Martin McGrath

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Obstructions at the ureteropelvic junction and ureterovesical junction were found to coexist in 14 children seen over an 11-year period. The coexistence of these two conditions made the diagnosis of each difficult. In only three children were both diagnoses made preoperatively; in the others, the second diagnosis was either suspected at surgery or was made(More)
The area of bowel care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is often overlooked in the holistic care of the critically ill individual. With the primary concern of optimising patients to preserve life the problem of bowel care has been given less priority. The guidelines included within this service improvement paper offer a simple approach to bowel care(More)
BACKGROUND Effective pain management after removal of femoral artery sheaths after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is highly individualized and requires frequent, accurate assessment and administration of analgesics as needed. OBJECTIVE To determine which of 3 analgesic regimens is most effective in decreasing patients' perception of pain(More)
A cross-sectional survey was conducted to examine current Canadian practices in the nursing and medical management of femoral arterial sheath removal (SR) after PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty). The purposes of the study were to (a) investigate the roles of the nurses and physicians in SR, (b) assess the length of time arterial sheaths(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of untreated superficial femoral artery occlusion in patients undergoing aortofemoral bypass for intermittent claudication. In 56 patients at a mean follow-up time of 3.3 years, graft patency, treadmill walking tolerance, and ankle systolic pressure indices (ASPI) were compared in two groups of limbs: those(More)
A cross-sectional survey was carried out in the Bangalow Valley on the far north coast of new South Wales to determine the prevalence of lower limb ischaemia. A study was made of 80.2% of the population aged thirty years and over. The presence or absence of peripheral vascular disease was determined by clinical history, clinical examination, and measurement(More)
A 55-year-old woman with an aortic arch syndrome of acute onset and dysphasia, resulting from the excessive administration of ergotamine tartrate suppositories, is described. Complete resolution of symptoms and return of upper limb and carotid artery pulses to normal occurred within four days of cessation of the ergot derivative. Lower limb involvement was(More)
BACKGROUND Medical treatment of the elderly is changing to include the aggressive management of coronary artery disease with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review major hospital events of patients aged 70 years or more, who underwent a first percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. (More)
During a 20 year period, the outcome of 719 amputations in 552 patients demonstrates that, in a majority of patients, conservation of the foot or knee can be achieved. Two hundred and eighty-seven local amputations of the foot performed upon 249 patients resulted in satisfactory healing in 167 of the 237 surviving patients, with a hospital mortality of 4.8(More)
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