Andrew Weekes

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Although acute alkaloid caffeine (CAF) ingestion results in an impaired glucose tolerance, chronic coffee (RCOF) ingestion decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This study examines the hypothesis that CAF ingestion impairs glucose tolerance to a greater extent than RCOF and that the ingestion of decaffeinated coffee (DECAF) results in a positive(More)
BACKGROUND A proportion of patients with cancer and lymph nodes negative on histology will develop recurrence. Reverse-transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) is a highly sensitive method for detection of lymph-node micrometastases, but accurate quantitative assessment has been difficult. METHODS We studied primary tumours and 156 lymph nodes from 32 patients with(More)
A survey of all women between the ages of 15-50 who underwent laparotomy at the Women's Hospital, Liverpool, from January 1970 to December 1974, was performed to identify etiological factors in ectopic pregnancy. There were 49 ectopic pregnancies during this peirod. The majority of patients were 30-35 years of age (20), 16 were in the 25-29 group. 63.3%(More)
BACKGROUND Mullerian adenosarcoma of the uterine cervix is a rare tumor seen in young women of reproductive age group. It presents as cervical polyps and is a low-grade malignancy with a tendency for local recurrence. Diagnosis can be difficult since it can easily be mistaken for benign polyps, both clinically and pathologically. CASE We present three(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe our experience of laparoscopic extraperitoneal paraaortic lymphadenectomy and to study the feasibility, safety and applications of this technique in managing cervical, ovarian and endometrial carcinomas. METHODS Our study included 32 women with cervical, ovarian or endometrial cancers undergoing laparoscopic extraperitoneal(More)
Among 1954 pregnant women who booked before the end of the 14th week of gestation the uterus was retroverted in 220 (11.2%). The incidence of bleeding in early pregnancy and spontaneous abortion was significantly higher in the retroverted group. Only three patients (1.4%) with a retroverted gravid uterus developed acute retention of urine. Patients with(More)
A prospective study of 447 labours and the resulting neonates failed to reveal a significant difference between the mean serum bilirubin concentrations on the third and sixth day following spontaneous, accelerated or induced labour. A similar incidence of neonatal jaundice (bilirubin concentrations of 10 mg/100 or more) was found in the studied groups.(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the feasibility, morbidity and outcome of cervical cancer patients treated with laparoscopic assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy (LARVH). METHODS The study group included 53 women with cervical cancer (stage-Ib). They included women undergoing LARVH at the joint cancer-centres between 1994 and 2002. Data was collected on(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant melanomas of the ovary are rare with unpredictable clinical and biological behavior. We present this case report of a metastatic ovarian malignant melanoma, where the ovary was the first site of relapse after 10 years of remission. CASE A 58-year-old postmenopausal woman was incidentally found to have an abdominal mass, 10 years after(More)
In a retrospective survey on the time of engagement of the fetal head in 462 unselected consecutive primigravidae it was seen that by the end of the 37th week of gestation (259 days), engagement had occurred in only 23 per cent of them. The highest rate of engagement was from 39 to 40 weeks of gestation (273 to 280 days) and in 50 per cent of patients,(More)