David Sherlock

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Two hundred and ninety-one patients with hepatocellular carcinoma were treated by chemoembolization (CE), using ethiodized oil, doxorubicin, and a gelatin sponge. Patients with thrombosis of either the portal vein or a main branch were excluded. The mortality rate in the first 2 months after treatment was 7% in noncirrhotic patients, 2.8% in patients with(More)
Excess adiposity is an established risk factor for incident colorectal cancer (CRC) but whether this association extrapolates to poorer survival is unclear. We undertook a systematic review to examine relationships between measures of adiposity and survival in patients with CRC. For distinction, we included pre-diagnosis exposure and CRC-related mortality.(More)
BACKGROUND The liver is the most frequent site for metastases of colorectal cancer, which is the second largest contributor to cancer deaths in Europe. We did a randomised trial to compare an intrahepatic arterial (IHA) fluorouracil and folinic acid regimen with the standard intravenous de Gramont fluorouracil and folinic acid regimen for patients with(More)
We review herein our experience in the management of bleeding esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients and consider our findings in light of the dramatic changes in the treatment of cirrhosis resulting from the more widespread use of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). It does not seem realistic, at present, to propose OLT as the only effective(More)
Over 12 years, 22 patients with the Budd-Chiari syndrome were treated surgically. Eighteen underwent a mesenterico-caval shunt (MCS); two, a side-to-side portacaval shunt; one, a mesenterico-atrial shunt (MAS); and one, a liver transplantation (OLT). One patient died after operation from the precipitating condition, and two MCS grafts that thrombosed were(More)
OBJECTIVE Microvessel density (MVD) has been studied as a prognostic marker in human cancers. Quantification of lymphatic vessel density (LVD) is now possible by using new antibodies. Expression of the lymphangiogenic growth factors, VEGF-C and VEGF-D, is associated with poorer clinicopathological outcomes in various tumours. The aim of this study was to(More)
58 (37 per cent) of the 155 patients over the age of 60 years presenting with appendicitis at East Birmingham Hospital from 1970 to 1982 were found to have perforated appendices; the corresponding proportion under the age of 60 was 346 out of 3608 patients (10 per cent), the difference being statistically significant (P less than 0.001). The delay before(More)
Intestinal secretory movement of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic, ciprofloxacin, may limit its oral bioavailability. Active ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters such as breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) have been implicated in ciprofloxacin transport. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that BCRP alone mediates intestinal ciprofloxacin(More)
PURPOSE To study the production of chemokines by colorectal hepatic metastases. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Biopsies of resected colorectal hepatic metastases and nonneoplastic adjacent liver tissue were screened for chemokines using protein arrays and results were confirmed by ELISA and immunohistochemistry. RESULTS Two chemokines, eotaxin-2 and MCP-1, were(More)
Liver cysts are common, affecting 5%-10% of the population. Most are asymptomatic, however 5% of patients develop symptoms, sometimes due to complications and will require intervention. There is no consensus on their management because complications are so uncommon. The aim of this study was to perform a collected review of how a series of complications(More)