Prieto-Alhambra Daniel

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OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy of a combination of 4 blood markers of alcohol use in detecting alcohol-abusing pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN Two new markers of alcohol use, whole blood-associated acetaldehyde and carbohydrate-deficient transferrin, and 2 traditional markers of alcohol use, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and mean red blood cell volume,(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to audit the outcome of lupus nephritis (LN) at three East Midlands centres. METHODS We undertook a retrospective review of all biopsy-proven LN types III-V 1995-2010. RESULTS In total, 61 patients with LN were identified, with a median follow-up of 68 months. LN was present at the time of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)(More)
Liver and spleen can be selectively skeletized by means of ultrasonosurgery (10-200 W/cm2, 20-40 kHz). These are technological solutions which have provided major prerequisites for low-risk oncosurgery. The technique (ultrasonic sealing) can as well be used in conjunction with monomeric tissue glues to safely and hermetically seal areas of resection of(More)