Susan F Willis

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Research has shown that most patients with end-stage kidney failure prefer treatment by transplantation. This entails taking immunosuppressant drugs daily throughout the life of the kidney. Failure to do so causes transplant rejection and a return to dialysis, or sometimes even death. Up to 50% of transplanted patients report failing to take their(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the operative findings, histopathology and clinical outcome of patients undergoing repeat retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) after initial chemotherapy and RPLND (PC-RPLND) for metastatic testicular germ cell tumour (GCT), as a small proportion relapse or have residual disease after incomplete resection in the lung,(More)
BACKGROUND The practice of feeding of diets containing raw animal products (RAP) to pets (dogs and cats) is discouraged by veterinary organizations and governmental public health organizations. Nevertheless, the practice of feeding RAP to pets is increasing in popularity. Pet owner motivations for feeding RAP diets to pets have not been explored and the(More)
Oral calcium supplementation, either prescribed or over-the-counter, is frequently encountered in clinical practice, especially amongst postmenopausal women with osteoporosis [1]. In this context, supplemental calcium has been shown to increase bone density, but its effect on reducing the rate of fractures remains equivocal [2–4]. It has also been shown(More)
Research has shown that transplantation improves quality of life for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), although it does not return to pre-kidney failure levels. This study used focus groups to explore the experience of living with a transplanted kidney. The data were analysed, using thematic analysis, and the following themes were identified:(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to determine the outcome of all patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma cancer treated by laparoscopic hysterectomy at our institution, many of whom were high-risk for surgery. METHODS Data was collected by a retrospective search of the case notes and Electronic Patient Records of the thirty eight patients who(More)
Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among reproductive-age women occurs disproportionately among inner-city minority populations. These women are at risk because of intravenous drug abuse and heterosexual transmission from partners infected through drug abuse. From July 1, 1988 to December 31, 1988, we conducted routine voluntary screening(More)
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