Gordon Abbott

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the location and extent of the CT hyperdense artery sign (HAS) at presentation affects response to IV alteplase in the randomized controlled Third International Stroke Trial (IST-3). METHODS All prerandomization and follow-up (24-48 hours) CT brain scans in IST-3 were assessed for HAS presence, location, and extent by(More)
OBJECTIVE VHA Mountain States conducted a survey and analysis of infection control (IC) staffing resources, organizational structures, and clinical processes related to reducing the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in community healthcare facilities. METHODS Member participation was solicited for 2 study components. The first was a(More)
INTRODUCTION Stenting for obstructing large bowel malignancy is a technique that is gradually increasing in popularity. The two main indications are for palliation and as a 'bridge to surgery'. Some of the proposed advantages of colonic stenting are safety, reduced morbidity and mortality, avoidance of a stoma and shorter hospital stay. PATIENTS AND(More)
We describe the embolization of a left internal mammary artery damaged by left internal jugular venous catheterization. Because potentially serious complications can occur with a blind approach for central venous catheterization, portable ultrasound machines should be used more often to ensure correct placement of the catheter.
An ovarian mucinous cystadenoma does not cause symptoms until it becomes very large. In women who present with nonspecific abdominal complaints, a pelvic examination must be performed and a high index of suspicion for pelvic pathology must be maintained. Mucinous cystadenomas are benign, allowing a conservative approach to treatment, especially in young(More)
BACKGROUND There is currently little evidence regarding potential risks of bacterial contamination of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) devices used by cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. AIM The aim of this study was to determine the extent of bacterial contamination of NIV devices in our regional adult CF centre. METHODS Seven NIV devices recently used by CF(More)