Michael E. Bailey

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BACKGROUND The aim was to assess the acceptability and safety of day-case laparoscopic fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). METHODS This prospective study commenced in December 1999 and lasted for 18 months. All patients had proven symptomatic GORD. Inclusion criteria were American Society of Anesthesiologists grade I or II with(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) surgical imaging systems provide stereoscopic depth cues that are lost in conventional two-dimensional (2D) display systems. Recent improvements in stereoscopic projection technology using passive polarising displays may improve performance of minimally invasive surgical skills. This study aims to identify the effect of passive(More)
BACKGROUND Although the potential benefits of stereoscopic laparoscopy have been recognized for years, the technology has not been adopted because of poor operator tolerance. Passive polarizing projection systems, which have revolutionized three-dimensional (3D) cinema, are now being trialled in surgery. This study was designed to see whether this(More)
The Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit at The Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford (UK) reports on the initial success with the use of n-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate glue for fixing polypropylene mesh during laparoscopic hernia repair. We report our experience with seven such repairs and describe the prototype glue dispenser and mode of application used to fix(More)
PURPOSE There is little evidence regarding the prevalence or incidence of parastomal hernia, but it is thought to be common. Repair of parastomal hernia can be troublesome, and methods of repair need to be validated based on reduced incidence following surgery. The true rate of parastomal herniation needs to be determined prospectively, and risk factors for(More)
Changes in pro-oxidant and antioxidant balance in the serum and liver were studied in an experimental model of obstructive jaundice in the rat. The results showed a decrease in plasma vitamin E concentration (P < 0.01) and a threefold reduction in liver vitamin E concentration (P < 0.001). There was also a threefold reduction in levels of the liver enzymes(More)
It is generally agreed that there is an increased incidence of postoperative renal failure in patients with obstructive jaundice. The proposition that this may be due to endotoxin, and that the endotoxin may be absorbed from the patient's own bowel flora, has been investigated. The study was conducted in patients and in animals. Twenty-four patients with(More)
Surgical treatment for the relief of obstructive jaundice is still complicated by postoperative acute renal failure in almost 10 per cent of patients. Renal failure in the patient with jaundice is associated with the presence of bacterial endotoxin in the peripheral blood, and enteric endotoxin absorption is facilitated by the absence of bile salts from the(More)