Amanda M Henderson

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Between 1959 and 1984, 36 children with the prune-belly syndrome underwent 133 operations at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. The anaesthetic and surgical problems have been reviewed. Minor postoperative respiratory tract infections followed eight anaesthetics. Three deaths occurred in the postoperative period. In two of these there were(More)
Between January 1971 and January 1985, 31 Jehovah's witnesses underwent 24 bypass and 12 non-bypass cardiothoracic operations at the National Heart Hospital. Fifty-eight% of the group were under 16 years of age. There was one death in the non-bypass group unrelated to blood loss. Six deaths occurred in the bypass group. In one of these, blood loss(More)
Ten volunteers were given varying ratios of oxygen and nitrous oxide at 4, 6 and 8 litres per minute using a Hudson mask delivery system. Maximum and minimum inspired oxygen concentrations, maximum inspired nitrous oxide concentrations and end tidal carbon dioxide concentrations were measured using the Datex Cardiocap CCI-104 monitor. Although pharyngeal(More)
BACKGROUND Although the association between inflammation and atherosclerosis is well established, the biologic events that trigger the local inflammatory response within plaque are not fully understood. Cytotoxic free radicals and infectious agents, both of which are associated with an inflammatory response, have previously been implicated in the initiation(More)
An electrician presented with a four-month history of unexplained abdominal pain and constipation, which had prompted four hospital admissions and numerous investigations. Blood-film results suggested lead poisoning, and an occupational history revealed that he had chewed about a metre of electrical cable (which contains lead) daily for 10 years as a(More)
Arterial oxygen tension was studied in sixty patients with fractured neck of femur. The mean preoperative arterial oxygen tension was 63.7 mmHg (SD 12.8). Half of the patients received nasal oxygen for five days postoperatively. In these patients, mean arterial oxygen tension was greater at all times than preoperative values, and exceeded values in those(More)