Ann-Louise McDermott

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In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) was carried out once for each of 104 couples who had a single cause of infertility. The group with tubal damage was used as the reference for normal fertilising capacity of both oocytes and sperms: the IVF rates were 68% (71/105) per mature oocyte and 88% (37/42) for couples from whom mature oocytes were recovered. Couples with(More)
OBJECTIVE To the best of our knowledge, the use of the 8.5-mm abutment and its long-term outcome in the pediatric population has not been reported in the medical literature. We describe our experience with the use of the 8.5-mm abutment in a series of 16 children who have required a long abutment. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series review. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the complication rates and outcomes of children who were fitted with a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) on the Birmingham BAHA program. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case analysis of clinical records of all children implanted at Birmingham Children's Hospital since the beginning of the program in 1992 until February 2007. PATIENTS A(More)
The purpose of this questionnaire study was to evaluate the existing knowledge of binaural hearing and the attitudes and practices of prescribing bilateral hearing aids amongst otolaryngologists in the United Kingdom. Of the 950 questionnaires sent to the current members of the British Association of Otolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons (BAO-HNS),(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the self-rated quality of life and benefits associated with the use of a Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA). To assess any change in health status after a BAHA. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective postal questionnaire study. The Glasgow Children's Benefit Inventory was the validated tool used.Children with a BAHA on the Birmingham(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience in a series of children with single-sided sensorineural deafness where a bone-anchored hearing device (BAHD) was used for auditory rehabilitation. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Tertiary referral centre. PATIENTS Eight children (4 boys and 4 girls) who had BAHD surgery for single-sided sensorineural(More)
Oocytes were recovered at routine diagnostic laparoscopy for infertility after stimulation with clomiphene and human chorionic gonadotropin. The results of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) with the husband's semen were compared in 3 distinct groups of fully investigated infertile couples. Those with bilateral tubal occlusion (36) were combined with fertile(More)