Ashley J. Pope

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The ability to identify and focus care to patients at higher risk of moderate to severe postoperative pain should improve analgesia and patient satisfaction, and may affect reimbursement. We undertook this multi-centre cross-sectional study to identify preoperative risk factors for moderate to severe pain after total hip (THR) and knee (TKR) replacement. A(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There is a paucity of large multi-institutional surveys to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for persistent pain after total hip (THR) and knee (TKR) replacements. We surveyed a variety of practices and patients and also correlated persistent pain with health-related quality-of-life outcomes. METHODS From October 10,(More)
Transurethral Needle Ablation of the prostate (TUNA) is a new thermal ablation treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) utilizing radiofrequency electric current delivered by needles into the depth of the prostate to produce an area of coagulative necrosis. A pilot study of 10 patients in urinary retention was undertaken to assess the procedure.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the place of laparoscopic ureterolithotomy in the management of ureteric calculi for which extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and endourological techniques are unsuitable. PATIENTS AND METHODS Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy was attempted in nine patients (eight men, one woman) with an age range of 26-81 years (mean 55.5) who(More)
We have studied photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the rat bladder with a new photosensitizer, aluminium sulfonated phthalocyanine (AlSPc) given intravenously and intravesically. The microscopic distribution of photosensitizer fluorescence in the bladder wall was studied by laser fluorescence microscopy. Prior to PDT the bladder capacity and compliance were(More)
One hundred patients underwent surgery to free them from a cutaneous urinary diversion (n = 59) or to avoid having one (n = 41). The reconstruction was tailored to the needs of the patient: 7 had a simple undiversion, 35 a complex undiversion and 58 a continent suprapubic diversion. The outcome was satisfactory in 97%. Two patients were rediverted to an(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are common, associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and frequently coexist. It is uncertain from published data if the presence of AF in patients with HF is associated with an incremental adverse outcome. The aim of this study was to combine the results of all studies investigating(More)
The study purpose was to determine the relationship(s) of the source of contraceptive knowledge to contraceptive knowledge accuracy and contraceptive behavior of college freshmen. Sources of contraceptive knowledge were divided into 2 categories for the purposes of this study: structures/organized sources -- schools, church, college, planned parenthood,(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop balloon dilators in vitro and in cadavers and to evaluate the anatomy of the extraperitoneal spaces and their surroundings created by such balloons. MATERIALS AND METHODS Balloons of three different materials (condoms, fingers of surgical gloves, whole surgical gloves and 'party' balloons) were tested in an in vitro study and(More)