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BACKGROUND The MAGIC/UK Medical Research Council (MRC) trial set the standard of care for treatment of resectable gastric and junctional adenocarcinoma, demonstrating that perioperative chemotherapy with epirubicin, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (ECF) confers a survival benefit over surgery alone. The randomized ECF for advanced and locally advanced(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is the most common mesenchymal tumour of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to present the experience of a single centre. A prospective GIST database from 1997 to 2011 in a tertiary referral centre wa reviewed. 78 patients (36 male/42 female) with a median age of 66 (range 10-93) were diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluates a community optometrist-delivered postoperative care scheme in patients discharged from the hospital ophthalmology department following uncomplicated cataract surgery. AIM The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of electronic patient records (EPR) in facilitating co-managed cataract care. METHODS We performed a(More)
Visceral obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) represent a constellation of inflammation, insulin resistance, and hyperglycemia and are established risk factors for gastrointestinal cancer. However, their impact on the immune and inflammatory response after major upper gastrointestinal oncologic surgery is unknown. In 125 consecutive patients who(More)
The management of achalasia remains controversial, with little consensus on the optimal patient treatment pathway. In our own esophageal unit, we offer pneumatic dilatation as the initial therapy in most patients as first-line therapy. In this study, we aimed to examine the safety and efficacy of our own approach to the management of patients with a(More)
PURPOSE Oesophageal adenocarcinoma is an exemplar model of obesity-associated cancer. Locally advanced disease is treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, and survival rates are highest in patients demonstrating a pathological response following neoadjuvant therapy. Given that 55 % of oesophageal adenocarcinoma patients are obese, uncovering the effect(More)
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