Peter D. H. Wall

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OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between the type of skin incision and postoperative wound complications in an obese population. METHODS A hospital-based perinatal database was used to identify women with a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 35 undergoing their first cesarean delivery. Hospital and outpatient medical records were reviewed for the(More)
AIM To discuss the role of oxidant stress in preterm, premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). RESULTS There is evidence to suggest that preterm, premature rupture of the membranes occurs secondary to focal collagen damage in the fetal membranes. CONCLUSION Oxidant stress caused by increased ROS formation and/or antioxidant depletion may disrupt(More)
OBJECTIVE Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has been identified as a common cause of hip pain in young adults. However, it is not known whether an effective nonoperative treatment exists and whether there is any evidence to support such a treatment. The purpose of this review is to establish whether nonoperative treatments exist for FAI in the published(More)
It is not clear if regaining sexual activity is important for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) or whether hip surgeons are aware of and manage the concerns of their patients in this context. A questionnaire survey was conducted on 100 patients undergoing THA immediately before and six months after surgery. All members of the British Hip(More)
BACKGROUND Total Hip Replacement (THR) is an effective treatment for end-stage hip osteoarthritis. Since the introduction of total joint replacement, the effect on the Sexual Quality of Life (SQoL) following THR has been addressed in scant studies. The aim of our study was to systematically review the literature, to summarise effects of THR on patients'(More)
BACKGROUND Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a syndrome of hip or groin pain associated with shape abnormalities of the hip joint. Treatments include arthroscopic surgery and conservative care. This study explored the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial to compare these treatments. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to estimate the(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevated interleukin-6 (IL-6) level in midtrimester amniotic fluid is associated with preterm delivery. We hypothesized that, in patients with elevated IL-6, vitamin C and alpha-fetoprotein may provide protection from spontaneous preterm delivery through antioxidant functions. STUDY DESIGN Antioxidant potential of alpha-fetoprotein was assessed(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, the management of hip pain has been well defined by age groups such as the limping child and older patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA). However, young adults (typically aged 16-50 years) with persistent hip pain who do not have OA or a childhood hip disorder have presented a diagnostic challenge and their management less(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is sometimes recommended for femoroacetabular impingement where non-operative interventions have failed. OBJECTIVES To determine the benefits and safety of surgery for femoroacetabular impingement. SEARCH METHODS We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2013, Issue 11); MEDLINE (Ovid) (1946 to 19(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a plan for harmonizing outcomes for people undergoing total joint replacement (TJR), to achieve consensus regarding TJR outcome research. METHODS The TJR working group met during the 2014 Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) 12 meeting in Budapest, Hungary. Multiple conference calls preceded the face-to-face meeting. Brief(More)