Ellen M Dean

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A 16-year-old boy presented with left wrist pain of 8 months’ duration. There was a remote history of a hyperextension injury to the wrist while weight lifting. He denied all constitutional symptoms. He had taken NSAIDs intermittently with no resolution of symptoms. He was an otherwise healthy adolescent with no significant medical history. His family(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the necessity of early postoperative radiographs after pinning of supracondylar humerus fractures by determining both the percentage of patients who displayed change in fracture fixation and whether these changes affected their outcome. METHODS A series of 643 consecutive patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to determine the inter-observer reliability of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in the pediatric population. This was done to determine if this simple diagnostic test could be utilized in lieu of CT angiograms to reduce radiation exposure to children sustaining trauma, particularly physeal fractures about the knee. DESIGN(More)
A new technique using a pre-calibrated magnetometer has been used to investigate the stability of the human body. Transducer coils were attached to a belt which was worn by the subject. Sway was measured over 30 s periods with eyes open and eyes closed. For 10 normal subjects, the mean sway speed was 3.6 +/- 0.9 mm/s with eyes open, and 5.3 +/- 1.5 mm/s(More)
Eighty-seven patients with carcinoma of the uterine cervix were seen between 1 August 1977 and 31 December 1985. Seventy-one patients were treated radically. A combination of intracavitary radiotherapy, using the Newcastle manual afterloading technique, and external-beam radiotherapy was used. The actuarial 4-year survival for all Stage 1 cervical(More)
This study investigates the output from blocked treatment fields with 6 MV and 18 MV photons. Square fields, defined by collimators, were blocked down to smaller symmetrical square, rectangular and asymmetrical rectangular fields using blocks on a tray beneath the collimators. Up to 7.5% difference was found between the output measured for the blocked field(More)
The Manchester method of gynaecological treatment using radium 226, ovoids and a flexible intrauterine tube has been used in many centres. In Newcastle, the Manchester technique was used until 1971, when a manually afterloaded system (MAS) using caesium 137 and two source trains was introduced. In 1985, the MAS was replaced by the Selectron remote(More)
INTRODUCTION Definitive treatment of localised colorectal cancer involves surgical resection of the primary tumour. Short-stay colectomies (eg, 23-hours) would have important implications for optimising the efficiency of inpatient care with reduced resource utilisation while improving the overall recovery experience with earlier return to normalcy. It could(More)
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