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Three cases of pituitary abscess are described. All were women with varying degrees of anterior pituitary dysfunction, diabetes insipidus and headaches. None had visual disturbance. A history of prior head injury was obtained in both young women who developed secondary amenorrhoea and hyperprolactinaemia. All three had low density, thick rim intrasellar(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the distribution of platelet volumes and numbers through pregnancy, and to compare these to changes in platelet volumes and numbers in women with pre-eclampsia. SUBJECTS Four hundred twenty-eight women with normal pregnancy from whom four or more platelet measurements were available were identified. 74 women with pre-eclampsia(More)
The aggregation of platelets from women with pregnancy-induced hypertension (P.I.H.), or with normal pregnancies, in response to arachidonic acid, ADP, collagen or platelet activating factor (PAF) was examined. No differences in platelet aggregation between the normotensive and hypertensive women were detected when arachidonic acid or collagen were used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine current practice regarding assessment and management of patients with chronic pain after spinal cord injury (SCI) in the UK. METHODS A postal questionnaire sent to the medical directors of the 12 spinal injury units in the UK. RESULTS A response was received from nine of the 12 units. Chronic pain was felt to be a significant(More)
It has been proposed that thromboxane synthetase inhibitors may be of use in the treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. A patient in whom aspirin did not prevent the development of pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy was treated with a thromboxane synthetase inhibitor (dazmegrel, Pfizer) in addition to low-dose aspirin. Increased urinary levels(More)
Congenital diseases causing obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) are common, but the isolated subpulmonary membrane/ring is extremely rare and can be difficult to diagnose precisely, especially in adults. We report a case of surgically resected isolated subpulmonic fibrous ring in a lady with mirror-image dextrocardia and abdominal(More)
Platelet function was investigated in three patients with severely decreased fetal growth rates detected by ultrasound scanning. Only one patient had hypertension, which was mild and developed after decreased fetal growth and altered platelet responses had been detected. Much higher concentrations of platelet-activating factor (PAF) (20-500 nM) were(More)