Benjamin O'Donovan

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Ninety-four consecutive patients undergoing bilateral sympathectomy of the upper part of the thorax for primary palmar hyperhidrosis were reviewed. The supraclavicular operative approach was used and a limited sympathectomy was performed from below T1 to above T3, denervating the palm only. Follow-up evaluation was complete in 86 patients at a median period(More)
A series off 3 BP measurements were carried out on 2 groups of people. People not accustomed to BP measurements showed a decrease in pressure between the 1st and 3rd cuff inflation, while people trained to having their BP measured showed no such change. Measurement of the BP of 111 people on 2 successive occasions 8 days apart showed that the mean BP of the(More)
Introduction. Burns patients are vulnerable to hyperthermia due to sepsis and SIRS and to hypothermia due to heat loss during excision surgery. Both states are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We describe the first use of a novel esophageal heat exchange device in combination with a heater/cooler unit to manage perioperative hypothermia(More)
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