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Allogeneic versus autologous blood during abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery (1997)
Journal Article
Scott, D., Kester, R., Spark, J., & Chetter, I. (1997). Allogeneic versus autologous blood during abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 14(6), 482-486. doi:10.1016/s1078-5884(97)80128-1

Objectives: To determine if cell-salvaged autologous blood can serve as an alternative to homologous blood, and to examine the incidence of infected complications and length of postoperative stay. Design: A prospective randomised study comprising aut... Read More

The hand arm vibration syndrome: A review (1997)
Journal Article
C. Kester, R., J. Kent, P., & C. Chetter, I. (1997). The hand arm vibration syndrome: A review. Cardiovascular Surgery -Oxford-, 6(1), 1-9. doi:10.1016/S0967-2109(97)00090-2

Since its first description over eight decades ago, the hand arm vibration syndrome - vibration white finger as it was previously known - has become one of the most common prescribed diseases in the industrialized world. This article is intended to p... Read More

The inter-rate reliability of a generic measure of severity of illness (1997)
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Shiels, C., Eccles, M., Hutchinson, A., Gardiner, E., & Smoljanovic, L. (1997). The inter-rate reliability of a generic measure of severity of illness. Family practice, 14(6), 466-471. doi:10.1093/fampra/14.6.466

Background. There has been increasing interest in the development of measures to quantify baseline severity of illness and thus provide a more meaningful interpretation of health outcomes. Objective. We aimed to assess the inter-rater reliability of... Read More

Correlating clinical indicators of lower-limb ischaemia with quality of life (1997)
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Spark, I., & Chetter, I. (1997). Correlating clinical indicators of lower-limb ischaemia with quality of life. Cardiovascular Surgery -Oxford-, 5(4), 361-366. doi:10.1016/s0967-2109(97)00011-2

The objectives of the study were to analyse the impact of increasing lower-limb ischaemia upon quality of life and to assess the correlation between clinical indicators of lower-limb ischaemia and such quality. A prospective observational study of a... Read More

Confidentiality and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS): an analysis of the legal and professional issues (1997)
Journal Article
Hayter, M. (1997). Confidentiality and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS): an analysis of the legal and professional issues. Journal of advanced nursing, 25(6), (1162-1166). doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.1997.19970251162.x. ISSN 0309-2402

Confidentiality is one of the most significant concepts in health care and nursing practice, particularly in the arena of HIV infection and AIDS. The implications for individuals of deliberate or accidental disclosure of their HIV status can and does... Read More

The experiences of mothers caring for a child with severe atopic eczema (1997)
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Elliott, B. E., & Luker, K. (1997). The experiences of mothers caring for a child with severe atopic eczema. Journal of clinical nursing, 6(3), (241-247). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.1997.tb00310.x. ISSN 0962-1067

Atopic eczema is a relatively common disease which frequently occurs during childhood. This paper reports the findings of a research study which explored the effects upon family life of caring for a child with severe atopic eczema. Seventy‐seve... Read More

Ethnic differences in substance use and alcohol-use-related mortality among first generation migrants to England and Wales (1997)
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Harrison, L., Sutton, M., & Gardiner, E. (1997). Ethnic differences in substance use and alcohol-use-related mortality among first generation migrants to England and Wales. Substance use & misuse, 32(7-8), (849-876). doi:10.3109/10826089709055862. ISSN 1082-6084

Epidemiological studies among migrant ethnic groups are potentially important as a way to provide insight into the relative importance of genetic, cultural, and socioeconomic factors in the etiology of substance use disorders. This paper summarizes p... Read More