Brian R. Davidson

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The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate an intensive follow-up programme using serial tumour marker estimations and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the chest and abdomen in patients undergoing potentially curative resection of colorectal liver metastases. Seventy-six consecutive patients having undergone potentially curative(More)
BACKGROUND Blood clearance of indocyanine green (ICG) is an objective test of liver function. Hepatic ICG clearance can now be measured directly using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). The aim of this study was to evaluate measurement of hepatic ICG clearance by NIRS in an animal model of acute hepatic dysfunction. METHODS New Zealand white rabbits (n =(More)
Iodised oil (lipiodol) administered via the hepatic artery localises selectively in primary liver cell cancers (hepatocellular carcinomas or HCCs) for prolonged periods and has been used as a vehicle for cytotoxic agents. Despite clinical use, the mechanism of lipiodol retention by tumours has remained unclear, embolisation of oil droplets in the tumour(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic liver resection has significant advantages over open surgery due to less patient trauma and faster recovery times, yet is difficult for most lesions due to the restricted field of view and lack of haptic feedback. Image guidance provides a potential solution but is challenging in a soft deforming organ such as the liver. In this paper,(More)
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a novel method for the measurement of tissue oxygenation and may have a role in monitoring liver oxygenation and viability. The aim of this study is to validate the application of NIRS for monitoring hepatic tissue oxygenation. Large Landrace pigs (n = 12) underwent laparotomy and liver exposure. Total hepatic blood flow(More)
Liver synthetic and metabolic function can only be optimised by the growth of cells within a supportive liver matrix. This can be achieved by the utilisation of decellularised human liver tissue. Here we demonstrate complete decellularization of whole human liver and lobes to form an extracellular matrix scaffold with a preserved architecture.(More)
UNLABELLED The cost-effectiveness of noninvasive tests (NITs) as alternatives to liver biopsy is unknown. We compared the cost-effectiveness of using NITs to inform treatment decisions in adult patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to calculate the diagnostic accuracy of various NITs using a bivariate(More)
Portal vein embolisation (PVE) is used to increase the remnant liver volume before major liver resection for colorectal metastases. The resection rate after PVE is 60-70%, mainly limited by disease progression. The effect of PVE on tumour growth rate has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to compare the growth characteristics of resected(More)
AIMS/BACKGROUND Hepatic ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a major cause of liver damage during liver surgery and transplantation. The relationship between the severity of I/R injury and the degree of intracellular hypoxia has not been investigated. METHODS New Zealand white rabbits were used in 4 groups (n=6 each). At laparotomy, left lobe hepatic(More)