Nicholas S. Solanki

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BACKGROUND The co-existence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) is linked to poor outcomes. Four large epidemiological studies have suggested an aetiological role for DM in AP. The exact nature of this role is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To analyse the available clinical and experimental literature to determine if DM may(More)
AIMS To facilitate the use of Biobrane for those burn care practitioners not familiar with this material. METHODS Two techniques have been developed through extensive use of Biobrane over many years, in both sheet and glove form. These techniques have been described and illustrated with photographs. RESULTS The use of these techniques has allowed the(More)
Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas associated with a high morbidity and even the risk of mortality [1, 2]. To date, there exists no specific treatment for this disease [3, 4, 5] and fluid therapy forms the cornerstone of management of these patients who present acutely to emergency departments around the world. There is a need to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess patient comfort and wound-healing efficacy of a new, purpose-designed biosynthetic material (AWBAT-D™) in the healing of split-skin graft donor sites in comparison with our standard dressing, Duoderm(®). MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective randomised controlled trial of donor site dressings, comparing AWBAT-D™ with our(More)
Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in pediatric burn patients; however, no formal studies have been conducted in adult burn populations. The available literature on vitamin D status in burn patients has been reviewed. A literature search was conducted using Medline™, the Cochrane central register of controlled trials, and EMBASE to identify any trials(More)
A retrospective audit of length of hospital inpatient stay of all patients admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit over a 5-year period was performed. Data gathered from the Burns Unit database and records allowed patient division into two comparison groups: those younger than 70 years and those aged 70 years or older. Further comparison based on(More)