Referral guidelines for colorectal cancer—any improvement?
Does the height of the tumour influence the local recurrence rate in low rectal cancer treated by total mesorectal excision?
En-bloc major resection of colorectal cancer is not associated with an increased risk of surgical complications or mortality
Duration of pain and its influence on return to work following haemorrhoid surgery
Fate of rectal stump after abdominal colectomy for ulcerative colitis
Routine histological examination of “doughnuts” following anterior resection for rectal cancers
Early results of a rotational flap to treat chronic anal fissures
Three-dimensional endoanal ultrasonography is better than conventional anal endosonography in the assessment of fistula in ano
A modified POSSUM equation for morbidity in colorectal practice
A study to assess the impact of a new specialist colorectal unit
Patients who have had ileal-anal pouch surgery are at risk of manganese and vitamin B toxicity
Long-term results of salvage surgery following restorative proctocolectomy
Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery for resectable oesophageal cancer
The effect of the introduction of MRCP on ERCP practice
Is a 3-month postoperative computed tomography scan after liver resection for colorectal secondaries worthwhile?
Is magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography a new gold standard in biliary imaging?
An analysis of outcomes after laparoscopic re-do anti-reflux surgery
Patient concerns and psycho-morbidity following seemingly successful repair of iatrogenic bile duct injury
Early-onset colorectal liver metastases associated with a poor outcome display a distinct gene expression signature
Should cholecystectomy only be performed by experienced upper gastrointestinal consultant surgeons?
The secondary bile acid deoxycholic acid induces activation of NF-κB in oesophageal cells in vitro. This activation is pH-dependent and this may have clinical implications for the use of proton pump inhibitors in Barrett's metaplasia
Local predisposing factors of frank intrabiliary rupture of hepatic hydatid cyst
Resection margin in patients undergoing hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastasis (a critical appraisal of the 1 cm rule)
Prospective randomised control trial of audio tape-recorded enhanced oesophagogastric cancer consultations
A meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials of β-blockers in peripheral vascular disease
Advantages of starch vs. gelatine plasma expanders in aortic reconstruction surgery
Malignancy in critical limb ischaemia
Critical limb ischaemia in the dialysis-dependent patient
The impact of expression of extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-2) on the chronicity of venous leg ulcers. Does matrix metalloproteinase alter healing?
Objective hemisphere-specific assessment of the neurological outcome of carotid endarterectomy using quantitative oculometry
Neutrophil activation during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair demonstrates regional differences between the lower limbs, gastrointestinal tract and systemic circulation
Is there a minimum caseload that achieves acceptable operative mortality in aortic aneurysm operations?
Simvastatin reduces MMP activity in the aortic wall of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms
An evaluation of the accuracy of screening methods used for detecting lower limb arterial disease in diabetes mellitus
Inflammatory markers correlate with increasing severity of peripheral vascular disease
Is carotid endarterectomy more dangerous in the morning?
Quality of training in general surgery
Effects of perioperative systemic warming on morbidity and 30-day mortality after elective major abdominal surgery
Human factors analysis of crisis management skills among surgical trainees during a simulated crisis event
What happens to abstracts presented at the ASGBI?
From presentation to publication
Day case surgery for pilonidal/perianal abscess
Pus swabs in acute appendicitis
Dynamic real-time magnetic resonance imaging
A compliant shift rota under-utilises SHO training opportunities, and increases the demand on consultants for provision of service
Influence of shift working patterns on SHO operative experience
Detection and analysis of critical incidents and adverse events in surgery
Role of C-reactive protein in patients with an acute abdomen
Sentinel nodes are identifiable in formalin-fixed specimens after surgeon-performed, ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping in colorectal cancer
Prospective audit of third- and fourth-degree obstetric anal sphincter injuries
Risk factors and incidence of pouchitis after totally stapled restorative proctocolectomy
The incidence of HNPCC in patients with metachronous colorectal cancer
What is the outcome of specialised investigation of faecal incontinence?
Sacral nerve stimulation can be successful in patients with ultrasound evidence of anal sphincter disruption
Stapled right hemicolectomy anastomoses
Multimodal optimisation of surgical care
Does workload influence in-hospital operative mortality as a performance indicator in colorectal cancer?
