Edward Douglas

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AIMS Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major cause of reduced life expectancy in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Intensive insulin therapy prevents CV complications but is constrained by hypoglycaemia and weight gain. Adjunct metformin reduces insulin dose requirement and stabilizes weight but there are no data on its cardiovascular effects. We have therefore(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effect of attaining higher spatial resolution in contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of renal arteries using parallel imaging, sensitivity encoding (SENSE), by comparing the SENSE contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA against a conventional CE-MRA protocol with identical scan times, injection protocol, and other acquisition(More)
A double-blind randomised study was performed to investigate the effect of pH adjustment of bupivacaine, with adrenaline 1:200,000, on the duration of block and pain relief after intercostal nerve blockade following thoracotomy. One group (n = 10) received bupivacaine with adrenaline 1:200,000 (pH = 4.1) and the other (n = 10) received alkalinised(More)
Since N u s b a u m and Baum (1) in 1968 described the technique for control o f hemorrhage by selective infusion of vasoact ive drugs, reports of complicat ions have been accumulating. The selection of infusion site is an important de terminant of success or failure. The vasoconstr ic t ing drug should be infused as close as possible to the bleeding point,(More)
This report describes a case of massive gastric hemorrhage, initially controlled by selective arterial vasopressin infusion. Infusion was followed by extensive necrosis of the gastric wall which necessitated subtotal gastrectomy. Gastric necrosis following arterial infusion is rare and in this case appears to be due to migration of the infusion catheter(More)
AIM To determine the incidence of symptomatic versus incidental pulmonary embolism (PE) in oncology patients, characterize the nature and extent of incidental PE and the factors contributing to diagnosis. METHODS Specialized web search engine was used to identify oncology patients with positive imaging studies for PE. PE identified at staging CT scans(More)
IN the great majority of woods which have been investigated there is a strong correlation between specific gravity and certain mechanical characteristics. As a rule the higher the specific gravity the stronger the wood, although it is known that, in any single species, wide variations in strength may occur throughout a range ofmatched specimens ofequal(More)