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OBJECTIVE To determine blood products used, clinical outcomes and frequency of haemostatic complications of massive blood transfusion. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective review of the medical records of patients receiving more than 10 units of blood in 24 hours at a tertiary referral hospital in 1993. PATIENTS Forty-three patients fulfilled this… (More)
We report a case of a translocated intrauterine device (IUD) embedded within the colon wall. Endoscopic tattooing and laparoscopy was used to identify the colonic site and facilitate extraction by colonic resection. A review of the literature and discussion of laparoscopic management of this complication is presented.
This paper presents a summary of the aspects of Ada that make optimization more difficult than for simpler languages such as C. Points made are that Ada is low in "distributed overhead" but that this is only so if compilers are very careful to ensure it; and that more optimization is needed for Ada than for other languages. Specific language features and… (More)
Five cases of methaemoglobinaemia after ingestion of sodium nitrite occurred in two clusters in Sydney in 2006. All cases were unintentional poisonings following use in cooking of an imported compound sold as a food additive. In all cases, methaemoglobinaemia was recognised early and treated promptly, with all patients making a full recovery. These cases… (More)
BACKGROUND The present study compared the performance of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) using a coincidence dual-head gamma camera (FDG Co-PET) with 67gallium scinti graphy (GS) in pretreatment staging of lymphoma. METHODS A total of 46 patients underwent FDG Co-PET, computed tomography (CT) scanning and GS for… (More)
The optimal time for the harvesting of peripheral blood stem cells following chemotherapy and growth factors for autologous transplantation is based on the CD34 cell count. In this study, 51 patients having 59 stem cell mobilizations were assessed for the timing of the harvest by a CD34 cell count and an immature reticulocyte fraction (IRF). Results from… (More)
Anal intraepithelial neoplasia III (AIN III) is a risk factor for anal cancer with poor curative results and high morbidity. High-resolution anoscopy (HRA) is a minimally invasive means of identifying and treating AIN III early. We retrospectively reviewed HRA in the treatment of AIN III in a community setting. From January 2002 through November 2005, 76… (More)