Aiden Burrell

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Background: Inoperable pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis. Palliation involves either stenting or surgical bypass. Stenting does not relieve gastric outlet obstruction, and surgical bypass is a major procedure. A minimally invasive procedure is needed that relieves both gastric outlet and biliary obstruction, with the potential for relieving pain.(More)
Postoperative right ventricular failure is a serious complication for up to 50% of patients following LVAD insertion. Predicting RV failure is an important factor for patients as planned BiVAD support has been shown to correlate with better outcomes compared to delayed BiVAD to LVAD conversion. This retrospective study examined prospectively collected data(More)
Pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis. Few patients are suitable for surgical resection, leaving the majority requiring symptom palliation. Current palliative techniques such as surgical bypass and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are imperfect. A novel palliative therapy combining the symptom control of surgical bypass with the(More)
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