Edmund Sweeney

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Although actinomyces has been identified in between 1.77% and 37% of resected tonsils its possible role in recurrent acute tonsillitis has received little attention. A histological and bacteriological study of 129 pairs of tonsils from patients with recurrent acute tonsillitis showed actinomyces to be present in 29.5%. The organism, however, was also(More)
BACKGROUND The type of inguinal hernia repair used depends on many factors but predominantly the surgeon's training, interpretation of the literature, and personal preference. This prospective cohort study describes a consecutive series of open mesh inguinal hernia repairs (modified Lichtenstein technique) performed as an outpatient procedure using 2(More)
Objectives An analysis of the trough serum concentrations sent to the UK Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory for teicoplanin therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). Methods All trough concentrations over a 13 year period were analysed and the percentages were calculated for the following: <10 mg/L (a sub-optimal concentration for all); ≥10-<20 mg/L (the target(More)
OBJECTIVE Diagnosis of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung (CCAM) in association with recombinant chromosome 18. METHOD Ultrasound diagnosis of a CCAM and hydrops was made. The mother was known to have a pericentric inversion of chromosome 18 and had a previous pregnancy with a recombinant chromosome 18 (partial deletion of 18p and(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that adverse postoperative outcomes may have a negative impact on longterm survival in patients with colorectal liver metastases. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic impact of postoperative complications in patients submitted to a potentially curative resection of colorectal liver metastases. (More)
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