Glen E. Wilson

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard treatment for symptomatic gall stone disease. This study aimed to assess the effect of the operation on patients' symptoms. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy between June 1994 and June 1995 were evaluated using standard questionnaires examining(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the prevalence of type-specific human papillomavirus (HPV) infections is necessary to predict the expected, and to monitor the actual, impact of HPV immunisation and to design effective screening strategies for vaccinated populations. METHODS Residual specimens of cervical cytology (N=4719), CIN3/CGIN and cervical cancer biopsies(More)
Trastuzumab is an effective treatment for patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) that overexpresses HER-2. A high incidence of brain metastases (BM) has been noted in patients receiving trastuzumab. A retrospective chart review was conducted of 100 patients commencing trastuzumab for metastatic breast cancer from July 1999 to December 2002, at the(More)
Defining mechanisms that generate intratumour heterogeneity and branched evolution may inspire novel therapeutic approaches to limit tumour diversity and adaptation. SETD2 (Su(var), Enhancer of zeste, Trithorax-domain containing 2) trimethylates histone-3 lysine-36 (H3K36me3) at sites of active transcription and is mutated in diverse tumour types, including(More)
Ovarian carcinosarcoma, also called malignant mixed mesodermal tumour, is a rare ovarian tumour representing less than two per cent of ovarian cancers. Carcinosarcoma is an aggressive tumour, which associates some epithelial elements (carcinoma) with a stromal component (sarcoma). This tumour can be found in the female genital tractus, mostly in the uterus.(More)
AIM Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has the potential to assess inguinal lymph nodes more accurately than palpation and less invasively than surgical exploration. The objective of this study was to measure the accuracy of MRI in identifying inguinal metastases by demonstrating abnormal lymph node morphology. MATERIALS AND METHODS 10 women with vulval(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of high grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (HGAIN), the value of anal cytology in screening for HGAIN, and the characterisation of epidemiological factors and human papillomavirus (HPV) types. METHODS Prospective cohort study of HIV positive homosexual men. Subjects were interviewed, underwent STD, anal(More)
BACKGROUND Pyridoxine is frequently used to treat capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome (HFS), although the evidence of benefit is lacking. We performed a randomised placebo-controlled trial to determine whether pyridoxine could avoid the need for capecitabine dose modifications and improve outcomes. METHODS A total of 106 patients planned for(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a well recognized opportunistic infection in patients with HIV-1 infection, which may occasionally present with atypical features. We describe two patients with advanced HIV-1 infection (CD4<100/ mm3) in whom visceral leishmaniasis presented with atypical features, and their response to therapy. Atypical features of visceral(More)