Michael C. Slack

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OBJECTIVE To assess the results of the sacrospinous colpopexy procedure for the treatment of vault prolapse following hysterectomy and marked uterovaginal prolapse. DESIGN A prospective study of all patients undergoing sacrospinous colpopexy for vault and marked uterovaginal prolapse between December 1991 and December 1992. SETTING Kent and Canterbury(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the 1980s, stent implantation has evolved as an important therapeutic strategy for coarctation of the aorta. However, available data is frequently flawed by short follow-up, lack of adequate follow-up imaging, and retrospective nature of data collection. METHODS Data was prospectively collected using a multicenter registry congenital(More)
We reviewed retrospectively all invasive Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) infections in adults ascertained from reference laboratory records and notifications from five NHS regions over the 5 years from 1 October 1990, a period encompassing the introduction of routine Hib childhood immunization (October 1992). A total of 446 cases were identified, a rate of 0.73(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of cardiovascular defects remains a challenge. Several occlusion devices are available, but each device has limitations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the new Gianturco-Grifka vascular occlusion device (GGVOD) in a canine model. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 26 GGVODs were implanted as part of short- and(More)
OBJECTIVES This report summarizes our experience with the use of occluding spring coils to close the small patent ductus arteriosus. BACKGROUND Several patent ductus arteriosus occluders (most notably the Rashkind device) have been developed and studied. Occluding spring coils have been used to close abnormal vessels and vascular connections. We(More)
A 44-year-old man underwent aortic valve replacement with a porcine bioprosthesis 21 years ago for infective endocarditis complicated by a cerebral mycotic aneurysm and intracranial bleeding. Nine years ago, he had a second aortic valve replacement with a mechanical bileaflet tilting-disk prosthesis because of porcine prosthesis degeneration. No(More)
We performed orotracheal intubation in 153 consecutive pediatric patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Auscultation of bilateral breath sounds was confirmed. By fluoroscopy, the tip of the endotracheal tube (ETT) was seen in the right mainstem bronchus in 18 patients (11.8%) and in a low position, defined as within 1 cm above the carina, in 29(More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that X-ray fused with magnetic resonance imaging (XFM) roadmaps might permit direct antegrade crossing and delivery of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure device and thereby reduce procedure time and radiation exposure. BACKGROUND Percutaneous device closure of membranous VSD is cumbersome and time-consuming. The procedure(More)
In a multicentre randomised, unblinded patient preference pilot trial to assess the feasibility of a definitive randomised trial comparing colposuspension with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) plus anterior repair in women with incontinence and prolapse, we found that 31 of 56 eligible women agreed to participate (55%). Recruitment was more successful face(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe a new surgical procedure for pelvic organ prolapse using mesh and a vaginal support device (VSD) and to report the results of surgery. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING Two tertiary referral Urogynaecology practices. POPULATION Ninety-five women with International Continence Society pelvic organ prolapse(More)