Helen McKenna

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PURPOSE To investigate whether palmaris longus interposition or flexor carpi radialis ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition improve the outcome of trapezial excision for the treatment of basal joint arthritis after a minimum follow-up of 5 years. METHODS We randomized 174 thumbs with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis into 3 groups to undergo(More)
A four-year study of the bacteria isolated from neonatal eye swabs at Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane has been carried out. Of infants admitted to nurseries 2.7% (571/21217) had positive cultures. The incidence of infection in permature non-premature nurseries was 9.7% (221/2273) and 1.8% (350/18944) respectively, a highly significant difference. There was(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome of mild to moderate severity can often be effectively treated in a primary care environment. Workplace task modification and wrist splints can reduce or defer referral to hospital for surgical decompression. Nerve and tendon gliding exercises may also be of benefit. Steroid injections to the mouth of the carpal tunnel are particularly(More)
A 6-year study of bacteria isolated from swabs taken from clinically apparent infections of the stump of the umbilical cord showed an overall infection rate of 0.7% (200/27,107), with a preponderance of Gram-negative organisms as compared with Gram-positive organisms (171/118), an excess which was statistically significant. When the data were broken down(More)
  • H McKenna
  • The Medical journal of Australia
  • 1976
In a previous paper, a significant recent increase in the incidence of congenital renal tract malformations discovered in perinatal autopsies at the Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane, was reported. In an attempt to throw some light on the cause of this increase, both the types of renal tract malformations and the associated abnormalities in other systems(More)
Although pseudomyxoma peritonei is comparatively rare, the simultaneous occurrence in this condition of mucinous tumours of ovary and appendix is common and has been termed pseudomyxoma peritonei ovarii et appendicis. Four closely followed patients in a small series showed only 25% 6-year survival. This paper presents a further case with a 14-month(More)