Charles Henry Caldow Pilgrim

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OBJECTIVE This study hypothesized that tumor size, number of tumors, surgical approach, and tumor histology significantly affected microwave ablation (MWA) success and recurrence-free survival. BACKGROUND Although many hepatobiliary centers have adopted MWA, the factors that influence local control are not well described. METHODS Consecutive patients(More)
AIMS Surgery for gallbladder carcinoma is a technically challenging exercise. The extent of resection varies based on a number of factors, and controversy exists regarding what constitutes an acceptable resection. A review of current recommendations and practice was undertaken. METHODS A comprehensive literature review was performed, searching Medline for(More)
PURPOSE There is little evidence regarding the prevalence or incidence of parastomal hernia, but it is thought to be common. Repair of parastomal hernia can be troublesome, and methods of repair need to be validated based on reduced incidence following surgery. The true rate of parastomal herniation needs to be determined prospectively, and risk factors for(More)
AIMS Gallbladder carcinoma usually presents late with advanced disease. It develops in an anatomically complex area. Consideration is given to resection of relevant local structures with respect to outcome. METHODS A comprehensive literature review was performed, searching Medline for articles published since 2000, using the MeSH heading of 'gallbladder(More)
3045 Background: Chemotherapy-induced hepatic injury (CIHI) represents a major cause of morbidity post-resection of colorectal liver metastases in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Prediction of patients at risk of developing CIHI may be possible by analysis of genes associated with forms of toxicity and chemotherapy drug metabolism. METHODS(More)
IMPORTANCE Pancreas divisum is an uncommon congenital anomaly that may result in chronic pancreatitis (chronic pancreatitis secondary to pancreas divisum [CPPD]) and intractable pain. We evaluated the role of the Frey procedure in the management of patients with pain related to CPPD as compared with patients with chronic pancreatitis secondary to alcohol(More)
Introduction. Management of haemodynamically stable patients with penetrating abdominal injuries varies from nonoperative to operative management. The aim was to investigate whether peritoneal breach when used as an indication for exploratory laparotomy appropriately identified patients with intra-abdominal visceral injury. Methods. We conducted(More)
The management of haemodynamically stable patients who present following a penetrating abdominal injury (PAI) remains variable between mandatory surgical exploration and more selective non-operative approaches. The primary aim of this study was to assess compliance with an algorithm guiding selective non-operative management of haemodynamically stable(More)