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A cross-sectional study of 1258, 14 year old girls and boys used self-report and physical examination measures to assess neck/shoulder pain in the last month, depressed mood, physical fitness, body composition, self-efficacy, global self-worth, family functioning and social advantage. The data was used to compare the relationship between depressed mood and(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of incisional hernias (IHs) following midline abdominal incisions is difficult to estimate. Furthermore recent analyses have reported inconsistent findings on the superiority of absorbable versus non-absorbable sutures. OBJECTIVE To estimate the mean IH rate following midline laparotomy from the published literature, to identify(More)
Extralevator abdominoperineal excision of the rectum (elAPER) is arguably the modern surgical approach to low rectal cancer and yet results in large defects that may necessitate plastic surgical reconstruction. This study aims to evaluate the quality of prone elAPER surgery with Permacol™ repair of the perineum. The primary end point studied was the rate of(More)
Patient experience of day of surgery admission (DOSA) has not been studied in depth. Over a one-month period a questionnaire was given to consecutive patients prior to their surgery to obtain their perspective on the desirability of DOSA and to examine whether other factors influenced this decision. 149 patients participated; across all age groups there was(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to explore variations in the provision of integrated academic surgical training across the UK. DESIGN This is an online cross-sectional survey (consisting of 44 items with a range of free-text, binomial and 5-point Likert scale responses) developed by the Association of Surgeons in Training. SETTING A self-reported survey(More)
Oesophageal stent migration is a recognised complication; however, few present distal to the stomach causing obstruction. To date, this has never been reported as occurring later than 2 years after insertion. An 84-year-old woman presented with small bowel obstruction secondary to a fractured migrated metallic oesophageal stent fragment; this occurred 3(More)