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St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Staff

Dermatology COVID-19 Registries: Updates and Future Directions

  Freeman, EE; Meah, N et al. (2021). Dermatology COVID-19 Registries: Updates and Future Directions. Dermatologic Clinics. 39 (4), 575-585

Published: 12/10/2021
Authors: Meah N

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Delivery, setting and outcomes of Community Intravenous Therapy during Covid-19

Abstract Community Intravenous Therapy is well established in most regions of the United Kingdom. Although there are national Good Practice Recommendations detailing the service provision of Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT), examples of extended service delivery of other therapies are limited. This article describes the growth of the community IV..

Published: 27/09/2021
Authors: Hodgkins P

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The Surgical Art Face©: Developing a Bespoke Multimodal Face Model for Reconstructive Surgical Education

Abstract Surgical and educational challenges exist in relation to the teaching of facial reconstructive surgery due to the complexities of the facial landscape and training models available. This chapter will describe the development and implementation of alternative modes of teaching facial reconstructive techniques in a multi-disciplinary setting, pioneered by Surgical..

Published: 04/09/2021
Authors: Harper-Machin A

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Book review: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Burns—An Atlas of New Techniques and Strategies

  Mandal, A; Shokrollahi, K. (2021). Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Burns—An Atlas of New Techniques and Strategies (Book review). Annals of Plastic Surgery. 87 (3), 238.

Published: 01/09/2021
Authors: Mandal A, Shokrollahi K

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Laparoscopic colorectal resections during the COVID-19 pandemic – business as usual?

Introduction To analyse the outcomes of major colorectal resections performed during the COVID-19 pandemic, to assess safety and explore all precautionary measures. Method All patients who underwent major elective colorectal resections at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust between 24th March 2020 (the date that the Royal Colleges of..

Published: 31/08/2021
Authors: Kalaiselvan R, Scott M, Samad A

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034 Colorectal cancer resections during COVID-19: to do or not to do?

Introduction Ascertaining the practice of colorectal cancer (CRC) resections during the COVID-19 pandemic in England and Wales. Method A list of all colorectal multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) was obtained from the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) database. A survey was designed using Google Forms and emailed to at least one consultant..

Published: 30/08/2021
Authors: Barter R, Kalaiselvan R

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Combination of Pembrolizumab with Electrochemotherapy in Cutaneous Metastases from Melanoma

Simple Summary Electrochemotherapy (ECT) combines a cytotoxic agent with locally applied electric pulses to enhance its antitumor effect. Over the last 15 years, ECT has been safely applied to patients with skin metastases in combination with other oncologic treatments and, more recently, with systemic immunotherapy. In this study, we aimed to..

Published: 25/08/2021
Authors: Pritchard-Jones R

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Ethnicity and breast cancer in the UK: Where are we now?

Abstract Outcomes from breast cancer for women in the UK have improved significantly over recent decades. These gains are largely attributable to a combination of earlier diagnosis and access to treatments delivered to patients by the National Health Service irrespective of cost. Ethnic minority groups make up almost fifteen percent..

Published: 23/08/2021
Authors: Chagla LS

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Interstitial granulomaous dermatitis associated with myelofibrosis

  Phillips, D; Qazi, E; Low, SE; Khirwadkar, N; Ngan, K. (2021). Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis associated with myelofibrosis. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 82 (8), 1

Published: 17/08/2021
Authors: Low SE, Ngan K

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Cutaneous manifestations secondary to panitumumab therapy

  Lavery, MJ; Forsysth, L; Forsyth, L. (2021). Cutaneous manifestations secondary to panitumumab therapy. Clinics in Dermatology. epub 08 Aug  

Published: 08/08/2021
Authors: Lavery MJ, Hindle E

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A Review of Four Practice Guidelines of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Abstract Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that encompasses conditions characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). It includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Major scientific organizations interested in gastrointestinal systems or GIT-focused organizations worldwide release guidelines for diagnosing, classifying, managing, and treating IBD. However, there are..

Published: 03/08/2021
Authors: Olusoji R

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Letter to the Editor re Gration, 'From indwelling Foley to fail safe voiding: Proposed changes in design and thinking'

  Pina, IM; Khattak, AS; Omar, AM; Floyd Jr, MS. (2021). Letter to the Editor re Gration, 'From indwelling Foley to fail safe voiding: Proposed changes in design and thinking', Journal of Clinical Urology, 4 November 2020. Journal of Clinical Urology. epub 2 Aug    

Published: 02/08/2021
Authors: Pina IM, Khattak AS, Omar A, Floyd Jr MS

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The Cheshire & Merseyside Collaborative trainee-led on-call service: a review of safety and efficiency

Aim To assess safety and efficiency of the Cheshire & Merseyside Collaborative, the largest trainee led on-call service in the UK, based on discrepancy rates and time taken to issue reports. Materials & Methods All studies reported by the collaborative in a 4-week period were evaluated for discrepancy and the time taken..

Published: 01/08/2021
Authors: Wide J

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Psychological distress and trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic

Extract Editor—There have now been two major pandemic response phases in the UK and Ireland: one in the spring of 2020 and one in the winter of 2020/21. This has placed an unprecedented strain on frontline healthcare workers.1,2 Earlier research during the first pandemic response identified high rates of psychological distress..

Published: 01/08/2021
Authors: Ramazany M, Langston S, Abela N

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Research news in clinical context

Extract Regular use of an antibacterial mouthwash does not prevent oropharyngeal gonococcal infection The double-blind Oral Mouthwash use to Eradicate GonorrhoeA (OMEGA) trial randomised men who have sex with men to rinse and gargle at least once daily for 60 s with either an antibacterial mouthwash (Listerine; n=219) or a mouth..

Published: 19/07/2021