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OBJECTIVES Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) are reported to be predictive for prognosis and response to treatment in advanced lung cancer. However, the clinical utility of the CTCs detection remains unknown for early stage lung cancer as the number of CTCs is reported as low, providing challenges in identification. We have evaluated diagnostic performance of(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) has primarily consisted of revascularization with or without the addition of mitral valve repair or replacement. We hypothesize that performing off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting before fixing MR improves in-hospital outcomes for patients with IMR undergoing surgery. (More)
OBJECTIVE A common perception is that use of pedicled bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) increases the risk of sternal wound complications in diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The purpose of this study was to compare the in-hospital outcomes of CABG using pedicled BIMA in diabetic and nondiabetic patients. (More)
OBJECTIVES Cytological analysis of peripheral blood circulating tumour cells (CTCs) is a potential method of confirmatory clinical diagnosis of cancer. However, cell capture methods tend to be biased and captured cells are not usually portable resulting in difficulties in pathology reporting. We evaluated unbiased cell capture through depletion of unwanted(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an increasingly utilised technique in patients with surgically-untreatable lesions. The effect of this therapy on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is unknown. As far as we are aware of, this is the first study to evaluate the effects of RFA on CTCs in patients with malignant lung tumors immediately(More)
Early diagnosis of lung cancer still poses a major issue, with a large proportion of patients diagnosed at late stages. Therapeutic options and treatment remain limited in these patients. In most cases only palliative therapies are available to alleviate any severe symptoms. Endobronchial cryotherapy (EC) is one form of palliative treatment offered to(More)
Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecological malignancy and was diagnosed in over 7,000 women in 2011 in the UK. There are currently no reliable biomarkers available for use in a regular screening assay for ovarian cancer and due to characteristic late presentation (78% in stages III and IV) ovarian cancer has a low survival rate (35% after 10(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite increasing recognition of the benefits of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), concerns persist regarding its impact on long-term mortality and freedom from reintervention. In this study, we assessed the impact of off-pump CABG on long-term outcomes. METHODS From January 2002 to December 2002, a total of 307 consecutive(More)
Recently published evidence has raised concerns about worse late mortality and increasing need for reintervention after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. We undertook this study to assess the impact of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting on survival and freedom from reintervention at 10 years. From January 2002 to December 2002, 307 consecutive(More)