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BACKGROUND UK estimates of age related macular degeneration (AMD) occurrence vary. AIMS To estimate prevalence, number and incidence of AMD by type in the UK population aged ≥50 years. METHODS Age-specific prevalence rates of AMD obtained from a Bayesian meta-analysis of AMD prevalence were applied to UK 2007-2009 population data. Incidence was(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain prevalence estimates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD; late, geographic atrophy, neovascular) by age and gender amongst populations of European ancestry taking into account study design and time trends. DESIGN Systematic review of population-based studies published by September 2010 with quantitative estimates of geographic(More)
PURPOSE To estimate incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by subtype in American whites aged ≥50 years. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS SETTING Prospective cohort studies of AMD incidence in populations of white European ancestry published in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science. STUDY POPULATION Fourteen(More)
AIM To design a hospital-standardised phlebotomy handover method to improve the communication between phlebotomists and doctors. To reduce delays in patient management and discharges which occur due to poor handover. METHOD Qualitative data was collected to gauge junior doctors' experiences of the current handover process. Quantitative data was collected(More)
The aim of this article was to investigate the psychological and socioeconomic ramifications of Khat on its users and their communities. A thorough literature review was undertaken and a questionnaire was distributed among a Somali community in South London. From the 62 individuals surveyed, 79% were born in Somalia and 15% in the United Kingdom.(More)
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