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INTRODUCTION The implementation of enhanced recovery programmes (ERPs) in colorectal surgery has seen improvements in the length of inpatient stay with no increase in complications. We investigated the role of ERP in radical cystectomy at our institution. METHODS Prospective data were collected from 26 consecutive patients prior to the introduction of the(More)
This work investigates whether purine metabolism and release is related to cardioprotection with hyperkalemia and hypothermia. Langendorff guinea-pig hearts were used to either monitor metabolism during ischemia or to measure functional recovery, myocardial injury and release of purine during reperfusion. Hearts underwent 30 min ischemia using one of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The principal advantage of dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy (DSNB) over modified inguinal node dissection is the lower complication rate. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with short-term complications of DSNB in order to lower morbidity of the procedure. METHODS Retrospective and prospective cohort studies were(More)
222 Background: Penile cancer is a rare malignancy affecting approximately 400 men per year in the United Kingdom. There are relatively limited data regarding the role of chemotherapy, although it may be considered in the adjuvant setting for high-risk disease and for palliation of metastatic disease. METHODS Patients treated with chemotherapy between(More)
PURPOSE To investigate and compare the trends in incidence and mortality of penile cancer between Australia, England and Wales, and the US, and provide hypotheses for these trends. METHODS Cancer registry data from 1982 to 2005 inclusive were obtained from Australia, England and Wales, and the United States. From these data, age-specific, -standardised(More)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is now an established technique in penile and pelvic cancers, resulting in a lower mortality and morbidity when compared with the traditional lymph node dissection. In renal cancer however, despite some early successes for the SLNB technique, paucity of data remains a problem, thus lymph node dissection and extended lymph(More)
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