Monthly Archives: July 2012

When organ donation and forensic pathology collide

Organ donation inevitably deals with individuals whose cause of death is sudden. The great majority of cases that lead to organ donation in Europe and the USA arise from intracranial haemorrhage or thrombosis and the diagnosis is quite clear. Death … Continue reading

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The value of surgery indicator centres to industry

The relationship between the surgery departments and industry has always been quite odd. Part of the tension underlying this arises because industry are interested in establishing relationships with individuals and groups and this sometimes conflicts with  procedures and tendering processes … Continue reading

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Centre volume and liver transplantation

Every issue of HPB, the three associate editors of the journal, Mark Callery, Saxon Connor and myself, are tasked to write a very short commentary or highlight about one of the papers published in that issue. Sometimes James Garden contributes too. … Continue reading

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Rotation of the portal vein & surgery

Change of orientation of the porta hepatis and  portal vein in liver atrophy and hypertrophy. In cirrhosis there is often marked atrophy of the right lobe of the liver.  At the same time there is often caudate hypertrophy principally on … Continue reading

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What’s hot and what’s new in clinical transplantation

This was a plenary lecture that I gave at the European Society for Organ Transplantation in Glasgow last September 2011. Hopefully some of it is still current and topical! When you do these talks and pull out what you think … Continue reading

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How to write an abstract

So I am currently in Paris with 3000 other liver surgeons. I gave a talk yesterday in the “Meet the Editors Sessions” which have been a great success based on the fact that half the audience had to stand. I … Continue reading

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