Jeremy Thurston

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Three cases of large mixed sliding and paraesophageal hiatus hernias are described. These were associated with episodes of sinus bradycardia. The bradycardia was abolished by atropine pointing to vagal mediation. After surgical repair of the hernia there was no recurrence of the arrhythmia. These cases have been considered worthy of report since sinus(More)
Nine patients with anorexia nervosa are described, 7 of whom have abnormal electrocardiograms. These are contrasted with 2 patients with other psychiatric disorders who had also lost weight through failure to eat, and whose electrocardiograms were normal. The abnormalities occurred in the absence of cardiac disease and with normal serum electrolytes. It is(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain a representative national picture of the type of people with asthma attending accident and emergency (A&E) departments in the UK, the reasons why they attend, and to determine the proportion admitted to hospital. DESIGN A national census involving questionnaires. SETTING 100 A&E departments throughout the UK. SUBJECTS All those(More)
  • J G Thurston
  • European journal of emergency medicine : official…
  • 1997
Acute confusion in the elderly as a presenting symptom in an accident and emergency department requires just the same energy devoted to diagnosis as does, say for example, acute coma, epilepsy or haematemesis. Doctors in accident and emergency departments are reminded not to succumb to the pitfalls of assuming that acute confusion is merely part of a(More)
Immunotherapy with a combination of Corynebacterium parvum and specific heteroantiserum is significantly more effective than treatment with either single agent in prolonging the survival of mice that have recevied an i.p. injection of syngeneic murine ovarian carcinoma (MOT) cells. Invitro, a combination of C. parvum-activated peritoneal cells and specific(More)
Antisera were raised in New Zealand White rabbits against purified populations of murine ovarian carcinoma (MOT) cells that were freed from contaminating host leukocytes and erythrocytes. In contrast to other antisera raised against this tumor, heteroantisera from rabbits immunized with purified tumor cell suspensions consistently retained antitumor(More)