Irving Taylor

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Serotonin (5-hydroxtryptamine, 5-HT) is an important factor in gut function, playing key roles in intestinal peristalsis and secretion, and in sensory signalling in the brain-gut axis. Removal from its sites of action is mediated by a specific protein called the serotonin reuptake transporter (SERT or 5-HTT). Polymorphisms in the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate the accuracy of contrast-enhanced MR imaging in the locoregional staging of symptomatic primary breast cancer and to determine the impact of contrast-enhanced MR imaging in planning surgical management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety patients with primary breast cancer (including two bilateral cancers)(More)
Many publications attest to the potential of the sentinel lymph node technique in advancing the clinical management of melanoma and, more recently, breast cancer. Whilst not yet universally regarded as the standard of care, the technique is gaining wide acceptance. Use of a radiolabelled colloidal tracer is central to optimising sensitivity, and this brings(More)
Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare and controversial form of upper intestinal obstruction in which the third part of the duodenum is compressed by the overlying superior mesenteric artery. Any disease process decreasing the angle between the superior mesenteric artery and the abdominal aorta can result in the external compression of the duodenum(More)
BACKGROUND Liver resection is the treatment of choice for patients with solitary colorectal liver metastases. In recent years, however, radiofrequency ablation has been used increasingly in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases. In the absence of randomized clinical trials, this study aimed to compare outcome in patients with solitary colorectal(More)
Fluorine-18 3′-deoxy-3′-fluorothymidine (18FLT) is a tissue proliferation marker which has been suggested as a new tumour-specific imaging tracer in positron emission tomography (PET). The objectives of this study were to investigate the pharmacokinetics of 18FLT in patients with colorectal cancer, defining methodologies for the quantitative analysis of the(More)
The importance of axillary dissection as part of the primary surgical procedure in the treatment of operable cases of carcinoma of the breast is established. The morbidity of this procedure, however, is less well documented. A study of 126 women who had had full axillary dissection as part of their initial surgical treatment was undertaken to assess their(More)
Breast liver metastases are uncommon and have not been well reported. We studied the clinical outcome of 47 patients who developed liver metastases out of 912 breast cancer patients treated between 1982 and 1987, an incidence of 5.2%. The median disease free interval prior to clinical liver metastases was 20.2 months (range 4-192 months). The most frequent(More)
BACKGROUND and aims: Positron emission tomography (PET) using (18)F labelled 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)FDG) is an established imaging tool, although the recent development of a biologically stable thymidine analogue [18F] 3'-deoxy-3-fluorothymidine ((18)FLT) has allowed PET to image cellular proliferation by utilising the salvage pathway of DNA(More)