Hugh C O Martin

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This study sought to assess the validity of independent, blinded reporting of Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) prediction of burn wound outcome in children. Two experienced paediatric burn consultants were invited to report on LDI scans performed routinely within 3 days of burn. They were provided with the LDI flux image, a low-resolution colour digital(More)
The ability of laser Doppler imaging (LDI) to evaluate burn depth in children was investigated. Fifty-seven patients were prospectively studied over a 10-month period. Each patient was clinically assessed, photographed and independently scanned between 36 and 72 h of the burn. Patients were reviewed until wound healing had occurred within 12 days or skin(More)
Abnormal epithelial electrolyte transport has been identified in a range of cystic fibrosis (CF) organs and appears to account for the various clinical manifestations of the disease. The aim of this study was to further define the Cl- secretion defect in CF jejunum. Excised jejunum was obtained from 11 CF patients and 12 controls. Transport studies were(More)
Pyomyositis tropicans is a rare disease in non-tropical climates and thus presents diagnostic difficulties. Two children with single staphylococcal psoas muscle abscesses were recently successfully treated. Computerized axial tomography was found to be a useful diagnostic aid, allowing exact localization of the lesion. The diagnosis and therapy of these(More)
To determine the potential aetiological factors of small bowel perforation in the premature neonate, we performed a retrospective chart review of those neonates with spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) of the small bowel seen in our tertiary paediatric hospital between January 1980 and December 2000. Data were collected on gestational feto-maternal(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of hypocalcaemic tetany occurring in a child secondary to two phosphate enemas administered for faecal retention, and review the literature of phosphate enema toxicity in children. CLINICAL FEATURES A 23-month-old child with a repaired anorectal malformation and associated unilateral renal hypodysplasia presented with(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent parotitis (RP) of childhood is a rare condition of unknown aetiology, probably immunologically mediated. OBJECTIVE To review the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of RP of childhood. METHODS Retrospective study from 1983 to 2004 of children diagnosed with RP of childhood at a tertiary children's hospital. RESULTS We(More)
The Australian and New Zealand Burn Association recommend 20 minutes of cold running tap water as burn first aid. Scientific evidence for the optimal duration of treatment is limited. Our aim was to establish the optimal duration of cooling using cold running tap water to treat the acute burn. Partial thickness contact scald burns were induced at five sites(More)
The records of 22 patients who received portosystemic shunting for portal hypertension from 1985 to 1995 inclusive at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (RAHC) were retrospectively reviewed. There were 11 girls and 11 boys. The average age at operation was 8 years, 3 months (range, 2 years, 3 months to 16 years, 7 months). The aetiology was(More)
The current Australian and New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) recommended Burns First Aid Treatment is place the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes. Wet towels and water spray also have been used frequently. No scientific data exist to compare the effectiveness of these methods of cooling. This study sought to determine experimental evidence for(More)