Fergal J Marlborough

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BACKGROUND The cause of cerebral small vessel disease is not fully understood, yet it is important, accounting for about 25% of all strokes. It also increases the risk of having another stroke and contributes to about 40% of dementias. Various processes have been implicated, including microatheroma, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. A previous(More)
Mechanical devices are widely employed for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis. Their ease of application and lack of bleeding risk in contrast to anticoagulants has increased their use in both medical and surgical patients. They can be used in conjunction with other modalities such as low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Intermittent pneumatic(More)
Colouterine fistula as a potential complication of chronic diverticulitis is a rare entity with less than 30 cases reported worldwide. Generally, patients require a multidisciplinary approach including a major laparotomy with hysterectomy and sigmoid colectomy, and, occasionally, temporary colostomy. We report the first attempt of a novel, minimally(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Variation in the definition of lacunar lesions on imaging and difficulties in their detection may be hampering lacunar stroke research. We assessed literature definitions of imaging lacunar lesions and the definitions and detection of lacunar lesions among small-vessel disease researchers. METHODS We assessed definitions of imaging(More)
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