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A new technique is described for evaluating bacterial cell distribution in fecal samples. Spatial relationships of cells within an area rather than number of cells per unit volume or weight are measured by this technique. Measurements of cell distribution by this method indicated that bacteria occurred in freshly voided swine feces as pure, discrete(More)
Thoracic chordomas are rare, low-grade malignant tumours arising from the notochordal remnants. These tumours are locally invasive and hence have a tendency for frequent local recurrence. This article presents an unusual appearance of a chordoma, as a bilobed tumour involving both the hemithoraxes. Since the treatment of choice for these tumours is complete(More)
OBJECTIVE Consent for surgical procedures has assumed increasing importance in surgical practice in recent days especially following the public inquiry into paediatric cardiac surgery deaths at Bristol in the UK. This study examines patient perceptions and recollections following surgical consent as currently practised in a UK cardiac unit. METHODS One(More)
BACKGROUND Despite limitations the transvalvular gradient (TVG) still is commonly used in aortic stenosis when patients are referred for aortic valve replacement. We wished to ascertain if it had a role in predicting outcome from valve replacement rather than as an indicator of severity, specifically investigating if the TVG affected renal dysfunction,(More)
Spontaneous lung hernias are unusual conditions which usually follow attacks of excessive straining. Spontaneous bowel hernias are even rarer. Here, we present the first reported case of a combined spontaneous herniation of both the lung and bowel following an attack of acute bronchitis and coughing together with a description of surgical approach and(More)
Using a paired ion exchange high pressure liquid Chromatographic assay, pharmacokinetic evaluation of methyl glyoxal bis guanylhydrazone (methyl-GAG) was performed in nine male New Zealand albino rabbits following administration of a single intravenous bolus dose of 50 mg/kg B.W (550 mg/m2 BSA). Blood samples were collected before and at intervals of 5, 10,(More)