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Children may have kidneys transplanted from donors larger than themselves. Abdominal wall closure may be difficult, with risks of abdominal compartment syndrome and graft compromise. Meshes used to facilitate closure may cause dense intra-abdominal adhesions, making further surgery or peritoneal dialysis difficult. We present five cases in which abdominal(More)
INTRODUCTION Annual academic surgical meetings provide a forum for the discussion of research. For the wide-spread dissemination of this information, peer-reviewed publication is required. The aim of this study was to compare the amount of presentations which go on to publication from 4 UK-based surgical meetings. MATERIALS AND METHODS We determined(More)
BACKGROUND Needle-core biopsy remains one of the most important investigations in cases of renal allograft dysfunction. The size and quality of the biopsy material are likely to be important factors in achieving an accurate diagnosis. The aim of this study was to compare the success and complication rates of renal transplant biopsy procedures using three(More)
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a safe and effective treatment for morbid obesity. Long-term complications include band slippage, gastric pouch dilatation and gastric erosion. Rates of band slippage reported in the literature range from less than 1% to over 20%. The aim of this review was to explore whether differences in the reporting of this(More)
Successful closure of the anterior abdominal wall in infants following renal transplantation of adult organs may present a challenging dilemma to the transplant surgeon. Restricted volume of the recipient abdominal cavity and size discrepancy of donor adult kidney may lead to graft compromise. Pressure on the graft may be exacerbated further in the(More)
1 Section of upper end of foetal femur showing crescentic shape of pre-plate. It is the purpose of this paper to describe and illustrate how alterations in the fertility and position of the primary and secondary epiphyses may affect the shape and length of the upper end of the femur. It is suggested that under normal conditions of growth two processes are(More)
BACKGROUND A recent meta-analysis has suggested that patients aged >65 have worse outcomes with radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (RCAVFs) compared with brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas (BCAVFs). We hypothesized that outcomes in patients aged > or = 80--a rapidly expanding cohort within this elderly group--might be skewing the results, and that age(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to assess how well completed the new consent forms are for patients undergoing renal transplantation. METHODOLOGY 100 patients were randomly selected from the 160 who had a renal transplantation, at a single centre in the UK, over an 18 month period. The notes were located and the consent forms scrutinised. FINDINGS(More)