Alan John Connor

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The pharmacokinetics and clinical effects of oxybutynin were examined among 21 elderly (mean age 84 years) patients with urge incontinence and detrusor instability or hyperreflexia. The drug did not accumulate to high levels after a week of treatment at dosages of either 2.5 or 5 mg. 3 times per day, and the mean peak level on 5 mg. among the elderly (12.5(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the rate and type of retinal break formation in patients undergoing 23 gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy surgery for complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy compared with 20 gauge vitrectomy surgery. METHODS Retrospective case notes review of two consecutive series of patients who had primary pars plana vitrectomy for(More)
AIMS To assess the effectiveness of treatment to the inner sclerostomy sites at the time of vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in reducing the incidence of late recurrent postoperative vitreous cavity haemorrhage (POVCH). METHOD Retrospective study of a consecutive series of 82 eyes undergoing vitrectomy for PDR by a single surgeon(More)
In order to determine if a bladder-relaxant drug could enhance the effectiveness of a toileting program for incontinence among functionally impaired nursing home patients, 15 patients with detrusor hyperreflexia were enrolled in a 6-week trial during which they were put on a habit training protocol alone for 2 weeks, habit training (HT) and a placebo for 2(More)
In the following point-counterpoint article, acclaimed researchers were challenged to defend the two opposing sides of the topic defined by the title; their contributions, which appear in the order Point followed by Counterpoint, were peer-reviewed by both the editorial team and an external reviewer. Independently of the invited authors, the editorial team(More)
Chemical burns of the eye represent 7.0%-9.9% of all ocular trauma. Initial management of ocular chemical injuries is irrigation of the eye and conjunctival sac until neutralisation of the tear surface pH is achieved.We present a case of alkali injury in which the raised tear film pH seemed to be unresponsive to irrigation treatment. Suspicion was raised(More)