Edward F. Sherry

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We present the first study of skiing-related deaths in Australia--a 32-year study of skiing-related deaths in the Snowy Mountains. We have reported 29 such cases; eight subjects died of trauma, 15 subjects died of cardiovascular causes, and six subjects died of hypothermia. The over-all incidence of death was 0.87 deaths per million skier-days; the specific(More)
A retrospective study of 88 nordic skiing injuries from the 1984 and 1985 skiing seasons in Australia is presented. To our knowledge, this is the largest study to date of such injuries. These injuries are compared with alpine skiing injuries from the same medical clinic for the 1985 skiing season. There was a much lower incidence of injury from nordic(More)
A case of pyloric obstruction caused by ingestion of enteric-coated aspirin tablets is presented. The patient was predisposed by previous pyloric stenosis. A barium meal study was diagnostic. The patient later had a massive gastro-intestinal haemorrhage requiring surgical repair. The hazards of aspirin ingestion in such a patient are discussed.
Bite wounds of the oral mucosa heal after eliminating the causative irritant, but there are serious exceptions from the rule. We present the case of a 37-year-old woman with an ulcer of the mucosa of the lower lip, which had been present for 10 days, and leucopenia. Agranulocytosis after the use of metamizole is part from leukaemia and lues, a rare reason(More)
A patient with antibiotic associated pseudomembranous colitis (A-PMC) is described in whom there was a dramatic response to the administration of cholestyramine. Although it is not clear why cholestyramine should be beneficial, its use should be considered whenever the diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis is entertained.