John W. Overton

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PURPOSE Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization consists of a Doppler-guided ligation of the distal branches of the rectal arteries. The aim of this review is to assess the current evidence on dearterialization, establish the safety and efficacy of the technique, define its indications, and identify its possible advantages and limitations. METHODS All(More)
TVT-O and TVT were compared in patients stratified according the severity of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Those patients with intrinsic sphincter deficiencies, overactive bladders, associated prolapses, neurovegetative disorders and recurrent SUI or under rehabilitative/medical therapies were all excluded. There were 208 women included. Operating(More)
INTRODUCTION To elucidate the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of primary hepatic carcinoid tumours, a literature search was conducted and summarized. MATERIALS AND METHODS Published primary hepatic carcinoid tumour case reports and series were searched and selected in the Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases. RESULTS Sixty-nine(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the influence of body mass index (BMI), smoking, and age on the risk of vaginal erosions after mesh repair of pelvic prolapses. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Three university and community hospitals. POPULATION AND SAMPLE Patients that underwent mesh correction of prolapses between 2002 and 2007. Excluded were those with(More)
AIMS To describe the benefits and complications of a combined bovine/pericardium polypropylene mesh for severe vaginal wall prolapse at midterm follow up. METHODS Retrospective analysis of patients with stages 3 and 4 pelvic prolapse undergoing cystocele repair using the combined mesh. RESULTS Between June 2004 and April 2006 36 patients were treated.(More)
BACKGROUND The inflammatory response following hepatic ablation depends on different factors including the method used, the duration and intensity of the treatment and the presence or absence of ischemia. Debate continues about the use of different modalities and whether some aspects of the response may be advantageous by releasing immunological active(More)
BACKGROUND Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is usually associated with coagulopathy and disorders of hemostasis, but cases of ischemic events have been reported. We present a case of AML with recurrent acute limb ischemia and multiple organ infarctions. METHODS AND RESULTS A 57-year-old woman diagnosed with AML subtype M1 developed recurrent bilateral acute(More)
Bromsgrove, London, and Leicester, United Kingdom; and Rome, Italy Background: The aim of this article was to review the current literature on capsular contractures, focusing in particular on the epidemiology, risk factors, cause, and treatment modalities, to provide the plastic surgeon with an up-todate review of the current available evidence. Methods: A(More)