Robert W Blewitt

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An analysis of the reports on 16 patients who developed cardiac tamponade, complicating the use of central venous catheters, showed that 14 died. The two survivors were treated by removal of the catheter and needle aspiration of the pericardial fluid. Some patients complained of warning symptoms such as nausea, pain, and dyspnoea, and the combination of(More)
AIMS Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia is a rare inherited disease in which telangiectases affect skin, mucous membranes and the gastrointestinal tract. Hepatic involvement is common but usually asymptomatic. We report a case of acute hepatic disintegration in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia, document the histopathological findings and present a(More)
Two cases of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus are described. Features which delayed diagnosis are discussed. The potential clinical and histopathological overlap between this condition and erythema multiforme is emphasized, drawing attention to the histological features which allow distinction. The possibility that some cases of Rowell's syndrome may(More)
Three patients with multiple lymphoid polyps of the small intestine--two with nodular lymphoid hyperplasia and one with multiple lymphomatous polyposis--developed high-grade B-cell lymphomas. A literature search has revealed only 10 previous cases of nodular lymphoid hyperplasia complicated by lymphoma and none of an association between multiple(More)
Four cases of CD30-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (CD30+ LPD) of the oral mucosa are described. This article aims to draw attention to this entity and to emphasize its usual benign clinical behavior despite its resemblance to T-cell lymphoma. All the patients were adults. Three of the lesions were on the dorsal surface of the tongue and 1(More)
The kinetics, specificity and morphology of cytolethal responses have been studied in human glucocorticoid-sensitive and -insensitive lymphoid cell lines (HLCL) and fibroblasts following treatment with high (10(-3)M) and low (10(-6)M) doses of steroid. The high dose cytolethal response appears non-specific occurring in all cell lines with every steroid(More)