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A study of 39 patients having a transurethral resection (TUR) of prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia was carried out. Large quantities of mannitol, which was used as the irrigating fluid during the procedure, were found to enter the circulation. A corresponding fall in the serum sodium levels was noted. Those patients with serum mannitol levels(More)
Cystoscopy, intravenous urography and urine culture frequently fail to reveal the cause of loin pain and haematuria in young women. Two such women are presented in whom renal biopsy was not only unhelpful but also misleading. Subsequent renal arteriography showed arteriovenous fistulae which were considered erroneously to be the cause of the symptoms in(More)
A total of 49 retrograde balloon dilatations for pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction were carried out on 43 pelviureteric junctions in 42 patients from 1986 to 1991. The majority (34/43) were performed as primary treatment for PUJ obstruction, with 9 patients having a history of previous open pyeloplasty. Follow-up ranged from 3 months to 4 years (mean(More)
Endoballoon rupture and stenting was performed on 31 patients with pelviureteric junction obstruction. A percutaneous antegrade approach was used in 20 patients, a retrograde technique in 11. Clinical and renographic improvement was seen in 21 patients. Four patients later underwent nephrectomy, all of whom had a GFR of less than 20% in the affected kidney.(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging of the prostate has been done in 25 patients, using a prototype machine developed in Aberdeen. It is a non-invasive technique which demonstrated the anatomical extent and pathological nature of prostatic lesions. The NMR images in both benign and malignant prostatic disease on this machine are comparable with first(More)
Isotope section renal scanning in the diagnosis of kidney disease has been compared with ultrasonic examination adn specialised radiological techniques. The computerised isotope tomographic section technique developed in Aberdeen has increased the accuracy and differential diagnosis of renal lesions especially cysts and tumours.
Massive overdosage of adrenergic blocking drugs is associated with severe morbidity and a high mortality rate. We report the case of a 24-year-old medical intern who ingested 9.6 g acebutolol, 7.2 g labetalol and 0.625 g trimipramine in an attempted suicide. Blood samples drawn on admission were shown to contain markedly elevated plasma levels of acebutolol(More)