Susan C. Charman

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PURPOSE To assess the performance of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) in patients with previous negative transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-four patients with at least 1 previous negative TRUS prostate biopsy underwent mp-MRI in the form of T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted, and dynamic(More)
OBJECTIVES Outcomes of liver transplantations from donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors may be inferior to those achieved with donation after brain death (DBD) donors. The impact of using DCD donors is likely to depend on specific national practices. We compared risk-adjusted graft loss and recipient mortality after transplantation of DCD and DBD(More)
OBJECTIVES To study muscle biopsy tissue from patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) in order to test the reliability of a score tool designed to quantify the severity of histological abnormalities when applied to biceps humeri in addition to quadriceps femoris. Additionally, to evaluate whether elements of the tool correlate with clinical measures of(More)
OBJECTIVE Solid organ transplantation is associated with activation of apoptotic pathways and other stress markers. We aimed to describe the expression of Bax, Bcl-2, iNOs and Hsp-70 in the endothelium and myocytes of both ventricles and to see if there is any relationship with clinical donor organ failure. METHODS Twelve patients undergoing heart or(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate attitudes of cardiac surgeons and anaesthetists towards working immediately after an intraoperative death and to establish whether an intraoperative death affects the outcome of subsequent surgery. DESIGN Questionnaire on attitudes to working after an intraoperative death and matched cohort study. SETTING UK adult cardiac(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for four elective operations is mandatory in the English NHS from April 2009. In view of some scepticism by some clinicians as to the validity of PROMs, our aim was to explore the relationship between patients' and clinicians' reports of health status before and after knee arthroplasty. (More)
Peripheral blood eosinophil counts (EOS) are undetectable in 40% blood samples sent for routine haematology at Papworth Hospital during the first 3 months after heart transplantation (HTx). Increases in EOS usually precede the development of allograft rejection by a median of 4 days. We compared the effects of cyclosporin (dose and total blood(More)
AIM To explore the effect of primary liver disease and comorbidities on transplant length of stay (TLOS) and LOS in later admissions in the first two years after liver transplantation (LLOS). METHODS A linked United Kingdom Liver Transplant Audit - Hospital Episode Statistics database of patients who received a first adult liver transplant between 1997(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the impact of comorbidity on mortality in three periods after liver transplantation (first 90 days, 90 days-5 years and 5-10 years). DESIGN Prospective cohort study using records from the UK Liver Transplant Audit (UKLTA) linked to Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), an administrative database of hospital admissions in the English(More)
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