David William Pitcher

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INTRODUCTION This chapter describes the characteristics of adult patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the UK in 2012. METHODS Data were electronically collected from all 71 renal centres within the UK. A series of crosssectional and longitudinal analyses were performed to describe the demographics of prevalent RRT patients in 2012 at centre and(More)
Angioendotheliomatosis is a rare disorder with both cutaneous and systemic clinical presentations. We agree that there is evidence in the existing medical literature for the separation of reactive and malignant (neoplastic) variants of angioendotheliomatosis. These variants share similar histologic and ultrastructural features but seem clinically distinct.(More)
INTRODUCTION Infection remains one of the leading causes of death in patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) receiving dialysis. Since April 2007, all centres providing renal replacement therapy in England have been required to provide additional data on patients with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection. From January 2011 this(More)
A patient with profuse cutaneous pigmented lesions, subcutaneous myxoid neurofibromata and atrial myxoma is described. This is the second report of this syndrome, whose importance lies in the possibility of avoiding the potentially lethal consequences of a treatable cardiac tumour by recognition of distinctive cutaneous manifestations.
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is a significant health problem in the UK. To date, there is little known about the pattern of change in body mass index (BMI) following renal transplantation in UK paediatric patients. Our objectives in this study were to (i) describe trends in BMI seen in UK patients undergoing renal transplantation in the short and medium(More)
Exercise thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy was performed in 23 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Eighteen patients presented with chest pain which was a persistent symptom in 11. Selective coronary arteriography was performed in 16 patients and showed normal coronary arteries in 15 and insignificant luminal irregularities in one patient.(More)
1 SK & F 92657 is a new compound which in animals has both precapillary vasodilator and beta-adrenoceptor blocking activity. The effects of the drug on forearm blood flow and dorsal hand vein distensibility have been studied in healthy volunteers. 2 Forearm blood flow was measured by venous occlusion plethysmography. The drug was infused directly into a(More)
1 Prizidilol hydrochloride (SK&F 92657) is a new compound which causes both arteriolar dilatation and beta-adrenoceptor blockade. The effect of a single oral dose on the responses of heart rate and blood pressure to isoprenaline infusion has been studied in healthy volunteers. 2 Isoprenaline heart rate dose-response curves showed parallel shifts to the(More)