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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Certain patient ethnic groups may require blood components from donors under-represented in the UK donor population. Selective recruitment of Afro-Caribbean donors is therefore necessary but was considered to pose an increased risk of human T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus (HTLV) infection. To assess this a seroprevalence study of… (More)
Recreational ingestion of the drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, "Ecstasy") can result in pathologically elevated body temperature and even death in humans. Such incidents are relatively rare which makes it difficult to identify the relative contributions of specific environmental and situational factors. Although animal models have been used to… (More)
In 177 eyes, an average rise in the intraocular pressure of 6 mm Hg was found between the sitting and supine positions. These pressures were measured with the pneumatonograph--an instrument that allows measurement of intraocular pressure in both positions. The pressure rise upon lying down (over that in the sitting position) was significant at the 1% level.
A 21-year-old woman developed endophthalmitis and a macular chorioretinal lesion secondarily to a Candida infection. She had been receiving intensive systemic antibiotic and steroid therapy for pelvic inflammatory disease. Blood cultures confirmed a Candida albicans septicemia, and amphotericin B was administered intravenously. As the eye inflammation… (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. It increases morbidity, length of hospital stay, and costs of operative treatment. Beta-blockers, sotalol, amiodarone, corticosteroids, and biatrial pacing have been shown to be efficient in the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to… (More)
We report 2 cases of patients who presented with blue macules clinically suspicious for blue nevi. One patient had no documented history of trauma or silver exposure, and the other reported exposure to silver over 30 years ago. Microscopic examination revealed a dermal population of brown-black globules predominantly adhering to collagen fibers. In both… (More)