Martha Quinn

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BACKGROUND Cholecystectomy is a common, safe procedure. This study aimed to determine whether a blood group and save approach still is required for primary cholecystectomy. METHODS A retrospective regional analysis of all cholecystectomy patients identified from pathology records between January 1998 and February 2005 was undertaken. The study excluded(More)
INTRODUCTION Pre-operative anaemia is well recognised in patients presenting with colorectal cancer (CRC). While the benefits of long-term FeSO4 supplementation on Fe deficiency anaemia are well established, it is not known if short-course supplementation (2-3 weeks) impacts significantly on pre-operative haemoglobin (Hb) levels. This study examines the(More)
PURPOSE The traditional Brooke ileostomy removed the last 8-15 cm of the ileum due to concern of occurrence of terminal ileal Crohn's disease, vide infra the ileocolic sphincter was removed. Retaining all the terminal ileum has the potential of retaining the ileocolic sphincter. Our aim was to investigate whether a high-pressure zone existed within the last(More)
BACKGROUND The choice of operation for tumours at or around the gastro-oesophageal junction remains controversial with little evidence to support one technique over another. This study examines the prevalence of margin involvement and nodal disease and their impact on outcome following three surgical approaches (Ivor Lewis, transhiatal and left(More)
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