Kirk Jeffery

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The reinstitution of oral intake in patients who have undergone intra-abdominal surgery has traditionally progressed in a stepwise fashion. Various retrospective studies and anecdotal reports have suggested that a "regular" diet as the first postoperative meal is well tolerated. Although clear liquids are accepted as the standard first postoperative meal,(More)
The histological, histochemical, and ultrastructural features of canine diaphragms subjected to pacing by high-frequency electrical stimulation (27 to 33 Hz) of the phrenic nerve are compared with unstimulated diaphragms and with diaphragms subjected to pacing by low-frequency stimulation (11 to 13 Hz). The high-frequency group showed a reduced tidal volume(More)
Although it is a rare occurrence among all pelvic hernias diagnosed the obturator hernia continues to be a diagnostic challenge for surgeons today. These patients, who often have multiple concurrent medical problems, are subject to high morbidity and mortality rates resulting from late presentation and delayed surgical intervention. The vast majority of(More)
CONTEXT The development of an improved, efficacious human GH (hGH) product administered by a noninjectable route of delivery such as the nasal route is highly desirable. We have developed a novel nasal hGH product (CP024) that showed excellent nasal absorption in animal models; however, the translation of these results into the clinical setting is essential(More)
Paraproteinaemia following allo-SCT is common. We analysed 91 consecutive patients undergoing allo-SCT; conditioning included alemtuzumab in 42% of the patients. Paraproteinaemia incidence at 2 years was 32%. In univariate analysis paraproteinaemia was associated with unrelated donor, age, recipient seropositivity for CMV and alemtuzumab conditioning(More)
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