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A significant number of patients with degenerative arthritis of the knee require bilateral knee arthroplasty. Single-stage bilateral total knee arthroplasty (SBTKR) has been associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. At our institution, the following steps have been taken to minimize the risks to patients undergoing this procedure: regional(More)
We have identified three individuals of Greek or Greek Cypriot origin with an atypical form of HbH disease characterized by a severe hypochromic microcytic anaemia associated with relatively small amounts of HbH in the peripheral blood. Molecular analysis has shown that each is a compound heterozygote for a previously described mutation affecting the poly A(More)
Plasma concentrations of protein C, protein S and antithrombin III were measured in 33 unselected children with a history of cryptogenic stroke (group 1), four children with previously ascertained low plasma concentrations of protein C following stroke (group 2) and 42 healthy children undergoing minor surgery (group 3). Protein S and antithrombin III were(More)
Patients who had received halothane within a periof of one year and who required another anaesthetic were allocated at random to be given halothane or a control anaesthetic, the control being fiben using halothane-free apparatus. There were 76 patients entries in each group. Serum-glutamic-oxaloacetic-transaminase (S.G.O.T.) levels were measured before the(More)