Gemma Smith

Gemma Smith

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Palmar midcarpal instability is an uncommon condition diagnosed clinically with a painful pathognomonic clunk on terminal ulnar deviation of the wrist. Various causes have been described, but congenital laxity of the carpal ligaments is thought to be a key contributor. Treatment commences with conservative measures. This includes proprioceptive tra...
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Purpose We offer collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injections to all patients with a Dupuytren contracture and a palpable cord. We assessed whether more severe contractures respond less well or recur more frequently. Methods From a database of 502 CCH injections, 386 (77%) had a complete dataset with minimum 1-year face-to-face follow-up....
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Introduction: An audit at our spinal unit in 2006 highlighted the need for a consistent approach to neurological observations in spinal surgery patients. A protocol was therefore introduced for use throughout the hospital. The aim of this audit was to assess compliance with protocol for post-operative neurological observations over the course of tw...
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We aimed to establish if radiological parameters, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and quantitative CT (qCT) could predict the risk of sustaining a femoral neck fracture following hip resurfacing. Twenty-one unilateral fresh frozen femurs were used. Each femur had a plain digital anteroposterior radiograph, DEXA scan and qCT scan. Femurs wer...
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Earlier diagnosis is a key aim in achieving improved outcomes for patients with cancer. Bone and soft tissue sarcomas represent approximately 1% of all malignant tumours. Delays in diagnosis are frequent both because of their rarity and because the clinical features are easily confused with other conditions. In 2000 advice on earlier diagnosis was...
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Aim of the study was determine health care outcomes from the patients' perspective in patients reliant on Mitrofanoff catheterisation for bladder emptying. Patients over the age of 16 dependent on Mitrofanoff catheterisation for bladder emptying were asked to complete a health care outcome questionnaire, the SF-36 (®) Health Survey v2. Quality of l...
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Introduction and aims. It is well established that soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) are more effectively treated in a specialist centre. However, delays in time taken for a patient to be referred to a specialist centre may lead to a poorer prognosis. This study aims to identify the length of these delays and where they occur. Patients and methods. Patie...

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