Magnetic resonance imaging can predict clear margins in rectal cancer and avoid the need for preoperative neo-adjuvant therapy
Liver trauma in Scotland
The decreasing demand for open common bile duct exploration in South Manchester
Emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Biological factors influencing angiogenesis and prognosis in resected colorectal liver metastases
Overexpression of DNMT2 associated with promoter hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes in HBV-positive hepatocellular carcinoma
Quality of life in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
A comparative study of the prevalence of gallstones and of gallstone-related mortality
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy with mitomycin-C and 5-fluorouracil as adjuvant treatment in gastric cancer patients at high risk of peritoneal recurrence; a controlled study
Iatrogenic bile duct injury
Laparoscopic approach in reoperative bariatric surgery
Laparoscopic adjustable Swedish gastric banding
How does vertical gastroplasty effect ghrelin secretion? A comparative study between two apparently identical operations
Pure gastric restriction vs. duodenal–jejunal exclusion in obese Zucker rats
Options in laparoscopic obesity surgery
The impact of obesity on the technical feasibility and postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic left colectomy
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs. laparoscopic gastric banding in patients with similar degrees of obesity
Effect of the Magenstrasse & Mill (M&M) non-banded gastroplasty on the lower oesophageal sphincter
Calcineurin channel inhibitors stimulate platelet degranulation and fibrinogen binding in a dose-dependent manner
Recurrence of ductal carcinoma in situ
Angiopoietin-2
‘Aspirin's antiplatelet effect is irreversible’
Six-fold reduction in vascular MRSA infection by a change of infection control policy
Absence of circulating tumour cells after colorectal cancer resection identifies patients in whom adjuvant chemotherapy is not justified
ER or MR? A prospective study of ERCP patients to develop an algorithm for investigation by ERCP or MRCP
Prognostic significance of alarm symptom nature and number in patients with gastric cancer
Role of FDG-PET/CT in the management of pancreatobiliary pathology
Contrast ultrasound of focal liver lesions
Two-stage vs. single-stage management of cholelithiasis and common bile duct stones
Endoscopic ablation of Barrett's oesophagus
Altered expression of beta-tubulin isotypes in breast cancer cells
Selective Cox-2 inhibition attenuates the perioperative increase of the tumour enhancing pro-angiogenic cytokine VEGF in human breast cancer patients
Prospective comparison of measurement outcome tools after immediate breast reconstruction
Does skin-sparing mastectomy have better sensory preservation than standard mastectomy?
Five-year local recurrence rates following mastectomy in patients with one to three positive lymph nodes
Correlation between clinical stage, oestrogen receptor status and circulating tumour cell burden in patients with breast cancer
Postoperative wound problems and systemic recurrence in breast cancer
Predictors of Level III axillary involvement in breast cancer
Drain output in breast surgery is related to number of nodes involved by malignant process
Nodal recurrence in patients with negative sentinel node biopsy
Reporting of methodology of surgical randomised clinical trials
The negative appendicectomy in Wales
Gut barrier function
Fate of the inguinal hernia following removal of infected prosthetic mesh
The impact of HIV on surgical practice
Colonic pseudo-obstruction following major orthopaedic surgery
Retrospective comparison of recurrence rates of mesh and suture repair for umbilical and para-umbilical hernias
A prospective audit of outcomes in 300 consecutive women presenting acutely with right iliac fossa pain
Treating claudication
PTFE graft surveillance is not justified for infra-inguinal arterial bypasses
Overcoming aspirin resistance
A prospective randomised trial of antiplatelet therapies in patients with carotid artery disease
218 not out
Texture analysis of ultrasonic images of symptomatic carotid plaques can identify those plaques associated with ipsilateral embolic brain infarction
Long-term outcome of exercise training for intermittent claudication
Markers of coagulation activation, endothelial stimulation and inflammation in patients with peripheral arterial disease
Local anaesthetic flush of the long saphenous vein tunnel reduces postoperative pain and haematoma formation after varicose vein surgery
A double-blind, randomised, controlled trial to evaluate the effect of anastrozole for the treatment of non-toxic multinodular goitre
Predicting hypocalcaemia following thyroid surgery
Re-do parathyroidectomies
The use of virtual reality for preoperative laparoscopic simulation in adrenal surgery
Expression of the co-regulators SRC-1 and N-CoR and the ETS transcription factor PEA3 in human thyroid cancer
Surgical treatment of children with neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism
A consecutive series of 70 laparoscopic live donor nephrectomies demonstrating the safety of this new operation
Renal dysfunction following liver transplantation
Rapamycin is associated with platelet activation and increased spleen size
Randomised controlled trial of open vs. laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy
Prospective randomised trial of laparoscopic vs. open live donor nephrectomy
Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status is associated with post-liver transplantation mortality
Changing the management of recurrent colorectal cancer using a new imaging modality
Achieving the 8-week cancer target
Indefinite diversion or pouch excision in ileal pouch failure patients?
