Russell Nash

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OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN we report a prospective study to determine if subintimal angioplasty can be performed in non-teaching centres and to establish its learning curve. MATERIALS AND METHODS subintimal angioplasty was performed on 50 limbs in 46 patients (34 male) with a median age of 72 years (range 45-93 years). Indication was critical limb ischaemia(More)
BACKGROUND Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)-related vanishing bile duct syndrome (VBDS) and idiopathic cholestasis (IC) are rare conditions that often lead to liver failure and death. The available literature consists primarily of case reports, resulting in little clarity as to the clinical course and ideal treatment for this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)
The fundamental view that colon adenocarcinomas arise only from conventional adenomas has been challenged by the now recognized hyperplastic polyp-serrated adenoma-adenocarcinoma pathway. This article describes the history of the serrated adenoma (both the traditional serrated adenoma and the sessile serrated adenoma) as well as the histology and endoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess de novo hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission from liver donors with HBV serum markers (HBM) to their recipients and the need for HBV vaccination before liver transplantation. METHODS A total of 108 orthotopic liver transplantations for nonviral disease and the risk of developing de novo hepatitis B based on HBMs before transplantation(More)
We aimed to determine whether the type of outcome expectation, stemming from HPV vaccination, would have any effect on young men's HPV vaccine intent. We recruited young men (18-24 years of age) from two university campuses (n = 150). After answering a series of questions they were randomly assigned to one of three information conditions (all delivered by(More)
BACKGROUND Budd-Chiari syndrome is an uncommon cause of liver failure usually associated with an underlying hypercoagulable state. AIM To evaluate current trends in management of Budd-Chiari syndrome at our institution. METHODS Twenty-two patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome underwent transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt, liver transplantation,(More)
The pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus following its administration as monotherapy or in combination with corticosteroids or methotrexate to 31 BMT patients are presented. All patients received i.v. tacrolimus initially and were subsequently switched to p.o. dosing. Patients received methotrexate by i.v. bolus on post-transplantation days 1, 3, 6 and 11.(More)
Multiple myeloma is a monoclonal plasma cell neoplasm that usually produces large amounts of a specific immunoglobulin. It typically affects patients over age 50 and has a slight predominance in men and African Americans. The clinical presentation may vary from being asymptomatic to life-threatening spinal cord compression. The most common symptoms are(More)
OBJECTIVES A prospective phase II trial was conducted to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and pathologic response rate of preoperative capecitabine and accelerated synchronous integrated boost (SIB) intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS Consenting operable patients with stage II or III(More)