Ainslie Waddell

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BACKGROUND The optimal use of various therapeutic combinations for moderate/severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. The GLISTEN trial compared the efficacy of two long-acting anti-muscarinic antagonists (LAMA), when combined with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a long-acting β2 agonist (LABA). METHODS This randomised, blinded,(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the noise generated during suction aural toilet and to determine whether there is any clinically measureable effect on audiometric thresholds. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, controlled study with 14 patients. SETTING The study was conducted in an aural toilet clinic in a district general ENT department. PARTICIPANTS Fourteen patients(More)
In this case a secondarily infected pseudoaneurysm of the common carotid artery presented with clinical features suggestive of a parapharyngeal abscess. The causative organism was identified as community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. To the authors' knowledge this condition not previously been reported.
The treatment of allergic rhinitis has been revolutionized by the introduction of topical nasal steroids, which are one of the commonest prescriptions from otolaryngology departments. With so many different sprays available on the market, the literature was reviewed for the efficacy, side-effect profile and relative cost of each product and the following(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the response of two patients with severe recurrent laryngeal papillomatosis following treatment with intralesional cidofovir in conjunction with carbon-dioxide laser evaporation. SETTING Tertiary referral centre. METHODS Retrospective review of treatment of two patients followed up over a 12-month period. INTERVENTION(More)
Thyroglossal duct remnants presenting as a lump in the neck are usually called thyroglossal cysts. Meticulous dissection of the cyst and duct, along with the body of the hyoid bone (Sistrunk's operation) is necessary to avoid recurrence. The authors have reviewed the histology of 61 consecutive specimens diagnosed preoperatively as thyroglossal cysts and(More)
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