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BACKGROUND Acute renal failure (ARF) is a life-threatening entity that frequently complicates advanced liver disease. This study documents a number of factors that may predispose to or precipitate ARF and influence outcomes in patients with advanced liver disease. Comparisons are also made between subgroups of patients with viral and alcohol-induced liver(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this prospective audit was to assess the effectiveness and safety of rectal paraldehyde in the management of acute, including prolonged, tonic-clonic convulsions. There are very limited published data on its effectiveness and safety, and previous data have focused on its intramuscular route of administration. METHODS Four hospitals(More)
BACKGROUND Serial urinalyses have been advocated when haematuria is suspected. OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of serial urinalyses and urinary cytology in patients presenting for evaluation of microscopic haematuria. METHODS Eighty-five patients with the diagnosis of microscopic haematuria were evaluated at a tertiary-care hospital. All patients had(More)
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