George Hamilton

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The multiple demands placed on small calibre cardiovascular bypass grafts have meant that a synthetic prosthesis with good long-term patency has not been developed. A tissue-engineered graft could fulfil the ideal characteristics present in an artery. However, the great disadvantage of such a conduit is the time necessary for maturation leading to(More)
BACKGROUND Unregulated skin-piercing procedures potentially facilitate the transmission of bloodborne pathogens. In February, 1998, a patient who had recently received autohaemotherapy at an alternative medicine clinic in the UK was diagnosed with acute hepatitis B. The autohaemotherapy procedure involved the drawing of 1 mL of the patient's blood, mixing(More)
† Pathogen lives in the xylem vessels of host plant † Scorching is caused by a low-level moisture stress that occurs as xylem vessels in leaf veins become blocked † Bacteria form biofilms and also " twitch " to move against xylem stream current BLS of shade trees † Caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa † Occurs throughout the east, southeast, some(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate recent respiratory and influenza-like illnesses (ILIs) in acute myocardial infarction patients compared with patients hospitalised for acute non-vascular surgical conditions during the second wave of the 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Coronary care unit, acute cardiology and acute surgical(More)
There is a need for biomimetic materials for use in blood-contacting devices. Blood contacting surfaces maintain their patency through physico-chemical properties of a functional endothelium. A poly(carbonate-urea) urethane (PCU) is used as a base material to examine the feasibility of L-Arginine methyl ester (L-AME) functionalized material for use in(More)
(2013) Influenza-like illness in acute myocardial in-farction patients during the winter wave of the influenza A H1N1 pandemic in London: a case-control study. Influenza-like illness in acute myocardial infarction patients during the winter wave of the influenza A H1N1 pandemic in London: a case–control study. ▸ Prepublication history for this paper are(More)
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There has been a recent increase in the use of endovascular prostheses resulting in complex surgical and interventional complications not previously recognised. We report a case of Superior vena cava stenosis treated with a wallstent which migrated to the right atrium, necessitating a combined radiological and surgical approach to retrieve it.
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the clinical relevance of carotid bruits. METHODS A search using PubMed was performed using the terms: 'carotid bruit', 'stroke', 'cerebrovascular symptoms', 'carotid artery stenosis' and 'carotid artery disease' in various combinations. The reference lists of the gathered reports were also considered. RESULTS Current evidence(More)