Dennis R Hunt

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The aim of this study was to image tibio-femoral movement during flexion in the living knee. Ten loaded male Caucasian knees were initially studied using MRI, and the relative tibio-femoral motions, through the full flexion arc in neutral tibial rotation, were measured. On knee flexion from hyperextension to 120 degrees , the lateral femoral condyle moved(More)
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) results in less pain than open chole-cystectomy, it is not a pain-free procedure. Many methods of analgesia for pain after laparoscopy have been evaluated. METHODS Forty-two randomized controlled trials assessing interventions to reduce pain after LC are reviewed, as are the mechanisms and nature of(More)
BACKGROUND Dysphagia is experienced by many patients after antireflux surgery. This literature review examines factors associated with the development, prediction and management of postoperative dysphagia. METHODS Published studies examining issues related to dysphagia, gastro-oesophageal reflux and fundoplication were reviewed. RESULTS Postoperative(More)
The pylorus-preserving technique is reported as improving the functional results of pancreatectomy but it is complicated in the early postoperative period by delayed recovery of gastric function in a proportion of patients. We have examined early and late gastrointestinal function in a prospective study of 16 patients having this procedure. The late results(More)
The aims of this study were to see if laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with a similar postoperative pain pattern to gynaecological laparoscopy and to see whether the use of a suprahepatic suction drain makes recovery from laparoscopic cholecystectomy more comfortable. After routine laparoscopic cholecystectomy and insertion of a suprahepatic(More)
Hepatic angiomyolipoma is a rare tumour of the liver. Its behaviour is benign and this paper reports the first case described in Australia. A review of the literature suggests that the use of ultrasonography, computerized tomography and angiography should enable pre-operative diagnosis to be made with relative certainty, yet the difficulties with(More)
The objectives of this research were (a) to determine the effect of insufflation at laparoscopic cholecystectomy to 12 mm Hg on femoral venous blood flow; and (b) to assess the function of intermittent pneumatic compressors (IPC) and intermittent electric calf stimulators (IECS) in the presence of a pneumoperitoneum. Measures of baseline venous blood flow(More)
This trial set out to test the hypothesis that there is no difference in the incidence of intra-abdominal adhesions after a stereotyped intraperitoneal injury created via laparoscopy or laparotomy. Twenty New Zealand White rabbits had a 2 x 2 cm area of peritoneum stripped off their caecum and adjacent parietal peritoneum, either by laparotomy or(More)
This study evaluates hand grip strength as an indicator of nutritional status and a predictor of postoperative complications. Hand grip strength and other parameters of nutritional status, namely, midarm muscle circumference, forearm muscle circumference, triceps skinfold, percentage ideal body weight, serum albumin, and percent usual weight were determined(More)