Roderick McKinlay

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Background: Studies comparing intraabdominal abscess (IAA) rates following laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) have shown conflicting results. Methods: The charts of 324 children undergoing appendectomy were reviewed retrospectively to examine the incidence of IAA. Results: Of the 324 appendectomies, 204 (63.0%) were completed(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a safe and effective treatment for most surgical diseases of the adrenal gland. However it has been suggested that catecholamine effects associated with pheochromocytoma render the laparoscopic approach a more challenging and a more morbid procedure. The purpose of this study was to compare the operative(More)
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a safe and effective treatment for most surgical diseases of the adrenal gland. However it has been suggested that catecholamine effects associated with pheochromocytoma render the laparoscopic approach a more challenging and a more morbid procedure. The purpose of this study was to compare the operative characteristics and(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a novel, intraluminally deployed anastomotic device (AD). A survival study was conducted in 18 farm pigs. One early subject was excluded and replaced due to premature expiration. Six animals were placed in 1 of 3 cohorts, with euthanasia and AD explantation planned at 2, 4, and 6 weeks. A distal small intestinal(More)
Background: The current techniques for the measurement of intracorporeal targets in laparoscopic surgery are relatively cumbersome and imprecise. Methods: A structured light technique was used to obtain the length and width of two defects and an object in a laparoscopic training box. These measurements were compared against two current and standard(More)
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