Stephen Lynch

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation, specifically donor outcomes. A systematic review, with searches of the literature up to January 2004, was undertaken. Two hundred and fourteen studies provided information on donor outcomes. The majority of these were case series(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the first-line surgical treatment of calculous gall-bladder disease and the benefits over open cholecystectomy are well known. In the early years of LC, the higher rate of bile duct injuries compared with open cholecystectomy was believed to be due to the 'learning curve' and would dissipate with(More)
We conducted a prospective study of renal histology and function in 18 consecutive nonalcoholic patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Despite well-preserved renal function, all patients had abnormal renal biopsies. Four patterns of glomerular injury were identified: minor glomerular abnormalities (eight patients), hepatic(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation was performed in two groups of dogs; Group I animals consisted of large dogs that served as recipients of livers obtained from smaller dogs while Group II animals consisted of dogs that received liver from donor dogs of nearly the same size. The small-for-size livers transplanted into the Group I dogs rapidly increased in(More)
BACKGROUND We report the results of a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing point-of-care testing (POCT) with central laboratory testing (CLT) in a six-bed coronary care unit in a district general hospital. METHODS 263 consecutive admissions with chest pain and suspected acute coronary syndrome were randomized to measurement of cardiac(More)
Injury to endothelial cells is thought to be important to the development of the vascular lesion of chronic rejection. It was the aim of this study to develop a semiquantitative method to assess endothelial injury in arterial grafts and to document the injury produced by cold storage preservation and additional warm ischaemia. Twelve- and 24-h cold(More)