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Nutrition and hydration in hospital.
Axillary treatment for patients with early breast cancer and lymph node metastasis: systematic review protocol.
BACKGROUND: For patients with early breast cancer and lymph node metastasis, axillary treatment is widely recommended. This is either surgical removal of the axillary lymph nodes, or axillary radiotherapy. The rationale ...
Invasive lobular carcinoma arising in accessory breast tissue.
BACKGROUND: Lobular carcinoma in accessory breast tissue is a rare occurrence. We present such a case in a 61-year-old woman. CASE PRESENTATION: A skin nodule in the axillary skin on excision biopsy revealed invasive lobular ...
Effect of colon cancer and surgical resection on skeletal muscle mitochondrial enzyme activity in colon cancer patients: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND: Colon cancer (CC) patients commonly suffer declines in muscle mass and aerobic function. We hypothesised that CC would be associated with reduced muscle mass and mitochondrial enzyme activity and that curative ...
Two case studies showing the importance of Coumarin tracing blood assays to investigate acquired coagulopathies in patients with selfharm behaviour
We have recent experience of two cases who presented with unexplained coagulopathies. Neither of them had a family or previous personal history of a bleeding tendency. They both denied the use of any medication. One case ...
Understanding patterns of ordering common blood tests in patients admitted to hospital-an audit to evaluate number and frequency of common blood tests in admitted patients in a medium sized DGH
Blood tests play a very important part in the diagnosis and management of most diseases and pathology costs form significant proportion of the health service budget. The Independent Review of Pathology Services in the ...
Late discovery of a case with TAR syndrome who presented with an additional potential bleeding risk other than thrombocytopenia
The name of this syndrome based on an acronym describing the so called 'most obvious' clinical features: Absent Radii & Thrombocytopenia (TAR). There may however be more to TAR cases than what the name says. Development ...
Skin sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: a review.
AIMS: Skin Sparing Mastectomy (SSM) is widely practised now in major centres which manage large numbers of breast cancer but anxiety still exists over the safety of SSM both from oncological and aesthetic points of view. ...