David McCluskey

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical feasibility of endosonographically-assisted transesophageal access for vagotomy, esophagomyotomy, and lymphadenectomy in a nonsurvival study with six porcine models in an animal laboratory with general anesthesia. METHODS Saline/hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) was injected into the(More)
BACKGROUND Foundation Year One (FY1) doctors are often the first medical staff responders at in-hospital cardiac arrests. The study objectives were to assess the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills of FY1 doctors at a Belfast teaching hospital and to highlight factors that influence their performance. METHODS A group of FY1 doctors working in a(More)
RFLP analysis, the polymerase chain reaction and nucleotide sequencing have been used to characterise a C1-inhibitor gene mutation responsible for type I hereditary angio-oedema (HAE). A single base deletion (C-16698) from the eighth exon of the C1-inhibitor gene alters the reading frame of the exon and generates a premature translation termination codon.(More)
The case of a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease who developed the acute fundus findings of Leber's optic neuropathy is described. Previous reports have proposed a genetic interrelationship between the two diseases. This relationship has been speculative, however, because the acute fundus findings of Leber's have never been observed in a case of(More)
Despite generalized consensus that pilocarpine-induced miosis results in some degree of visual field constriction, studies describing the predictability of this occurrence, as well as the nature of the field defects that may be seen, have not been undertaken. We studied 20 normal subjects, ranging in age from 24 to 57 years. Baseline refraction, pupillary(More)
Delimited peripheral arcuate keratotomy was performed on five eyes of four patients with naturally-occurring astigmatism. Refraction, keratometry, and computer-assisted corneal topographic analysis were performed before and after the procedure. In some eyes, preoperative topographic analysis revealed steepening distributed symmetrically about the corneal(More)
The transition from medical student to junior doctor is well recognised to be a difficult and stressful period. To ease this transition, most UK universities have a work-shadowing period (WSP), during which students can learn practical skills needed for forthcoming employment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the WSP at Queen's University Belfast, and(More)
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