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1.  A prospective study of chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in the South West London Cancer Network. Interpretation of study results in light of NCAG/NCEPOD findings 
British Journal of Cancer  2010;104(3):407-412.
Background:
Chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia is a medical emergency complicating the treatment of many cancer patients. It is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, as well as impacting on healthcare resources.
Methods:
A prospective study of all cases of chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in the South West London Cancer Network was conducted over a 4-month period. Factors including demographics, treatment history, management of febrile neutropenia and outcome were recorded.
Results and conclusi:
Our results reflect those of the recent National Chemotherapy Advisory Group (NCEPOD, 2008)/National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Death reports (NCAG, 2009) and highlight the need for network-wide clinical care pathways to improve outcomes in this area.
doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6606059
PMCID: PMC3049562  PMID: 21179036
neutropenic sepsis; chemotherapy; infection; febrile neutropenia
2.  Rheumatoid arthritis, HLA identity, and age at menarche. 
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases  1993;52(5):322-326.
OBJECTIVE--To determine whether women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had differences in obstetric and gynaecological histories when compared with sisters without RA (controls) METHODS--Ninety eight RA discordant sister pairs, 36 of whom were identical for histocompatibility locus antigen (HLA-A, HLA-B, and HLA-Cw) types, were asked to recall their age of menarche, duration of use of contraceptive pill, pregnancy history, and age of menopause. RESULTS--The 98 siblings with RA had an older mean age of menarche (13.90 (95% confidence interval (95% CI) 13.56 to 14.24) years) than their sisters (13.49 (95% CI 13.22 to 13.76) years; mean difference within pairs 0.41, 95% CI 0.09 to 0.73 years, paired t test t = 2.54, p = 0.013). When the pairs were divided into identical HLA and non-identical HLA groups, the first showed no significant difference (mean difference 0.17 (95% CI -0.40 to 0.73) years), whereas the second did (mean difference 0.55 (95% CI 0.16 to 0.94) years, t = 2.80, p = 0.007). A multiple regression analysis to predict differences in menarche in the non-identical HLA sibling pairs failed to show any demographic or reproductive confounding variables. In 19 RA concordant sibling pairs, the seven HLA identical pairs had similar ages of menarche, whereas the 12 non-identical HLA pairs had interpair differences that narrowly missed significance (p = 0.054). All other obstetric and gynaecological variables were not significantly different within the pairs. CONCLUSIONS--The interpretations of these results are that either delayed menarche may predispose to or act as a marker of RA, or HLA linked genes are important in determining the age of menarche irrespective of disease state. This study fails to support a significant role for other obstetric and gynaecological variables in RA.
PMCID: PMC1005043  PMID: 8323378
7.  A.D. Waller and the University of London physiological laboratory. 
Medical History  1989;33(2):217-234.
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PMCID: PMC1035821  PMID: 2651824
8.  A D Waller and the electrocardiogram, 1887. 
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PMCID: PMC1246558  PMID: 3109672

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