Natalee Simpson

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We present a unique case of a woman with multiple painful dermal lesions localized to the left upper quadrant of the body. Histological investigation revealed microvascular thrombosis with capillary-wall proliferation. Further investigation revealed a very high anticardiolipin IgG titre and a left subclavian stenosis, presumably providing the reduced blood(More)
BACKGROUND A dedicated clinic for older women with early primary breast cancer, established in 1973, has recently evolved into a combined surgical/oncology facility. This study aimed to compare the clinical outcome across these periods. METHODS From 1973 to 2010, 1758 women were managed. Analysis was carried out based on retrospective review and continued(More)
This study compared the use of abdominal weights (AbWts) to inspiratory resistive muscle training (IMT) on selected measures of pulmonary function. Eleven patients, aged 16 to 41 years (mean = 27.8, SD = 8.3) with complete cervical injuries were randomly assigned to either an AbWts or IMT treatment group. Subjects in both treatment groups received daily(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the safety and efficacy of desensitization to co-trimoxazole in hypersensitive HIV-infected subjects. To assess if delayed hypersensitivity (type IV) to co-trimoxazole predicts those unable to be desensitized. METHOD desensitization to co-trimoxazole, comprising trimethoprim (T) 0.4 mg and sulphamethoxazole (S) 2 mg initially with(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) has become one of the most common treatments for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Published studies of TACE report a 5-16% risk of serious complications. Compared with TACE, transcatheter arterial chemoinfusion (TACI) may have similar efficacy and fewer side effects. AIM To examine the(More)
e21104 Background: Most reports from the literature on ER/PR/HER2 expression in older women with primary breast cancer were based on small series or larger studies from multiple centers with variations in sampling and/or laboratory methodology. A significant proportion of these patients treated in the UK do not undergo surgery due to frailty and/or patient(More)
The study reported upon in this paper examines the performance of a sample of 900 students who graduated in 2004 from the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, the largest university in the Anglophone Caribbean region. This analysis of student performance is conducted against the background of considerable changes in the tertiary educational(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic accuracy of placental growth factor (PlGF) and ultrasound parameters to predict delivery of a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant in women presenting with reduced symphysis-fundus height (SFH). METHODS This was a multicenter prospective observational study recruiting 601 women with a singleton pregnancy and reduced(More)
AIMS Acoustic neuromas are rare, benign intracranial tumours. There are a variety of treatment options, with no clear optimal management strategy and wide variation in treated outcomes. We report the outcomes from a 15 year cohort of patients treated at our centre using fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (52.5 Gy in 25 fractions). MATERIALS AND(More)