Jeremiah S Smith

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Etomidate was used in eight patients to control status epilepticus which had been refractory to previous anticonvulsant therapy. Cortical activity was measured using a Cerebral Function Analysing Monitor and etomidate administered to achieve a 5 microV mean amplitude, avoiding burst suppression if possible with obliteration of any paroxysmal increase in(More)
A retrospective review of 114 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of bladder presenting in Glasgow between 1964 and 1978 is described with emphasis on treatment and survival. Ninety-seven patients (92.4%) were found to have invasive tumours (T2-T4) at diagnosis. Metastatic disease was confirmed in only 10 patients (8.8%). Only 23.8% of patients were alive one(More)
Nine children underwent urinary diversion for lower urinary tract obstruction and were followed for periods of 2.5 to 15 years (median 10 years). Eight had cutaneous ureterostomies and the ninth had an ileal conduit. Undiversion was performed because of the return of normal function, the possibility of renal transplantation and ileal conduit stomal(More)
Vanishing lung syndrome is a clinical presentation of giant bullous emphysema associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a 50-year-old white woman with vanishing lung syndrome who presented with a spontaneous secondary pneumothorax and an uncontrolled bronchopleural fistula. The large bronchopleural fistula was initially(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged air leaks after pulmonary resection lead to patient discomfort, increased hospital length of stay, greater health care costs, and increased morbidity. A standardized approach to air leak reduction (STAR) after lung resection was developed and studied. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of a prospective database from 1(More)
Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) is a single outpatient treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. It produces good symptomatic relief but minimal objective improvement in mean flow rates. We wished to evaluate the placebo effect of the transurethral catheter. We evaluated 40 patients with outflow obstruction, 20 had TUMT for 1 h and 20 had a(More)
The results of in-patient bladder training in 65 women with frequency, urgency and urge incontinence are reported. There was a good initial response in 88%. By 6 months the response rate had fallen to 38%. Patients with sensory urgency appeared to do better than those with detrusor instability and it is suggested that bladder training may be indicated as(More)