Mary-Ann McCann

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BACKGROUND Anorexia is a significant problem in patients approaching the end of life, for which corticosteroids are widely prescribed. It is not clear which regimen is the most safe and effective for this indication. OBJECTIVE The study objective was to identify the evidence for the use of corticosteroids, and the most safe and effective dosing regimen(More)
Peritonitis rates were compared in patients receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) via either a Y-set dialysate delivery system or a standard system. Forty patients in each arm of the trial were matched for age (range 20-67 years, mean 49 years), and remained in the study for similar periods (range 3-36 months, mean 14.1 months). The(More)
Ciprofloxacin was used as empirical therapy for peritonitis in patients receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) for 26 months, providing an opportunity to study the epidemiology of ciprofloxacin resistance amongst coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). Swabs were collected from the CAPD patients, staff, and clinic environment before,(More)
Necrotizing skin infections, although rare, have proven difficult to manage and treat in a wide range of patient groups. The risks of extensive tissue necrosis, systemic sepsis and potentially organ failure make this disease one which health-care professionals must be aware of. Treatment involves rapid debridement and intensive therapy including(More)
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