Stephen Preston

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BACKGROUND High tibial osteotomy (HTO) has long been accepted as an effective treatment for unicompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee in young, active adults. For varus knees, the two most commonly performed valgus-producing HTOs are the lateral closing wedge and the medial opening wedge. Regardless of technique, some HTOs fail and are converted to TKA.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of the Bug Buster kit with a single treatment of over the counter pediculicides for eliminating head lice. DESIGN Single blind, multicentre, randomised, comparative clinical study. SETTING Four counties in England and one county in Scotland. PARTICIPANTS 133 young people aged 2-15 years with head louse(More)
One hundred male patients who presented with acute gouty arthritis were alternately assigned to 2 treatment groups. Seventy-six patients completed the study protocol, in which each gout attack during a 1-year period was treated. For each gout episode, 36 patients received a single intramuscular injection of 40 IU of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and(More)
Intensive insulin therapy to control blood glucose has been found to reduce mortality among critically ill patients in a surgical intensive care unit, though a simple prescriptive insulin infusion protocol to achieve this has not been published previously. This study documents the development and routine use of a simple prescriptive intravenous insulin(More)
The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) requires the use of intraoperative imaging, exposing the patient and surgical team to radiation. The authors hypothesized that calculation of the preoperative pelvic tilt angle and communication of this value with the fluoroscopy technician may result in a decrease in intraoperative fluoroscopy(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluating for the possibility of prosthetic joint infection in the setting of periprosthetic fracture is important because it determines the course of treatment. However, fracture-related inflammation can make investigations used in the diagnosis of infection less reliable. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purpose of our study was to evaluate synovial(More)