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BACKGROUND The isolated internal iliac artery aneurysm (IIIAA) is rare but rupture has a high mortality rate. This paper reviews the available literature regarding the epidemiology, aetiology, natural history, diagnosis and management with a focus on aneurysms of atherosclerotic origin. METHODS A literature search was performed using internet databases(More)
PURPOSE Nicorandil is a widely used third-line treatment for ischemic heart disease. It can be associated with the development of stomatitis and oro-anal ulceration. The current report suggests an association between nicorandil and the development of colonic ulceration, both in isolation and in combination with anal ulceration. METHODS This is a case(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the risk of DVT in arterial surgery, and to assess the need for prophylaxis. METHODS A search was carried out through Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases to identify published studies on DVT in arterial surgery. To quantify the risk of DVT both randomised and prospective non-randomised studies were included for analysis. However,(More)
OBJECTIVE Male faecal incontinence (FI) has received little attention. No consistent pathophysiological abnormality has been identified in those studies that have specifically assessed male patients with FI or faecal leakage (FL). This study was designed to re-examine the different theories relating to the pathophysiology of male incontinence and to assess(More)
PURPOSE To compare results of carotid Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) and spiral computerised tomographic angiography (CTA) in patients with suspected carotid artery stenosis and to evaluate their combined effect on decision making for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS A total of 107 patients were studied. All of the patients had CDUS followed by CTA as a(More)
OBJECTIVE Female faecal incontinence (FI) is largely because of sphincter injury at childbirth. Sphincter assessment aims to identify surgically correctable defects. We aimed to identify endoanal ultrasonography (EAUS) parameters that correlate with sphincter function. METHOD One hundred females with FI and 28 healthy asymptomatic females were(More)
OBJECTIVES Obesity is an increasing problem in the UK and bariatric surgery is likely to increase in volume in the future. While substantial weight loss is the primary outcome following bariatric surgery, the effect on obesity-related morbidity, mortality and quality of life (QOL) is equally important. This study reports on weight loss, QOL, and health(More)
BACKGROUND Comparison of hypoglycemia incidence among tight glycemic control (TGC) protocols is a crucial aspect that has not been done in previous trials. This study compared the incidence of hypoglycemia using three TGC protocols in critically ill patients. METHODOLOGY This was a prospective study of 420 patients over 18 months. Patients were divided(More)
OBJECTIVE Endo-anal ultrasound (EAUS) can detect anal sphincter injuries. However, anterior external anal sphincter (EAS) defects can be difficult to define. We assessed different EAUS techniques to determine if any particular method improved defect identification. METHOD Ninety females with faecal incontinence were prospectively studied. Wexner faecal(More)
BACKGROUND Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of the most common, preventable complications of surgery. Although the relationship between surgery and DVT is well established in general surgical operations and most other subspecialties, the same cannot be said about arterial surgery. Deep vein thrombosis is believed to be less common in aortic surgery where(More)