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Minkowski functionals: An MRI texture analysis tool for determination of the aggressiveness of breast cancer (2015)
Journal Article
Fox, M. J., Gibbs, P., & Pickles, M. D. (2016). Minkowski functionals: An MRI texture analysis tool for determination of the aggressiveness of breast cancer. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI, 43(4), 903-910 . https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.25057

Purpose: This work aims to see whether Minkowski Functionals can be used to distinguish between cancer types before chemotherapy treatment has begun, and whether a response to treatment can be predicted by an initial scan alone. Methods: Fat-nulled T... Read More about Minkowski functionals: An MRI texture analysis tool for determination of the aggressiveness of breast cancer.

Sacral neuromodulation for the management of severe constipation: development of a constipation treatment protocol (2011)
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Sharma, A., Liu, B., Waudby, P., & Duthie, G. S. (2011). Sacral neuromodulation for the management of severe constipation: development of a constipation treatment protocol. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 26(12), 1583-1587. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-011-1257-x

Background Constipation is a common multifactorial gastrointestinal symptom with quality of life implications. Sacral neuromodulation has been used in the management of severe constipation with mixed results. The aim of this study was to review our... Read More about Sacral neuromodulation for the management of severe constipation: development of a constipation treatment protocol.

Lesion T2 relaxation times and volumes predict the response of malignant breast lesions to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (2007)
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Tan, P. C., Pickles, M. D., Lowry, M., Manton, D. J., & Turnbull, L. W. (2008). Lesion T2 relaxation times and volumes predict the response of malignant breast lesions to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 26(1), 26-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2007.04.002

The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of the water T-2 values of malignant breast lesions in predicting response after the first and second cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), both alone and in combination with lesion volumes. Th... Read More about Lesion T2 relaxation times and volumes predict the response of malignant breast lesions to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Abstracts of the AGA Institute (2006)
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Gardiner, A., Maslekar, S., & Duthie, G. (2006). Abstracts of the AGA Institute. Gastroenterology, 130(4), A-1-A-747. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0016-5085%2806%2960008-5

Aims: Artificial neural networks (ANN) are computer programs used to identify complexrelations within data that cannot be detected with conventional linear-statistical analysis.The routine clinical predictions of need for lower gastrointestinal endos... Read More about Abstracts of the AGA Institute.

Non-medical colonoscopy (2006)
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Maslekar, S. K., Gardiner, A., Hughes, M., & Duthie, G. S. (2006). Non-medical colonoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 63(5), AB114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2006.03.148

Aims: There is increasing demand for colonoscopy especially with introduction of screening programmes. Though colonoscopy is performed by doctors and nurses, there is an acute shortage of trained colonoscopists

Randomised controlled trial of sedation for colonoscopy: Entonox versus intravenous sedation (2006)
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Maslekar, S. K., Hughes, M., Skinn, E., Gardiner, A., Culbert, B., & Duthie, G. S. (2006). Randomised controlled trial of sedation for colonoscopy: Entonox versus intravenous sedation. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 63(5), AB97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2006.03.087

Introduction: Intravenous sedation for colonoscopy is associated with cardio-respiratory complications, delayed recovery and prolonged drowsiness. We aimed to determine whether inhaled Entonox

Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders (2004)
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Gardiner, A., Marshall, J., & Duthie, G. (2004). Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 19(9), 39-42. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2004.11.19.9.39.c3755

This article examines the use of rectal irrigation for the symptomatic relief of functional bowel disorders in certain groups of patients. The authors undertook a study of 80 patients and conclude that it is a valuable treatment for some patients.

Neural network analysis of anal sphincter repair (2004)
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Gardiner, A., Kaur, G., Cundall, J., Ilstrup, D. M., Gardiner, A., & Duthie, G. (2004). Neural network analysis of anal sphincter repair. Diseases of the colon & rectum, 47(2), 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10350-003-0026-5

PURPOSE: Prediction of success after anterior sphincter repair for incontinence is difficult. Standard multivariate analysis techniques have only 75 to 80 percent accuracy. Artificial intelligence, including artificial neural networks, has been used... Read More about Neural network analysis of anal sphincter repair.