Susan Devereux

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Patients with breast cancer who require axillary clearance traditionally remain in hospital until their wound drains are removed. Early discharge has been shown to improve clinical outcomes, but there has been little assessment of the psychosocial and financial impact of early discharge on patients, carers and the health service. This study aimed to(More)
HLA-DR/DQ-DP linkage disequilibrium was investigated in healthy, unrelated British (n = 150) and French Canadian (n = 67) Caucasoid subjects. HLA-DR and DQ typing was performed by Taq I DNA-RFLP analysis, while DPB1 typing was performed by PCR-SSOP. chi 2 and Fisher's exact tests were performed for all 2-locus biallelic comparisons and coefficients of(More)
The recent availability for clinical use of a series of recombinant human growth factors (HGFs) represents the culmination of 25 years of intensive research into the physiology of normal haemopoiesis. The development of clonal assays for primitive murine haemopoietic cells in vivo (Till and McCulloch, 1961) and then in vitro (Pluznick & Sachs, 1965; Bradley(More)
Objectives: To evaluate comprehensively the psychometric properties of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and the Functional Independence Measure + Functional Assessment Measure (FIM+FAM), and to compare their performance in stroke and multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and with the Barthel Index. To evaluate the conceptual models of both instruments(More)
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