Patrick Carson

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OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and cost benefit of left heart catheterisation by a modified Judkins technique performed as a day patient procedure. DESIGN Review study of case notes of consecutive patients examined by the procedure over three years (January 1984 to December 1986). SETTING Outpatient referrals in a regional cardiac centre within a(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence and significance of anticardiolipin antibodies after myocardial infarction and in unstable angina. DESIGN A prospective study of all patients under 60 admitted to the coronary care unit over a 12 month period with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction who were followed up for a further 12 months. Patients admitted(More)
Six weeks after acute myocardial infarction, 303 men were randomly divided into exercise and control groups. The exercise group attended the hospital gymnasium twice weekly for a three-month supervised exercise course. Both groups were exercise tested before and after the course and at subsequent follow-up. The exercise group increased their physical(More)
AIM To examine the attitudes and intentions of general dental practitioners (GDPs) who work within the remit of the National Health Service (NHS) to provide relative analgesia (RA) for paediatric extractions. METHODS All 45 GDPs working within the boundaries of one Trust were asked to complete a questionnaire to assess demography, etc., intention and(More)
The mean platelet volume and platelet count were measured serially in 100 patients soon after myocardial infarction and again at a follow up clinic about seven weeks later. The results were compared with those in age matched controls. The mean platelet volume after infarction (mean 9.07 fl (SE 0.08] was significantly greater than in the controls (8.32 fl(More)
The hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, and obesity syndrome associated with type 2 diabetes can have debilitating consequences. The biguanide metformin has a mechanism of action that is complementary to those of insulin and the sulfonylureas, suggesting that combination therapy that includes metformin may result in improved glycemic(More)
A case of complete interruption of the aortic arch in an adult is presented and the previous 8 reported cases are reviewed. Obliteration of the ductus is a feature of these cases, in contrast to the more common variety found in early childhood. Comments are made on the clinical distinction between the adult type of complete interruption of the aortic arch(More)
Forty-one patients with angina completed a double-blind cross-over trial in which the antianginal effects of prenylamine were compared with those of a placebo. Prenylamine produced a highly significant reduction in thefrequency of anginal attacks, 32 patients reporting improvement. Prenylamine caused a slight but significant bradycardia and a small but(More)