Christopher L Delaney

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OBJECTIVES To determine whether body composition is related to long-term outcomes amongst vascular inpatients with lower limb ulcers. DESIGN Prospective study with 3 years follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS Body mass index (BMI), fat, and fat-free mass were measured and associations with readmission to hospital (number, cause, length of stay) and(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the association between a specialist clinical pharmacist working in collaboration with medical staff and prescribing in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A retrospective cohort study was conducted comparing the influence of a dedicated clinical pharmacist on two samples of patients admitted to a single vascular(More)
BACKGROUND The efficient use of operating theatres is important to ensure optimum cost-benefit for the hospital and to clear waiting lists. This audit uses the orthopaedic trauma theatre as a model to assess the theatre efficiency at our institution. METHODS We performed a retrospective audit using data gathered from the operating theatre database at our(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case-control study. OBJECTIVE To determine whether serum metal ion levels and erythrocyte chromium levels in adolescents with stainless steel spinal instrumentation are elevated when compared with 2 control groups. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Instrumented spinal arthrodesis is a common procedure to correct scoliosis. The long-term(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the evidence for the use of carnitine supplementation in improving walking performance among individuals with intermittent claudication. DESIGN Systematic review. METHODS An electronic search of the literature was performed using MEDLINE (PubMed), Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and The Cochrane Library from(More)
BACKGROUND Presence of numerous diet responsive comorbidities and high atherosclerotic burden among adults with intermittent claudication demands attention is given to diet in an effort to delay progression of peripheral artery disease. The aim of this study was to compare diet of adults with intermittent claudication: (a) against dietary recommendations;(More)
Right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy and changes in mechanical properties develop in response to sustained pulmonary artery construction in rabbits. We use basilar RV free wall trabeculae from rabbits for measurements of force, shortening and sarcomere length (diffraction and/or photomicrography). With enzymes we dispersed calcium tolerant myocytes from(More)
BACKGROUND Short food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) are powerful screening instruments for estimating nutrient intakes and play an important role in risk stratification in vulnerable populations. Omega-3 fatty acids are of increasing importance in the prevention of chronic and degenerative disease, especially in older adults who are at higher risk of(More)
To provide better customer service, NCJRS has made this Federally-funded grant final report available electronically in addition to traditional paper copies. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. It involved a collaborative research process focused on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Supervised exercise is currently recommended for the first-line treatment of intermittent claudication based on improvement in walking capacity. However, the promotion of skeletal muscle atrophy by repetitive ischemia-reperfusion caused by treadmill-based programs remains a concern. Because preservation of skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and lean mass(More)