L-Erythro-methoxamine increases resting anal pressure in healthy volunteers
Transforming growth factor-beta mediates increased production of extracellular matrix by intestinal fibroblasts
Bowel preparation causes hypercoagulability in females
Assessment of psychomotor skills acquisition during laparoscopic cholecystectomy courses
Laparoscopic resection of recurrent ileo-colic Crohn's disease
The separation of upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery
Progress of symptoms and quality of life of patients waiting for laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Peritoneal adhesion formation and mesothelial regeneration following surgically induced peritoneal trauma
A prospective study of staging laparoscopy with intraoperative ultrasound in resectable pancreatic malignancy
Staging computed tomography and laparoscopy for oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma
Patient information following emergency laparoscopy for acute abdominal pain
A comparative study of the role of computed tomography and laparoscopy in N and M staging of gastro-oesophageal cancers
Emergency subtotal hepatectomy
Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy yields kidneys that are structurally and functionally equivalent to those procured by open surgery
Revival of a whole-organ pancreas transplantation programme
Tacrolimus decreases, cyclosporine increases and rapamycin has no effect on profibrotic gene mRNA expression in renal tissue
Quality of life of patients undergoing auxiliary liver transplant and standard orthotopic liver transplant for paracetamol induced acute liver failure
Unrelated living kidney donor transplantation
Small caseload in colorectal cancer surgery is associated with adverse outcome
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
Social deprivation and outcome in colorectal cancer
Urogenital dysfunction following laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer
Doppler-guided transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation is an effective technique for the treatment of symptomatic haemorrhoids
Management and outcome of pouch-vaginal fistulas following restorative proctocolectomy
Tumour involvement of non-sentinel axillary lymph nodes in sentinel node micrometastasis-positive breast cancer patients
Intradermal injection is the preferred route for injecting radioisotope for sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with breast cancer
Measuring quality in breast reconstruction
Pretreatment breast cancer marking with metal coil before neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) expression is associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer
Radiofrequency ablation as a cytoreductive strategy for breast hepatic metastases
Postal follow-up of breast cancer patients
Should all young breast cancer patients undergo an axillary node clearance?
Current treatment of breast abscesses in the UK
Vertical latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction following skin-sparing mastectomy
Skillmix eliminates delays between referral and being seen in the breast clinic
A simple scoring system for breast referrals
Outcome of multiple laparotomy for abdominal trauma
The development of a hernia cannot be attributable to a single strenuous event
Questionable management of sternal fractures
Identifying the molecular and genetic basis for non-healing wounds, scarless healing and scarring
Clarifying textbook inconsistencies in groin anatomy
Efficacy, durability and acceptability of botulinum toxin as a treatment for axillary and plantar hyperhidrosis
Surgical technical errors in performing open and laparoscopic surgery
Day case laparoscopic surgery
Face validity and participants' perceptions of the value of surgical crisis management training
Assessment of surgical ability
Variation in learning styles of surgical trainees and consultants
Video-assisted reflection-on-action in surgical training
Accuracy of diagnosis by junior surgical doctors as an index for training standards
Complications of gallstones whilst awaiting elective cholecystectomy
Long-term follow-up after laparoscopic splenectomy for adult immune thrombocytopenic purpura
Cost-effective laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair
Lessons learned from a randomised clinical trial of beta blockade for non-elective major surgery
Fast-track referral for colorectal cancer
Informed consent in vascular surgery
Does rectus sheath catheter infusion of bupivacaine reduce postoperative opioid requirements? Preliminary report of a randomised controlled trial
BSG/ASCGBI guidelines can reduce colonoscopy waiting times
Fast-track perioperative management is possible in patients undergoing major open colorectal resection in a UK district general hospital
Assessment of the correlation of T-stage between MRI, histopathology for depth of invasion beyond the bowel wall
Complete cytoreduction for Pseudomyxoma peritonei requires complex multivisceral resections in a lengthy procedure
Endoscopic mucosal resection
Anal canal injury after pelvic radiotherapy
Virtual vs. conventional colonoscopy in the assessment of patients at high risk of colorectal cancer
Full preoperative imaging of colorectal cancer leads to a delay in initiation of treatment
