M. Castiglione A. Ng

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We reviewed our experience with vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in 165 patients with medically refractory epilepsy (138 partial epilepsy (PE), 13 symptomatic generalised epilepsy (SGE), 14 idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE)). Average duration of VNS therapy was 21.6 months. A 50% or greater reduction in seizure frequency was achieved in 47.1% of the PE(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulsed lavage during a total knee replacement usually leaves a pool of fluid on the surgical drapes. It is common practice to suck away this fluid using the same suction device used intra-operatively. This could be a cause of direct wound contamination. We hypothesised that bacteria contaminate fluid that collects around the foot in total knee(More)
Six hundred and eighty-four primary breast cancers from the International (Ludwig) Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG) were studied for Helix pomatia lectin (HPA) binding. There was a weak correlation between lymph node-positive and HPA positive (P = 0.04). In our series there was a large advantage in disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) for(More)
Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms arising from cells of the primitive neural crest. These tumours are often difficult to diagnose and treat. We report a case of a 42 year old female presenting with abdominal pain who had a retroperitoneal tumour situated at the aortic bifurcation. Serum catecholamine levels were normal. Complete resection of the tumour was(More)
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