Adrian J. Moore

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We evaluated the results of posterior cervical foraminotomy for spondylitic radiculopathy using a questionnaire sent to all 77 patients who had undergone surgery between 1990 and 1995 at our institution. Sixty-two patients (40 male) returned their questionnaires, one of whom had undergone two procedures (dealt with as separate events). Sixty patients(More)
The rates of infection of two methods of external ventricular drainage in use at Atkinson Morley's Hospital--namely, (a) percutaneous drainage with Rickham reservoirs and (b) tunnelled ventriculostomies--were compared in this retrospective review. Percutaneous drainage of CSF with Rickham reservoirs was associated with a 27% rate of infection as identified(More)
Evidence has accumulated that indicates that laminectomy with or without radiotherapy is not necessarily the best mode of treatment for all cases of spinal cord compression of malignant pathogenesis. Success is limited, and there is a high risk of adverse neurological developments, particularly where there is anterior vertebral collapse. A prospective(More)
A long-term prospective study was carried out of 100 consecutive patients undergoing microlumbar discectomy (MLD) and fulfilling stringent selection criteria. A 95% long-term follow-up result was obtained at a mean duration of 8.6 years. At the 7-11-year assessment, 88% of patients had an excellent result, 5% a good result and 7% had either a poor result or(More)
Many surgical approaches to the clivus and upper cervical spine have been used in the treatment of skull-base tumors over the past 50 years. However, the outcome of surgery has been complicated by difficulties of access to the whole clivus, together with pharyngeal wound breakdown with subsequent development of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula and(More)
One hundred and two consecutive patients with cerebral haematoma were prospectively allocated to one of two groups according to their CT on admission. Group 1 patients were thought to have a high probability of an underlying structural lesion and underwent cerebral angiography acutely. If normal, this was repeated at three months. Group 2 patients were(More)
Neurophysiological studies (NPS) are often used by both neurosurgeons and neurologists to supplement neuroimaging findings in the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy and in operative decision-making. The aim of this study was to assess whether nerve conduction and electromyographic studies added significant information to that obtained from high resolution(More)
There is a considerable literature describing the performance of municipal services that often uses imperfect or partial measures of efficiency. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has emerged as an effective tool for measuring the relative efficiency of public service provision. This article uses DEA to measure the relative efficiency of 11 municipal services(More)
OBJECT In this retrospective study conducted at Atkinson Morley's Hospital and Middlesbrough General Hospital, the authors analyzed 100 matched patients who had suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) to determine whether the technical procedure by which aneurysms are treated affects the development of chronic hydrocephalus. METHODS Four hundred(More)