W. B. Campbell
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Quality of lifeInternal medicineRadiologySurgeryRandomized controlled trialPhysical therapyPatient satisfactionAmputationEmbolectomyEmbolismVascular diseaseVaricose veinsMEDLINEThrombosisLower limb amputationLong Saphenous VeinArterial diseaseOutpatient clinicClinical trialIschemiaGeneral surgeryMedicine
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#1D VeeramootooH-Index: 1
#2L HarrowerH-Index: 1
Last. W. B. Campbell (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)H-Index: 20
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INTRODUCTIONVenous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis has become a major issue for surgeons both in the UK and worldwide. Sev-eral different sources of guidance on VTE prophylaxis are available but these differ in design and detail. METHODSTwo similar audits were performed, one year apart, on the VTE prophylaxis prescribed for all general surgical inpatients during a single week (90 patients and 101 patients). Classification of patients into different risk groups and compliance in prescribing pro...
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#1Jonathan Michaels (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 33
#2W. B. CampbellH-Index: 20
Last. StevensonH-Index: 1
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OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of antimicrobial silver-donating dressings for venous leg ulcers compared with simple non-adherent (also known as low-adherent) dressings. DESIGN: A pragmatic, prospective randomised controlled trial (RCT) and cost-effectiveness analysis of silver-donating versus low-adherent dressings in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. A non-randomised observational group was also recruited. SETTING: Primary and secondary care services in the no...
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#1R.J. Darwood (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2N. Walker (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)H-Index: 2
Last. W. B. CampbellH-Index: 20
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OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of altering written advice on return to activities following varicose vein surgery. METHODS: During two consecutive four-month periods, 134 patients (84 female, median age 57 years) were given two different information booklets. The first booklet (76 patients) suggested 7-10 days before driving and 2-3 weeks before returning to work. The second booklet (58 patients) explicitly advised return to all activities as soon as possible. Patients were contacted 6 week...
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#1Jonathan MichaelsH-Index: 33
#2B. M. KingH-Index: 3
Last. W. B. CampbellH-Index: 20
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Abstract Background It is traditionally taught that a pneumatic tourniquet is contraindicated for trans-tibial amputations in patients with peripheral arterial disease. However, tourniquets are used successfully during total knee arthroplasty in elderly patients. Vascular patients undergoing a trans-tibial amputation have a high perioperative mortality and morbidity—notably the need for wound revision or a higher amputation level. We hypothesised that a tourniquet, used during amputation, would ...
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#1Jonathan Michaels (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 33
#2W. B. CampbellH-Index: 20
Last. Kathryn A RigbyH-Index: 5
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OBJECTIVES: To establish the cost-effectiveness of surgery and sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose veins. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were carried out for conservative treatment, sclerotherapy and surgery for varicose veins. An economic analysis was carried out alongside the randomised trial. Economic modelling was undertaken based on the primary data collection and a literature review (database searches undertaken in April 2000 and updated in March 2001). SETTING: Primar...
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#1W. B. Campbell (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)H-Index: 20
#2Herbert Decaluwé (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)H-Index: 24
Last. A.R. Cowan (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Introduction This study aimed to document fears and concerns of patients about their varicose veins. Report Completed questionnaires about symptoms and concerns were brought to clinic by 62% (203/329) patients referred with uncomplicated primary varicose veins. ‘Concerns, worries or fears' about their veins were reported by 79%. These were seldom mentioned in referral letters, and included fears about thrombosis (31%), trauma (16%), ulcers (15%) and general concerns about the future (57...
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#1Julie Ratcliffe (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 56
#2John Brazier (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 95
Last. Jonathan Michaels (Northern General Hospital)H-Index: 33
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Background: Despite being a common procedure, the cost effectiveness of surgery for varicose veins has not been established. Methods: Cost-effectiveness analysis was carried out alongside a randomized clinical trial at two vascular units within National Health Service (NHS) hospitals. Some 246 patients with uncomplicated varicose veins and evidence of saphenofemoral or saphenopopliteal reflux were allocated randomly to receive either conservative management or surgical treatment. Incremental cos...
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#1Jonathan Michaels (Northern General Hospital)H-Index: 33
#2John Brazier (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 95
Last. Julie Ratcliffe (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 56
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Background: Surgical treatment of medically uncomplicated varicose veins is common, but its clinical effectiveness remains uncertain. Methods: A randomized clinical trial was carried out at two large acute National Health Service hospitals in different parts of the UK (Sheffield and Exeter). Some 246 patients were recruited from 536 consecutive referrals to vascular outpatient clinics with uncomplicated varicose veins suitable for surgical treatment. Conservative management, consisting of lifest...
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#1J. M. Blazeby (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)
#2M. S. Morgan (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)
Last. W. B. Campbell (RD&E: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)H-Index: 20
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