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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.
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)
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)
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)
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)