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UK Renal Registry 12th Annual Report (December 2009): chapter 12: epidemiology of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia amongst patients receiving dialysis for established renal failure in England in 2008: a joint report from the UK Renal Registry and the Health Protection Agency.
BACKGROUND: From April 2007, all centres providing renal replacement therapy in England were asked to provide additional data on patients with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia using a secure ...
Rheumatoid cachexia and cardiovascular disease.
Both cachexia and cardiovascular disease are strongly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and linked to the chronic inflammatory process. Typically, rheumatoid cachexia occurs in individuals with normal or increased ...
Anti-TNF-alpha agents are less effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in current smokers.
OBJECTIVES: To assess if smoking status at the time of commencing an anti-TNF-alpha agent for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) reduces the likelihood of achieving at least a moderate response on the European League Against ...
The management of gastric polyps.
BACKGROUND: Gastric polyps are important as some have malignant potential. If such polyps are left untreated, gastric cancer may result. The malignant potential depends on the histological type of the polyp. The literature ...
An unusual cause of a sellar mass.
A 57-year-old man presented with features suggestive of a non-functioning pituitary tumour. He underwent trans-sphenoidal resection of the tumour which was found to be a chordoma and not a pituitary adenoma. This case ...
Breathlessness in advanced disease. 2: Patient assessment and management.
This second of a two part unit on breathlessness addresses patient assessment and management, including common treatments. Interventions that can be taught to, and used independently by, patients and carers are explored.
Role of routine oesophago-gastroduodenoscopy before cholecystectomy.
INTRODUCTION: A proportion of patients do not get symptomatic relief after cholecystectomy because there is an overlap in the symptomology of biliary and gasroduodenal pathologies. In our unit all the patients are offered ...
Tissue-advanced glycation end product concentration in dialysis patients.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Tissue-advanced glycation end products (AGE) are a measure of cumulative metabolic stress. Assessment of tissue AGE by skin autofluoresence (AF) correlates well with cardiovascular outcomes in ...