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Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery (2009)
Journal Article
Mekako, A. I., Chetter, I. C., Coughlin, P. A., Hatfield, J., & McCollum, P. T. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery. British journal of surgery : BJS, 97(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6849

Background: Wound infection rates of up to 16 per cent are reported following varicose vein surgery and the value of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean surgery remains unclear. Methods: Some 443 patients undergoing varicose vein surgery randomly receive... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery.

Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins (2009)
Journal Article
Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 96(4), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6556

Background: The management of residual varicosities following endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins is contentious. Ambulatory phlebectomy may be performed concomitantly with the initial EVLT, or sequentially as a secondary procedure. Th... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins.

‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer (2009)
Journal Article
Emslie, C., Browne, S., MacLeod, U., Rozmovits, L., Mitchell, E., & Ziebland, S. (2009). ‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer. Social science & medicine, 68(6), (1169-1175). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.004. ISSN 0277-9536

Many studies have found that people with cancer value family support. Feminist work suggests that women carry most responsibility for practical and emotional support in families, but few qualitative cancer studies explicitly incorporate a gender pers... Read More about ‘Getting through' not ‘going under': a qualitative study of gender and spousal support after diagnosis with colorectal cancer.

A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana (2008)
Journal Article
Soyiri, I., Agbogli, H., & Dongdem, J. (2008). A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 8(1), 91-103

Food safety is a matter of great public health concern worldwide and particularly crucial if the environment in which the food is handled is heavily contaminated. Most fresh foods particularly that of animal origin like beef is highly susceptible to... Read More about A pilot microbial assessment of beef sold in the Ashaiman market, a suburb of Accra, Ghana.

An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana (2006)
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Fobil, J., & Soyiri, I. (2006). An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 3(2), 457-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/17290376.2006.9724872

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has assumed a dimension raising heartbreaking anxiety among national governments and civil society groups. In Ghana for example, the pandemic is well-documented and has gone beyond a health problem, and now encompasses... Read More about An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana.