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An international military campaign involving large numbers of troops is ongoing in Afghanistan. To support the military efforts in the conflict zone, a network of military medical services of varying levels has been established. The largest and busiest multinational military hospital in southern Afghanistan is located at Kandahar Air Field where the only… (More)
A case of complete thrombosis of the superior sagittal sinus in a pregnant women with multiple haemorrhages and hydrocephalus is described. Due to acute onset and progressive neurological deterioration, the decision was taken to remove the clot surgically. A sinotomy was performed removing the thrombotic material followed by local infusion of tissue… (More)
The objective was to determine if a single measurement of plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) could predict the number of viable embryos obtained from donors and the likelihood of pregnancy in recipients in multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) programs in cattle. The embryo yields from 101 embryo recoveries were examined in maiden Holstein… (More)
A case of posttraumatic delayed cerebrospinal fluid fistula from the middle cranial fossa to a lateral extension of the sphenoid sinus is reported. The advantages in demonstrating this unusual set of circumstances by computerized tomography are discussed.
Ten patients are described in whom intraventricular bleeding occurred after blunt head injury. A mechanism is proposed to explain this phenomenon by drawing analogies with neonatal intraventricular haemorrhage and the pathological findings in strangulation. The outcome in the patients described seems more favourable than in those hitherto reported.
(E4,E10)-dodecadienyl acetate (E4,E10-12∶OAc) is a newly discovered sex pheromone component of the tentiform leafminer,Phyllonorycter mespilella (Hübner). In apple orchards, traps baited with 1Μg ofE4,E1012∶OAc attractedP. mespilella in British Columbia andP. blancardella (F.) in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia. The compound was identified inP. mespilella by… (More)
The case of a 65-year-old woman with a calcified lipoma of the interpeduncular fossa presenting with a monoparesis is reported. This was excised, resulting in an improvement of her symptoms. The literature is reviewed.
The operative management and early post-operative outcome of 16 consecutive cases of paediatric penetrating head injury treated by a single surgeon at a military trauma centre in Southern Afghanistan are retrospectively analysed. The majority of cases of injury were caused by fragments from exploding munitions. The aim of neurosurgical intervention in… (More)