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This investigation of the water-insoluble crystallins from human lenses has used multiple chromatographic separations to obtain proteins of sufficient purity for mass spectrometric analysis. Each fraction was analysed to determine the molecular masses of the constituent proteins as well as peptides in tryptic digests of these proteins. The major components(More)
BACKGROUND The data on vascular anastomotic complications after single-lung and bilateral lung transplantation are scant. METHODS We reviewed the data on our patients having single and bilateral lung transplantation to examine our experience and management of vascular anastomotic complications. RESULTS We retrospectively identified 5 of 109 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE The incidence of empyema has increased dramatically in children in the UK over the last decade. Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) serotype 1 is the dominant serotype. We have observed more pneumatocoele and bronchopleural fistulae formation over this time. AIM Our aim was to determine the number of children who developed cavitatory(More)
BACKGROUND Lung transplantation is an important option to treat patients with advanced cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. The outcomes of a large UK cohort of CF lung transplantation recipients is reported. METHODS Retrospective review of case notes and transplantation databases. RESULTS 176 patients with CF underwent lung transplantation at our centre.(More)
Cardiovascular malformations are an important cause of infant death and the major cause of death due to malformation. Our aims were to analyse and categorise all deaths in infants with cardiovascular malformations, and to analyse trends in mortality over time and influences on mortality. We obtained details of infant deaths and cardiovascular malformations(More)
BACKGROUND Three children who had cardiac transplantation before age 4 years later presented with recurrent sinopulmonary infection caused by organisms including Streptococcus pneumoniae, in which capsular polysaccharide plays an important part, one developed bronchiectasis. We therefore studied responses to polysaccharide antigen after immunosuppression(More)
We report a case of successful management of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) with prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass support in a 4-yr-old patient undergoing elective cardiac surgery. TRALI was diagnosed clinically and immunologically by detection of reactive antibodies in a unit of fresh frozen plasma that had been administered to the patient.(More)
Heart transplantation for congenital heart disease poses unique problems because of structural anomalies and previous corrective and palliative surgery. In the period between May 1985 and February 1992 a total of 231 orthotopic heart transplants were performed at our hospital -22 of these procedures were carried out in patients with congenital heart(More)
UNLABELLED Maternal diabetes mellitus affects the foetal heart both structurally and functionally. In early gestation, it has a teratogenic effect causing defects of primary cardiogenesis. In late gestation, it causes a unique form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We report an infant of a diabetic mother and an infant where there was presumed gestational(More)
There is no reliable published data on the overall prevalence or incidence of heart failure (HF) in children. However, the success of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in management of HF has raised the prospect of a previously unavailable treatment modality. Orthotopic heart transplant (OHTx) remains the gold standard treatment, but the number of(More)