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Comparison of measurements from photographed lateral cephalograms and scanned cephalograms
INTRODUCTION: In this study, we investigated whether a digital photograph of a lateral cephalometric radiograph can produce measurements as accurate as those from a digital image created with a flatbed scanner. METHODS: ...
Spontaneous bilateral olecranon fractures in a rheumatoid patient
A case is described of a patient sustaining bilateral spontaneous olecranon fractures while undergoing rehabilitation following surgery for a hip fracture. The patient's underlying rheumatoid arthritis disease process most ...
Insider ethnography: tinker, tailor, researcher or spy?
Maxine Simmons reflects on her experiences as an ‘insider’ ethnographer – a senior manager undertaking research with nurse consultants within her own employing organisation – and the issues that arose as a result
Quality of clinical photographs taken by orthodontists, professional photographers, and orthodontic auxiliaries
INTRODUCTION: A survey of the members of the Angle Society of Europe showed that 60% of orthodontists took their own clinical photographs, 35% assigned the task to an auxiliary, and 5% hired professional clinical photographers. ...
Abdominal actinomycosis has been recognised for over 150 years yet remains largely unknown to most clinicians. It's varied presentations are usually considered to represent malignancy rather than an infective process - and ...
Obesity in looked after children: is foster care protective from the dangers of obesity?
BACKGROUND: Obesity in all age groups of children has become an increasing concern in recent years. Children looked after by the Local Authority (LA) should be protected from health problems while being accommodated. These ...
Variations in the reporting of endoscopies by different endoscopists
All gastroscopies and colonoscopies performed in two U.K. teaching hospitals over a period of one year were audited to investigate whether endoscopic reporting of gastroscopies and colonoscopies by different endoscopists ...
Alfonzo Tramontano became a healthcare assistant in June 1984. Twenty five years on, he has taken up post as chief nurse at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The man they call 'Fonz' reflects on how he ...