John Melhuish

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BACKGROUND Firm bandaging of the knee following knee replacement may prevent bleeding into the joint by a tamponade effect. We studied the pressure required to achieve tamponade, and then clinically compared the use of a compression bandage with the use of a standard crêpe bandage, with or without a drain. METHOD Transducers were used to measure the(More)
This paper describes a study of pilonidal excision wounds and abdominal wounds in which measurements of the wounds' volume and area were compared to their circumferences. A structured light method is proposed for the measurement of the three-dimensional circumference of acute cavity wounds, as not easily measured by standard methods owing(More)
Two hundred women with breast cysts proven by aspiration were entered into a randomized double-blind trial of Efamol (evening primrose oil) at a dose of 6 capsules daily or equivalent placebo dose for a year. Cysts were categorized by initial electrolyte composition, and follow-up continued for 1 year posttherapy. Recurrent cyst formation in the first year(More)
Compression therapy is the principal treatment for leg ulcers associated with venous disease. The efficacy of compression therapy can be variable, which may in part be owing to the degree of compression applied. However, if the mechanism of action of this treatment could be better understood, it might be possible to improve its efficacy. It is not clear(More)
The calf lens protein gamma IV-crystallin, a strong determinant of the net phase-separation temperature of the lens, was chemically modified with N-bromoacetylethanolamine phosphate. The phase-separation temperatures of solutions of the modified protein were measured and found to be dramatically reduced with respect to those of the native protein. At(More)
This paper describes a digital image processing system for the analysis of colour in wound images under clinical conditions. The system uses a 3CCD array digital video camera together with a colour scale for reference. The accuracy of colour assessment was compared with clinicians’ assessment of the amount of slough (necrotic tissue) in digital images. The(More)
Veins taken from patients undergoing surgery for varicose veins were compared with those obtained from patients undergoing other surgical procedures ('normals'). Varicose veins had a lower breaking strength and breaking energy than normal veins. Elastic stiffness was less in normals (tan theta = 41 (24] than in varicose veins (tan theta = 55 (18); P less(More)