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INTRODUCTION The safety and efficacy of liver resection for colorectal and neuroendocrine liver metastases is well established. However, there is lack of consensus regarding long-term effectiveness of hepatic resection for non-colorectal, non-neuroendocrine (NCNN) liver metastases. METHODS A review of prospectively collected data of patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND A systematic review was undertaken to assess the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy (LLDN) compared with open live-donor nephrectomy (OLDN). METHODS Literature databases were searched from inception to March 2003 inclusive. Comparative studies of LLDN versus OLDN (randomized and nonrandomized) were included. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience of laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy (LDN) vs open donor nephrectomy (ODN), as LDN offers potential advantages to the donor and has become a routine procedure for live kidney procurement worldwide. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between February 2000 and August 2005 we performed 183 donor-recipient operations at our(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the use of a novel donor source as a further option to increase the number of patients who might be able to receive a renal transplant. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between May 1996 and July 2007, 43 kidneys were transplanted using kidneys obtained from patients with small (<3 cm diameter) incidentally detected tumours. After bench surgery to(More)
The benefit of hepatic surgery for benign or malignant conditions is a balance between peri-operative morbidity/mortality and long-term potential for cure or palliation. The aim of this retrospective study was to illustrate that the safety of liver resection is a function of the frequently of performance of the procedure. Between 1973 and 1992, 327 elective(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation requires matching of the donor and recipient for size. The rarity of suitable pediatric and infant donors in many countries has resulted in the acceptance of the principle of a reduced-sized adult liver graft for children. A new method of segmental orthotopic liver transplant is described. This method involves resecting the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this systematic review was to compare the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy with the "gold" standard of open live donor nephrectomy. METHODS SEARCH STRATEGY Three search strategies were devised to enable literature retrieval from the Medline, Current Contents, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases up(More)
A 12 month prospective study was undertaken to determine the frequency of untreated life-threatening extracranial injuries in patients transferred to a major trauma centre because of head injury. Of the 43 patients transferred (15 with isolated head injury and 28 with multiple injuries), four (9%) had an untreated life-threatening extracranial injury, which(More)
Sclerosing peritonitis is a rare, but serious complication of peritoneal dialysis. To attempt the early identification of patients at risk of developing this life-threatening problem, we performed a cross-sectional study of 15 patients: five had died of sclerosing peritonitis, four had stopped peritoneal dialysis because sclerosing peritonitis was(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the first-line surgical treatment of calculous gall-bladder disease and the benefits over open cholecystectomy are well known. In the early years of LC, the higher rate of bile duct injuries compared with open cholecystectomy was believed to be due to the 'learning curve' and would dissipate with(More)