David A. George

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BACKGROUND Aerosolization of seafood and subsequent inhalation, during processing is a potential high-risk activity for allergic respiratory disease. OBJECTIVES To quantify total thoracic particulate, protein concentration and specific fish (pilchard, anchovy) antigen concentrations in fish processing plants; to determine the correlation between these(More)
BACKGROUND The best surgical modality for treating chronic periprosthetic hip infections remains controversial, with a lack of randomised controlled studies. The aim of this systematic review is to compare the infection recurrence rate after a single-stage versus a two-stage exchange arthroplasty, and the rate of cemented versus cementless single-stage(More)
Periprosthetic joint infections following hip and knee arthroplasty are challenging complications for Orthopaedic surgeons to manage. The single-stage exchange procedure is becoming increasingly popular with promising results. At our Institute we have demonstrated favourable or similar outcomes compared to the 'gold-standard' two-stage exchange, and other(More)
INTRODUCTION The induced membrane technique (IMT) or Masquelet technique, is a two-step surgical procedure used to treat pseudoarthroses and bony defects. Many authors have introduced variants to the technique. This study aims to compare the surgical variants of IMT and to evaluate its efficacy in achieving infection eradication and bone union. METHODS A(More)
Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic agent that competitively inhibits the activation of plasminogen to plasmin. It has been shown to reduce blood loss in trauma and other haemorrhagic conditions and has recently been utilised in elective orthopaedic surgery. There are various methods of administering TXA described in the literature. This(More)
Memory contention can be a major source of overhead in large-scale shared-memory multiprocessors. Although there are many hardware solutions to the problem of memory contention, these solutions are often complex and expensive, so software solutions are an attractive alternative. This paper evaluates one particular software solution, called block-column(More)
BACKGROUND The best surgical modality for treating chronic periprosthetic shoulder infections has not been established, with a lack of randomised comparative studies. This systematic review compares the infection eradication rate and functional outcomes after single- or two-stage shoulder exchange arthroplasty, to permanent spacer implant or resection(More)
Periprosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication. Orthopaedic surgeons must prevent, anticipate, rapidly diagnose and effectively manage such patients in the multidisciplinary setting. This review discusses current strategies in the management of these patients following total hip arthroplasty.