Use of gene hypermethylation in stool samples for detection of colorectal cancer
Colonic computed tomography enemas in elderly patients
Large bowel anastomotic leakage can be accurately predicted by artificial neural networks
Know your results
Mode of CRM involvement according to location in the mesorectum
The outcome of surgery for locally recurrent rectal cancer after primary anterior resection compared with abdominoperineal excision of the rectum
The relationship between pelvic morphology and involvement of the circumferential resection margin in surgery for rectal cancer
The natural history of untreated haemorrhoids
Pathological audit
Rectal cancer excision is followed by a profound dendritic cell immunoalteration
The anal sphincter after major obstetric injury
Minichromosome maintenance protein 2 immunohistochemical staining of rectal biopsies may predict the presence of polyps elsewhere in the colorectum
Unstable diabetes is not inevitable after total pancreatectomy
Vitamin C inhibits nuclear factor-κB activation in oesophageal cells exposed to deoxycholic acid
Left thoraco-abdominal oesophagogastrectomy
Treatment outcomes in the management of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer
Patterns of major vascular injury associated with iatrogenic bile duct injury
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for dyskinetic gallbladder
Mild ERCP-induced and non-ERCP-related acute pancreatitis
Expanding the applications of laparoscopic gastric and biliary bypass in patients with peri-ampullary malignancy
Influence of multidisciplinary teams on oesophagogastric cancer surgical workload and resource
A pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial of the cost-effectiveness of palliative therapies for patients with inoperable oesophageal cancer
Secondary fungal infection but not type of bacterial culture is associated with an increased mortality following pancreatic necrosectomy
Major liver resection is justifiable in elderly patients
Preoperative biopsy of hepatocellular carcinoma renders 1 in 5 operable cases incurable
Management of severe acute pancreatitis in the new millennium
Early cholecystectomy following gallstone-associated acute pancreatitis
A comparison of patient-based outcomes for total gastrectomy and oesophagectomy as curative treatment for junctional adenocarcinoma
Transduodenal sphincteroplasty and transampullary septectomy for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
Suspected pancreatic cancer
Are bone marrow-derived stem cells upreulated in Barrett's metaplasia?
Competent surgeons do not require specific training in laparoscopic appendicectomy
A comparison of risk factor modification in claudicants referred to an American and an English teaching hospital
Patients with less than two legs should have statins too
MRSA in lower limb amputation and the role of antibiotic prophylaxis
Functional popliteal artery entrapment is physiological in athletes
Computerised texture analysis of carotid plaque ultrasonic images can identify unstable plaques associated with ipsilateral neurological symptoms
Saving the ischaemic diabetic foot using an integrated care pathway
Long-term outcome and patient satisfaction following thoracoscopic sympathectomy
Value of the Glasgow Aneurysm Score and Hardman Score in predicting outcome after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
The effect of enrolment in a supervised exercise programme following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty on the quality of life of patients with intermittent claudication
Point of care vs. laboratory testing of antiplatelet therapy
Complement is activated via the novel lectin pathway during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
The clinical value of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
COX-2 levels are not increased in unstable carotid plaques
Expression of cellular mediators in response to oxidative and hypoxic stress
Long-term outcome of subintimal angioplasty for critical leg ischaemia
An observational parallel group comparative study with and without the ‘Magic Bullet’ in the perioperative and postoperative period for abdominal aortic aneurysms Surgery and femoral–popliteal segment revascularisation. Does the ‘Magic Bullet’ improve the 30-day morbidity and mortality outcome?
The effects of warm-up on walking distance, platelet activation and platelet-neutrophil aggregation in claudicants
Contralateral carotid artery disease increases blood pressure instability following carotid endarterectomy
Segmental photoplethysmography as a reliable screening tool for patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis
Screening for aortic aneurysm can be delivered with high compliance in a remote and rural area
The 2-week wait for breast cancer is sustainable with uniform grading of symptomatic referrals
Caesium137 implant as sole radiation therapy for operable breast cancer
Thoracic paraverterbral blockade reduces analgesia requirements post-breast reconstructive surgery
Referrals to symptomatic breast clinics
Incidence of malignancy in indeterminate breast imaging
Does radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery in elderly patients affect survival?
