Phil Boardman

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Data relating to patient dose have been acquired for enteroclysis examinations (small bowel enemas) performed at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on 23 adult patients. Dose-area products, fluoroscopy times and the number of radiographs taken are used to compare the examination procedure at the John Radcliffe Hospital with enteroclysis and barium(More)
The range and number of interventional procedures is rapidly increasing each year. A major complication associated with many procedures is infection, which can result in serious adverse outcomes for the patient. Consequently, antibiotics are amongst the most common pharmaceuticals used by the interventionist, particularly for non-vascular procedures, yet(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the angioseal device to manual compression for femoral artery puncture following peripheral vascular procedures, in the context of day case vascular procedures. One hundred patients were prospectively randomised to haemostasis using the angioseal device or manual compression following arterial puncture for peripheral(More)
We report a patient presenting with subarachnoid haemorrhage due to rupture of a giant fusiform aneurysm of the proximal basilar artery. The aneurysm was successfully treated by reversing blood flow in the basilar artery by balloon occlusions of both vertebral arteries proximal to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery origins. Substantial thrombosis and(More)
Central venous catheters provide an important means of long-term vascular access in a variety of clinical situations. Catheter placement and evaluation is now forming an increasing part of the workload of interventional radiologists. This review presents an overview of malfunctioning central venous catheters. We outline the causes of catheter related(More)
INTRODUCTION Varicocele embolisation is an excellent treatment option for symptomatic scrotal varicosities. The purpose of this study was to assess the current practice of the endovascular treatment of left-sided varicoceles at our institution, to compare the findings to international standards and to identify which access site reduces screening time and(More)
Pancreatic islet cell transplantation (PICT) is a novel treatment for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes who have inadequate glycaemic control or hypoglycaemic unawareness, and who suffer from the microvascular/macrovascular complications of diabetes despite aggressive medical management. Islet transplantation primarily aims to improve the quality of(More)
Cadaveric, whole pancreas transplantation has proved an effective therapy in the treatment of long-standing type 1 diabetes mellitus and is capable of achieving an insulin-independent eugyclaemic state. As a result, this procedure is being increasingly performed. However, the surgical procedure is complex and unfamiliar to many radiologists. Imaging with(More)