Steven McKelvey

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BACKGROUND College and university students experience substantial morbidity from influenza and influenza-like illness, and they can benefit substantially from vaccination. Public health authorities encourage vaccination not only before the influenza season but also into and even throughout the influenza season. We conducted the present study to assess the(More)
Lipomas are frequently encountered in the gastrointestinal tract but liposarcomas in this location are extremely rare. We present the first reported case of primary colonic liposarcoma. CASE REPORT: A 54 year old female presented with lethargy, abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, and loss of 7 kg weight. She was clinically anaemic. A firm, irregular 6 cm mass(More)
Duodenal obstruction may be caused by inoperable malignant disease. Symptoms of nausea and vomiting have been traditionally palliated by surgery. The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of the endoscopic placement of metal self expanding duodenal stents for the palliation of malignant duodenal obstruction. Four patients with malignant gastric(More)
A twelve year prospective wound audit was undertaken in an academic surgical unit. Data from 10,000 operations were analysed. Overall, wound infection rates decreased during this time. Infection rates in contaminated wounds in particular fell from 19.2% to 4.7%. This decrease in wound infection may be related in part to a change in the antibiotic(More)
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