Aubrey J. Brooks

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The astigmatid mite, Psoroptes ovis (Hering) (Acari: Psoroptidae), is an obligatory ectoparasite that causes psoroptic mange in a range of domesticated animals, particularly sheep, where the clinical disease is known as sheep scab. A series of laboratory assays were used to assess the use of the fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae (Metchnikoff) (Deuteromycotina:(More)
The management of blunt abdominal injury (BAI) has undergone quite significant changes over recent years. The emphasis is now on the recognition and limitation of the underlying metabolic insult associated with severe abdominal injury. The concepts of damage control and non-operative management while seeming diametrically opposed have both found favour in(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery has had low priority in global health planning, so the delivery of surgical care in low- and middle-income countries is often poorly resourced. A recent Lancet Commission on Global Surgery has highlighted the need for change. METHODS A consensus view of the problems and solutions was identified by individual surgeons from high-income(More)
The goal of this study was to determine whether video laryngoscopy (VL) provides any advantage over direct laryngoscopy (DL) in first-attempt intubations. This was a controlled, randomized study of 120 medical students. Students were randomly assigned to either of 2 intubation groups, which used (1) DL (n=64) or (2) VL (n=56) with the Karl Storz C-MAC®(More)
Four solutions for initial flushing of kidneys prior to transplantation were tested under conditions designed to resemble those of clinical cadaveric donor renal transplantation. The experimental model was the dog subjected to bilateral nephrectomy with renal autograft. Kidney grafts were subjected to 15 minutes' anoxia in vivo, 30 minutes' warm ischaemia(More)
Cadaveric donor saphenous veins subjected to proteolytic enzymatic digestion, crossbonding and heparin bonding were used for arterial reconstruction in the legs of 13 patients threatened with amputation and without suitable autogenous saphenous veins. Distal anastomoses were to the tibial and peroneal vessels. Twelve patients (92 per cent) were discharged(More)
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