Gregory Lauffer

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From 1975 to 1987, 507 patients, of whom 63 (12.4 per cent) were over 55 years old at the time of operation, received first cadaver renal transplants. The annual percentage of recipients given transplants after the age of 55 has risen from 0 per cent in 1975 to 44 per cent in 1987. Of the 63 older patients, 41 had at least one serious non-renal disease at(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess (1) the exposure a senior house officer (SHO) gains while training in accident and emergency (A&E) and (2) how much this experience benefits a surgical trainee. METHODS An SHO trained in A&E for a period of six months as part of his surgical rotation. Besides regular daily duties, he prospectively collected details of patients in a(More)
Twenty-five patients were referred for solvent dissolution of gall-stones using methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). All patients were assessed beforehand by ultrasound and oral cholecystography. Computed tomography was performed in 23 patients to assess stone calcification and gall-bladder anatomy. Successful stone dissolution was achieved in 15 patients(More)
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