Daniel P O'Leary

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OBJECTIVES Routine histopathology may understage colorectal cancer by failing to detect involved lymph nodes. This study examined the feasibility of dye staining those lymph nodes most likely to harbour metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patent Blue V dye 2.5% was injected intra-operatively into left-sided colorectal carcinomas prior to resection in 19(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Health's new general practitioner referral guidelines for bowel cancer. DESIGN One year prospective audit. SETTING District general hospital serving a population of 550 000. SUBJECTS All patients with bowel cancer; all patients referred on the basis of the two week standard(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The excellent outcomes reported for laparoscopic colorectal surgery in selected patients could also be potentially advantageous for high risk patients. This prospective study was designed to examine the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic resection in high risk patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS Between 2006 and 2008(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to determine the effect of major complications after colorectal cancer surgery on survival and time to recurrence. METHOD Patients having a curative colorectal cancer resection and a follow-up of at least 3 years were identified from a prospective database. Major complications were defined as Clavien-Dindo Grades 3b or 4 and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to identify the patients with colorectal symptoms most likely to benefit from whole colonic imaging (WCI) to diagnose colorectal cancer and those for whom flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) may be initially sufficient. METHODS This prospective observational study (16 years) included 16 433 newly referred patients with symptoms or signs of(More)
Postoperative peritoneal adhesions are a major cause of morbidity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential contributions of suturing and sepsis to their formation in animals undergoing laparotomy. Suturing the peritoneum with plain catgut was associated with a high incidence of adhesions to the wound at 8 days (11/15), but this was(More)
AIM Splenic flexure mobilization (SFM) is standard practice in anterior resections. No previous studies have compared outcomes with and without SFM in laparoscopic and open colorectal cancer surgery. This study aimed to determine whether routine or selective SFM should be advised. METHOD Data were collected prospectively on all elective anterior(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has gained widespread acceptance. While many studies have compared laparoscopic and open left-sided resections, there is limited literature on right colonic resections. We aimed to analyse the short-term outcome of laparoscopic (LRH) and open right hemicolectomy (ORH) in our unit. METHODS Consecutive patients(More)
Duodenogastric reflux (DGR) was investigated with a sodium ion selective electrode in 10 normal controls, 10 patients with persistent pain after gastric surgery, and five patients with gastric ulcer. During an average study time of two and a half hours, normal controls had reflux for 12% of the study, whereas patients after gastric surgery had reflux for(More)
AIM Preoperative short-course radiotherapy (SCRT) is increasingly recommended to reduce local recurrence after surgery for rectal cancer. Its avoidance may be beneficial, however, if the risk of local recurrence is low. We report a single centre experience which suggests that selective rather than uniform use of SCRT may be the best approach. METHOD(More)