David Mackie

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DUPLICATION of the gall iblader is 'a rare anomaly, Boyden (1926) finding two cases following 9,221 autopsies and a further three after review of 9,970 cholecystograms. Although it is a welldoicumen'ted abnormiality with over one hundred examples descriibed, the majority of these have been diagnosed only 'by radiological methods as the patienlts were not(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of the rehabilitation literature of moderate to severe acquired brain injuries (ABI) from traumatic and non-traumatic causes. METHODS A review of the literature was conducted for studies looking at interventions in ABI rehabilitation. The methodological quality of each study was determined using the Downs and Black(More)
Telemedicine technologies are rapidly being integrated into infectious diseases programs with the aim of increasing access to infectious diseases specialty care for isolated populations and reducing costs. We summarize the utility and effectiveness of telemedicine in the evaluation and treatment of infectious diseases patients. The use of telemedicine in(More)
Immunization represents the most effective approach to the prevention of hepatitis B virus infection and the long-term complications of chronic disease, including liver cancer and liver failure. Current vaccines require three doses to achieve maximal immunogenicity and fail to produce long-lasting protection in 5-10% of immune-competent individuals and in a(More)
Ampicillin levels were measured in the serum and in the bile from both the gall bladder and the common bile duct in patients undergoing surgery for biliary tract diseases. In patients with radiologically non-functioning gall bladders ampicillin was either not present or its concentration was lower than normal. Therapeutic levels were present in the common(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive rehabilitation represents a substantial portion of rehabilitative efforts put forth in increasing independence following an acquired brain injury. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS This review examined four major areas of cognitive therapy including: attention/concentration, learning and memory, executive functioning, and general cognitive(More)