Amelia C Montgomery

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The study consisted of a prospective investigation of 45 consecutively admitted patients who had sustained a mild head injury. In all cases the duration of post-traumatic amnesia was less than 24 hours. Head injury patients had an average of three adverse life events in the year preceding injury compared with 1.5 for controls. Using the PSE, 39% of the(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative pain remains the most dreaded part of haemorrhoidectomy in the minds of both patients and doctors. It may delay patient discharge, recovery, and return to work. Glyceryl trinitrate has been used successfully in the treatment of anal fissures. We investigated its topical use in the management of pain after haemorrhoidectomy. METHOD(More)
Asymmetrical excision of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus has been shown to be associated with low recurrence rates. We report our experience with an asymmetric technique--the Karydakis operation. Of 28 patients who had the operation over a 4-year period, no recurrences were observed in 27 patients available for follow-up (median follow-up 3 years). Three(More)
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that there were approximately 8.2 million refugees world wide in 1980. Estimates today place the number of refugees to be at least 44 million. Although most refugees remain within the boarders of their homelands, others who are granted asylum immigrate to host countries. The largest number of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of sociodemographic characteristics, reproductive hormones, and body composition on symptoms reported by generally well midlife women. DESIGN The design was a 24-cell, randomly selected quota sample, stratified by four occupations that varied in professional status, two races, and three age(More)
Large sacrococcygeal tumours are rare and remain a difficult management problem. Chordomas are one of the most common tumours in this region and may account for 30-40 per cent of postrectal tumours. Four patients aged between 22 and 66 years, three with chordomas and one with a schwannoma, are described. Each was managed by a combined general and(More)
AIMS The large pelvic floor defect following sacrectomy for sacral masses leaves the challenging problem of primary closure and herniation. We present the outcome of primary repair using Permacol, a biomaterial made of acellular porcine cross-linked dermal collagen and with similar tensile strength to polypropylene mesh. It is non-allergenic and possibly(More)
We report the recurrence rate and survival time in 31 patients with carcinoma of the breast who were treated by limited excision of the primary tumour and no other therapy. At three years the overall recurrence rate in the breast was 28%. One patient was found to have systemic disease and two died of other causes. The overall recurrence rate in the breast(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a method of categorizing patterns of physical activity by describing the frequency, intensity, and duration of women's activities. DESIGN A 24-cell quota sample stratified by four occupations, two races, and three age groups. SETTING Ten employment sites. PARTICIPANTS One hundred seventy-six women, ages 35-65 years, who worked 20(More)