Helen M Doran

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Histopathological findings in the liver in a series of autopsies on 110 patients suffering from leukaemia or lymphoma were reviewed. No treatment had been given to 23 patients, 50 had received chemotherapy alone, 23 chemo- and radiotherapy and 14 underwent bone marrow transplantation. The 23 untreated patients showed neoplastic infiltration in 10 (44%) and(More)
Histopathological findings in the lungs in a series of autopsies on 87 patients suffering from various types of leukaemia or lymphoma who had received no treatment, or various combinations of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation were reviewed. Thirteen untreated patients showed neoplastic infiltration (4), thromboembolism (4),(More)
BACKGROUND Aspergillus spp. are the leading cause of invasive fungal infection in lung transplant recipients. We investigated the relationship between the isolation of Aspergillus spp. from the respiratory tract of lung transplant recipients and their risk of mortality. METHODS A retrospective, observational cohort study of all patients who received lung(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has a poor prognosis and therapeutic options are limited with a 5-year survival of less than 50%. This report includes a case of histologically confirmed IPF in a patient whose native lung showed objective improvement as measured by high-resolution CT while he was receiving cyclosporine-based immunosuppressive therapy(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the association between the histological diagnosis of tuberculosis and the microbiological findings and to indicate how these results affect treatment. Histopathology and microbiology records were examined retrospectively. 89 cases were identified between 1984 and 1988. 67% were diagnosed as tuberculosis (TB) by both(More)
A method of testing for bacteriuria with multiple reagent strips for blood, nitrite, and leucocyte esterase was evaluated. Of 669 urine specimens tested, 267 were negative on the reagent strips and so would ordinarily be discarded, creating a reduction in the workload of culturing urine specimens of 40%. Thirteen of these were false negative results,(More)