Lynne B Anderson

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Sixty-eight patients with fractured femurs were studied who, in terms of personal characteristics, associated injuries and type of fracture, could have been treated by intramedullary nailing or traction followed by the application of either a spica cast or fracture brace. Twenty-eight patients actually underwent intramedullary nailing, while 18 were treated(More)
Cardiac surgery is one of the largest users of blood and blood products--currently estimated at 15% of U.K. blood stocks. While the blood supply could be considered to be the safest it has ever been, there are well recognised risks associated with the transfusion of red cells and blood products. It is appropriate that attempts should be made to decrease and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine if regional cooling reduces palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE) associated with intravenous infusion of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD). METHODS A retrospective review over 3 years identified 20 women who were treated with single-agent intravenous PLD for recurrent ovarian carcinoma. During PLD(More)
INTRODUCTION The ICH guideline S7A recommends that the effects of drugs on the respiratory system are evaluated in laboratory mammals prior to administration in man. Previously, animals have been placed in plethysmography chambers for short durations. This study investigates the possibility of restraining animals in chambers for a longer duration to assess(More)
Significant safety concerns remain surrounding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following gastrointestinal surgery, leading to wide variation in their use. This study aimed to determine the safety profile of NSAIDs after major gastrointestinal surgery. Consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency abdominal surgery with a(More)
Palmar foot pain is frequently treated by steroid injections into the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) in the anticipation that the steroid will diffuse to the navicular bursa and palmar foot structures. The object of this study was to determine if triamcinolone acetonide (TA) would in fact be able to locally diffuse from the DIPJ into the navicular(More)
Background: There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for development of(More)
Degenerative joint changes were produced in one knee of each of fourteen rabbits by surgical induction of instability. The involved knee in rabbits with and without systemic salicylate treatment was compared with the knee not operated on. Salicylate did not significantly change the activities of lysosomal enzymes in cartilage or synovial fluid, the uptake(More)
Surgical inducement of medial instability in the right knee of rabbits was used to produce joint changes which resemble those observed in human osteoarthritis. Ordinary tap water was supplied to half of the rabbits and tap water plus sodium salicylate to the others. Determinations of prostaglandin were made on the synovial fluid and cartilage from all(More)
OBJECTIVES Near-patient viscoelastic tests have proved useful in decreasing blood and blood product use in cardiac surgery. Two different analyzers are available, TEG and ROTEM. Many different individuals operate these devices, which raises concern that this factor may significantly affect results. The present study sought to objectively assess variability(More)
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