Anthony O Shaw

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Postoperative infectious complications in children following perforated appendicitis present in diverse ways. We present two unusual complications of appendectomy for perforated appendicitis: an acute scrotum after open and laparoscopic appendectomy. A␣retrospective review of two cases of scrotal abscess following appendectomy at our hospital as well as a(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess in healthy adults the validity and the inter- and intrarater reliability of the Internet-based Shaw Gait Assessment (SGA). DESIGN Concurrent test-retest reliability and validity study with participants, 4 raters, and the Elite motion analysis system (used as the criterion standard). SETTING Motion analysis laboratory in a university(More)
This study reports the cardiac structure and function of a lifelong male endurance athlete, who has run over 148 000 miles, who presented with symptoms of chest discomfort, dyspnoea and loss of competitive running performance. Importantly, the athlete documented several periods of regular intensive endurance activity while suffering with flu-like symptoms.(More)
As a molecular probe of tissue composition, IR spectroscopy can potentially serve as an adjunct to histopathology in detecting and diagnosing disease. This study demonstrates that cancerous brain tissue (astrocytoma, glioblastoma) is distinguishable from control tissue on the basis of the IR spectra of thin tissue sections. It is further shown that the IR(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to determine if heart failure alters knee extensor muscle torque, power production or contractile velocity. METHODS Heart failure patients (n=11; 70.4±4.3 yrs) and controls (n=11; 70.3±3.4 yrs) matched for age and sex were evaluated for knee extensor contractile performance under isometric and isokinetic conditions(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether tissue edema changes gadolinium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA)-enhanced T1 relaxation times of the viable myocardium. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 16 isolated pig hearts were divided into four groups (N=4/group) and perfused in a Langendorff apparatus. Gd-DTPA was injected into the aortic perfusion line.(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and has been implicated in pathogenesis of pulmonary, oral and systemic diseases. Smoking during pregnancy is a risk factor for the developing fetus and may be a major cause of infant mortality. Moreover, the oral cavity, and all cells within are the first to be exposed to cigarette(More)
Moulds, notably Stachybotrys chartarum (atra), are constant contributors to air pollution particularly to air quality in buildings. The spores themselves or their volatile organic products are present in variable amounts in almost all environments, particularly in buildings affected by flooding. These moulds and products can account for the sick building(More)