Gillian McPhillips

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OBJECTIVES Instability after total hip arthroplasty is a troublesome complication. It commonly occurs in the first 3 postoperative months, but the risk continues over time. There are numerous treatment options, but they have relatively unpredictable outcomes. Numerous factors have been associated with dislocation, but research has mainly focused on the(More)
Instability after total hip arthroplasty is an important complication. It usually occurs in the immediate postoperative period, but the risk also increases with time. There are numerous surgical treatment options, but they have relatively unpredictable outcomes. Numerous factors are associated with dislocation, but research has mainly focused on surgical(More)
BACKGROUND The reduction in gastric cancer mortality is due to a reduction in incidence and of surgical mortality. This study was to examine adverse events in patients with gastric cancer dying under surgical care. METHODS Adverse events in surgical care were prospectively audited in patients who died of gastric cancer in Scottish hospitals. A cohort(More)
Gallstones remain a common clinical problem requiring skilled operative and nonoperative management. The aim of the present population-based study was to investigate causes of gallstone-related mortality in Scotland. Surgical deaths were peer reviewed between 1997 and 2006 through the Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality (SASM); data were analyzed for(More)
The Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality is a voluntary, peer reviewed, critical event analysis of patients who die under the care of consultant surgeons in acute hospitals in Scotland. The anaesthetic contribution to surgical mortality over a 10-year period from 1996 was reviewed. The total number of deaths was 44 230 or 1.5% of all admissions. Forty(More)
AIM This study examined the trends in mortality and contributing adverse events associated with death under surgical care for patients with oesophageal cancer. METHODS Adverse events in surgical care were prospectively audited in patients who died with cancer of the oesophagus or oesophago-gastric junction under surgical care in Scotland from 1994 to 2005(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer may present late to hospital services and die under surgical care. The aim of this study was to examine end of life care in patients dying of gastrointestinal cancer in Scottish hospital surgical wards. METHODS The Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality prospectively peer reviews all(More)
AIM We prospectively audited adverse events for surgical patients with colorectal cancer who died under surgical care to test the hypothesis that increased critical care and consultant input could be associated with a reduction in adverse events. METHOD Patients with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer who died under surgical care in Scotland from 1996 to(More)
The perioperative period is critical in the outcome for patients with pancreatic cancer. The aim of the present analysis was to examine adverse events in patients dying under surgical care in relation to changes in the organization of pancreatic cancer surgery. From 1996 to 2005, 1,033 patients with pancreatic cancer, mean age of 71 years (range 21–97(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity and emergency intervention are established risk factors for post-operative mortality. This study sought to identify adverse events associated with death within 48 h of general surgical procedures. METHODS All general surgical patients who died within 48 h of operative intervention from 2002-2006 in Scotland underwent retrospective(More)
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