Siobhan A Whitley

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BACKGROUND Assessment of the spine in the unconscious trauma patient is limited by an inadequate clinical examination. The potential of a missed unstable disc or ligamentous injury results in many patients remaining immobilized in critical care units for prolonged periods. METHODS This study evaluates helical computed tomographic (CT) scanning of the(More)
AIMS To review the morphology of the adrenal glands in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) on computed tomography (CT) to compare the results with established normal values for adrenal size and nodularity and to correlate adrenal size with serum cortisol secretory dynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two observers independently reviewed the adrenal CT(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Actual long-term survival of patients with colorectal liver metastases staged by PET CT has not been reported. Objectives were to investigate whether PET CT staging results in actual improved long-term survival, to examine outcome in patients with 'equivocal' PET CT scans, and those excluded from hepatectomy by PET CT. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the sensitivity of double contrast barium enema (DCBE) for diagnosing colorectal cancer (CRC). DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of DCBE performed in the 2 years prior to diagnosis of CRC. SETTING Teaching hospital in Cambridge, UK. PATIENTS 1310 consecutive cases of CRC identified from cancer registry data. INTERVENTIONS DCBE and(More)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine, June 2014, Vol 75, No 6 © 2 01 4 M A H ea lth ca re L td Introduction Worldwide, one million patients are diagnosed with colorectal adenocarcinoma annually, making it one of the most common malignancies. In the UK, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common malignancy after breast, lung and prostate cancer, with 41 581(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatic morphology changes are well described in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and characterised by a combination of atrophy and hypertrophy changes. This study investigates the relationship between progression of these changes over time and clinical outcome in patients with PSC. METHODS Fifty-three patients with PSC (mean age 44, 28 males(More)
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