Aidan G Shaw

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Anal carcinoma is an important but rare condition, managed in specialist centres. Both endoanal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used in the locoregional staging and follow-up of patients with anal cancer, and both may assist in treatment planning and prognosis. Recent guidelines published by the European Society for Medical Oncology(More)
Sternocleidomastoid muscle fibrosis has been recognized for centuries, but its pathogenesis and treatment remains controversial. Pseudotumor of infancy is a firm fibrous mass in the sternocleidomastoid muscle appearing at 2 to 3 weeks of age. Congenital muscular torticollis is less common and appears later in life. Pseudotumor and congenital muscular(More)
BACKGROUND High circulating platelet counts have been associated with poor prognosis in a variety of solid tumours such as breast, renal and lung cancer. We investigated the significance of a high pre-operative platelet count on overall survival in patients with stages I-IV colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS 630 Consecutive patients who colorectal(More)
OBJECTIVE It has recently been reported that up to one-third of patients with nonmetastatic distal rectal cancer managed with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) had a complete clinical response (cCR) to treatment. In the selected cases, this has been used as the sole treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of complete(More)
The impact of a bedside terminal system implemented in a community hospital was evaluated using a one-group before-and-after design. Contrary to predictions, the amount of time registered nurses spent in direct care and the positiveness of registered nurses' attitudes toward bedside terminal technology decreased after the implementation. Registered nurse(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the 2-week wait (2WW) criteria for suspected lower gastrointestinal cancer states that patients should be referred who have iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) without obvious cause [Haemoglobin (Hb) <11 g/dl men, <10 g/dl postmenopausal women]. AIM Our aim was to find the proportion of patients referred as a 2WW not meeting the criteria, and(More)
Oesophageal cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. At the time of presentation, more than half of patients with oesophageal cancer have advanced disease not eligible for curative resection. Due to this, the treatment of oesophageal malignancy is usually palliative, with the main aim to relieve dysphagia, maintain nutritional(More)
Clostridium difficile infection is associated with antibiotic therapy and usually limited to the colonic mucosa. However, it is also a rare cause of enteritis, with only a few cases reported in the literature. In the present report, the case of a 30-year-old woman with Clostridium difficile enteritis who previously had a panproctocolectomy with end(More)
MRI is well established in the diagnosis of female breast cancer, with an important role as a problem-solving tool in the postoperative breast and in implant evaluation. Little in the literature mentions the use of MRI in male breast cancer, with there is no clear role for its use at present. We present an unusual case of bilateral male breast carcinoma and(More)
A 36-year-old lady, with a past medical history of hydrocephalus requiring a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt, was admitted with symptoms and signs of large bowel obstruction. Her condition worsened and she underwent laparotomy, where she had faecal peritonitis secondary to a perforated sigmoid colon. The shunt was contaminated with faeces leading to(More)