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Early results of a rotational flap to treat chronic anal fissures (2004)
Journal Article
Singh, M., Sharma, A., Gardiner, A., & Duthie, G. S. (2005). Early results of a rotational flap to treat chronic anal fissures. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 20(4), (339-342). doi:10.1007/s00384-004-0663-8. ISSN 0179-1958

Background: Treatment of anal fissures has changed dramatically in the past decade. Only a few fail to respond to medical therapy. Sphincterotomy and anal dilatation have fallen out of favour due to the risk of incontinence. Island flaps have been pr... Read More about Early results of a rotational flap to treat chronic anal fissures.

Rectal irrigation for relief of functional bowel disorders (2004)
Journal Article
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. doi: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.

The application of sacral nerve stimulation to the disrupted anal sphincter (2004)
Journal Article
Gardiner, A., & Duthie, G. (2004). The application of sacral nerve stimulation to the disrupted anal sphincter. Gastroenterology, 126(4), (A361 - A361). ISSN 0016-5085

Background Sacral nerve stimulation has been successfully used in the treatment of faecalincontinence. It has been applied to patients with intact anal sphincters. We have assessed20 patients with either an external sphincter defect or combined EAS a... Read More about The application of sacral nerve stimulation to the disrupted anal sphincter.

Anorectal ultrasonography (2004)
Book Chapter
Gardiner, A. (2004). Anorectal ultrasonography. Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, 123 - 139. Wiley Blackwell

Neural network analysis of anal sphincter repair (2004)
Journal Article
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. doi: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.


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