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Abdominal pain: a surgical audit of 1190 emergency admissions
  • T. T. Irvin
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of surgery
  • 1 November 1989
In an audit of 1190 emergency admissions with abdominal pain (1166 patients) in a general surgical unit, the diagnosis was non‐specific abdominal pain (NSAP) in 415 (35 per cent), acute appendicitisExpand
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Aetiology of disruption of intestinal anastomoses
Various factors have been cited in the aetiology of disruption of intestinal anastomoses but their relative clinical importance is uncertain.
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Five‐year audit of the acute complications of diverticular disease
Background The objective of this study was to audit the presentation and outcome for patients admitted with an acute complication of diverticular disease.
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Abdominal wound healing: a prospective clinical study.
The incidence of wound dehiscence and incisional hernia after two methods of abdominal wound closure (layered closure with retention sutures and single-layer "mass closure") was studied in aExpand
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Delay in the diagnosis and prognosis of carcinoma of the right colon
Of 152 consecutive patients with carcinoma of the right colon, 61 (40 per cent) suffered delays in treatment of more than 12 weeks from the onset of symptoms, with a mean delay of 48 weeks. The mostExpand
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The treatment of colonic cancer presenting with intestinal obstruction
The factors affecting the prognosis of patients presenting with colonic obstruction caused by carcinoma were examined in a retrospective study of 66 patients undergoing emergency surgery forExpand
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A controlled clinical trial of three different methods of perineal wound management following excision of the rectum
Three methods of perineal wound closure were studied in a randomized prospective clinical trial in 106 patients undergoing excision of the rectum for inflammatory or malignant disease. In method 1Expand
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Effect of Malnutrition on Colonic Healing
It has been suggested that colonic healing is impaired in malnourished subjects, but there have been no biochemical studies of the effect of malnutrition on colonic healing. The effects ofExpand
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Prognosis of colorectal cancer in the elderly
  • T. T. Irvin
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of surgery
  • 1 May 1988
The prognosis of colorectal cancer in the elderly was examined in a study of 306 consecutive patients. The patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 included 171 patients of average age 77 yearsExpand
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Comparison of single‐layer inverting, two‐layer inverting, and everting anastomoses in the rabbit colon
Inverting methods of suture should be used in colonic anastomosis. A two‐layer inverting anastomosis is usually recommended but it has been suggested that a single‐layer technique is preferable andExpand
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