Tonya G. Thomas

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We assessed the efficacy of tranexamic acid in reducing transfusion requirements in patients undergoing revision hip arthroplasty. A prospective cohort study was designed comparing Tranexamic acid administration in 30 patients compared to 30 patients in a control group. Blood loss was measured in theatre, pre- and postoperative haemoglobin measurements were(More)
One-hundred-and-five patients were visited at home one year or more after they had been treated for proximal femoral fractures to assess the extent to which their social independence had been affected by the incident. Since the accident 25% had become more dependent. The principal factors contributing to this outcome included established dependence, great(More)
Short stature resulting from spinal deformity in three generations of a family is reported. Multiple vertebral anomalies were found in the proband and are the probable underlying cause of the severe scoliosis seen in the adult members. The pattern of inheritance suggests that an autosomal dominant gene is responsible for this condition, but it may well be(More)
OBJECTIVE The nation-wide surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) was implemented in Malaysia in 1995 and further intensified in 1996 as part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) certification process for polio eradication in the Western Pacific Region. Clinical data on AFP cases during a 5-year surveillance period from 1997 to 2001 were compiled(More)
Rats fed a galactose-rich diet have been used for several years as a model for diabetes to study, particularly in the eye, the effects of excess blood hexoses. This study sought to determine the utility of galactosemia as a model for oxidative stress in extraocular tissues by examining biomarkers of oxidative stress in galactose-fed rats and(More)