O Ross Nicholson

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Primary midgut volvulus is associated with a high mortality rate. The presentation and management of two patients with primary midgut volvulus are reviewed. Both presented with severe abdominal pain inconsistent with clinical findings. Diagnosis was made intraoperatively in one case and at autopsy in the other. Surgeons need to suspect primary midgut(More)
The application of the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) legislation in the management of patients who sustain back injuries requires a detailed knowledge of the pathogenesis of tissue injury, and the natural history of ageing and related conditions, so that the application of the ACC Act(s) is appropriate. We have reviewed the new(More)
The purpose of the ARCI (1992) and AI (198) Acts is to cover those who suffered from personal injury by accident. This purpose should not be distorted. This review does not aim to suggest that cover be extended to victims of disease. Equally it is inappropriate that imaging be used to detect asymptomatic, age-related change--or reveal asymptomatic(More)
The background philosophy, structure and training experience offered by a new free-standing clinic set up purely to facilitate orthopaedic post-graduate training is described. Emphasis is placed on the ethical issues involved. The educational programme, which includes involvement in all local and national activities, is summarized. The registrars' operative(More)