Susan C. Charman

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BACKGROUND Although localised prostate cancer is multifocal in most instances, the index lesion might be responsible for disease progression. OBJECTIVE To determine the early genitourinary functional and cancer control outcomes of index lesion ablation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This was a single-centre prospective development study in which 56(More)
BACKGROUND Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) has the potential to serve as a non-invasive triage test for men at risk of prostate cancer. Our objective was to determine the performance characteristics of mpMRI in men at risk before the first biopsy using 5 mm template prostate mapping (TPM) as the reference standard. METHODS One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE Wound infections after cardiac surgery carry high morbidity and mortality. A plethora of management strategies have been used to treat such infections. We assessed the impact of vacuum-assisted closure on the management of sternal wound infections in terms of wound healing, duration of vacuum-assisted closure, and cost of treatment. METHODS(More)
Oncologists traditionally assess their patients' ECOG performance status (PS), and few studies have evaluated the accuracy of these assessments. In this study, 101 patients attending a rapid access clinic at Papworth Hospital with a diagnosis of lung cancer were asked to assess their own ECOG PS score on a scale between 0 and 4. Patients' scores were(More)
AIMS Malignant mesothelioma is increasing in incidence and no current therapy significantly prolongs survival. Previous surgical strategies involved high-risk open procedures without achieving histologically clear resection margins. We present the results of VATS debulking pleurectomy-decortication in advanced disease. METHODS A consecutive series of(More)
PURPOSE Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging can be used to guide prostate biopsy by targeting biopsies to areas in the prostate at high risk for cancer. We compared the detection of clinically significant and insignificant cancer by transperineal magnetic resonance imaging targeted biopsy and transperineal template guided prostate biopsy. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between the shuttle walk test and peak oxygen consumption in patients with lung cancer has not previously been reported. A study was undertaken to examine this relationship in patients referred for lung cancer surgery to test the hypothesis that the shuttle walk test would be useful in this clinical setting. METHODS 125(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To study the effect of age and other risk factors on: (a) the incidence and outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and (b) any decision to institute a 'Do Not Attempt Resuscitation' order following cardiac surgery. METHODS Prospective audit of cardiac arrest calls following 6550 consecutive open-heart surgery cases and(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was twofold: (1) to identify the incidence of acute mesenteric ischaemia (A.M.Isc.) following cardiopulmonary bypass and (2) to identify factors associated with its development. METHODS A retrospective review of all autopsy reports from 1st January 1994 to 31st December 2000 was undertaken. Fifty-two patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper describes, for the first time, the outcomes of patients undergoing total hip replacement for acute fractured neck of femur (#NOF) as recorded by the National Joint Registry of England and Wales (NJR). METHODS In the NJR we identified 1,302 of 157,232 Hospital Episode Statistics linked patients who had been recorded as having a(More)