Brett A. Coghlan

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Blood flow detected by Doppler-shift velocimeters may be displayed using frequency analysers such as Spectrascribe (Medishield Corporation, London). To interpret these waveforms and produce rapid reliable diagnosis a digitiser/processor has been constructed. It is based on an Intel 4040 microprocessor and a Summagraphics magnetostrictive digitiser. Software(More)
Twenty patients who had undergone free vascularised fibula flap transfers were reviewed to determine the incidence of peri and postoperative complications. The mean follow-up was 3.2 years (0.2-10); 18 grafts were successful, but required 10 re-operations for complications including 5 haematoma evacuations and 3 bone grafts and plates for delayed or(More)
Objective assessment of the results of cleft lip and nose surgery is necessary to quantify differences between alternative surgical techniques. A previously described method of measuring facial asymmetry has been modified to allow a comparison of differently treated cleft noses (radical nasal correction versus no nasal correction). Standardised, inferior(More)
The appearance of the nose, mouth and nostrils was analysed in two series of unilateral, complete cleft lip patients. A programme was written for use on a BBC microcomputer to measure the symmetry of facial features traced from photographs. Symmetry was measured using one of two methods: determining the area of non-overlap when one side was reflected on the(More)
The ultrasound carotid vessel imager uses a continuous-wave Doppler flow detector on a hand-guided position sensing arm. The directionally separated flow signals are passed through a two channel audiofrequency real-time spectrum analyser to a microprocessor-controlled image memory and display. Transducer position defines memory address; image data (16(More)
A computer-based system of assessing asymmetry was used to compare standardised photographs of primarily corrected cleft noses, uncorrected cleft noses and control (normal) noses. A significant difference was found between control and cleft groups for both upper nasal perimeter (p < 0.001) and nostril outline (p = 0.001), and between uncorrected and(More)
Fig. 1 Time-domain process predictable use of this method, but the most fundamental problems relate to the fact that the zero-crossing detector attempts to reduce the Doppler-shift signal to a single voltage which may be displayed as a single-line trace upon an oscilloscope or a chart recorder. If artefact should be present, it may not he evident that this(More)
An automatic 2-channel strain-gauge plethysmograph, based on an absolute resistance measurement technique, will be described in the paper. This device is compact, easy to use, provides inherent self-calibration for any gauge and any length of that gauge, automatically performs the measured cycle, and generates annotated graphical printouts of the(More)