Glenn Vincent Miller

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Human colorectal cancer tissue and matched uninvolved mucosa from 21 patients were examined by radioligand displacement for the presence of binding sites for bombesin-like peptides. Five cancers, but no uninvolved mucosa, expressed high-affinity, low-capacity bombesin binding sites (Kd = 6.53 nM, Bmax = 58.6 fmol mg-1 protein) of the gastrin-releasing(More)
The systemic IgG response to Helicobacter pylori was examined in 70 patients with gastric cancer. H pylori IgG antibodies were assayed by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and serological recognition of H pylori antigens was characterised by western blotting. A percentage of 78.5 were seropositive by ELISA. Two of five patients under age 50 were(More)
BACKGROUND Much controversy exists as to the value of computed tomography (CT) in the preoperative staging of gastric cancer, because of its limited ability to identify correctly lymph node (LN) metastases, invasion of adjacent organs, or hepatic and peritoneal metastases. Spiral CT scanners have a number of potential advantages over conventional scanners,(More)
Obesity has become an increasingly important health problem over the past 30 years. Presently around a quarter of the UK adult population are obese and this figure is set to increase further in the coming decades. The health consequences of obesity on multiple body systems have been well established as has the financial cost of the condition to both the(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a well-recognised complication of obesity. One of the microvascular complications of T2DM is diabetic retinopathy (DR). Bariatric surgery has been shown to effectively treat obesity and can induce remission of T2DM. It is not known what effect this improvement may have on pre-existing DR. We aimed to investigate(More)
This study characterises the somatostatin binding site in human gastrointestinal cancer and mucosa in terms of cationic specificity and relative affinity for three somatostatin analogues. Competitive displacement assays were performed on plasma membranes from human gastric and colonic tissues using radiolabelled somatostatin-14 as ligand. Comparison was(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of low fistula in ano is well accepted but controversy surrounds the management of high trans-sphincteric fistulas and more complex fistulas. This study assesses the clinical results of advancement flap techniques in association with core fistulectomy for complex fistula in ano. METHODS A retrospective analysis of the use of(More)
Lipofuscin granules (age pigments) emit yellow light under ultraviolet excitation in the fluorescence microscope. The reported blue emission maximum of extracts of lipofuscin-laden cells may result from instrumental bias. The major fluorescent components that accumulate with age in these lysosomal residual bodies of human retinal pigment epithelium are(More)
Peritonitis is the most frequent cause for emergency hospital admission in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Patients may present with 'surgical' peritonitis from other intra-abdominal pathology, but are treated initially as CAPD-related peritonitis. We present nine such cases, each failing to respond to standard conservative(More)
BACKGROUND Laparotomy remains the commonest intervention in patients with abdominal complications of laparoscopic surgery. Our own policy is to employ relaparoscopy to avoid diagnostic delay and unnecessary laparotomy. The results of using this policy in patients with suspected intra-abdominal complications following laparoscopic cholecystectomy are(More)