Susan P Maguire

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BACKGROUND The differential diagnosis of a mediastinal mass is a common challenge in clinical practice, with a wide range of differential diagnosis to be considered. One of the rarer causes is tuberculosis. Atypical presentations of tuberculosis are well documented in immunocompromised patients, but should also be considered in the immunocompetent. CASE(More)
Recent evidence has suggested that the levels of Apolipoprotein A-1 and B in plasma are better indicators of the risk of atherosclerotic artery disease than plasma lipids. This study describes the measurement of plasma Apolipoprotein A-1 and B by immunoturbidimetry in patients with atherosclerotic artery disease and in normal controls. Apoprotein B and the(More)
Study design:Retrospective cohort analysis with prospective follow-up.Objectives:To evaluate neurological and functional recovery following central cord syndrome.Setting:Northern Ireland, population 1.8 million.Methods:Twenty-seven cords were identified in 1 year. Five managed conservatively and 22 with surgery. American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)(More)
INTRODUCTION As a part of its program to improve workplace conditions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun to impose extensive medical recordkeeping requirements on employers. 2 These records will contain the information obtained from periodic medical surveillance examinations OSHA requires employers to provide, 3 and from the(More)
Cyclosporin A (CyA) was assayed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) following extraction of the whole blood or plasma with diethyl ether and chromatography on a Sep-Pak Silica cartridge. Using carefully chosen volumes and ratios of ethyl acetate and hexane in the eluting sequences on the Sep-Pak, the major interferent present in normal blood(More)
BACKGROUND Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), the commonest childhood malignancy has seen remarkable progress since the 1960s with cure rates now approaching 85%. To achieve this patients undergo intensive treatment that usually takes 2.5-3.5 years involving on average 15 different chemotherapeutic drugs. In 1971, Donald Pinkel reported Total(More)
AIM To evaluate the effectiveness of a walk-in clinic in detecting skin cancers. METHOD Questionnaires were completed by 283 patients attending the walk-in clinic at a dermatology outpatients department. The questionnaire was used to gather data on demographics, sun exposure, and personal and family history of skin cancers. Completion of the questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of thiopurines on white cell count are well documented. OBJECTIVE We compared the effects of infliximab 5 mg/kg monotherapy and combination of infliximab with thiopurines on the total and differential white cell count (WBC). METHODS 13 IBD patients treated with infliximab monotherapy and 18 IBD patients treated with a combination(More)