Phillipa Dodd

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In 12 months since March, 1975, 25 of 27 patients with tetralogy of Fallot have had corrective operations without ventriculotomy. Infundibular obstructions were excised and ventricular septal defects were closed through a right artiotomy with retraction of the anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve. Pulmonary valve stenosis was relieved through a pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND P300 amplitude reduction is reliably seen in schizophrenia. Inconsistent reports of isolated frontal and/or parietal deficits in unaffected family members may be clarified using a task that places greater load on frontal function. METHOD Go and No-Go versions of the auditory oddball task were performed by eighteen schizophrenia patients,(More)
BACKGROUND Colonic ischaemia is a well documented complication of abdominal aortic reconstruction. In this prospective study patients had routine preoperative and postoperative colonoscopy and biopsy, in order to determine the true incidence and implications. METHODS Fifty-six patients undergoing elective infrarenal aortic surgery, 28 for aneurysm and 28(More)
Indium-111 labelled platelet scintigraphy permits simple, accurate evaluation of platelet kinetics and sites of deposition. The most meaningful results are obtained from serial scans, although these are clinically useful in only a few of the many applications that have been suggested, principally in studies of acute thrombosis, prosthetic graft(More)
Indium-111 oxine labeling is widely used as a marker of endothelial cell attachment to vascular prostheses. The long term effect of labeling human adult endothelial cells (HAECs) with this isotope has not been determined. In this study the viability of labeled HAECs, leakage of isotope from labeled cells and adherence of circulating isotope to fibronectin(More)
Infective abdominal aortic aneurysms due to Haemophilus influenza are rarely reported. We report a case in a 65 year old female presenting with abdominal pain, weight loss, pyrexia and elevated inflammatory markers. The patient was found to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm clinically and on CT scanning. At surgery, an inflammatory aneurysm was successfully(More)
BACKGROUND A recent survey puts the global dialysis population at 535100; of those on peritoneal dialysis, 85% are on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Current hyperosmolar dialysis fluids are toxic to peritoneal cells and inhibit certain host-defence functions. An alternative preparation, glucose polymer, has recently been developed. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has been proposed as an alternative to surgery for patients with high-grade symptomatic carotid disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of patients that were suitable for each type of intervention and to analyse the reasons that precluded stenting. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)