Lynne M Flynn

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BACKGROUND Painful feet in older people can detrimentally affect balance and are a risk factor for falls. Pain is often associated with plantar hyperkeratoses, which are easily treated by podiatrists. Currently, there is no data defining the effect this treatment has on balance or functional ability. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of scalpel(More)
The genomes of 22 isolates of Kunjin virus (KUN) from Australia were characterized and compared using RNase T1 oligonucleotide fingerprinting. The results show that all isolates belonged to one topotype, the distribution of which covered the entire Australian continent. This finding is similar to that of Murray Valley encephalitis virus, but in contrast to(More)
BACKGROUND Several investigators have shown that blood levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6) correlate with the severity of illness in critically ill or injured patients. However, little is known about differential arterial and venous blood levels of the cytokine, especially across the lungs. METHODS We measured differences in IL-6 levels in pulmonary and(More)
The Noiles total knee prosthesis is a constrained knee which provides free axial rotation of the tibia. Because it does not have a fixed coupling between the femur and the tibia, the prosthesis greatly reduces the transmission of torsional forces to the prosthesis-cement-bone interface. The possibility of prosthetic loosening, sometimes caused by forces(More)