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Singisetti K.,University Hospital of North Tees
Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong) | Year: 2011

To compare shoulder ultrasonography with arthroscopy for detecting specific rotator cuff tears. 96 shoulders in 56 men and 34 women aged 28 to 65 (mean, 42) years with rotator cuff problems underwent a shoulder ultrasonography by a single radiologist, and then a shoulder arthroscopy by a single surgeon. The ultrasonographic and arthroscopic findings were compared with regard to tendon-specific tears and disparities in diagnosis. For detection of supraspinatus tendon tears, ultrasonography attained a sensitivity of 89%, specificity of 43%, positive predictive value of 76%, and negative predictive value of 100%. For detection of subscapularis tendon tears, ultrasonography attained a sensitivity of 30%, specificity of 100%, positive predictive value of 100%, and negative predictive value of 78%. Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values were good in larger full-thickness tears, but were significantly reduced in sub-centimetre and partial-thickness tears, particularly of the subscapularis tendon. Surgeons should be aware of the potential disparities between ultrasonographic and arthroscopic findings and be prepared to adjust the surgical procedure during arthroscopy. Source


Palit V.,University Hospital of North Tees | Eardley I.,Leeds Beckett University
Nature Reviews Urology | Year: 2010

The management of erectile dysfunction (ED) has been revolutionized by the discovery of phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, which have been commercially available for more than a decade and are the first-line therapeutic option for men with ED. Sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil were approved by the European Medicine Agency and the US FDA for the treatment of ED on the back of their high efficacy rates and favorable safety profiles. However, despite the fact that more than 50 million patients with ED worldwide have been successfully treated with one of these PDE5 inhibitors, some men-most notably those with severe neurologic damage, diabetes mellitus or severe vascular disease-are resistant to the currently available drugs and require more-invasive treatments, such as intracavernosal injection therapy. Partly as a consequence of this, research into alternative therapeutic approaches continues, including the development of new PDE5 inhibitors, centrally acting pharmaceutical agents, and application of molecular technologies such as gene therapy and stem cell therapy. © 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. Source


Singisetti K.,University Hospital of North Tees | Ambedkar M.,Trauma and Orthopaedics
International Orthopaedics | Year: 2010

There is a debate about the choice of operative intervention in humerus shaft fractures requiring surgical intervention. A prospective, comparative study of management of acute humeral shaft fractures treated by antegrade interlocking nail fixation and dynamic compression plating was undertaken over a period of three years. Twenty patients of interlocking nailing and sixteen patients of plating were included after considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Functional scoring criteria were used for postoperative assessment and the average follow-up period was one year. A higher rate of excellent and good results and a tendency for earlier union was seen with the plating group in our series. © 2009 Springer-Verlag. Source


Dyson J.K.,Gastroenterology | Rutter M.D.,University Hospital of North Tees
World Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2012

The association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) has been recognised since 1925 and still accounts for 10%-15% of deaths in IBD. IBD-associated CRC (IBD-CRC) affects patients at a younger age than sporadic CRC. The prognosis for sporadic CRC and IBD-CRC is similar, with a 5-year survival of approximately 50%. Identifying at risk patients and implementing appropriate surveillance for these patients is central to managing the CRC risk in IBD. The increased risk of colorectal cancer in association with IBD is thought to be due to genetic and acquired factors. The link between inflammation and cancer is well recognised but the molecular biology, immune pathobiology and genetics of IBD-CRC are areas of much ongoing research. This review examines the literature relating to IBD-CRC, focusing on the incidence of IBD-CRC and examining potential risk factors including age at diagnosis, gender, duration and extent of colitis, severity of inflammation, family history of sporadic CRC and co-existent primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Confirmed risk factors for IBD-CRC are duration, severity and extent of colitis, the presence of co-existent PSC and a family history of CRC. There is insufficient evidence currently to support an increased frequency of surveillance for patients diagnosed with IBD at a younger age. Evidence-based guidelines advise surveillance colonoscopy for patients with colitis 8 to 10 years after diagnosis, with the interval for further surveillance guided by risk factors (extent of disease, family history of CRC, post-inflammatory polyps, concomitant PSC, personal history of colonic dysplasia, colonic strictures). There is a move away from using random colonic biopsies towards targeted biopsies aimed at abnormal areas identified by newer colonoscopic techniques (narrow band imaging, chromoendoscopy, confocal microendoscopy). © 2012 Baishideng. Source


Holland J.P.,Freeman Hospital | Langton D.J.,Freeman Hospital | Langton D.J.,University Hospital of North Tees | Hashmi M.,Freeman Hospital
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B | Year: 2012

We present the clinical results and survivorship of consecutive 100 Birmingham Hip Resurfacings in 90 patients at a minimum follow-up of ten years. All procedures were carried out by an independent surgeon who commenced a prospective study in 1998. Patients were assessed clinically using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index, Short-Form 36, Harris hip score and University of California, Los Angeles activity score. Radiological analysis was performed by an independent observer and blood metal ion levels concentrations were measured at ten years post-operatively in 62 patients. The median acetabular component inclination was 46.2° (34° to 59°) and anteversion 11.0° (0° to 30°). The median chromium concentration in the unilateral group was 1.74 (0.41 to 15.23) and for the bilateral group was 2.98 (1.57 to 18.01). The equivalent values for cobalt were 1.67 (0.54 to 20.4) and 1.88 (1.38 to 19.32). In total there were eight failures giving an overall survival at ten years of 92% (95% confidence interval (CI) 86.7 to 97.3). BHR in male patients had an improved survivorship of 94.6% (95% CI 89.4 to 100) compared with females at 84.6% (95% CI 70.7 to 98.5), but this did not reach statistical significance (p = 0.119). Four of the nine BHRs with a bearing diameter of 42 mm failed. The overall results were consistent with data produced from other centres in that the clinical outcome of large male patients was extremely encouraging, whereas the survival of the smaller joints was less satisfactory. ©2012 British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery. Source

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