Gareth Morris-Stiff

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BACKGROUND The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) became law in Britain on October 1, 1998. As a result, the maximum period that may be spent as a resident in hospitals is 56 hours per week and after August 2009, 48 hours per week. The aim of this study was to determine the views of senior house officers (SHOs), specialist registrars (SpRs), and general(More)
AIMS To analyse the results and prognostic factors affecting disease-free and overall survival following potentially curative resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC). METHODS Patients undergoing resection for IHCC from January 1996 to December 2006 were included. Data analysed included demographics, clinical and histopathology data. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of postoperative morbidity, and in particular infective complications on long-term outcomes, following hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) is not widely published. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of postoperative complications on disease recurrence and overall survival in patients undergoing hepatic resection(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the most severe form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is associated with inflammation and increased oxidative stress. The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (N/L) integrates information on the inflammatory milieu and physiological stress. AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the utility of N/L(More)
INTRODUCTION Sclerosing Angiomatoid Nodular Transformation of the spleen (SANT) is a rare benign vascular lesion of the spleen with extensive sclerosis and unknown etiology. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a new case of SANT of the spleen found in a 53-year-old female following detection of a splenic mass on a routine computed tomography (CT). The patient(More)
Numerous complications have been described following the implantation of synthetic meshes during hernia repair; one of the rarest, with only three reported cases, is giant mature fibrous cyst formation. Our clinical experience with this complication has led us to believe that it may be more common than previously thought. Surgical operation notes and(More)
AIM To document the prevalence and to evaluate the management strategies of haemorrhagic complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS All patients who underwent PD from 1/2000 to 10/2005 and experienced at least one episode of haemorrhage during the 30 first days postoperatively were recorded. Etiology of haemorrhage, treatment strategy(More)
The 99m technetium labelled hepato imino diacetic acid (HIDA) scan is widely used in the investigation of patients with typical biliary pain but whose trans-abdominal ultrasound scan (US) is normal. Although the standard measure by which the HIDA scan is deemed positive is the presence of an ejection fraction (EF) of <35% following provocation with(More)