Gregor R McLatchie

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A one year prospective study of equestrian injuries was carried out in an area where horse riding is a popular pursuit. 115 persons suffered injury--eighty females and thirty-five males of whom sixty were under fifteen years of age. No fatalities were recorded and there were 0.2 injuries per 100 rides. Most injuries were minor and to the musculo-skeletal(More)
Pneumothorax is a well known immediate complication of penetrating chest injuries, but its late occurrence is not widely recognized. In a retrospective study of 56 patients who sustained stab wounds of the chest, 6 (10 per cent) developed pneumothorax between twelve hours and three days after injury. Combined thoraco-abdominal stab wounds were present in(More)
Of 1900 head injuries serious enough to be admitted to the neurosurgical unit in Glasgow over a five year period, 52 (2.7%) were due to "sport." Golf, horse-riding, and Association football were the sports most commonly linked with serious head injury. Golfing injuries were all compound depressed fractures, and all these patients made a good recovery;(More)
The cause, management and outcome of 23 patients with a pancreatic fistula following acute pancreatitis are reviewed. Nineteen patients developed an external fistula following necrosectomy or drainage of a pancreatic abscess or pseudocyst; four of these patients died. In the 15 survivors spontaneous closure occurred in 11 cases with low output fistulae;(More)
Loss of fluid and reduction of the body's carbohydrate stores are the two major causes of fatigue in prolonged exercise. When the ambient temperature and humidity are high, the capacity to perform prolonged exercise is reduced. Small losses of body water can decrease the capacity for exercise, and dehydration resulting from sweat loss, and the consequent(More)
Methods of preventing karate injuries are discussed. These fall into three groups:--1. Prevention by control. 2. Prevention by using protective clothing. 3. Pre-fight medical examination. The results of the above methods in reducing the incidence of injury in karate competitions are described. After a follow up one year (1102 fights) it is concluded that(More)
The injuries sustained in the first European Knock-down Karate Championships in 1978 are described. Thirty-seven of the 70 competitors sustained an injury. Fifteen of these are potentially serious, head injuries, injuries to the trunk, and hematomata compressing the fascial compartments of the limbs. It is concluded that fights were well controlled by the(More)
Twenty active amateur boxers were studied seeking evidence of neurological dysfunction and, if present, the best method for detecting it. Seven of these boxers had an abnormal clinical neurological examination, eight an abnormal EEG and nine of 15 examined had abnormal neuropsychometry. The CT scan was abnormal in only one. An abnormal clinical examination(More)
In a retrospective study carried out at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, for the period 1952-79, 7 cases of primary thoracic neuroblastoma were identified. The average age at presentation was 2 years. Respiratory symptoms were the modes of presentation in 2 patients, neurological symptoms in 4, and urinary tract symptoms in 1 patient.(More)