Alastair Woods

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Bipolar probe coagulation (BICAP) was evaluated and compared with conventional cold biopsy (CBx) as a potential therapeutic modality for eradication of diminutive colonic polyps (DPs). Seventy-seven and 79 DPs were treated with BICAP and CBx, respectively. Twenty-one percent of the BICAP and 29% of the CBx (p greater than 0.05) group had residual polypoid(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the response to treatment and the long-term outcome in a cohort of patients in whom severe autoimmune hemolytic anaemia (AHA) was the leading manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Twenty-six women with severe isolated AHA were included. Corticosteroids were used as the initial treatment for all patients(More)
Background Reports of methotrexate for chronic urticaria are anecdotal. Objectives To assess the effectiveness of methotrexate in steroid-dependent chronic urticaria, its impact on steroid reduction and any differences in response between patients with and without functional autoantibodies. Methods A retrospective case-note review of 16 patients with(More)
Avascular necrosis (avn) post heart-transplantation has been considered to be due to the high doses of steroids used to immunosuppress these patients in attempting to prevent transplant rejection. This study shows that avascular necrosis occurs even when low dose steroids regimes are used and demonstrates no significant correlation between steroid dosage(More)
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