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  • Development of catheter techniques to treat native and acquired stenoses in congenital heart disease 

    Magee, Alan Gordon (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-07-02)
    Aim: To describe innovative uses of catheter based treatment in a variety of native and post surgical stenoses in children and young adults with congenital heart disease. Background: Cardiac catheterization in man was ...
  • Light activated approach for large gap peripheral nerve repair 

    Fairbairn, Neil G. (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-07-02)
    Introduction: Conventional suture repair of peripheral nerves following injury is associated with several limitations such as technical difficulty, intra- and extra-neural scar formation, axonal escape and the leakage ...
  • Radiotherapy for the treatment of pain in malignant pleural mesothelioma 

    MacLeod, Nicholas James Lewis (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-07-02)
    Aims: The primary aim of this thesis was to explore the role of palliative radiotherapy in the treatment of pain in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The effect of radiotherapy on other symptoms was also examined. ...
  • Phenotypes and genetic markers of cancer cachexia 

    Johns, Neil (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-07-02)
    Cancer cachexia is a chronic wasting syndrome characterised by loss of weight, composed principally of muscle and fat. Patients with advanced cachexia demonstrate loss of appetite, early satiety, severe weight loss, ...
  • Cardiovascular 11β-HSD1: its role in myocardial physiology and pathophysiology 

    White, Christopher Iain (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-07-02)
    Glucocorticoid production by the adrenal gland is regulated by hypothalamicpituitary- adrenal (HPA) axis activity. Within cells, glucocorticoid levels are modulated by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD), which ...

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