Darren Lynch

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OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of activity-based therapies using arm ergometer or robotic or group occupational therapy for motor recovery of the paretic arm in patients with an acute stroke (< or =4 weeks) admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility, and to obtain information to plan a large randomized controlled trial. DESIGN Prospective,(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has rapidly replaced open cholecystectomy as the preferred surgical treatment of symptomatic cholelithiasis. Although the indications are similar for both procedures, some surgeons believe that pregnancy is a contraindication for the laparoscopic approach. Several recent reports in the literature have shown that laparoscopic(More)
The radiological appearances of 11 cystic renal cell carcinomas (RCC) presenting over a 13-year-period are reviewed and correlated with their clinicopathological features. The tumours occurred in seven males and four females with a mean age of 59.1 years (range 27-87 years). Their ultrasound features were categorized according to Bosniak [5]. There were six(More)
In a retrospective study of 65 patients with spinal trauma, computed tomography was found to add to plain radiography clinically relevant information in 47 patients. It was most helpful in identifying unsuspected neural arch fractures and in assessing spinal canal narrowing. Computed tomography is of great value in pretreatment evaluation and in follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Rising demand for general diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in the UK is outgrowing the capacity of doctors to provide this service within a reasonable time. One solution is to train nurses to carry out the procedure, but it is not known whether nurses can perform general diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as(More)
The idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) are a heterogeneous group of rare interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) or diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, which, as their name implies, are of unknown aetiology. The past 10 yrs have seen important advances in the classification of the IIPs into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and its corresponding(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles in infertile couples in whom the main diagnosis of infertility was azoospermia of obstructive and nonobstructive origin. METHODS Eighty-three consecutive ICSI cycles were carried out with retrieved testicular or epididymal spermatozoa, 60 cycles in 32 patients with(More)
564 Background: Oral chemotherapy offers patients equal efficacy but fewer visits to hospital and less time spent traveling, but there are concerns about toxicity and compliance. Nursing and physician interactions with patients are different, and when a nurse-lead oral chemotherapy service was developed in NE Scotland in 2003 a prospective audit was begun(More)
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