John P. Griffith

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Forty six consecutive patients with early gastric cancer were treated between 1970 and 1990. The proportion of cases of early gastric cancer increased significantly (p < 0.01) from 1% of all cases in the first five year period to 15% in the last five year period, because of greater awareness of the condition and more widespread use of endoscopy. There were(More)
One hundred and ninety five consecutive, potentially curative resections for adenocarcinoma of the stomach were performed in one surgical department between 1970 and 1989: 76 patients underwent gastrectomy with splenectomy and 119 gastrectomy without splenectomy. Operative mortality was 12% after gastrectomy with splenectomy, but only 2.5% after gastrectomy(More)
Background: Activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis occurs as a stress response to surgery and may predispose the patient to thromboembolic complications. Other components of the surgical stress response (cytokine release, neurohumoral response, etc.) have been shown to differ between laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy, and the aim of this study was(More)
Surgery, trauma and anaesthesia induce a state of transient immunosuppression. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has several well documented clinical advantages over traditional cholecystectomy and provokes a lower acute phase response, thought to be a result of the smaller wound size. The influence of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (21 patients) and conventional(More)
de principe in the treatment of gastric carcinoma, wherever the tumor may be sited in the stomach, remains controversial. The advocates of TG contend that when it can be performed safely, with relatively low operative mortality and morbidity, it yields better long-term survival than STG. Most surgeons, however, believe that the routine use of TG increases(More)
Two groups of 40 patients (31 females, 9 males), matched for age and body mass index, who underwent either elective open cholecystectomy (Group I) or elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Group II) have been studied retrospectively to detect differences in operating time, morbidity and mortality, hospital length of stay, and use of postoperative(More)
There is a significant risk of surgical resection during the lifetime of an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient: laparoscopic surgery has been increasingly applied to the management of IBD with short and long-term advantages. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that laparoscopic surgery for IBD, performed by a surgical trainee under the supervision(More)
There has been steady increase in demand for laparoscopic colonic resection as benefits are manifold compared to open and include smaller incisions, less pain, quicker recovery and convalescence, reduced morbidity and reduced analgesic demands. We devised a preceptorship programme with the aim of all four coloproctologists in our unit becoming proficient(More)
Aim: Many centres have adopted a straight to test approach to deliver a fast-track service for suspected lower GI cancer. We undertook a prospective comparison between patients having a straight to test (STT) flexible sigmoidoscopy and those attending an outpatient appointment (OPA). The study aimed to determine whether STT reduced diagnostic time without(More)