Alastair C. J. Windsor

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Second European evidence-based consensus on the diagnosis and management of ulcerative colitis Part 2: Current management Axel Dignass ⁎, James O. Lindsay, Andreas Sturm, Alastair Windsor , Jean-Frederic Colombel , Mathieu Allez , Gert D'Haens, André D'Hoore, Gerassimos Mantzaris , Gottfried Novacek , Tom Öresland, Walter Reinisch, Miquel Sans, Eduard(More)
PURPOSE To validate proposed magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of Crohn disease activity against a histopathologic reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethical permission was given by the University College London hospital ethics committee, and informed written consent was obtained from all participants. Preoperative MR imaging was performed in 18(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to develop a dedicated colorectal Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and morbidity (CR-POSSUM) equation for predicting operative mortality, and to compare its performance with the Portsmouth (P)-POSSUM model. METHODS Data were collected prospectively from 6883 patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine relationship of intra-abdominal pressure to central obesity and the comorbidity of obesity. DESIGN Non-randomized, prospective. SETTING University hospital, operating room. SUBJECTS Eighty-four anaesthetized consecutive patients prior to gastric bypass for morbid obesity and five non-obese patients before colectomy for(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with major trauma and burns, total enteral nutrition (TEN) significantly decreases the acute phase response and incidence of septic complications when compared with total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Poor outcome in acute pancreatitis is associated with a high incidence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis. (More)
BACKGROUND The management of enterocutaneous fistula is challenging, with significant associated morbidity and mortality. This article reviews treatment, with emphasis on the provision and optimal route of nutritional support. METHODS Relevant articles were identified using Medline searches. Secondary articles were identified from the reference lists of(More)
This short report is a distillation of the proceedings from a consensus group meeting in January 2009. It outlines a proposed classification system for patients with an open abdomen (OA). The classification allows (1) a description of the patient’s clinical course; (2) standardized clinical guidelines for improving OA management; and (3) improved reporting(More)
A putative target for the anti-colorectal cancer action of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is the inducible isoform of cyclooxygenase (COX), COX-2. COX-2 is expressed within intestinal adenomas in murine polyposis models, but expression has been poorly characterized in human colorectal neoplasms. Therefore, we investigated the localization of the COX-2(More)
BACKGROUND Enterocutaneous fistula associated with type 2 intestinal failure is a challenging condition that involves a multidisciplinary approach to management. It is suggested that complex cases should only be managed in select national centers in the United Kingdom. METHODS Over an 18-month period, we prospectively studied all patients referred to us(More)
European evidence based consensus on surgery for ulcerative colitis Tom Øresland*, Willem A. Bemelman, Gianluca M. Sampietro, Antonino Spinelli, Alastair Windsor, Marc Ferrante, Philippe Marteau, Oded Zmora, Paulo Gustavo Kotze, Eloy Espin-Basany, Emmanuel Tiret, Giuseppe Sica, Yves Panis, Arne E. Faerden, Livia Biancone, Imerio Angriman, Zuzana Serclova,(More)