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Carles Soler, Ana Alambiaga, Maria A Martí, Almudena García-Molina, Anthony Valverde, Jesús Contell, Marcos Campos
Dogs have been under strong artificial selection as a consequence of their relationship with man. Differences between breeds are evident that could be reflected in seminal characteristics. The present study was to evaluate differences in sperm head morphometry between seven well-defined breeds of dog: the British Bulldog, Chihuahua, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Spanish Mastiff, Staffordshire Terrier, and Valencian Rat Hunting dog. Semen samples were obtained by masturbation and smears stained with Diff-Quik...
September 30, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
Kathryn E Mansfield, Julius Sim, Peter Croft, Kelvin P Jordan
Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is common in the general population. It is unclear how people reporting this problem present in primary care; they may regularly consult for regional pains without being recognized as having a generalized condition. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of people consulting in primary care for musculoskeletal conditions in different body regions on different occasions (recurrent regional pain consultation), the proportion with diagnosed generalized pain and survey-reported widespread pain, and if they have features characteristic of CWP...
September 29, 2016: Pain
A Shea, L De Risio, H Carruthers, A Ekiri, E Beltran
To describe the development of clinical signs (CS) and outcome of L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (L-2-HGA), owners of 119 Staffordshire bull terriers positive for the known L-2-hydroxyglutarate dehydrogenase autosomal-recessive mutations were requested to complete a questionnaire regarding their pet's CS. Questionnaires were returned for 27 dogs, all with neurological abnormalities-not all questions were answered in all cases. The mean age of CS onset was 12 months (range 2.5-60). Gait dysfunction was reported in 26/26 dogs, with stiffness of all four limbs the most common (24/26) and earliest recognised abnormality...
October 11, 2016: Veterinary Record
Tracy Collins
This article reports on the process of undertaking a longitudinal multiple methods study with older women experiencing the transition of later-life widowhood. Three qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 26 older widows in North Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Interviews included the use of personal community diagrams to identify the structure of personal communities and Christmas and Christmas cards to further explore social relationships and practices during transition. Examples of cases are given to illustrate the findings derived from the methods employed...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Women & Aging
M Thes, N Koeber, J Fritz, F Wendel, N Dillitzer, B Dobenecker, E Kienzle
A post hoc analysis of the metabolizable energy (ME) intake of privately owned pet dogs from the authors' nutrition consultation practice (Years 2007-2011) was carried out to identify if current ME recommendations are suitable for pet dogs. Data on 586 adult dogs were available (median age 5.5, median deviation from ideal weight 0.0), 55 of them were healthy; the others had various diseases. For ration calculation, a standardized questionnaire and the software diet-check Munich(™) was used. ME was predicted according to NRC (2006)...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Maggie Bartlett, Katie Pritchard, Leo Lewis, Richard B Hays, Robert K Mckinley
INTRODUCTION: One approach to facilitating student interactions with patient pathways at Keele University School of Medicine, England, is the placement of medical students for 25% of their clinical placement time in general practices. The largest component is a 15-week 'student attachment' in primary care during the final year, which required the development of a new network of teaching practices in a rural district of England about 90 km (60 mi) from the main campus in North Staffordshire...
April 2016: Rural and Remote Health
Christos Eftychiou, David S Barmby, Simon J Wilson, Salahaddin Ubaid, Andrew J Markwick, Loukia Makri, Jonathan M Blaxill, James C Spratt, Mark Gunning, John P Greenwood
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with outcomes following rotational atherectomy (RA). BACKGROUND: RA is an effective way to mechanically modify heavily calcified lesions before stenting; however its outcomes are not well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective evaluation of all patients who underwent RA in three large UK centers (Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) and University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS)) from March 2005 to January 2013...
June 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Theresa Ernst, Martin Kessler, Esther Lautscham, Lisanne Willimzig, Reto Neiger
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the epidemiology of canine multicentric lymphoma in Germany. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 411 dogs with multicentric malignant lymphoma were retrospectively analysed regarding breed, age, sex, weight and the number of animals dogs with hypercalcaemic lymphoma and B-/T-immunophenotype, and compared to two reference populations (total own clinic population, n   =   52  142; dogs with health insurance in Germany, n   =   123  423)...
