A. Watkins

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The central nervous system and the immune system are both stimulus response systems with sophisticated memories mediating defence and adaptation to external and internal threats. There is mounting evidence that these two systems share their information in a bidirectional flow of cytokines, steroids, and neuropeptides. This review examines the influence of(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernias are common complications of midline closure following abdominal surgery and cause significant morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs. The 'Hughes Repair' combines a standard mass closure with a series of horizontal and two vertical mattress sutures within a single suture. This theoretically(More)
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