Michael A. Quigley

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BACKGROUND Lateral ligament ankle sprains are the single most common sports injury. OBJECTIVE To determine the functional outcome of the ankle joint after a moderate or severe inversion injury, comparing standard treatment with an elastic support bandage against an Aircast ankle brace. DESIGN Prospective, randomised controlled trial. SETTING Two(More)
Seasonal variation in lipid content and composition was studied in deposit-feeding amphipods from a Baltic archipelago. In Monoporeia afinis, which is more active and has a higher respiration rate, lipid levels were low in winter and early spring, rose to 27% of the dry mass in late summer, then declined in autumn. In Pontoporeia femorata, which regulates(More)
A digitizer/camera lucida method was developed to measure total body length and gut contents of an amphipod Pontoporeia hoyi. The method was more accurate and precise than two conventional methods (the forceps/ocular micrometer method, and the map wheel/camera lucida method). The digitizer/camera lucida method also provided rapid and direct transfer of body(More)
The use of cannabis in our society is a common problem and the subject of much medical and political debate. We present a case in which a 17-year-old male regular cannabis user developed a large swollen uvula (uvulitis) and partial upper airway obstruction after smoking cannabis. Symptoms resolved with the administration of corticosteroids and(More)
Individuals of the Great Lakes amphipod, Diporeia sp. (formerly named Pontoporeia hoyi) were collected from a 45-m deep station in southeastern Lake Michigan and isolated in small laboratory feeding vessels at 4 °C, after the animals had voided their guts over a 24-hour period. Over a 20-day period, following introduction of a single ration of live cells of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of attendance, type of injury, sport involved and management of sports injuries in children attending an Accident & Emergency (A&E) department. METHOD Children, aged between 5-16 years, presenting with an injury related to sport, were studied over a period of three months. RESULTS 1858 children attended the A&E(More)
A 16-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of bilateral hip pain while performing in a 100 m sprint race. Examination revealed diffuse swelling and tenderness at both anterior superior iliac spines (ASIS). Pelvic x ray revealed bilateral displaced avulsion fractures of the ASIS at the origin of the sartorius muscle. He was(More)
Managed care enhances nursing autonomy and accountability and increases awareness of patients' interactions within a complex multidisciplinary healthcare delivery system. By using this approach, both physicians and nurses are able to assist patients to achieve outcomes quickly, decrease length of hospital stay, and facilitate continuity of care in a(More)
Naltrexone is a long acting opioid antagonist that is used in rehabilitation programmes to maintain heroin abstinence. It is a relatively new drug prescribed by specialists in substance misuse. Its actions and effects may not be familiar to many accident and emergency doctors or even to the people who take it. A case report is described where accidental(More)