August 17, 2016: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
M E Stuart, D J Lapworth
Groundwater is a large, slowly changing pool of the macronutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC), with impacts on receptors, surface waters, dependent wetlands and coastal marine ecosystems. Sources of N to groundwater include fertilisers, animal wastes and septic effluents. N species are well-quantified in groundwater and NO3-N has a wide range of median values (0-12mg/L). The highest concentrations are in the Chalk of East Anglia and Humberside and the Permo-Triassic Sandstone (PTS) of Staffordshire...
March 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Toby Reynolds, Deirdre Kelly
Although the new guidance may appear daunting, health professionals should be reassured that it intends to support and strengthen their professional practice and create a more open culture to improve transparency and patient care
April 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Clare Dyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: BMJ: British Medical Journal
A Polisca, A Troisi, E Fontaine, L Menchetti, A Fontbonne
A retrospective study was used to investigate the incidence of prostatic diseases in a large population of dogs at Alfort Veterinary Hospital and to clarify epidemiologic features, which might be of a great help to veterinarians in managing and discriminating prostatic disorders. During the investigation period, a total of 72,300 male dogs (coming mainly from the Ile-de-France region) were registered in the Alfort Veterinary College database, and 481 of them (0.7%) were found to have prostatic disorder. The diagnosis was carried out on the basis of clinical signs and ultrasound findings...
March 15, 2016: Theriogenology
R J Lacey, V Y Strauss, T Rathod, J Belcher, P R Croft, B Natvig, R Wilkie, J McBeth
OBJECTIVE: Most pain in patients aged ≥50 years affects multiple sites and yet the predominant mode of presentation is single-site syndromes. The aim of this study was to investigate if pain sites form clusters in this population and if any such clusters are associated with health factors other than pain. SETTING: Six general practices in North Staffordshire, UK. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, postal questionnaire, study. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling adults aged ≥50 years registered at the general practices...
November 9, 2015: BMJ Open
Clare Dyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Daniel J Green, Kelvin P Jordan, Joanne Protheroe, Danielle A van der Windt
Hand disabilities are frequent causes of pain and disability in older people, yet knowledge regarding the characteristics and patterns of hand pain and problems over time is lacking. The main aim of this study was to identify subgroups of older individuals with distinct presentations (phenotypes) of hand pain and function, investigate how these might change over a 6-year period, and explore what characteristics and factors are associated with long-term status. The study population stemmed from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project, a large, general population-based, prospective, cohort study of adults aged 50 years and older...
March 2016: Pain
Imogen Kemp
Before I started my nursing degree, all my knowledge of safeguarding had come from high-profile care failings, such as those at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and the widely publicised case of Baby P, who died in north London as a result of abuse.
October 28, 2015: Nursing Standard
Ann Dix
New joint guidance from professional regulators focuses on the need for doctors, nurses and midwives to be open and honest with patients when things go wrong. Following the recommendations of the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, which called for a culture of openness and transparency, the guidance shows registered staff how to fulfil a common duty of candour set out in their professional standards, including the NMC code. This article summarises the guidance as it applies to nurses...
August 5, 2015: Nursing Times
Sian Thomas, Dave Clarke
There is a growing emphasis on involving service users in improving service delivery, accelerated by the inquiry into care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The 15 Steps Challenge was originally developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement as a tool to help healthcare professionals, service users and others to work together to improve the patient experience. The 15 Steps Challenge involves a ward 'walkaround' to see the ward through the eyes of a child or young person and a parent or carer...
October 2015: Nursing Children and Young People
Debra J Green, Kristina Hofberg, Caroline Carr, Tina Fanneran, Athula Sumathipala
Perinatal mother and baby units are an essential service for women suffering from perinatal mental illness by allowing the baby to stay with the mother whilst receiving inpatient mental health care. Such units enable the mother to develop a relationship with her baby in a safe and supportive environment whilst caring for her mental health needs and allow her to gain confidence in her role as a mother. This article presents the development of the Brockington Mother and Baby unit and its progressive advancement towards an exemplary service for women suffering from perinatal mental illness...
June 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
Sue Mason, Caroline Clarke
A multicentre cohort evaluation was undertaken by 15 clinicans in 11 centres across Staffordshire community care on chitosan gelling fibre dressing (Kytocel(®)). The aim of this evaluation was to examine whether the new fibre dressing improved healing outcomes for patients with chronic non-healing wounds of 6 weeks or more, observations were made regarding tissue type, fluid handling, haemostasis in bleeding friable wounds and increased granulation. Quality of life observations regarding leaking, strikethrough, pain, wear time and malodour were observed over a 4-week period or until healed...
September 24, 2015: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
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