Sophie Ramsay

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INTRODUCTION There is growing interest in the long term outcomes of critical care. The degree of vocal morbidity suffered by patients surviving intensive care admission has not previously been reported. OBJECTIVE To determine the degree of subjective, patient-reported vocal morbidity following discharge from intensive care. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
Between 1970 and 1973, 14,069 consecutive liveborn infants at the Women's Centre, Winnipeg, were subjected to karyotypic analysis. The details of the materials and methods and the preliminary findings of the study have been previously published [1,2]. A total of 15 nonmosaic and 4 mosaic infants with sex chromosome anomalies were detected: 12 males and 7(More)
INTRODUCTION Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms are complex and generally require long-term therapy. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that persistence rates of antimuscarinic drug use are low in adults. Better understanding of the treatment patterns of children treated with antimuscarinics could help to improve drug management. Our objective was to(More)
During analysis of data on 406 severely and profoundly mentally retarded children and their families in Manitoba a marked excess of Canadian Indian children was observed. There was no evidence to suggest that the over-representation by native children was due to an increased propensity of Indian families to institutionalize their children nor were these(More)
Alcohol-related disease adversely affects the outcome of critically ill patients. The burden of this in Scotland is higher than elsewhere in the United Kingdom. In a prospective observational study of all patients admitted to the 24 intensive care units in Scotland we assessed the proportion of admissions in which alcohol-related disease was implicated. Of(More)
The feasibility of use and long-term outcomes of vaginal pessaries for the management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in older women remains unknown. Our aim was to determine successful fit rates and outcomes among older women seeking care for POP. This was a retrospective cohort study of 304 consecutive women aged 65 years and older with symptomatic POP(More)
Severe sepsis is a common cause of admission to the intensive care unit and is associated with a high hospital mortality. This audit explored the current use of, and attitudes towards, recombinant activated protein C therapy across Scotland, and compared these with current guidance. Patients with severe sepsis were followed for three days. Consideration(More)
PURPOSE Polyacrylamide hydrogel has been shown to offer good short-term success for the endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux. Our objective was to provide long-term results of its efficacy and safety. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a prospective study using polyacrylamide hydrogel to treat all grades of vesicoureteral reflux. Every patient(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the marketing of the percutaneous permanent tined leads (PPTL), many centres rely solely on these instead of the percutaneous nerve evaluation (PNE) as a screening tool. At our centre, we routinely perform PNE. Moreover, with our limited hospital resources, we have adopted a stricter definition of success in the patient selection process(More)