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BACKGROUND The StarClose Vascular Closure System (Abbott Vascular, Redwood City, CA) features a nitinol clip that is designed to achieve closure of the femoral arteriotomy access site. The CLIP Study was performed to assess the safety and efficacy of StarClose when compared with standard manual compression following 5-6 French diagnostic or interventional… (More)
The existing techniques used for post stroke rehabilitation have sought to offer stroke survivors with upper extremity motor deficits a system for the practice and re-learning of motor tasks. Some studies suggest that the use of Virtual Reality technologies as an assistive technology in combination with conventional therapies can achieve improved results in… (More)
Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver is a rare benign tumour of childhood, characterised by an admixture of ductal structures within a copious loose connective tissue stroma. Less consistent features include hepatocytes and haemopoietic elements. The stroma has a propensity to accumulate fluid and to create macroscopic cystic spaces. Five cases are reported.
OBJECTIVE The aim was to review a pathway of care for diabetic patients found to have retinal artery emboli detected by retinal screening. DESIGN This was a retrospective review of a pathway agreed in 2001 by a multidisciplinary team. MATERIALS AND METHODS The prospectively collected Gloucestershire Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme database was… (More)