Ashlan P. Reid

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Stimulation of the vagus nerve has become an effective method for desynchronizing the highly coherent neural activity typically associated with epileptic seizures. This technique has been used in several animal models of seizures as well as in humans suffering from epilepsy. However, application of this technique has been limited to unilateral stimulation(More)
In a review of 1000 consecutive neonates of all races, nasal septal deformity was identified in 29, an incident of 2.9%; significantly fewer cases were found in negroid babies (0.1 greater than P greater than 0.05). Ten cases (35%) underwent manipulation of the deviated septum. Six-monthly review revealed that symptoms associated with the septal deformity(More)
Neurons transmit information to distant brain regions via long-range axonal projections. In the mouse, area-to-area connections have only been systematically mapped using bulk labeling techniques, which obscure the diverse projections of intermingled single neurons. Here we describe MAPseq (Multiplexed Analysis of Projections by Sequencing), a technique(More)
Three thousand four hundred and forty-five cases of cancer of the larynx were examined and 3,235 assigned to their TNM group. While good correlation with prognosis could be seen, the value of the detailed subsite (as opposed to the main laryngeal regions) was limited to defining T1a and T1b and aiding that of T2. T status gives some indication of prognosis,(More)
We have compared the progress of anaesthetists taught fibreoptic techniques on awake patients in ear, nose and throat clinics with that of anaesthetists taught by traditional methods. Twelve anaesthetists participated in the study and were randomly allocated to the ear, nose and throat group or to the traditional training group. Each individual in the ear,(More)
We have studied the reliability of two simple pre-induction tests used to select the more patent nostril for nasotracheal intubation by comparing their results with those obtained from fibreoptic examination of the nostrils, in 75 maxillo-facial patients requiring nasotracheal intubation under general anaesthesia, who had no history of nasal obstruction.(More)
Partial avulsion of the middle turbinate is an unusual complication of nasotracheal intubation while minor nasal mucosal trauma is not uncommon. Nasal turbinate avulsion often presents with persistent epistaxis but in the case reported, unilateral nasal obstruction with minimal epistaxis was the presenting feature. Unilateral nasal obstruction following(More)
Analysis of 3445 cases of cancer of the larynx has been made with reference to primary (first) and secondary treatments. It is easy to confirm that while radiotherapy is inferior to laryngectomy in the cure of larger glottic tumours, it is preferable in many cases because salvage surgery is possible and successful. Salvage surgery cannot be shown to be(More)
Little is known about patient compliance with topical aural antibiotic regimens. The compliance of 50 patients with unilateral otitis externa attending an otolaryngology clinic was studied by comparing the weight of dispensed topical ear preparations before and after completion of a 7-day-course of treatment. A standard was obtained from controlled(More)