The effects of ghrelin on IGF-1 expression in normal and malignant breast tissue explants
Optical biopsy is highly specific for positive lymph node classification in breast cancer
Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition attenuates surgically induced residual tumour growth and metastases following cytoreductive surgery in a murine model of breast cancer
Proliferation of MCF-7 breast cancer cells is inhibited by transcriptional silencing of the IGF-I receptor
The role of tamoxifen and anastrazole on the inhibition of angiogenesis in vitro
The role of tamoxifen and anastrazole in the inhibition of angiogenesis in vitro
Interstitial laser photocoagulation of fibroadenomas
The effect of family history on the prognosis of breast cancer
Characterization of novel proteins associated with tissue invasion in nipple aspirate fluid of women with breast cancer
The axillary nodal status of mixed (ductal-lobular) cancer
The clinical impact of breast magnetic resonance imaging
The interaction of Ets-1 with the co-activator proteins AIB-1 and SRC-1 in human breast cancer
Successful preoperative localisation of impalpable breast lesions using non-invasive ultrasound scan marking
Novel assessment of the breast cancer proteosome using heat shock protein purification
Magnetic resonance direct thrombus imaging of the carotid plaque predicts cerebral ischaemia
Baseline bone mineral measurement is necessary prior to initiating adjuvant endocrine therapy
Biphasic pedal Doppler waveforms can accurately predict a normal ankle brachial pressure index
Laparoscopic unilateral inguinal hernia repair
The use of endo-anal advancement flaps in the management of fistula-in-ano
Identifying patients with acute pancreatitis in whom serum amylase was normal (< 300 U/dl) using urinary trypsinogen-2 testing
Early experience with laparoscopic enucleation of pancreatic insulinoma
Parathyroid disease in children and adolescents
The mechanism of glucocorticoid receptor-mediated transcriptional silencing of TGF β1 in human osteoblasts
A prospective, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial to determine the efficacy of local anaesthetic wound infiltration in reducing pain following appendicectomy in children
Should we abandon cultures from superficial abscesses?
Chronic pain following Lichtenstein repair using polypropylene mesh (PPM)
Early warning scores
Ilio-inguinal nerve block provides excellent analgesia in the immediate postoperative period following Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair
Improving risk disclosure during the consent process
Effectiveness of guidelines of referrals for the suspected colorectal cancer patients under the 2-week rule
The novel agent pirfenidone attenuates the pro-fibrotic molecular environment generated by calcineurin-inhibitors in the rat salt-depletion model
Alterations in the practice of open and laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy at renal transplant centres in the UK and Ireland
Renal transplantation in HIV nephropathy
Pre-transplant MELD score and post-liver transplantation survival in the UK and Ireland
Prophylactic sentinel lymph node biopsy in high-risk ductal carcinoma in situ patients
Preoperative core biopsy
Intraoperative imprint cytology is adequate evaluation of sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer
How many cases are enough for accreditation in sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer?
Neo-adjuvant tamoxifen therapy in breast cancer
Hormone replacement therapy use leads to development of oestrogen receptor-positive ductal carcinoma in situ
Complete cytoreduction for Pseudomyxoma peritonei results in long-term disease-free survival in most patients
Randomised controlled trial of systemic warming as an adjunct to resuscitation in peritonitis
Readmission to hospital within 12 months of a previous diagnosis of non-specific abdominal pain
The MEWS is more accurate than patient ASA grade in the preoperative identification of those at risk of a postoperative complication after colorectal resection
The reliability of the Operative Competence Assessment by video and direct observation
Prospective study of the role of computed tomography in patients with an acute abdomen
Spontaneous cerebral emboli
N-Acetylcysteine for the prevention of nephropathy induced by radiographic contrast media in vascular patients undergoing angiography
The influence of asymptomatic significant carotid disease on mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
Renal protection by hydroxyethyl starches during infrarenal aortic aneurysm surgery
Expansion of the aneurysm after endovascular repair
Endovascular treatment of the thoracic aorta. long-term durability still a cause for concern?
Prospective comparison of laparoscopic vs. open appendicectomy in the management of childhood appendicitis
The effect of sharp debridement on recalcitrant non-healing venous leg ulcers
Identification of a high-risk subgroup in patients with coronary and peripheral arterial disease
Acute normovolaemic haemodilution reduces postoperative complications in orthopaedic surgery
Crossover trial of surgeon of the week and standard on-call rota
The General Medical Council Performance Procedures
Ring-fenced operative training operating lists for SHOs
P-POSSUM
Multiple regression analysis of risk factors for MRSA infection in vascular surgery
Could sequential, individual, peer-reviewed mortality audit data be used for appraisal and revalidation?
Surgical outcomes of oesophagogastrectomy
A 20-year prospective audit of outcome of surgical treatment for colorectal cancer
National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines for urgent computed tomography scanning of patients with head injuries
An audit comparing the use of statins in a vascular outpatient clinic before and after publication of the Heart Protection Study
A prospective study of patient harm in general surgery
Auditing 2-week rule with regard to colorectal cancer
Objectivity of ASA in categorising preoperative surgical patients
Nasogastric intubation and early nutrition following colorectal surgery in Europe
Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration and placement of endobiliary prosthesis
Conversion rates in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Increased cholecystectomy rate in the laparoscopic era
A prospective, randomised controlled trial comparing tissue adhesive and sutures for skin closure of port sites following laparoscopic general surgical procedures
The impact of endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy of non-regional lymph nodes in patients with resectable oesophageal carcinoma
‘Live’ laparoscopic colorectal surgery