Timothy G. John

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OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with cancer-specific survival and develop a predictive model for patients undergoing primary hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal cancer. BACKGROUND No published studies investigated collectively the inter-relation of factors related to patient cancer-specific survival after hepatectomy for metastatic(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors performed a prospective evaluation of staging laparoscopy with laparoscopic ultrasonography in predicting surgical resectability in patients with carcinomas of the pancreatic head and periampullary region. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Pancreatic resection with curative intent is possible in a select minority of patients who have(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) can improve the resectability of hepatic colorectal metastases (CRM). However, there is concern regarding its impact on operative risk. We reviewed 750 consecutive liver resections performed for CRM in a single unit (1996-2005) to evaluate whether NC affected morbidity and mortality. Redo hepatic resections or patients(More)
BACKGROUND TNM staging of gastroesophageal cancer is improved by the use of laparoscopy for the detection of occult metastases and endoscopic ultrasonography for T and possibly N staging. Laparoscopic ultrasonography may combine the strengths of both of these techniques. The purpose of this study was to compare TNM staging by means of laparoscopic(More)
A prospective study was performed comparing laparoscopy with laparoscopic ultrasonography (LapUS), transabdominal ultrasonography (USS), computed tomography (CT), and selective visceral angiography with portal phase venography (SVA) for the assessment of resectability in 50 patients with pancreatic or periampullary cancer. The results were stratified by TNM(More)
AIM Despite the incidence of colorectal cancer increasing with age the proportion of patients undergoing surgery for colorectal liver metastases decreases dramatically in the elderly. Is this referral or selection bias justified? METHOD A prospective database of resection for colorectal liver metastases at a single centre was retrospectively analysed to(More)
The management of 73 patients with liver trauma (58 male, 15 female; mean age 30 (range 6-68) years) presenting from January 1980 to August 1990 is reviewed. There were 29 cases of penetrating injury and 44 of blunt trauma. Seven patients were successfully managed without operation (five with blunt injury) and were discharged after a mean hospital stay of 8(More)
OBJECTIVES Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunts (TIPSS) have been shown to reduce portal hypertension consistently and have recently been reported to arrest active variceal hemorrhage. This retrospective and nonrandomized study compares the results of TIPSS with esophageal transection (ET) and devascularization in patients with uncontrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasonography (lapUS) have been shown to improve the staging of patients with oesophagogastric cancer but there remains doubt as to whether most benefit follows laparoscopy alone and how much is contributed by the addition of lapUS. METHODS The role of lapUS in surgical decision making was evaluated prospectively(More)