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BACKGROUND Despite the availability of potent antibiotics and intensive care, mortality rates from septic shock are 40-70%. We assessed the safety and efficacy of murine monoclonal antibody to human tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha MAb) in the treatment of septic shock. METHODS In a randomised, multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical(More)
Obeso et al reported that simple motor tics in Tourette's syndrome were not associated with premotor potentials, which were present when patients mimicked their tics voluntarily, suggesting that spontaneous tics were not generated in the same manner as voluntary movements. Five patients with simple motor tics were studied using a similar paradigm. Premotor(More)
OBJECTIVE Endothelial dysfunction has been reported in type 2 diabetic patients and in obese subjects with insulin resistance syndrome (IRS). This study evaluates the effects of weight reduction and exercise on vascular reactivity of the macro- and the microcirculation in obese subjects with IRS. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS; We studied 24 obese subjects (9(More)
Approximately 3% of patients undergoing hip arthroplasty develop postoperative sciatic neuropathy. The factors associated with changes in somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) and sciatic neuropathy were examined in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty, to evaluate whether the use of intraoperative SSEP could help reduce the incidence of postoperative(More)
PURPOSE To determine the potential application of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the characterisation of focal liver lesions encountered in radiological practice at a district general hospital. MATERIALS & METHODS Retrospective analysis of 68 sequential patients undergoing contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of liver. All patients were referred for CEUS(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for emphysema has a variable effect on spirometry with improvement linked to increases in lung elastic recoil. The mechanism by which recoil increases following LVRS has not been described completely. This study examines preoperative and postoperative pulmonary function to describe a mechanism for(More)
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