Richard G Berrisford

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OBJECTIVES There is a significant global burden of preventable morbidity and mortality after surgery caused by avoidable adverse events. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, despite evidence for its efficacy, is not reliably and consistently prescribed, and is currently a serious concern for patient safety. The aim of this study was to prospectively(More)
We describe a technique for maintaining patency of the injured or repaired oesophagus while providing vacuum drainage of the oesophageal lumen. A small midline laparotomy is performed. A lubricated 36F soft chest drain (pull-through end) is introduced into the oesophagus using a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) set, and pulled out through the(More)
There is wide variability in the methods of follow up of patients with colorectal cancer. For the majority of patients follow up comprises regular clinical assessment and measurement of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) with interval colonoscopy. Regular CT examinations will additionally detect distant disease such as liver and pulmonary metastases as well as(More)
OBJECTIVE We report a negative experience of fatal haemorrhage during rigid bronchoscopy when an intrabronchial lesion was biopsied. Despite being prepared for and carrying out emergency sternotomy and clamping the lung hilum, the patient died. METHODS We reviewed mainly non-surgical literature for recommendations for the management of catastrophic(More)
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