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BACKGROUND Long-term use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may lead to inflammation of the small intestine associated with occult blood and protein loss. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and structural correlates of this enteropathy. METHODS We examined the stomach, duodenum, and small intestine of 713 patients post(More)
AIM To document previously unreported acute effects of adrenal insufficiency. METHODS We describe two siblings who presented acutely with hyponatraemia and cerebral oedema following prolonged treatment with high dose inhaled fluticasone. RESULTS A girl aged 5.5 years presented with vomiting, headache, visual impairment and seizures. She was(More)
AIMS The true mortality associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is hidden because survival analyses do not include fetuses with CDH. A retrospective review of all postmortems (PMs) with a diagnosis of CDH over a 20-year period was carried out to highlight this hidden mortality and also measure the nature and number of associated anomalies. (More)
Analyses of survival data of neonates born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) can be misleading. There is a hidden mortality only apparent when fetuses with CDH are included in the analysis. A retrospective review of all post mortems with a diagnosis of CDH in the West of Scotland over a 10-year period was carried out. Congenital anomalies were(More)
We have encountered five cases of chronic iron deficiency anaemia due to bleeding from gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach). Two cases were associated with a lymphoma and in three cases there was evidence of portal hypertension. Two patients were treated conservatively by blood transfusions. The other patients required either surgery or(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral renal agenesis/hypoplasia/dysplasia (BRAHD) is a relatively common, lethal malformation in humans. Established clinical risk factors include maternal insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and male sex of the fetus. In the majority of cases, no specific etiology can be established, although teratogenic, syndromal and single gene causes can(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Pilomatrixoma is a common tumor of skin appendages in children. The aim of the study was to assess the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and factors contributing to misdiagnosis. METHODS A retrospective case note review of patients who had pilomatrixoma excised during a 5-year period in a tertiary referral children's hospital in the UK. (More)
Fifty-two patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were studied in order to assess the carriage rate of Campylobacter pylori (C. pylori) with reference to dyspeptic symptoms, endoscopic appearance and antral histology. All patients were interviewed using a standard gastrointestinal symptom scoring questionnaire and(More)
We describe a case of chronic mineralizing pulmonary elastosis in a seven-yr-old boy following DD renal transplantation for Wilms tumour. Fourteen months post-transplantation he developed respiratory symptoms with lung biopsy demonstrating chronic mineralizing pulmonary elastosis thought to be secondary to immunosuppression with MMF. Symptomatic resolution(More)
With widespread use of antenatal ultrasound, an increasing number of urinary-tract lesions are being detected, and the clinician is called upon to make management decisions. Parenchymal lesions of the kidney pose a special challenge because of the associated risk of the occurrence of malignancy. A case of an antenatally-detected solid/cystic lesion of the(More)