Elizabeth McConnell Baker

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Fifty patients with primary or suspected recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity were examined pre-operatively with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the tumour stage. Pathological correlation was available in all cases. Twenty-five of 35 patients with primary disease were correctly staged (MR Tstage 0-4). In another four patients(More)
Recurrent pulmonary effusions are commonly seen in patients with end-stage diseases. Traditional treatment modalities have required several days of hospitalization or frequent invasive procedures. Drainage with a tunneled pulmonary catheter can provide symptom palliation and resolution of the effusion without activity restriction or hospitalization.
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy has published guidelines recommending that all patients with prosthetic heart valves, or those with a previous history of bacterial endocarditis, should receive prophylactic antibiotics before procedures likely to cause a bacteraemia, due to the potential risk of bacterial endocarditis. The guidelines are(More)
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