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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver surgery is becoming increasingly common. This cohort study was designed to directly compare perioperative outcomes of the left lateral segmentectomy via laparoscopic and open approach. METHODS Between 2002 and 2006 43 left lateral segmentectomies were performed at King's College Hospital. Those excluded from analysis included(More)
Hepatocyte transplantation is dependent on the availability of good quality human hepatocytes isolated from donor liver tissue. Hepatocytes obtained from livers rejected for transplantation on the grounds of steatosis are often of low viability and not suitable for clinical use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the antioxidant(More)
This paper uses a case study of a multi-disciplinary colorectal cancer team in health care to explain how a model of performance measures can lead to debate and action in Soft System Methodology (SSM). This study gives a greater emphasis and role to the performance measures than currently given in typical SSM studies. Currently the concept of performance(More)
INTRODUCTION Colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer in the UK. The commonest site of colorectal cancer metastases is the liver, followed by lungs. Metastases to small bones are recognized but are a rare occurrence of colorectal malignancy. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 92 year old lady presented with a swollen, fractured right clavicle following a fall.(More)
The availability of cryopreserved hepatocytes is required for a more widespread use of hepatocyte transplantation, but human hepatocytes are easily damaged during freezing-thawing. Here, preincubation with unconjugated bilirubin, a physiological antioxidant, resulted in increased viability and function of hepatocytes (as determined by trypan blue exclusion,(More)
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