Katey Gunning

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During the period from May 1992 until April 1993, 108 patients were admitted to Liverpool Hospital with Injury Severity Scores (ISS) > 15. Temperatures had been recorded in 100. Of these, 17 had a core temperature of less than 35 degrees C documented within 24 h of arrival. The hypothermic group presented with more severe injuries and contained a(More)
OBJECTIVES The Department of Health had recently introduced guidelines so that all suspected colorectal cancer patients could be seen by a specialist within two weeks of referral by their general practitioners. The usefulness and practicality of such a decision had been questioned. The aims of this study were to measure the compliance to the guidelines and(More)
AIM To compare the experience of the four UK countries in introducing nationally accessible electronic summaries of patients' key medical details, intended for use in emergency and unscheduled care episodes, and generate transferable lessons for other countries. METHOD Secondary analysis of data collected previously on all four schemes; cross-case(More)
Existing open diagnostic peritoneal lavage techniques (DPL) use small bore catheters, through a small lower midline incision or infra-umbilical incision. This study evaluated a modified DPL technique using a 10 mm umbilical incision, with open insertion of a 20 French peritoneal lavage catheter. The catheter has 27 radial side holes in the terminal distal(More)
Biopsy of the impalpable breast lesion is an increasing part of the surgical workload as a result of the National Breast Cancer Screening Programme. A specimen mount card has been described to orientate such specimens in three dimensions prior to radiological and pathological examination. Experience with 243 biopsies in this unit has shown it to be a useful(More)
Balloon dilatation of the left colon using a Foley catheter was performed in 26 patients prior to staple anastomosis. A 28-mm stapler was then used in six (23%) patients, a 29-mm in seven (27%), a 31-mm in eleven (42%) and a 33-mm in two (8%). Two anastomoses failed (7.9%) and one patient developed local recurrence. None of the remainder developed a(More)
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