Andrew Brodie

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INTRODUCTION The amniotic membrane (AM) is used for engineering ex vivo tissue constructs used in ocular surface reconstruction. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) content of the AM is believed to play a key role in supporting corneal epithelial cell expansion on AM. This study investigated EGF content in AM in relation to intra- and inter-donor variations and(More)
INTRODUCTION Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a life-threatening urological emergency. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis as such patients may present to physicians with typical features of pyelonephritis. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 67 year old lady presented atypically to the Emergency Department with symptoms of renal colic. The(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of 3beta-hydroxy-17-(1H-1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)androsta-5,16-diene (VN/87-1) in normal male mice and in SCID mice bearing human LNCaP tumor xenografts. VN/87-1 is a novel potent steroidal inhibitor of human testicular 17-alpha-hydroxylase/C(17,20)-lyase. The steroid also shows(More)
We present the case of a 79-year-old woman with recurrent achalasia following a laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy. The patient presented to the emergency department, with epigastric pain, severe dyspnoea and profound respiratory acidosis. She required intubation and ventilation followed by gastric decompression with nasogastric tube and the administration(More)
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