Robyn Stokes

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Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCAs) have previously been demonstrated in patients with various forms of vasculitis and more recently in those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by an indirect immunofluorescence technique. Sera from 194 patients were tested for pANCAs: 101 with ulcerative colitis (43 with varying grades of disease(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic low-dose amphotericin B (0.1 mg/kg per day) (LDA) in preventing fungal infections in patients who have had a bone marrow transplant (BMT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial in which patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation received intravenous LDA or similar-appearing(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and presenting features of adult coeliac disease in a single university hospital in South Yorkshire. DESIGN A retrospective case finding study. Data were obtained from pathology and immunology databases, clinical notes, dietetic records, and patient questionnaires. SETTING Royal Hallamshire Hospital in South(More)
To examine the effect of prenatal steroids on fetal intestinal maturation, eight pregnant rabbits received either dexamethasone (Dex) or saline (Cont) on Days 25-27 of a 31-day gestation. As the rabbit provides a model of growth retardation based on uterine position, fetuses were identified as favored (Fav) or runt (Runt), generating four study groups:(More)
A 50 percent random sample of practising dentists in New Zealand was invited to complete a questionnaire aimed at determining their opinions on the effects of changes to Accident Compensation Corporation regulations on dental practice and patient access to treatment. Seventy-six percent of those surveyed returned the survey form. The results suggested that(More)
AIMS To review the rate of survival to hospital discharge of victims of out of hospital cardiac arrest in Christchurch 1992-3. METHODS A written record was completed for all adult victims of cardiac arrest attended by the Canterbury Regional Ambulance Service for 1992-3. RESULTS Seventy percent of the arrest rhythms were ventricular fibrillation or(More)
One hundred and nine children enrolled in kindergarten to grade 3 were studied audiologically and otologically over a three month period to examine pass/fail criteria that have been recommended for impedance audiometry in school screening programs. Results indicated that tympanogram type (flat or rounded) and puretones of 2,000 Hz (20 dB) and 4,000 Hz (25(More)