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With the increasing incidence of hepatitis B and HIV, and the increasing awareness of the risk and prevalence of hepatitis C, it is becoming even more necessary to adopt stricter policies to safeguard personnel and to reduce the risk of transmission. Previous studies have shown a need for eye protection, protective clothing and the use of double-gloving(More)
Over a 5-year period a prospective audit was carried out on 1131 patients undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in the northern region. A total of 470 operations was performed in teaching hospitals and 661 in district hospitals; emergency operations accounted for 41.5 per cent. The overall mortality rate was 25.8 per cent; for emergency(More)
Cystic adventitial arterial disease (CAAD) is usually situated in the popliteal artery and is a well recognized cause of intermittent claudication in otherwise healthy, young, non-smokers. Three cases of CAAD have recently been encountered, involving the popliteal artery in two patients and the common femoral in one. Two of these patients were hypertensive(More)
The coeliac axis compression syndrome has been recognized for 12 years. More recently an association between this syndrome and the occurrence of aneurysms on the collateral circulation has been described. A review of the coeliac axis compression syndrome is presented and the management of associated aneurysms discussed.
Percutaneous balloon angioplasty offers an alternative to surgery for the alleviation of symptoms in upper limb arterial disease. This report documents 28 per-femoral dilatation procedures in 27 patients for 33 subclavian, two innominate, and two axillary lesions. Thirty-four stenoses and three occlusions were treated, with multiple dilatations in five(More)
Contamination occurring during vascular surgery was studied prospectively using a surgical mask incorporating a Splashguard visor. Over a 16-week period 78 vascular procedures were included; 44 were of < 2 h duration and 34 were of > or = 2 h. Contamination on both mask and visor from blood spots was recorded at the end of each procedure. Overall, 51 per(More)
The strength of agreement between two noninvasive methods of assessing lower limb arterial disease and their relationship to patient symptoms following exercise have been investigated. Color-duplex ultrasound (CDU) and ankle/brachial pressure index (ABPI) (before and afer exercise) measurements were obtained from 200 consecutive patients referred to a(More)
In a randomized double-blind controlled trial the effect of naftidrofuryl (Praxilene) 200 mg t.d.s., taken for 6 months, was compared with placebo in intermittent claudication. Whilst there was a significant subjective improvement regardless of age or treatment, patients over 60 on naftidrofuryl experienced a more rapid symptomatic relief than other(More)
The case histories of two patients with combined renal and extra-renal fibromuscular dysplasia are presented. Readers are reminded of this rare but important condition as a cause of obscure abdominal symptoms and abdominal bleeding in the absence of atherosclerotic aortic aneurysm. The aetiology, histology, and management of the condition are discussed.