Alese Harris

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The genetic cause of medullary cystic kidney disease type 1 was recently identified as a cytosine insertion in the variable number of tandem repeat region of MUC1 encoding mucoprotein-1 (MUC1), a protein that is present in skin, breast, and lung tissue, the gastrointestinal tract, and the distal tubules of the kidney. The purpose(More)
Granulation tissue above the periwound area is usually considered an impediment to wound healing. Although there is very little in the literature regarding hypergranulation tissue, the fact that there are numerous treatments by various wound clinicians demonstrates the recognition of its presence as a clinical problem. The paucity of published information(More)
The aim of treatment of Helicobacter pylori is eradication of the bacterium from the foregut. Treatment is difficult because of the bacterium's habitat and acquired resistance to commonly used antibiotics. Dual therapy, the 2 week combination of omeprazole or ranitidine bismuth citrate and either amoxycillin or clarithromycin, eradicates H. pylori in 50-80%(More)
A delay in the diagnosis of an acute compartment syndrome can be devastating to the patient. The increasing use of regional anaesthesia in the management of orthopaedic and trauma patients raises concerns about the potential for delay in the diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome. We undertook a postal survey to assess the usage of regional anaesthesia in(More)
A pharyngocutaneous fistula following a total laryngectomy is not an uncommon occurrence. The incidence of this serious complication ranges worldwide from 7.6 percent to 50 percent. It usually exacerbates post-operative morbidity and increases expense with prolonged hospitalization. This complication often requires additional operative procedures or if(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal autosomal recessive multisystem disorder, which occurs mainly in European-derived populations. The incidence of CF varies between 1 in 2000 to 3000 live-births in various ethnic groups. The disease is rare in East Asians. Here we report a 9 year old Thai male patient, who was diagnosed to have CF based on(More)
  • Alese Harris
  • European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology
  • 1999
The annual prevalence of dyspepsia in the UK is about 25%. Dyspepsia is one of the most common reasons for a patient to visit a primary care physician (PCP), accounting for between 3 and 4% of all PCP consultations. Antisecretory drugs prescribed by PCPs to relieve dyspepsia consume over 7% of the annual UK National Health Service drugs budget. In patients(More)