Pippa Howell

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PURPOSE Many issues surrounding the management and outcome of carotid artery injuries remain controversial. The purpose of this study was to review a large contemporary experience with such injuries in the setting of designated trauma centers. METHODS A statewide computerized trauma registry was used to identify all patients with injuries to the common or(More)
Although it has been established that the middle ear muscles contract prior to vocalization, it is not known which muscle is mainly responsible for this activity. Also, there have been contradictory reports about whether this activity in stutterers differs from that of normal speakers. To tackle these questions, extratympanic pressure measurements prior to(More)
Immunoassay methods are commonly used to screen for drugs of abuse and some prescription drug classes as part of drug-testing programs in clinical and forensic toxicology. Oxaprozin (Daypro) is a new nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is widely prescribed in North America and has been reported to cross-react for benzodiazepines in several different(More)
BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL VOLUME 219 NO. 8 OCT 23 2015 have had to be performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. Three weeks after the initial visit, the vesicle suddenly increased in size after a dinner and caused significant discomfort, so I performed an incision and drainage by myself using a fine needle to alleviate the symptom. One day(More)
We report a case of pathological splenic rupture as a manifestation of malignant metastatic spindle cell tumour. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of an atraumatic-pathological rupture of the spleen secondary to metastatic malignant spindle cell tumour. A 63-year-old man with a previous history of right upper limb amputation for an(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hyperparathyroidism is a commonly encountered illness that can usually be treated successfully with surgery. However, non-surgical ablation by either infusion of contrast media via angiography or percutaneous injection of ethanol has been reported from a few medical centers. METHODS All patients undergoing non-surgical treatment of(More)
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