Libby Francis

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BACKGROUND Iron deficiency (ID) is common in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and may be related to GI factors and chronic inflammation. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) infection is predominantly responsible for chronic lung suppuration in patients with CF, but its survival is critically dependent on the availability of extracellular iron, which it obtains(More)
Fifty patients were evaluated with microtransducer urodynamic evaluation before and three months after retropubic urethropexy. Despite a 92% subjective success rate (46 of 50 patients), 13 patients (26%) were found to be surgical failures on postoperative urodynamic evaluation. Prior incontinence surgery (28 patients) was not a statistically significant(More)
Urodynamic tracings of 100 women with genuine stress incontinence revealed urethra vascular pulsations in 15 patients, while 85 lacked vascular pulsations. The presence of vascular pulsations correlated with the maximal urethral closure pressure and identified a subgroup of genuine stress incontinence with normal sphincter strength and reflex activity. The(More)
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