Mark J Jackson

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The aim of this study was to investigate whether post-exercise vitamin C supplementation influences recovery from an unaccustomed bout of exercise. Sixteen male subjects were allocated to either a placebo (P; n=8) or vitamin C (VC) group (n=8). Subjects performed a prolonged (90-min) intermittent shuttle-running test, and supplementation began after the(More)
PURPOSE The indications for Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) in the treatment of infrainguinal peripheral arterial occlusive disease are controversial. We have attempted to provide up to date data and compare the techniques of both conservative management and surgical approaches. REVIEW UNDERTAKEN: A literature review was undertaken after using(More)
The surgical treatment of prostate cancer has evolved rapidly, driven by technological advances that have made minimally-invasive prostatectomy feasible. The contemporary surgical approaches are laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). These are now considered standard modalities of treatment in(More)
The management of non-healing leg ulcers in patients with CREST syndrome and subdermal calcification is rarely reported in medical literature. Only one similar case was found in the literature (1). Dealing with such patients can be a challenge for wound specialists. In this article, we discuss the clinical progress of an interesting case of extensive(More)
BACKGROUND There is growing focus on surgical technical competence and the means by which we are able to measure it. Ongoing studies have shown a plateau effect with increasing experience of the operator. The aim of this study was to assess the technical competence of five groups of surgeons with increasing experience and validate a new rating tool for use(More)
High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging was combined with computational modeling to create focused three-dimensional reconstructions of the distal anastomotic region of autologous vein peripheral bypass grafts in a preliminary series of patients. Readily viewed on a personal computer or printed as hard copies, a detailed appreciation of in vivo(More)
OBJECTIVES The creation of a tissue-engineered auricle was initially successful in an immunocompromised nude mouse model. Subsequently, an immunocompetent porcine model successfully generated a helical construct. We wished to evaluate the novel technique of using a mold to create a complete, anatomically refined auricle in a large animal model. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Despite satisfactory results for surgery performed by trainees, vascular surgeons need to improve training methods to ensure that aspiring surgeons are adequately trained with less clinical exposure during fewer dedicated years of training. OBJECTIVES To review the wide range of workshop, laboratory and seminar-room based methods available to(More)
A national health program is inevitable if medical care costs continue to soar as they have in recent years. Those of us treating patients with cancer of the head and neck are aware that the costs are high, but many are not aware of the actual figures involved. In this study, five typical head and neck cancer patients were selected, and the costs incurred(More)