Mark Gudgeon

Learn More
A number of laboratory and clinical studies have shown that interleukin-6 is the principal mediator of the acute phase protein response. In this study the relationship between serum concentrations of interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein in acute pancreatitis are examined and the ability of interleukin-6 to discriminate between severe and mild attacks is(More)
BACKGROUND The English National Training Programme for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery introduced a validated objective competency assessment tool to accredit surgeons before independent practice. The aim of this study was to determine whether this technical skills assessment predicted clinical outcomes. METHODS Established consultants, training in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to validate a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) staging classification that preoperatively assessed the relationship between tumor and the low rectal cancer surgical resection plane (mrLRP). BACKGROUND Low rectal cancer oncological outcomes remain a global challenge, evidenced by high pathological circumferential resection margin(More)
INTRODUCTION With reduced working hours and shift patterns, surgical training and continuity of patient care is being put at risk. We have devised a system for managing the emergency surgical patients in an effort to counteract these perceived problems. This study describes the emergency surgical team and audits its activity. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
Importance Robotic rectal cancer surgery is gaining popularity, but limited data are available regarding safety and efficacy. Objective To compare robotic-assisted vs conventional laparoscopic surgery for risk of conversion to open laparotomy among patients undergoing resection for rectal cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants Randomized clinical(More)
  • 1