Mark C Winslet

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Ivalon sponge rectopexy is a safe reliable procedure in the management of rectal prolapse. Sutured rectopexy is simpler and avoids the use of foreign material. Sutured rectopexy is mandatory if synchronous resection is to be considered. Sixty-three patients (62 women) with full-thickness rectal prolapse were entered into a prospective randomized trial of(More)
Radioimmunodetection (RAID) is a technique which uses radiolabelled antibodies to visualize tumours, taking advantage of antigens preferentially expressed by malignant tissue. Gamma radiation emitted by radioisotopes can be detected using an external gamma camera (RAID), or intraoperatively with a hand-held Geiger counter (radioimmunoguided surgery, RIGS).(More)
Despite advances in surgery and adjuvant regimes, gastrointestinal malignancy remains a major cause of neoplastic mortality. Immunotherapy is an emerging and now successful treatment modality for numerous cancers that relies on the manipulation of the immune system and its effector functions to eradicate tumour cells. The discovery that the pan-epithelial(More)
In radioimmunoguided surgery (RIGS), a radiolabeled antibody is given i.v. before surgery and a hand-held gamma-detecting probe is used to locate tumor in the operative field. The rapid blood clearance and good tumor penetration of single-chain Fv antibodies (scFv) offer potential advantages over larger antibody molecules used previously for RIGS. A Phase I(More)
PURPOSE Goblet cell appendiceal carcinoids represent rare tumors that exhibit histologic features of both adenocarcinomas and neuroendocrine tumors. We present the long-term results of a series of 15 patients, focusing on clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management. METHODS Eight male and seven female patients (median age, 52.8 years) were(More)
Univariate and multivariate analysis has been used to assess the influence of 14 variables on the results of 65 consecutive ileoanal pouch procedures over 5 years. There were 9 failures requiring intubation, ileosomy or pouch excision. There was a significant association between failure and pelvic sepsis (p less than 0.05; n = 8), endoanal mucosectomy (p(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical intervention has become a common component in the management of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or suffering from the clinical consequences of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We investigated the evolution of this involvement at a tertiary referral centre for this condition over a 16-year period.(More)
Intestinal obstruction is a common cause of emergency surgical admission. The most frequent causes are well known and may often be safely treated conservatively in the first instance. The rarer causes of intestinal obstruction require prompt diagnosis and surgery if they are not to progress rapidly to strangulation and gangrene. One such cause is the(More)
In this meta-analysis, data from relevant randomised controlled trials has been pooled together to gain a consensus in the comparison of outcome following hand-sewn versus stapled oesophago-gastric (OG) anastomoses. Medline, Embase, Cochrane, trial registries, conference proceedings and reference lists were searched for randomised controlled trials(More)
AIM Ischaemic colitis is uncommon. Aetiological factors include abdominal aortic surgery, drugs (especially inotropics) or rheumatoid diseases, such as Takayasu's or Buerger's diseases. However, there is often no triggering factor, and it may be part of multifactorial cardiac, respiratory, renal or metabolic failure. METHOD A systematic review of the(More)