (E) determined for patients undergoing CT (4D adaptive spiral) for tumour evaluation. Image noise and contrast to noise(More)
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