Nick Byrne

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PURPOSE Custom-made surface mold applicators often allow more flexibility when carrying out skin brachytherapy, particularly for small treatment areas with high surface obliquity. They can, however, be difficult to manufacture, particularly if there is a lack of experience in superficial high-dose-rate brachytherapy techniques or with limited resources. (More)
This retrospective study compared the incidence of long-term inferior alveolar nerve injury for positional screws and miniplate fixation of bilateral sagittal split osteotomies carried out in 2 hospitals in Scotland. The study involved a mixture of mandibular setback and advancement surgery. The outcome of neurosensory deficit (NSD) was solely based on(More)
AIMS Coronary artery fistulae represent one of the most challenging anatomical defects to define accurately. We aimed to investigate the additional benefit conferred by volume rendering of tomographic images and 3D printing for diagnosis and interventional planning. METHODS AND RESULTS Four cases of coronary fistulae were considered for transcatheter(More)
OBJECTIVE Mitral valve anatomy has a significant impact on potential surgical options for patients with hypoplastic or borderline left ventricle. Papillary muscle morphology is a major component regarding this aspect. The purpose of this study was to use cardiac magnetic resonance to describe the differences in papillary muscle anatomy between normal,(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder in which anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies cause muscle weakness. In 10–15% of MG patients anti-AChR antibodies are undetectable (seronegative MG, SMG), though clinical and experimental evidence points to causative circulating factors. Using whole-cell patch-clamp techniques, we investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Female sex hormones may protect pre-menopausal women from sudden cardiac death. We therefore investigated the effects of the main female sex hormone, 17beta-estradiol, on ischaemia-induced cardiac arrhythmias and on the L-type Ca2+ current (ICaL). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH In vivo experiments were performed in(More)
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