Paul F Ridgway

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Simulated minimal access surgery has improved recently as both a learning and assessment tool. The construct validation of a novel simulator, ProMis, is described for use by residents in training. ProMis is a surgical simulator that can design tasks in both virtual and actual reality. A pilot group of surgical residents ranging from novice to expert(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic pancreatitis are at risk of malnutrition and nutrient deficiency due to malabsorption, pain, and poor diet. We sought to examine fat-soluble vitamin levels and malnutrition parameters in patients with chronic pancreatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective controlled cohort study, 128 subjects (62 chronic pancreatitis(More)
Peritoneal involvement is a significant issue in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. Current statistics indicate that after surgical intervention, up to 20% of patients will present with locoregional metastasis. The ability to inhibit initial tumor adhesion to the mesothelial lining of the peritoneum may be considered critical in the inhibition(More)
BACKGROUND There are no evidence-based guidelines to dictate when Gallbladder Polyps (GBPs) of varying sizes should be resected. AIM To identify factors that accurately predict malignant disease in GBP; to provide an evidence-based algorithm for management. METHODS A systematic review following PRISMA guidelines was performed using terms "gallbladder(More)
The role of the pathologist in the preoperative diagnosis of phyllodes tumours of the breast is critical to appropriate surgical planning. However, reliable differentiation of phyllodes tumour from cellular fibroadenoma remains difficult. Preoperative diagnostic accuracy allows correct surgical treatment, avoiding the pitfalls of reoperation because of(More)
Peritoneal metastases frequently occur in different gastrointestinal cancers and have a poor prognosis. It is known that surgical injury promotes tumor growth and local recurrence rates and also the degree of surgical trauma correlated with the amount of tumor implantation into the peritoneum. The mechanism that mediates tumor cell adhesion to the(More)
The electrochemical behavior of a promising hydrogen/bromine redox flow battery is investigated for grid-scale energy-storage application with some of the best redox-flow-battery performance results to date, including a peak power of 1.4 W/cm2 and a 91% voltaic efficiency at 0.4 W/cm2 constant-power operation. The kinetics of bromine on various materials is(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphangiomas are rare tumours usually found in the paediatric population in extra abdominal sites. AIM To report on a patient with a hepatic lymphangioma. RESULT A 30-year-old woman presented with a 4-year history of right upper quadrant pain. Ultrasound and CT imaging demonstrated a cystic mass adjacent to the gallbladder. Histology of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the high prevalence of hospitalization for left iliac fossa tenderness, there is a striking lack of randomized data available to guide therapy. The authors hypothesize that an oral antibiotic and fluids are not inferior to intravenous (IV) antibiotics and 'bowel rest' in clinically diagnosed acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. METHOD A(More)