Merideth Murphy

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether elderly people can learn to use the inhaler used to deliver zanamivir (Relenza Diskhaler) as effectively as the Turbohaler and to identify which aspects of inhaler technique are most problematic. DESIGN Randomised, controlled, intervention study. SETTING Wards for acute elderly care in a large district general hospital. (More)
The physiological characteristics of 10 male elite sport parachutists (31.6 +/- 3.69 years of age) were determined and compared to 10 male non-sport parachutist controls (30.2 +/- 4.31 years) and other selected elite athletes. The typical sport parachutist was a highly educated (16.4 +/- 2.41 years), first born (9 out of 10), and, more often than not,(More)
BACKGROUND Although the prognostic value of Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in colorectal cancer follow-up is well known, CEA expression in esophageal cancer is not widely recognized and studies correlating tissue CEA expression in stomach cancers with tumor differentiation have yielded contradictory results. We compared the CEA expression in esophageal,(More)
We describe an unusual case of a biclonal nodal plasma cell dyscrasia, presenting with a vasculitic rash, end-organ damage, and cytopenias. Serum protein electrophoresis demonstrated a biclonal kappa-restricted paraprotein, with a negative skeletal survey and no bone marrow disease. Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET-CT (FDG-PET-CT) revealed nodal involvement, which(More)
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