Michael Aitchison

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BACKGROUND Recently, it was shown that an inflammation-based prognostic score, the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), provides additional prognostic information in patients with advanced cancer. The objective of the current study was to examine the value of the GPS compared with established scoring systems in predicting cancer-specific survival in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the prognostic value of markers of systemic inflammatory response, together with established scoring systems, in predicting relapse-free and cancer-specific survival in patients with primary operable renal cancer, as there is increasing evidence that such markers provide prognostic information, in addition to scoring systems, in(More)
Eighteen patients with full-thickness prolapse of the rectum were randomized to rectopexy alone (group 1) or with sigmoidectomy (group 2). Three months postoperatively, seven patients in group 1 and two in group 2 complained of severe constipation. One patient in group 1 and three patients in group 2 remained incontinent. The results of colonic marker(More)
The developmental patterns of neurofilament triplet proteins, peptide and amine immunoreactivities were compared in motor (ventral spinal cord), sensory (dorsal spinal cord, dorsal root ganglia, epidermis), and autonomic (intermediolateral cell columns, dermis) regions in the rat and human. In the rat, neurofilament triplet proteins first appeared in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between the systemic inflammatory response (C-reactive protein, CRP), tumour interleukin-6 receptor and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 expression, tumour T-lymphocytic (CD4+, CD8+) infiltration and cancer survival in patients undergoing resection for renal cell carcinoma (RCC), as both the local and systemic inflammatory(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine a group of elderly patients with much larger tumors who were deemed unlikely to survive surgery or who would require dialysis postoperatively to establish the natural history of larger renal tumors if left untreated. Little is known of the growth rate and natural history of renal cancer progression because the tumor is usually removed(More)
The relationship between tumour stage, grade (Fuhrman), performance status (ECOG), a combined score (UCLA Integrated Staging System, UISS), systemic inflammatory response (elevated C-reactive protein concentration), and cancer-specific survival was examined in patients undergoing potentially curative resection for renal clear cell cancer (n=100). On(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of the systemic inflammatory response in malignancy has been recently refined using a selective combination of C-reactive protein and albumin (modified Glasgow Prognostic Score, mGPS). This has prognostic value in patients with metastatic kidney cancer. This study examines the prognostic value of the mGPS in patients undergoing(More)
The present study examined the relationship between tumour stage, grade, T-lymphocyte subset infiltration and survival in patients who had undergone potentially curative surgery for renal clear-cell cancer (n=73). Intratumoural CD4+ T-lymphocyte infiltrate was associated with poor cancer-specific survival, independent of grade, in this cohort.
BACKGROUND In metastatic renal cell carcinoma combinations of interferon alfa-2a, interleukin-2, and fluorouracil produce higher response rates and longer progression-free survival than do single agents. We aimed to compare overall survival in patients receiving combination treatment or interferon alfa-2a. METHODS RE04/30012 was an open-label randomised(More)