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PURPOSE Perioperative chemotherapy confers a 3-year progression free survival advantage following resection of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), but is associated with significant toxicity. Chemoembolisation using drug eluting PVA microspheres loaded with irinotecan (DEBIRI) allows sustained delivery of drug directly to tumour, maximising response whilst(More)
BACKGROUND Microcirculatory disturbances following cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are thought to be at the origin of organ dysfunction, although few studies have correlated microvascular alterations with outcome. We aimed to assess the microcirculation with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and correlate NIRS parameters with intensive(More)
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