Augustus De Morgan

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Bronchograms and computed tomograms were performed in 27 patients who presented consecutively for bronchography with chronic sputum production. The films were reported separately by three consultant radiologists, who had been asked to give a diagnostic interpretation of the films for each bronchopulmonary segment. The reporting of bronchiectasis on computed(More)
Radionuclide ventriculography allows non-invasive assessment of right ventricular performance. This study has confirmed that there is a modest reduction in right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as compared to normal subjects. However, occult right ventricular dysfunction also becomes(More)
In a series of 604 patients attending an accident and emergency department with chest pain, the decisions made by casualty officers about admission to the coronary care unit were compared with the retrospective opinions of experienced clinical assessors who knew the results of any subsequent investigations. Of the 119 patients whom the assessors judged(More)
Bronchograms and plain chest radiographs of 27 patients with chronic sputum production were reported separately in random order and independently by two pulmonary radiologists to establish the diagnostic rate of each investigation and to assess interobserver variation. Both radiologists agreed on the presence of bronchiectasis on bronchography in 19 of 27(More)
The role of Campylobacter pylori gastritis in dyspepsia could be clarified more readily if reliable eradication therapy were available. Antibiotic monotherapy and combined therapy with an antibiotic agent plus a bismuth compound have yielded poor long-term results. In this study, bismuth-tetracycline-metronidazole triple therapy has been used to eradicate(More)
Bronchography is indicated in the investigation of recurrent or chronic respiratory infection and haemoptysis,1 and is used to assess the extent and location of suspected or known bronchiectasis.2 Use ofthe fibreoptic bronchoscope to introduce contrast medium has the advantages over the conventional nasotracheal catheter of allowing inspection of the(More)