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Sclerosis of the peritoneum, with encapsulation of the small bowel is one of the most serious complications of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), and carries a high mortality. The abnormalities seen on ultrasound are described for 14 patients and comprise increased small bowel peristalsis, tethering of the bowel to the posterior abdominal(More)
The primary imaging technique in suspected venous occlusive disease has for many years been contrast venography. Recent studies have shown ultrasound with the addition of colour Doppler imaging to be a suitable alternative method in the diagnosis of lower limb venous thrombosis. We have applied these techniques to the upper limb venous system, and have(More)
Sodium fusidate ointment and mupirocin ointment were compared in 354 patients with superficial skin sepsis. The ointments were applied 3-times daily, or once daily when covered by a dressing, and the response assessed after 6 to 8 days. Both preparations proved effective clinically with 86% of patients responding. There was no difference between the two(More)
The following distinctive combination of M-mode and two dimensional echocardiographic abnormalities of the aortic valve was observed in a group of 12 patients, of whom 11 had mitral valve prolapse. On two dimensional scans, the aortic cusps were freely mobile but appeared thickened or folded. On M-mode records, cusp excursion was normal: there was well(More)
BACKGROUND An audit of the management and outcome of major trauma patients was carried out to determine ways in which the system of care may be improved. METHODS The Major Trauma Management Study (MTMS) collected data prospectively on all consecutively admitted major trauma patients at eight major hospitals during a 12-month period. Outcome was studied(More)
Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor produced from Streptomyces clavuligerus, which when combined with certain beta-lactam antibiotics extends their activity against bacteria which owe their resistance to the production of beta-lacatamases. In combination with amoxycillin it extends the antibacterial activity of amoxycillin to include(More)
Zimelidine is a new antidepressant, which is structurally unrelated to the tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants. The pharmacological profile of zimelidine is different to that of other antidepressants in that it appears to owe the major part of its activity to the inhibition of serotonin uptake within the central nervous system. It appears that the(More)