W . E . Wilkins

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The medication history of patients presenting with benign oesophageal stricture is compared with an age and sex matched control population selected from the community. Fifty five out of 151 consecutive admissions to a dysphagia clinic were found to have benign oesophageal stricture. Twenty six out of 53 (49%) had been prescribed non-steroidal(More)
Changes in blood pressure and renal function were investigated in 62 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism treated surgically, in an attempt to assess whether or not hypertension and renal impairment should be regarded as important indications for parathyroidectomy. 29% were hypertensive pre-operatively and the blood pressure remained elevated after(More)
The Departments of Medicine and Geriatrics were integrated in the Ogwr Health Unit in 1984. Since then there has been a non-age-related acute admissions policy which has led to early, intensive investigations and appropriate treatment of all patients according to need rather than age. A retrospective analysis of the use of thrombolytic agents over a(More)
Dysphagia is a well-recognized complication of stroke. We report two cases of dysphagia in stroke patients caused by the pharyngeal impaction of dental prostheses. Radiologic identification of such impaction is unreliable due to the increasing use of radiolucent material in dental prostheses. We recommend direct or indirect laryngoscopy to exclude foreign(More)
All patients from an unselected population admitted with acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage to a District General Hospital (DGH) were studied prospectively over one year. Before the study period a management policy was agreed between physicians and surgeons. One-hundred-and-nine patients were admitted. Sixty-eight per cent were over 60 and 17%(More)
Radio-isotope bone scanning was used to detect osteomalacia in 17 elderly subjects who had equivocal biochemical evidence of this condition. The scan was positive in 10 of the 17 subjects. Bone biopsy confirmed osteomalacia in all 10, but also identified a further two cases. Isotope bone scanning is a practical and relatively non-invasive method of(More)