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Letter to the Editor
Comments on ‘Increasing film-focus distance (FFD) reduces radiation dose for X-ray examinations’ by P.C. Brennan, S. McDonnell and D. O'Leary
Phosphorylcholine is favorable for antibody production from hybridoma cells
Growth of antibody-secreting hybridomas requires special conditions such as serum-free defined media containing growth factors and vitamins. However, the surface on which these cells can proliferate has been shown to play ...
A parathyroid scintigraphy case study
Background: There has been much debate concerning the most suitable protocol for parathyroid scintigraphy; the merits of various radiopharmaceuticals versus the correct imaging protocol to visualise both ectopic and ...
Why do nurses enter community and public health practice?
Current policy places much emphasis on public health and care outside hospital. To provide this requires a qualified work force but a large number of community nurses are approaching retirement. While there is a commitment ...
Dental Statistics Made Easy
An association between respiratory function and hip bone mineral density in older men: a cross-sectional study
The association between respiratory function and bone mineral density (BMD) among women living in the community has been reported previously. We examined the association between forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) and ...
Developing and validating a tool to measure parenting self-efficacy
Aims. This paper reports the development of a tool to measure parenting self-efficacy as an aid to evaluating parenting programmes. Background. Whilst there has been increasing interest in parenting programmes from parents, ...
Post-licence driver education for the prevention of road traffic crashes : a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
The effectiveness of post-licence driver education for preventing road traffic crashes was quantified using a systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials. Searches of appropriate electronic databases, ...
The OSTE: Objective Structured Technical Examination for Engineering Students
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has been widely adopted as an assessment tool in healthcare education. It normally consists of a series of exercises through which students rotate individually and are marked ...