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1.  Audiotaping the heart surgery consultation: qualitative study of patients’ experiences 
Heart  2005;91(11):1469-1470.
PMCID: PMC1769188  PMID: 16230447
cardiac surgery; audiotaping; patient information; patient perspectives; informed consent
2.  Chemotherapy in advanced ovarian cancer: four systematic meta-analyses of individual patient data from 37 randomized trials. Advanced Ovarian Cancer Trialists' Group. 
British Journal of Cancer  1998;78(11):1479-1487.
The purpose of this systematic study was to provide an up to date and reliable quantitative summary of the relative benefits of various types of chemotherapy (non-platinum vs platinum, single-agent vs combination and carboplatin vs cisplatin) in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer. Also, to investigate whether well-defined patient subgroups benefit more or less from cisplatin- or carboplatin-based therapy. Meta-analyses were based on updated individual patient data from all available randomized controlled trials (published and unpublished), including 37 trials, 5667 patients and 4664 deaths. The results suggest that platinum-based chemotherapy is better than non-platinum therapy, show a trend in favour of platinum combinations over single-agent platinum, and suggest that cisplatin and carboplatin are equally effective. There is no good evidence that cisplatin is more or less effective than carboplatin in any particular subgroup of patients.
PMCID: PMC2063202  PMID: 9836481
3.  Multicentre cross over study of aminoglutethimide and trilostane in advanced postmenopausal breast cancer. 
British Journal of Cancer  1993;68(6):1210-1215.
Trilostane and Aminoglutethimide, each given with a physiological replacement dose of hydrocortisone, were randomly allocated to 72 eligible postmenopausal advanced breast cancer patients; following treatment failure on either drug the patient continued with the other drug, if in a suitable clinical condition. Thirty-eight patients initially received Trilostane of whom 19 subsequently received Aminoglutethimide; 34 patients initially had Aminoglutethimide and seven of these then received Trilostane. Both groups of patients were comparable in all respects. There was no difference in the objective response rate to either drug, Trilostane 11/38 = 29%, Aminoglutethimide 12/34 = 35%, nor in the average time to disease progression for the two drugs, Trilostane 64 weeks, Aminoglutethimide 68 weeks. Of the 26 patients who received both drugs, four showed a response to both suggesting no cross resistance. Side effects were seen to both drugs in approximately half of the patients, but were mainly gastro-intestinal with Trilostane and rash and drowsiness with Aminoglutethimide. There was no evidence of cross over patient susceptibility to side effects.
PMCID: PMC1968660  PMID: 8260375
6.  Lysosomes and menstruation. 
British Medical Journal  1969;1(5641):443.
PMCID: PMC1981932  PMID: 5763965

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