E. S. Colechin

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BACKGROUND New devices and procedures are often introduced into health services when the evidence base for their efficacy and safety is limited. The authors sought to assess the availability and accuracy of routinely collected Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data in the UK and their potential contribution to the monitoring of new procedures. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the efficacy of a prototype laparoscopic topical cooling device. The aim of regional renal hypothermia in laparoscopic surgery is to limit ischemic injury and extend safe operative time. A reliable model for assessing renal ischemic injury exists in the field of nonheart beating donor renal transplantation. Hypothermic machine perfusion(More)
A new medical device has been designed for inducing hypothermia in kidneys, via laparoscopic deployment, without leaving residual fluid in the abdomen. It was tested in laboratory and animal trials to ascertain its suitability for achieving a target renal temperature of 15°C for tissue preservation within a 30-min period. A simple theoretical model was(More)
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