Ann Rees

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OBJECTIVE Several studies have suggested that use of the short-acting insulin analog, insulin lispro, in multiple injection therapy may reduce the risk of hypoglycemia in comparison with regular insulin. This effect might be more pronounced in well-controlled patients, since intensive treatment of IDDM increases the rate of severe hypoglycemic events. This(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test a new pattern of radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AFib) intended to optimize atrial activation, and to demonstrate the usefulness of catheter techniques for mapping and ablation of postoperative atrial arrhythmias. BACKGROUND Linear radiofrequency lesions have been used to cure AFib, but the(More)
INTRODUCTION The effects of linear radiofrequency lesions in the atria for cure of atrial fibrillation on atrial contraction have not previously been quantified. METHODS AND RESULTS Atrial function was measured before and 30 +/- 24 days after a biatrial ablation procedure designed to cure atrial fibrillation in eight dogs and after a sham procedure in(More)
AIMS To investigate the histopathological features of the synovial lining of the knee following implantation of an artificial cruciate ligament. METHODS Eighty two patients underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for chronic, symptomatic instability of the knee. The cruciate ligament was reconstructed with a scaffold type prosthetic ligament.(More)
Introduction. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of surgeon relocation on lymph node (LN) retrieval in colorectal cancer (CRC) resection. Methods. The study population was 213 consecutive patients undergoing CRC resection by a single surgeon, at two units: unit one 110 operations (2002-2005) and unit two 103 (2005-2009). LN yields and case mix(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Lines of radiofrequency ablation for cure of atrial fibrillation are broad, and the consequent loss of atrial mass may impair atrial function and contribute to the risk of stroke. We studied whether Nd:YAG laser could produce deep but narrower lesions. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Laser lesions were made in ventricular(More)
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